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Posted: 2/19/2006 3:23:02 PM EDT
Yeah it should probably go in the EE, but I'm just wondering if anyone sells them cheap. Most places want more for shipping than the item.

It could fit in a 37 cent envelope. Anybody have one lying around by any chance?

Thanks guys
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:25:57 PM EDT
can't you just use a bullet??
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:27:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
can't you just use a bullet??



Not really. I can push the little detent down, but I can't fit my fingers or anything in there to rotate it
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:30:26 PM EDT
try pressing a pencil eraser into the post while pushing the detent.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:34:43 PM EDT
Have you got a spare firing pin?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:36:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
try pressing a pencil eraser into the post while pushing the detent.





Damn, I thought I was the only one who knew this trick
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:36:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
try pressing a pencil eraser into the post while pushing the detent.



Haha that sounds pretty nifty.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:37:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RRAexprtshooter:
Have you got a spare firing pin?



Negative. I could always remove mine
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:38:00 PM EDT
Just use a nail or if you have a multi tool, the small screw driver tip, thats what I use
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:45:33 PM EDT
If you buy the obe from Bushmaster, the big end for the rear sight wedges nicely inside the Tango Down VFG tailcap.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:46:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By phylodog:
If you buy the obe from Bushmaster, the big end for the rear sight wedges nicely inside the Tango Down VFG tailcap.



I have a G27 :-/
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:02:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:
Just use a nail or if you have a multi tool, the small screw driver tip, thats what I use



+1 on the multitool!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:33:39 PM EDT
Ordered a DPMS one on eBay
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:07:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 12:08:38 AM EDT by infsqdldr]
a nail and a plastic qtip.
the tools get bent easily.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:15:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 12:16:43 AM EDT by Rakky]
ARGHHHH!!!! No you don't need a tool!

All you need is a round. While pushing the detant pin down with the nose of the bullet, push in the direction you want to turn it with the nose. The detant pin will then lock under the ridge, and you can continue pushing the sight post around with the nose. Been using AR's for well over 10 yrs now and have never needed anything other than a round to adjust the front sight post. Buying a tool is just a waste of money and one more thing to keep track of.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:30:43 AM EDT
used a round for 21 years in military....if the bullet gets toasted from all the pushing and grinding in the little holes and stuff....that round gets trashed. Have also used leather punch on SOG Tool or LEatherman but always have a spare round to change it when I would not always have those items.

That round might not be the tack driver the rest are after the point gets a little deformed or cut depending on how many clicks you need to move...but the paper wont care if it is an inch off. LOLh.gif
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:39:45 AM EDT
A bullet works fine for me as well.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:02:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 6:03:13 AM EDT by I-M-A-WMD]

Originally Posted By Rakky:
ARGHHHH!!!! No you don't need a tool!

All you need is a round. While pushing the detant pin down with the nose of the bullet, push in the direction you want to turn it with the nose. The detant pin will then lock under the ridge, and you can continue pushing the sight post around with the nose. Been using AR's for well over 10 yrs now and have never needed anything other than a round to adjust the front sight post. Buying a tool is just a waste of money and one more thing to keep track of.



Around here, you better supply a warning that this method will, GASP!! Leave copper residue on the front sight base/post. I can hear the whining and nashing of teeth already. The post would read something like, "Rakky ruined the finish on my FSB. Need help ASAP!!!ELEVEN11!!ONE!!11"

This is the method I use and the copper transfer will come of with some elbow grease. ETA: If it really bothers a person.

Sly
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:10:47 AM EDT
i just figure the copper will make my front sight post show up better in low light situations...LMMFAO
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:07:24 AM EDT
If it's hard to turn with just on bullet / cartridge, use two. One on the end of the detent and one on the other end. That's what I've been doing. There's no way you need a tool for this. Unless it's corroded or something. I was going to buy one too but glad I didn't.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:43:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By infsqdldr:
a nail or bullet and a plastic qtip striped of the cotton and then pressed over the sight.



+1 Works great.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:52:28 AM EDT
Instead of using two rounds as "chopsticks" to push a square post around, I just spent $2 and bought a sight tool that works in both the A2 and A1 style sight posts. No problems.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:57:23 AM EDT
I use a small allen wrench to depress the detent, and a bent paper clip to move the post up/down. Works really well, and exploits tools I already carry in my shooting kit anyway. Of all the AR accessories, a front sight adjustment tool has to rank among the most unnecessary.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:09:01 AM EDT
I use a bullet, but when it gets tricky the pocket knife comes out.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:10:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
I use a small allen wrench to depress the detent, and a bent paper clip to move the post up/down. Works really well, and exploits tools I already carry in my shooting kit anyway. Of all the AR accessories, a front sight adjustment tool has to rank among the most unnecessary. inexpensive



Hell, I could adjust my AK front sight post with a hammer and a screwdriver. Doesn't mean it's better.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:22:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15_Fanatic:
I use a bullet, but when it gets tricky the pocket knife comes out.



Tried. A bullet and my front sight post don't get along too well
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4A1OwnsYou:

Originally Posted By AR15_Fanatic:
I use a bullet, but when it gets tricky the pocket knife comes out.



Tried. A bullet and my front sight post don't get along too well



Like I said, try two. Of course I did eat with chopsticks for awhile just to learn. But you can use both hands if you want. It's really not that hard.
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