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#1 OFFLINE   HardenedArm556

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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 03:44 PM

How many have a dedicated AR with only iron sights on it and will not put an optic on it? Just curious if there is anyone who doesn't like using an optic of any sort.




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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 04:45 PM

I probably have about two dozen ARs set up this way. I like using the old school iron sights. It is a good practice to develop and use frequently to keep proficient with them. I have been shooting with iron sights for 50 years and with an AR-15/M16 since 1978. I also have other rifles with iron sights only like my M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M1A, and a few others.


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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 05:09 PM

Nice! I am going to set up one of mine with just the irons. I've got a set of Daniel Defense sights that need to be used and, yes, it is good practice to stay proficient. I don't want to become so reliant on an optic and forget how to use them! :D: 


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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 05:15 PM

Yes, me.

 

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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 05:48 PM

I have two with basic carry handle sights. I have about 15 with glass. Each to a purpose for me. No mystery in irons on my battle type rifles.

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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 06:02 PM

I don't have one yet, but a 20" A2 build is on my to-do list. 




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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 06:07 PM

I set my 20" rifle to be a straight irons rifle, but I ended up getting a like new TA31RCO-A4 ACOG from a friend of mine for under $600, and then it got itself an optic too. 


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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 06:10 PM

I set my 20" rifle to be a straight irons rifle, but I ended up getting a like new TA31RCO-A4 ACOG from a friend of mine for under $600, and then it got itself an optic too. 

Don't ya hate it when that happens?! :snicker: 




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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 06:12 PM

Don't ya hate it when that happens?! :snicker:

 

yeah, it just gives me an excuse to build another one or three with the idea that they will be irons rifles.


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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 06:40 PM

I don't have one yet, but a 20" A2 build is on my to-do list. 

Yessir, this is the way I went as well.  I wanted the A2 carry handle and front A sights for my back up go to rifle.  I actually shoot it more at the range for proficiency and because its just plain fun.  At this point I am getting about 2 MOA at 100 off a rest and standing I can blast minute of bad guy all day long.  Maybe not all kill shots but the next one or three would be.

 

Oh and my second A2 style carry handle rifle will be a CHF 14.5" or 16" barrelled SHTF rifle.  I would love to do the 10.5" Commando version but NFA stops me.  I absolutely love the way it looks.


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 12:52 AM

My saint has irons only I can't use red dots and I haven't found a optic set up I can afford that I like. So the gun stays irons.

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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 03:03 AM

Until the last 10 years or so, the most advanced sight I used on a rifle was a Williams peep sight.

 

With my old eyes, and the odds of low light in a defensive situation, if I was going to run 

an iron sighted AR, it would be with the integral carry handle for the extra strength and stability it provides,

and I would definitely run a tritium front sight post.  I also like those rear apertures with the tritium dots placed at 

12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.    

 

But that's just personal preference...


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 05:47 AM

I have 6 soon to be 8 AR15 type rifle/carbines that are nothing but iron sights.

4 NRA National Match Service Rifles, a KISS carbine and a plan A2 type rifle. Soon to be a Clone of a A1 and what I jokingly call a Retro/Mod. I just got a C7/A1E1 Olive Drab anodized upper, and isn't going to be kind of old school vibe but have a modern twist.

I have acouple with optics. But I'm an iron sights kind of guy.

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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 06:04 AM

OH yeah, I'm old school, probably have three with carry handles even.  My favorite grab and growl is a prime years Bushmaster M4 with carry handle.  Weighs like 6lbs, 14.5" barrel so compact, a go anywhere throw it in the trunk and bang it around. 

 

Been going optics more the last few years.  Getting older.  Where I use to be able to shoot the eye out of turkey at 100 yards, now its getting hard to see the damn turkey.

 

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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 08:18 AM

Oh and my second A2 style carry handle rifle will be a CHF 14.5" or 16" barrelled SHTF rifle.  I would love to do the 10.5" Commando version but NFA stops me.  I absolutely love the way it looks.

 

You should be able to pin on a 5.5" flash hider to get around the NFA stuff... like this.

 

5191774_12_pre_ban_bushmaster_ar_15_semi

 

BTW, I have a couple nostalgia builds in the works. One is going to be a plain-jane M16A2. The other will be an M16+M203 look-alike. Both will be replicas of weapons I used during my military service. So they will stay true to the originals (or at least reasonably close). So they will both have iron sights only.




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 09:51 AM

I'm considering grabbing this while it's on sale for an upper with dedicated irons. Might put a carry handle on it or a LMT rear BUS.

 

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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 02:15 PM

^^^ Grabbed it! Imagine that... :segrin: 




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Posted Apr. 22 2017 - 04:55 AM

^^^ Grabbed it! Imagine that... :segrin:

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Posted Apr. 22 2017 - 04:57 AM

 

You should be able to pin on a 5.5" flash hider to get around the NFA stuff... like this.

 

5191774_12_pre_ban_bushmaster_ar_15_semi

 

BTW, I have a couple nostalgia builds in the works. One is going to be a plain-jane M16A2. The other will be an M16+M203 look-alike. Both will be replicas of weapons I used during my military service. So they will stay true to the originals (or at least reasonably close). So they will both have iron sights only.

Yeah, thats nice but I want to have the short barrel with the standard A2 FH.  I may just do a pistol with the 10.5 and who knows if the SHTF we wont have to worry about the NFA.

 

I really love my FN/Windham 20" upper M16 clone.  Plain Jane and easy to shoot.  Like you, waiting for the A2 lowers to complete the picture.  My second lower will be for a compact "Commando" styl rifle.


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Posted Apr. 22 2017 - 05:25 AM

I don't have one yet, but a 20" A2 build is on my to-do list. 

There is nothing like the 20 inch to wring ever ounce velocity from a 5.56 round.

 

Back in the day, many people considered an 18 or 20 inch barrel  a short or "carbine" length

for a rifle..

Ammo manufacturers have done an outstanding job providing all kinds of nifty powders

for factory rounds, and for reloaders. We are very fortunate compared to when I first 

started reloading.







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