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Old 03-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #11
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Buis back up iron sight, imo are added insurance. If your AR is a designated range tool or plinker I think you can forgo them. For something a little more serious I'd include them. You mention yours is multi purpose, so I would get them. If your eotech ever failed, you should at least have a pair of a$50 magpul mbus just in case. I would really caution that you should learn to shoot with them too. Even before getting a red dot. You will appreciate your red dot a whole lot more.

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I'd also suggest lookingat an Aimpoint for any shtf eotwawki scenario. You know batteries will be a hot commodity.

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Thank you for all the kind words!

Took me a while to proof, (even if I had a lot of help!)

Sorry I couldn't get it out earlier ShagNasty1001!
Oh it's no big deal! It was last May when that happened. But I was like you and added what I wanted, not needed and that sucker was way to heavy for what I wanted
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Wow, a very well written, concise post! Thank you, there's a lot of great info here.

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I'd also suggest lookingat an Aimpoint for any shtf eotwawki scenario. You know batteries will be a hot commodity.
Appreciate it man, and ya I'd say atleast 2 years after things go to hell batteries will be a rarity and iron sights and scopes will be our our only line of defense
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Tikki, you've been stuck!

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Tikki, you've been stuck!
Woot.

Hope you all find this thing useful
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Appreciate it man, and ya I'd say atleast 2 years after things go to hell batteries will be a rarity and iron sights and scopes will be our our only line of defense
ya but with an Aimpoint micro you have 4-5 years on one battery, and 6+ years with a M4..... IF YOU KEPT IT ON ALL THE TIME.

If you turned the Aimpoints off when not in use, I'd venture to guess that you could double maybe even triple the battery life easily. That is just sick.



edit Lithium ion batteries have a shelf life of 10 years so probably not much longer than that, but even still.......
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Great post! I am an absolute AR newbie and have been holding off on the platform because I didn't feel that I had a solid base to work from. I couldn't see the forest for the trees. There was just too much information out there and I felt like I'd have to master all of the information before moving forward. This post has really put it all in perspective for me. Thanks a lot! (Now the only thing holding me back is $$ and the fact that my next purchase was either going to be the XDM.45 Compact or the new XDS.45. So, it looks like it will be an AR for Christmas!)

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Great post and a valuable addition to the site, thanks for the hard work in putting it together. This should be very helpful to anybody who is looking into to buying/building an AR

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