That is just sweet!!
You like that Eotech better than the Aimpoint comp series?
I do like my eotech. I haven't got to mess around with a aimpoint very much, but I liked the few I did get my grubs on temporarily. If I had another flat top to put something on, I'd probably go aimpoint next time. I do have a fixed carry handle AR, (a A2 handle) and am kicking around the idea of mounting something on top of it, but I don't know how it would line up with my cheek weld. If you have any experience with that, let me know.
I personally do not recomend mounting optics on the carry handle,to me the optic is just too high,and awkward.I had a A2 that I put the UTG quad rails on(like 60 bucks from cheaperthandirt.com),and mounted a bushnell red dot to the the quad rail just in front of the handle.It's the same principle as mounting a red dot with a flat top and a rear flip sight.Thats the most cost effiencent way to go.Or just get ya a flat top upper receiver stripped.This is what I would do.
Thanks billy. That might be the way I go, just get a stripped upper flattop.
The height difference between the bore and the iron sights of the M4/M16 series is 2.6 inches already and at extreme close distances (think CQB) this offset must be taken into consideration when making precision shots such as "hostage" shots. putting the sight on the carry handle may look cool like Blackhawk Down, but makes the need for offsetting your point of aim even more important. Always try to keep the sight as close to the bore as possible. I am actually working on a system that allows the sights of the M4 to be mounted even lower as the 2.6 inch height is to allow the head to be upright when aiming with the straight stock and in CQB you don't need to keep the head upright. I'm gonna be rich, baby. Okay, probably not.
I'm interested about this,but I don't understand if the sight picture is lower,than how could the head be upright.Am I just stupid and not understanding what your talkin bout.I'm missing this one,if ya get time could you explain this to me.Thanks
When you get this new sighting system worked out, I volunteer to help test it out. Also, thanks for the good info.
My lower sighting system will not allow the head to be upright. Having the head straight up allows for less eye strain when aiming and better accuracy when shooting at distance, but when firing at close targets such as those found in urban settings, the human naturally crouches, the shoulders hunch up, and the head draws in. Sorry for the confusion. My system will take into account the natural crouch and I will hopefully be able to bring the sights down to about the same height as the M14 or M1 carbine. There are some mechanical issues to deal with, but I think I'll be able to do it.
I got ya now,thats a great idea,keep us informed please,thanks.
Learn how to shoot with both eyes open help's a lot. Runawaygun is right, about if you have to shoot CQB and you have the scope on the handle makes it harder. You shoot with both eyes open you have more field of view to see targets.