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  1. Rooster59

    Bushy Red Dot

    That Primary Arms deal does look good. For reference, the UTG fixed iron sights I recently installed look and feel indestructible. Folding sights certainly have more moving parts but if they are anything like the fixed sights I would have confidence in them.
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    New Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport 2

    Need to? Probably not. Want to in order to be more effective or safe in a PD situation? Possibly.
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    Got ‘er done!

    Well done.
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    New Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport 2

    What bamashooter meant is which model of M&P 15 Sport do you have. There are several different configurations available with different hand guards, with and without sights, etc. Maybe a pic of yours would explain which config you bought. This is the Ruger AR556 model 8529 that I have. S&W offers a variety like Ruger does and most other mfrs. https://ruger.com/products/ar556/specSheets/8529.html
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    New Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport 2

    The more experienced members here gave you the best advice. My novice input comes only from years of experience shooting other firearms, mostly Marlin lever actions. After handling ARs of various configurations prior to my first purchase I knew I would prefer a slimmer hand guard than the plastic ones on standard looking carbines. I bought a model with a free floated alum hand guard and low profile gas block. The hand guard has m-lok slots on side and bottom with picatinny slots on top only. Smoother where I will grip it and slimmer like a lever action fore arm. With flexibility to mount any accessories needed for the rifle's intended purpose. All personal preference. If you are unclear what to do I suggest you do as others have suggested. Shoot it for awhile until you get a clearer picture how the rifle could be improved for your purposes. Saves you from wasting money on things that might end up collecting dust.
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    Weapon Light Uses

    Those two lights seem reasonably priced for the application. I wonder if both are capable of being mounted in any position. For ease of turning on and off I think they would be mounted on my rifle in a position of 9:00-11:00 or 6:00 from an m-lok to picatinny adapter cantilevered forward. I don't want to move the front sight rearward from the front edge of the 11" free float handguard to mount the light at 12:00.
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    Weapon Light Uses

    Thanks Bamashooter. I've looked at light selections from cheap to outrageous. Not planning on going into combat but would like one that will survive a few shots from the .223 AR. This is intended for bumps in the night or coyotes during mating season while my dogs are outside doing their business. Which from experience says the coyotes are about to start playing with the birds and the bees in a day or two for a two month span. Skunks look for loving about this time too.
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    Weapon Light Uses

    Good enough. Thanks bamashooter.
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    Weapon Light Uses

    I've never used a long gun at night besides a 410 and headlamp to scatter raccoons off a wildlife feeder. Does a weapon light provide light to see a target as well as illuminate well enough to use iron sights or a red dot? Seems like a dumb question but as a newbie to that scenario I'm not sure what I think I know is correct.
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    Staging An AR ForHD

    I've been looking at a rubber butt pad for comfort when my wife practices with it. That makes sense for staged storage too. When I hunted with a muzzleloader I used to put the end of a balloon over the muzzle to keep rain out. Something like that on an AR would help. I may have caused a problem myself with that though. I added a fixed front sight on the handrail and the rifle seems to balance better leaned with the top of the rifle toward the wall or rest. Maybe I need to confirm that. A washcloth draped over the muzzle would provide cushion and not block the muzzle if forgotten in the heat of the moment. The toe of an old sock would work too. Might have to watch where the flaming sock lands though. [emoji51]
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    Staging An AR ForHD

    Today my mind has been working on the subject. With a short barreled 45 Colt lever action I have a short nylon shotgun shoulder scabbard like a quiver for arrows. It worked well to keep the rifle from contacting the wall or hardwood floor when laid down. For a few years I have thought about the wooden stand idea with carpet pad. I made a crude rifle wall rack similar to that for deer camp. I used the U shaped screw in wall organizer hooks for each muzzle. Platform size for stability is important. Might finally try that when the weather is warm enough to stain the boards outdoors so they blend in with the bedroom decor. We already have wall mounted coat hooks on both sides of the bed. A single point sling over a pair of sweat pants on the hook is an interesting idea. My carry pistol is always close, but having the AR close at hand for outdoor issues is my concern. If during the night I want the AR near me then too. Our bedroom is at the end of a good pinch point. Having all my tools near at night seems like a good idea.
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    Staging An AR ForHD

    Now that I've had my AR for a week or so it has occurred to me it is a bit more difficult to stage it for home defense. It is compact and handy, but built like a porcupine. Anywhere I can think of to stage it will allow it to mar household surfaces. Leaned in the corner of a room the front sight, flash hider, etc. is going to ding up the wall paint. Laying it on a dresser or furniture will scratch the furniture without a towel or something to be a buffer. What do others do to keep it handy and not destroy the home you are trying to protect? Any innovative solutions?
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    Bushy Red Dot

    It isn't a vote of complete confidence, but if Bushmaster is willing to expose themselves to potential complaints on a part of a product they sell it is worth looking at for the $50. For all intents and purposes it appears to be made by Hammers. Whoever that is. It was probably always made by that manufacturer. Maybe some years back it was private labeled for Bushmaster and the contract ran out. Now the actual manufacturer is pursuing the product on their own. Happens a lot in the world of outsourcing.
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    Bushy Red Dot

    Agreed on the product labeling. But that red dot is shown on some of their rifles on their website. No more description of who makes it though. That might be an indication it is worth a try if it comes from the mfr on a rifle.
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    So far so good in RIC...but...

    Liberal lawmakers swayed? No way. Those folks are on a mission of destruction from the Saul Alinsky handbook. No amount of influence peddling by anyone will get them to stray from their mission. The naive general public swayed? They can be, but my description of how it should be done would be the best way to go about that. This particular rally had an awful lot of liberal media slant on the reporting of potential threats to have moved many naive citizens in a positive direction. Only some very open minded John Q Public would have seen the legislature's motives and been swayed by this event.
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