Rained today, more on the way! 52 degrees though :(
So long Hot and Dry.
How are yall?
still gonna play with an AR?
Yep. Got a bonus check on the way. I planned on dragging it out and "savoring" it. I might be through a little earlier than planned. Then again, I haven't even picked up the 1911 from my brother yet. It will need some "attention" too.
when are you picking up the 1911?
I really don't know. I'm booked for 2 weeks and so is he.
How are you doing? I heard about the temps and rain. Welcome relief, huh? Don't wait too long on that 1911, 'cause after you pop a few through it, you'll kick yourself for waiting so long. :)
My younger bro got a Colt 1911 back in 92. I wanted a 1911 since. I reckon a couple more weeks won't hurt me. At least I know it's mine.
Sorry to post and run, kid's got a game tonight. Gotta watch him play. Good night, all!
Cooking is tolerable again! RVs get hot or cold pretty quick.
Hey when you put a red dot on an AR...if there some sort of spacer that you need to buy to attach it? because the front sight is in the way of the one I got...confused, about to take it back
front sight in your future...
fold down front sight? didnt know they made them. Ive got the F model front sight, which is the taller one by some minuscule measurement. So will someone run me down on a sight, red dot type/acogish type sight. Pretty much a budget sight that would still be worth the money...SCHOOL me on some sights :)
Are you saying the front sight is too high to co-witness? or that the front sight is in the way of the red dot?
You can always check http://www.gggaz.com/ or http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/StoreFront.bok for optic mounts. I think the folding sights LBC mentioned are the BUIS. There are a proliferation of places that sell these Back Up Iron Sights. I like Troy trituim, but magpul makes some of the lightest sights you can buy. I have had good luck with both.
As for the optics, I do not know what you plan on doing with your rifle. I believe marksmanship is paramount for shooting; therefore, I recommend people stay away from imitations and "cheap" optics. ACOG, Leupold, EOTECH, and Aimpoint come to mind as excellent choices, but I am sure there are others. The only sight I have not actually installed on one of my rifles is the ACOG, but that is because I do not have a weapon to fill that need.
I would also recommend a QD mount for the optic, so if it breaks, and you need to deploy your BUIS, you have the option to remove the optic quickly to get back into the fight.
Of course if you sight in your weapon with your irons and co-witness your optics, you should be able to look through the scope and still "see" your BUIS.
I hope this helps.
You'll usually see the front sight in the lower third. Thats the co-witness that clintbo is talking about. Thats fine. If the front post hinders your line of sight with the dot, then you should either look into getting a higher mount, or just take the front sight base off and install a gas block flip up sight, or get a low pro gas block and put a rail over it with a flip up buis. I did the later of those with one of my rifles because the sight was obstructing the reticle with my acog. I'm planning on leaving the F sight post on my newest rifle. I still haven't decided on optics, but larue makes mounts in different heights so it shouldn't be an issue.
well said boyz
thank you every much, I took the $39 red dot back, and decided when Im ready to throw down I would get a REAL optic.....lol. yea the front sight post was almost reaching the top of the view....could not see threw the post and block the middle of my view...ill just use the stock irons this sunday and get it all up and ready for action....someday soon ill jump into a red dot type or maybe an ACOG....but them are muy espensivo...man I love this place.......(might be the beer talkin) wish there was a chat room here. that would be sweet. get real time advice and fun convos
Thanks. That'll come in handy.