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AR-15 Rear sight

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by Oregon13, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Oregon13

    Oregon13 Scappoose Active Member

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    I just received my PSA 16" rifle kit in the mail, and will be assembling the lower soon. The package came with an A2 front sight, that I believe is F stamped. So, my question is, should I go with a carry handle sight, or the Magpul flip up rear sight?

    I have heard conflicting reviews on whether or not the Magpul sight will line up with an A2 front sight. I do eventually plan to move over to an optic of some sort, so I am leaning towards the Magpul sight, over a carry handle. I am also open to suggestions on other brands.

    Tl;dr Magpul folding sight or mil-spec carry handle for use with an A2 F stamped front sight?
     
  2. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    If its F stamped then yes. If not, then yes but might want to get a taller front sight post in case. I recommend getting the Magpul PRO rear sight, leaves more room underneath a scope if you ever get one.
     
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  3. Oregon13

    Oregon13 Scappoose Active Member

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    Can confirm the front sight post is F stamped. Just got done in boxing the parts. I looked at the Magpul Pro, I will need to look again. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    This:
    https://www.armsmounts.com/default.asp?mode=products&sub=sights&id=[hsh]40L

    Any standard height rear will work.


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    If you aligned the front and rear sights (standard rear and F front) you would find that the front sight is taller than the rear. That's because... if you took a low profile front sight and a standard height rear - they would be same plane. The low profile front is designed to be on the same rail plain as the rear.

    Nothing special needed for a rear. Any common...
     
  5. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a Troy metal flip up. Very sturdy and low profile.