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Posted: 12/5/2002 10:58:04 PM EDT
How many manufacturers are there for flip-up front sights?? It seems all I can find are GG&G.

I'm doing research on a new AR-15 I'm building and the ARMS flip up rear sight and SIR systems look to be the way to go. BUT I CAN'T find a front sight for the system.

Does anyone know who makes the flip up front sight in the 2002 Surefire catalog (p. 17, lower right corner)??

Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 11:23:01 PM EDT
PRI (Precision Reflex, Inc.), KAC (Knight's Armament Corp.), & Bushmaster all make a flip-up front sight for the AR. The PRI replaces the front sight tower altogether: [img]www.mountsplus.com/images/products/PRI-FUP-1&2.gif[/img] The KAC is for use solely on free floating RASs: [img]www.rangerarms.com/knights_armament/Images/front_folding_sight.jpg[/img] The BM one is like the GG&G product in that it attaches to a picatinny rail gas block: [img]www.bushmaster.com/shopping/scopes/Images/yhm-9371k.jpg[/img] Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 12:58:04 AM EDT
I just wanna put my .02 in and say that I am very happy with my PRI sight and highly recommend it. Price is steep, but worth it!
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 12:46:16 PM EDT
PRI is the only way to go!I liked my GGG just fine but I like my PRI better.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 4:55:02 PM EDT
With the GG&G with the mount rail on the side i was able to mount my light along side it off of the forearm closer to bore line.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:40:37 PM EDT
I've heard the GG&G Tactical Modular Flip Up Front Sight System is the "best" out there. [img]http://www.gggaz.com/images/TactModFUF/TacticalModular.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.gggaz.com/images/UrbanWarrior_System/M4Rifle.jpg[/img] There are some problems with it though. 1. Requires a factory installation at GG&G. Can take up to 6 months. 2. Costs about 200 dollars plus shipping. 3. Kind of ugly Compared to the PRI or a stock tower. Good things about it. 1. Factory installation gives you a perfect alignment. 2. Option of a bayonet lug 3. Option to mount devices on sides (I wouldn't) 4. Spring loaded locking detent I would get this sight over the PRI if the wait time wasn't so horrible. I like the PRI HK style sight housing better though. I think it would be a mistake to mount a sling to the barrel if you have a free floated setup. I wish PRI would make a version with a bayonet lug for us prebies, reguardless of if you actually use it. More info about the GG&G products can be found here: [url]http://www.gggaz.com[/url] Hope this helps. -Steve
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 9:46:40 PM EDT
If the GG&G takes a good hard whack it is broken and you are SOL. The PRI will give under STRONG stress and wont break but stays up from light bumps and contact with brush etc.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 10:14:08 PM EDT
A GG&G on this guy [img]http://www.canadiantactical.ca/Images/AUCQB.jpg[/img] I don't think the PRI is any big shucks better.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 10:28:56 PM EDT
Cool, thanks for all the responses! I think I'll be skipping the GG&G b/c of the factory-install thing. It'll take a few months to build this thing (waiting on a barrel) anyway but I don't want to have to wait 6mo(!) Anyone recommend a good place to get SIR and ARMS for a good price??
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 12:41:27 AM EDT
I've had all the above (at one tome or another) & still have the GG&G modular one & the PRI. The GG&G was [i]quite[/i] less than $200, & I only waited about 6 weeks from the time I sent them the upper until I received it back. I'll recommend any & all of them, as each has their individual merits depending on their ultimate use.
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 2:09:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2002 2:10:30 AM EDT by M4A2_L073754]
Originally Posted By CANADIAN_TACTICAL: A GG&G on this guy [url]http://www.canadiantactical.ca/Images/AUCQB.jpg[/url] I don't think the PRI is any big shucks better.
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Kevin It looks like you have AU CQB suppressor. What do you think about it? Is it worth purchase? MN
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