Originally Posted by txleapd
"....we are not allowed to add optics or lights to our issued ARs."
Originally Posted by knoxvegasdaddy
What asshat came up with that???
Sounds like a great idea: Let's have officers use rifles with iron sights in the dark!!!!
Yeah, that's pretty backwards. Even back in 1991, my issued AR had a light mounted on it. It was called a Sage Light, and was a rechargable flashlight about the size of a three cell Mag Lite that slid into a metal tube that attached to the bayonet lug. It even had a on/off switch you could velcro where ever you wanted it.
It looked like a M203 Grenade launcher it was so big (and lot of crooks, for some reason, thought that was what it was
) (and added about three pounds to the gun). But, it was a bright mother!
And, we had Aimpoints back then, too, but you had to sweet talk the FTU guys into letting you have one because they cost so much back then, they liked having them on the shelves better.
I wish I had a picture of my old AR with the Sage Light on it, but I lost them all in Katrina. A bit of history gone.