Decided on an AR now i need help with the front sight :)
Bought a S&W M&P AR15 instead of the Romanian PSL you guys talked me out of (THANK YOU ALLL). I've been shooting via IronSights but I dont like the Mag Pul Rear Sight that slides onto the top rail, it came with my AR (its a Flat top) I put a Quad Rail on the front and I want to mount a Red Dot but the Front Sight gets in the Way of anything I mount. I cant figure out how to get it off though, any suggestions? (if i come off as stupid its my first AR and i plead ignorance and hope someone corrects it.
You may not realize it, but the front sight is the gas block that feeds the gas from the fired round back through a gas tube to the bolt so the action will cycle. You can't just pull the front sight off without replacing it with something. You can however cut it down and reshape it. Your local gunsmith could also fit the gun with a new low profile gas block to replace the front sight. I wouldn't recommend a novice to try and fit one by themself. If not done right you'll have a nice single-shot rifle.
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Thanks for the Info I guess I'll wait until i go to PA to get that done, theres only one gun shop in my area and i dont want them getting another red cent from me, they've disappointed me quite a bit in the past few months
Same with the red dot you will see it but it wont be in the way , even if the red dot fails you can flip up the rear sight and still see the front one thru the red dot , it wont need to be removed to use the iron sights
Thanks for all the advise, probably saved me from making a VERY costly mistake and thats why i LOVE this forum you guys are knowledgable without being jerks (the main reason my local gun store is aggrivating me as of late)
If you are set on removing the front A2 style site you can always install a new gas block with rail. This would allow you to install a flip up style front site and maintain a back up sighting system should your red dot give out on you.
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