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Posted: 1/29/2006 12:56:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 12:57:47 PM EDT by executioner]
Why do most of the pictures I see here of flat top uppers have a standard A2 front sight on them? Is there a problem using a flip down or removeable front sight? Just wondering.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:01:16 PM EDT
Because almost all complete flat top uppers, minus custom builds, come with standard FSBs. It's just the way it is. And changing out a standard FSB for a flip up isn't the simplest task in the world. You really don't need a flip up unless the FSB being in your sight picture bugs you, or you want to be cool.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:16:17 PM EDT
I am trying to build a complete rifle from scratch and though I would use a flip up or removable front sight. I just thought it looked better with the flat top upper. Thanks for the answer, I thought it might be a mechanical thing or something.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:20:20 PM EDT
I also prefer flip-up sights since it allows an obstructed view from sight to muzzle. There was a recent Powerpoint slide floating around here showing that SOCOM was moving to the flip-up front sight as part of the SOPMOD improvements.
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