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Posted: 4/23/2002 4:23:24 PM EDT
I may be alone in this, but I like the AR-15 A1 rear sights over the A2's. The A2's have too many springs and ball detentes in them and I've seen A2 sights break at the shooting range. When elevated, the A2's become wobbly. The A1's, however, are as rugged as a tank. Even with the A2 wights, you're still supposed to adjust your zero witht he front sight, right? Am I alone in this regard?
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 4:35:36 PM EDT
Just what make of wobbly, poorly constructed AR do you own? Actually on the 20" I don't mind A1 sights, but prefer A2. However on CARs and M4s the A1 is just too damn small for quick target aquisition. Hardly good for CQB.
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 4:56:10 PM EDT
Actually, it's a pre-ban Bushmaster carbine made in 1994 just before the ban took effect. For some reason, it came with A1's. Everything else about the gun is A2. Anyway, with my tax refund, I'm going to replace the current upper with a flattop upper, so the whole argument is moot. If I remember right, the A2 rear sight that I watched spring apart was an Olympic, but I ain't sure.
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 5:25:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 5:42:44 PM EDT
I think I may have a A1 aperture on my A2 sights. I looked at a buddys AR the other day and his aperture seems a lot bigger than my largest setting. How do I tell? Mine seem to be the target model....Small!!!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:06:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2002 6:08:10 PM EDT by AR15fan]
Originally Posted By Troy: The best combo is the A2 aperture on an A1 rear sight.
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I agree. But the front post needs to be the newer square style too. Hate that round thin M16 front sight post.
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