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Old 12-03-2012, 03:52   #351
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If you like the Larue checkout the Daniel Defense A1.5, it not a qd, but iron sights dont need to be, and it has the old A1 wheel with the A2 aperture, perfect combo, they are my go to fixed sight.

I was looking at that one. Doesanyone know anything about a tritium front post replacement for the A2 style sight> are they any good?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:06   #352
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A friend of mine has the Meprolight Tru Dot, he really likes it, once you sight it in you can rotate the dot so it is in the correct position, others I have seen you have no second adjustment for the dot. I have shot his ar with it a few times, its really bright, fo low and bright light situations it works well, I was thinking of picking one up http://www.midwayusa.com/product/227...-tritium-green
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:11   #353
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I use Troy non folding rear sight with standard gbfs on my dpms tac16. 2 inch groups usual.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:37   #354
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I was looking at that one. Doesanyone know anything about a tritium front post replacement for the A2 style sight> are they any good?
I have the Truglo one and really like it. I like that it's a dot alone and no post. To me that just works out better. With a dot in post design you either have an obstructed view of your target using the dot or POI/POA problems at night if using the dot. With the Truglo version it's much simpler: put dot on target and pull trigger. Downside is the install is a massive PITA, and that's probably an understatement. Good news is you only have to due it once. Durability was an initial concern with the exposed tube but after two years of patrol use it's held up fine. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:47   #355
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Interesting I got to check that out. Thanks boomhower.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:32   #356
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I wonder how fragile that fiber optic tube is being exposed like that.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:21   #357
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I use Troy non folding rear sight with standard gbfs on my dpms tac16. 2 inch groups usual.

I think when funds allow I'm going with a Troy rear sight.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:45   #358
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when i get an ar15, im getting an optic, ill make sure i always have irons on it, and make sure i train with them, so if i need to use them im proficient. But red dots blow iron sights out of the water
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:23   #359
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But red dots blow iron sights out of the water
Only at close range.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:36   #360
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when i get an ar15, im getting an optic, ill make sure i always have irons on it, and make sure i train with them, so if i need to use them im proficient. But red dots blow iron sights out of the water
Like fnfalman stated,.....only close range, ie, <300m
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:24   #361
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Only at close range.
yeah, but still same can be said with irons, i shoot better with a red dot than irons all around, long range needs a scope....or a red dot magnifier

Irons suck, but they always work so some backups are always wanted
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:36   #362
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when i get an ar15, im getting an optic, ill make sure i always have irons on it, and make sure i train with them, so if i need to use them im proficient. But red dots blow iron sights out of the water
...until they die! ....Then you need the irons. No batteries in iron sights.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:08   #363
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I have yet to have the batteries die in any of my Aimpoints, and I leave them on, 24/7/365. They get changed once a year.

You should absolutely know how to use iron sights, and if the gun is capable, should have a set of BUIS on it, but the red dots absolutely do blow the irons out of the water for most realistic shooting.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:20   #364
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im starting on irons only when i get it to get proficient, and while i save money for a red dot. Once i get a red dot, im keeping backup sights on there. If a dot fails you can flip up an iron or have a fied one cowitnessed. Theres always the irons dont break there always ready crowd, they always pretend not to notice you can have both.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:02   #365
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:24   #366
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I put my Troy rear sights on and shot this weekend.The "long distance" aperture is a "bullhorn" (?). Do you sight in center or where the horns come together? I didn't have time to get to those.....................DOC
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Old 12-17-2012, 18:01   #367
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I put my Troy rear sights on and shot this weekend.The "long distance" aperture is a "bullhorn" (?). Do you sight in center or where the horns come together? I didn't have time to get to those.....................DOC
Center the tip of the front post in the middle of the rear aperture. Only focus on the front site, your eye should work to naturally center that site post in the aperture
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Well explained Warp!
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Old 12-18-2012, 13:21   #369
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Serious situations don't always give you the luxury of shooting from the classic positions. There's a reason that virtually everyone who goes into harm's way for a living uses optics (if available/affordable).
I agree with this. On my duty rifle I do have and use the BUIS but the primary site is an EOTECH.

On my plinking gun (the one I'm teaching my son rifle with) it is the included Magpul sights only.
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I agree with this. On my duty rifle I do have and use the BUIS but the primary site is an EOTECH.

On my plinking gun (the one I'm teaching my son rifle with) it is the included Magpul sights only.
Optics can offer many different advantages, depending on the one used. More leeway in eye position/cheek weld (or lack thereof), faster (no lining two thing up), usable even in very low light (red dot/holographic/illuminated reticle), magnification, light gathering, etc.

A good optic that matches your use for the gun is usually a good investment
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Well Warp I guess teaching the use of irons is a good place to start.
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