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my upcoming KISS/truck gun build.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by BEER, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. BEER

    BEER bad example

    May 2, 2006
    Dayton, Texas
    so far the plan is for a bare bones rifle with the only accessory being a foregrip due to physical issues. this will basically live behind the seat of the truck for pest and predator control, but it will also suffer the occasional foray on an atv, in a jonboat, and god knows what else as i go traipsing all over hell's half acre.

    usually this job is left to my old marlin 336, but i want to retire her and switch to an ar platform just to have the spare parts around if i need them for my other ar, and i like the extra capacity and quicker follow up shots if needed.

    so far it's going to be a palmetto armory build because half the internet says they're awesome while the other half says they're unproven and too good to be true, so i'm going to judge for myself.

    starting with the lower.

    then the upper. (if they're ever back in stock.)

    the foregrip will be the magpul moe grip. mags will be magpul p-mags.

    here's where i need help, i want a fixed rear sight, but NOT a full carry handle. i want to skip the hassle down the road if i decide to mount an optic.

    thinking about this one

    or this one

    i like the idea of tritrium, but having never dealt with the stuff on gun sights i wonder if the dots will stand up to being jostled around and banged up.
  2. jadams951

    jadams951 Resident JBT

    Apr 4, 2001
    Houston, TX, USA
    My truck gun I just went with the LaRue LT103 BUIS with the QD lever

  3. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Use an LT103, or if you won't be switching it very often, the Daniel Defense equivalent.

    If you go tritium, get tritium front only.

    The rear 'dots' are too close to your eye, and you can't see them well. You'll effectively blind yourself with your own rear sight. Trust me on this one.
  4. BEER

    BEER bad example

    May 2, 2006
    Dayton, Texas
    see, that's why i asked, that's exactly the sort of thing i never would have thought of.

    and no i won't be swapping this out often, once it's on the rifle it's pretty much there for good, or at least long enough to not be a concern.

    now if you'd be so kind could you point me in the direction of tritrium front post suggestions?
  5. MarkCO

    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

    Dec 21, 1998
  6. B.Reid


    Jun 20, 2005
    I have the DD it is a solid sight. You might consider getting a folder, in case you ad an optic later.
  7. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Trijicon makes a nearly drop-in replacement front post for ARs.

    As far as I know, it should fit just fine in the fixed A-frame for the upper you posted a link to.
  8. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

    Jan 6, 2009
    Dub V
    I eventualy want to do this too a basic simple long gun for my truck that rides well and just plain works.
  9. BEER

    BEER bad example

    May 2, 2006
    Dayton, Texas
    if the ar platform is a little overly complicated or a bit "too much" for you then pm me and i can tell you what's worked for me so far up to this point.

    there are more than a few different weapons that'll work beyond the ar platform and i've tried more than a few of them.