Originally Posted by Crazycastor
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
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.