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Old December 18, 2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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AR pistol sight question

Detach carry handle or flip up sights best for an AR pistol?

Pro/Cons? I need to order some sort of sight system for my AR pistol so I can shoot it..
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Old December 18, 2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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A red dot, like a Strikefire, Aimpoint or Eotech seems to work.
I have put the Strikefire on a Vector V51 .308 and am more
accurate with that, than the factory sights.
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Old December 18, 2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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I don't have that type of money right now, maybe in the future. I spent all my money this week on finishing my upper.
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Old December 20, 2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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the reflex sight is definitely the way to go. it's hard to keep an AR pistol steady to use iron sights.

if you have to use iron sights, try to find a hooded front and V shaped rear. you don't have to peer thru a tiny hole that way.
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Old December 23, 2012, 01:34 AM   #5
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The StrikeFire costs about the same as a good set of iron sights, between $200 and $250. I have two and they're great.
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Old December 23, 2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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I put a green laser on mine. It seemed a bit heavy to hold up and aim. So i use it from a low ready position with the green laser.
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Old December 24, 2012, 10:26 AM   #7
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i actually have a green laser on mine as well as iron sights. the green laser gets more use than my iron sights or my reflex. i just find myself shooting the pistol from the hip more often. looking through sights on a pistol is just awkward.
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Old December 24, 2012, 12:56 PM   #8
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XS Sights are one of my favorites

So far I have used XS Sights on handguns, rifles, and shotguns. I have been happy with the results on each installation. In fact I just installed a white stripe with tritium insert front blade on my brand new LE6920 that I got as a Christmas present.

http://www.xssights.com/index.php?nI...hts&pID=sights
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Old December 25, 2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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I too have a little laser on mine in addition to the iron sights.
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Old December 25, 2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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How much are these "green lazers"? Mine has no rails, just handguard.
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Old December 27, 2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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you could always swap out the handguard or even get those adapters that put small rail sections on a standard handguard.

mine is a sig p556 swat, so i have full quad rails.

i put on the green lasermax with pressure pad activation.
https://www.lasermax.com/ProductDeta...9/Default.aspx
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