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Old 08-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #11
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The only problem with changing out the gas block is that the barrel is 14 1/2 long so they had to pin and weld the flash suppressor on.

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The only problem with changing out the gas block is that the barrel is 14 1/2 long so they had to pin and weld the flash suppressor on.
That really sucks
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #13
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Just dug through the Brownells catalog. There are mini risers and M4 handguard rail toppers. Maybe one of these would work for you???

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Good looking out. Going to have to check out those mini risers. That might just be the answer

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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Hope it does. Keep us posted.

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Here is a picture of my ar15 carbine. I'm planning on putting a Lucid red dot on it but I also want to put 45 degree off aet sights on it.
Preface: End up with a gun you will love.

But I'm going to share with you what I would prefer: If it's going to wear a Lucid RD (zero magnification), I think most shooters are best served with a co-witness iron sight setup...probably with a flip rear sight. Just more practical and less awkward than 45deg sights for almost everyone. And I'd generally recommend a 14.5-16" ML gas setup for the use you're talking about.

If your current rifle doesn't easily comply with your desired outcome, the best option (for your rifle and your wallet) is often to leave it as it is and sell it. Way better than trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole in my experience. And then simply re-invest into a setup that will better suit your needs. AR overhauls can quickly become non-recoverable money pits.
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I'm not wanting to over haul my new upper, I'm just trying to find some sights to fit it. Yea I agree with the co witness but this gun will be used for close range. The off set sights were for back up or longer shots. I have a scope that keeps pretty close zero when removed and re-installed. I'm pretty much setting up the gun the way I want.

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Just got the Lucid in, put it on my rifle and I tell ya what. The first thing I did was take it outside to see if there was any washout with this desert landscape and I'm impressed. No washout with the bright landscape. Its just the perfect height to look down the gun with both eyes opened. I love the mounts on this sight too. Fits tight without any movement. The nuts to lock it down with are big enough to use your hands to tighten them down. Kinda scared to put a wrench on them because I could tigten them really tight with my hands. Can't wait to sight this bad boy in.

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Just got the Lucid in, put it on my rifle and I tell ya what. The first thing I did was take it outside to see if there was any washout with this desert landscape and I'm impressed. No washout with the bright landscape. Its just the perfect height to look down the gun with both eyes opened. I love the mounts on this sight too. Fits tight without any movement. The nuts to lock it down with are big enough to use your hands to tighten them down. Kinda scared to put a wrench on them because I could tigten them really tight with my hands. Can't wait to sight this bad boy in.
You will love that Lucid, I love mine. What's impressive is one you sight it in, switch reticles , it stays zeroed.
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Yea I can't wait for some shooting time. Do you understand the MOA part of the arrow shape reticle

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