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Old 06-27-2014, 10:59   #1
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Anyone replace their Iron sights?

I'm thinking about putting some new sights on my AK. Everyone knows that the stock sights pretty much suck. It isn't so much the accuracy of them I have an issue with, just something easier and faster would be a plus.

I'm basically debating about four things and wondering if anyone has any experience with any of them.

1. Rifle Dynamics fuller rear mod, Standard front
http://rifledynamics.com/collections...rear-sight-mod

2. Rifle Dynamics fuller rear mod, XS 24/7 Front
http://rifledynamics.com/collections...rear-sight-mod

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/118...te-tritium-bar

3. XS Big Dots:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/846...ProductFinding

4. Meprolights:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/584...-tritium-green

I've heard good things about the RD Mod. No personal experience with it myself. I saw a guy on youtube doing the second option above, and he loved it.

I've shot handguns with big dots. Seems to work well for that. I don't own a pair but I'll give them serious thought in about 10 years when my G19 needs new night sites.

The Meprolights are what I'm leaning towards the most. They seem to have tons of good reviews, and I like the ones currently on my G19.

Just wondering what you guys think?
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:05   #2
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I'm thinking about putting some new sights on my AK. Everyone knows that the stock sights pretty much suck. It isn't so much the accuracy of them I have an issue with, just something easier and faster would be a plus.

I'm basically debating about four things and wondering if anyone has any experience with any of them.

1. Rifle Dynamics fuller rear mod, Standard front
http://rifledynamics.com/collections...rear-sight-mod

2. Rifle Dynamics fuller rear mod, XS 24/7 Front
http://rifledynamics.com/collections...rear-sight-mod

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/118...te-tritium-bar

3. XS Big Dots:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/846...ProductFinding

4. Meprolights:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/584...-tritium-green

I've heard good things about the RD Mod. No personal experience with it myself. I saw a guy on youtube doing the second option above, and he loved it.

I've shot handguns with big dots. Seems to work well for that. I don't own a pair but I'll give them serious thought in about 10 years when my G19 needs new night sites.

The Meprolights are what I'm leaning towards the most. They seem to have tons of good reviews, and I like the ones currently on my G19.

Just wondering what you guys think?
I think Jim Fuller makes some great AK's but his price on that is insane.

You can do that yourself with a file and some patience.
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I think Jim Fuller makes some great AK's but his price on that is insane.

You can do that yourself with a file and some patience.
I've had that thought too. If I messed it up I could just buy another standard one for around $30 bucks.
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Old 06-27-2014, 13:20   #4
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I think, no, I know that if you can navigate the internet enough to set up an email account and a GlockTalk user name/account, you can do that sight mod on your own.

Slow, smooth and even strokes, take off the same amount of metal from each side, checking often until you get the desired sight picture. I would even alternate sides with each stroke just to make sure the sight notch is evenly opened up on each side.

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Old 06-27-2014, 13:37   #5
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Jim Fuller said himself that you could easily do the sight mod yourself, and that there's nothing special about it. I say do it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:42   #6
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AK peep sight

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I'm thinking about putting some new sights on my AK. Everyone knows that the stock sights pretty much suck. It isn't so much the accuracy of them I have an issue with, just something easier and faster would be a plus.

I'm basically debating about four things and wondering if anyone has any experience with any of them.

1. Rifle Dynamics fuller rear mod, Standard front
http://rifledynamics.com/collections...rear-sight-mod

2. Rifle Dynamics fuller rear mod, XS 24/7 Front
http://rifledynamics.com/collections...rear-sight-mod

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/118...te-tritium-bar

3. XS Big Dots:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/846...ProductFinding

4. Meprolights:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/584...-tritium-green

I've heard good things about the RD Mod. No personal experience with it myself. I saw a guy on youtube doing the second option above, and he loved it.

I've shot handguns with big dots. Seems to work well for that. I don't own a pair but I'll give them serious thought in about 10 years when my G19 needs new night sites.

The Meprolights are what I'm leaning towards the most. They seem to have tons of good reviews, and I like the ones currently on my G19.

Just wondering what you guys think?
I put a Krebs on my AK and really like it.

http://www.krebscustom.com/products/...ite--800-Meter

Check out the web site for other options.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:54   #7
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I put a Krebs on my AK and really like it.

http://www.krebscustom.com/products/...ite--800-Meter

Check out the web site for other options.
I've been thinking about a peep sight too since I posted this. I shot a buddy's M1 with a peep sight. First time I used one but it was nice.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:11   #8
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peep sight will be way different when mounted further forward. I didn't like the one i looked through at all.
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Old 07-04-2014, 15:30   #10
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Ive been back and forth between bigdots and just the stock sights on my Draco rifle for months now.....the XS stripe seems to be the more popular option....people say the bigdot isnt accurate at rifle ranges.....I consider my Draco a 50 yard and in CQB system though.....Midway has them cheap with free shipping rightnow.
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Damn, I'm diggin those big dots.
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Ive been back and forth between bigdots and just the stock sights on my Draco rifle for months now.....the XS stripe seems to be the more popular option....people say the bigdot isnt accurate at rifle ranges.....I consider my Draco a 50 yard and in CQB system though.....Midway has them cheap with free shipping rightnow.
Do it! They make fantastic irons for anything that isn't regularly being used at over 100 yards.
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Old 07-04-2014, 22:50   #14
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I'm sticking with Iron

Thought about Big Dots.
Have them on most of my pistols.
But for CQC I actually like the Bulgy factory iron sights.
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Damn, I'm diggin those big dots.

For what I'll use this AK for the XS Big Dot is perfect for me. Big enough to acquire when not my glasses to get rounds on target in a timely fashion.
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Saw an AK in the gun shop yesterday with peep sights. Whoever said I wouldn't lime them on an AK is right. Its too far forward.

I think I'm going to go with the XS 24/7 up front and a home made fuller mod in the back and see how I like it.

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