AR15 Forums banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter #3
Have you thought about a Larue BUIS or maybe a flip-up from Troy? Go check out AR15.com and I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #6
Any particular reason you would want that? Seems like a downgrade.
One of the former Gun Club officers that I have talked with suggested looking into it since he was putting one on a carbine that was going to be used for about the same thing mine is going to be used for (range blaster out to 300 yards, SHTF, 3 gun if I get the itch and equipment, and if I absolutely need it to the rifle will serve in an HD capacity). For $30, I figure it'd be worth it to find out which I like better/shoot better with.

I'm open to other rear sight setups if anyone has some suggestions. Eventually, there will be an EOTech or Aimpoint on top.

(FWIW, I'm either going to order this upper or this upper within the next couple of weeks)
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #7
One of the former Gun Club officers that I have talked with suggested looking into it since he was putting one on a carbine that was going to be used for about the same thing mine is going to be used for (range blaster out to 300 yards, SHTF, 3 gun if I get the itch and equipment, and if I absolutely need it to the rifle will serve in an HD capacity). For $30, I figure it'd be worth it to find out which I like better/shoot better with.

I'm open to other rear sight setups if anyone has some suggestions. Eventually, there will be an EOTech or Aimpoint on top.

(FWIW, I'm either going to order this upper or this upper within the next couple of weeks)
I recommend looking at an LMT upper.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #8
I recommend looking at an LMT upper.
I looked into LMT when I first started getting the itch to build an AR. On a college student's budget/income, LMT isn't going to happen. RRA is about as upscale as I could get (and may still consider them) . . . the all-out LMT gun will have to wait until after graduation.

ETA: I just talked to Legal transfers and for the price I was quoted for the RRA upper I chose, I think that's the way to go. There's a backorder, but I think I could wait.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #11
rmtactical i need an assembled upper. cheapest one. what should i get and were from
Stag or Rock River from Pete at AR15SALES.COM ... I don't think you can beat his prices anywhere unless you know someone really well... and if you do, let me know cause I need another one :)

As for the BUIS ... I'm a huge fan of Troy and LMT in that order, but do have 2 ARMS (a #40 and #40L-SP) mounted right now too. The Troy is the best of breed, LMT is a damn close second. ARMS falls in there for the budget (but what's another $30 when your life may depend on it?)

As for just switching out the stock sight for what you linked to... given that Uncle Sam taught me to shoot, I don't have an issue with the stock A2 sight, it will do exactly what you stated and do it well and reliably. For $30 you'd be better served by a new pistol grip or higher end sling.

Just my never very humble opinion :)
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #12
In order of (personal) preference, Troy, GG&G, and ARMS. Especially if you're going to put an Aimpoint or EOTech on it, I wouldn't get a fixed rear sight.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #13
Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate the feedback. I talked to Pete (at least I think that's who I talked to) last night at Legal Transfers and he quoted me a very good price for an upper with my choice of rear sites.

Seems like building an AR is a lot like building a small block Chevy or Mustang . . . choices, choices, choices. The more I thought about that rear sight aperture, the more I thought, "meh, maybe not". I've just become so accustomed to shooting guns with notch and post sights that they're just what I'd felt most comfortable with. I can do okay with the AR apertures and with enough practice, I can probably get fairly decent with them.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter #14
Eh, guess I'll throw my $.02 at you...

Learn to use the small/large aperture sights and I guarantee youll like it.

Before my AR, every rifle I fired in my life was a post and notch type. I thought it was weird at first... Then I did this.

Trust me... dont waste your money on the notch sight... those apertures are a good thing :)
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top