New Bushmaster AR shoot today (among others)

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by DeltaNu1142, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. DeltaNu1142

    DeltaNu1142 Glock talker

    Spinoff of "my AR is on the way" thread...

    Had a great time at a private range today! The only mods I've done are a Magpul AFG & some rail covers. Got sighted in from a bench & while I was having a hard time hitting a 3" square at 100 yds, I consistently put holes in a plastic bottle from a knee at around 75 yds...?

    Also shot my Glock 27, then with a 9mm barrel, my buddy's G19, my Rem 870 (rifle sights with slugs, pretty darn precise at 30 yds!), 9mm Colt 1911, .45-cal Colt 1911... we brought his Columbian wife & my Venezuelan girlfriend & they did REALLY well, despite it being their first time handling guns... before the virtual leghumping starts, pics will follow... :tongueout:

    So I've got a question...

    I LOVED the EOTech on my buddy's AR. An optic of some kind is definitely in my future. Now, once I swap to BUIS, how do I replace the fixed front sight? I'm not concerned with knocking out the pins & all that; what I'm wondering is, what do I do with the gas tube?!? Is there a back-up sight base that I can install that accepts the gas tube? Please be easy on me, this is an entirely new platform to me... I just learned how to break it down to the bolt today.


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  3. DeltaNu1142

    DeltaNu1142 Glock talker

    ...follow up... is what I'm looking for a "front flip-up sight with gas block"? Something along those lines?

  4. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ
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    Seriously, just don't. You've already got a rugged, dependable, front sight and gas block. Put the RDS or whatever on and run it. You'll find you don't even notice the front sight in there.

    If, after shooting it a while you decide you absolutely can't live with it, I usually build with the PRI flip up. I don't think that will be the case though. :D
  5. DeltaNu1142

    DeltaNu1142 Glock talker

    That's a good tip, I suppose. It can't hurt to try that & go one step at a time... thanks!

    P.S., just watched a video on the Brownells website that shows how to do that when I feel like tackling it...
    #4 DeltaNu1142, Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  6. My advice: leave the front sight fixed and go with a raised EoTech giving a 1/3 co-witness. That's what I did (and I had no front sight originally so I could have easily gone fixed or folding). The front sight won't be a distraction at all.
    #6 cowboy1964, Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010

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