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Old 03-13-2012, 01:55 AM   #21
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Are there any uppers that can be bought without the front sight from other manufacturers?
I think Daniel defense, stag arms and YHM do.
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Havoc, I'd love to know how you did those for less than $800.
PSA stripped lower $49 16" PSA Rifle kit MOE $529 Primary arms microdot with QR mount $138 , $52 Magpul BUIS , AFG w/ rail $36 so Yeah I got a hair over
$800 and $13 Pmag making my total $827


Bottom pic $599 16" PSA carbine w/ free PMag , MOE plus grip $29 , MOE handguard $25
Scope rings $26, Bushnell 3-9X40 scope $119 Total $798

Keep in mind PSA along with a few others have raised their pricing since December making all this stuff a little bit higher in price

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Are there any uppers that can be bought without the front sight from other manufacturers?
There are quite a few available. I think most of us have mentioned PSA because it is probably the best option in your price range.

Noveske and Daniel Defense both offer a pinned low profile gas block option but you're looking at spending your whole budget on the upper alone.
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There are quite a few available. I think most of us have mentioned PSA because it is probably the best option in your price range.

Noveske and Daniel Defense both offer a pinned low profile gas block option but you're looking at spending your whole budget on the upper alone.
Didn't see any PSA uppers without a front sight. But I was doing some looking and I understand it's possible to remove the pins from the front sight and replacing it with a low profile gas block that can be covered with the handguard. Is this correct?

If so, which of the uppers on the PSA site should I be considering? I dont know the difference between them.

Here is another photo of what I'd like to end up with, design wise. No front sight and a handguard that covers the gas block.
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but with the front site, is it really an issue when a scope will sit higher?
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Didn't see any PSA uppers without a front sight. But I was doing some looking and I understand it's possible to remove the pins from the front sight and replacing it with a low profile gas block that can be covered with the handguard. Is this correct?

If so, which of the uppers on the PSA site should I be considering? I dont know the difference between them.

Here is another photo of what I'd like to end up with, design wise. No front sight and a handguard that covers the gas block.
Go onto the PSA sight and click on a upper you like. Find the drop down windows and locate the one that says, handguards. Click it and you'll see all the handguard/rail options they offer. Select the one you want. They are basiclly made to order.

I know exactly what you're looking for. All but one of mine is set-up just like that.
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but with the front site, is it really an issue when a scope will sit higher?
The FSP isn't noticable through an optic. I forge]ot the science behind it but it ghosts.
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You can get a low profile scope and you should be able to zero it to the front sight pin.
A 30mm or 35mm shall work.
I had the same issue and I resolved it this way.
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Go onto the PSA sight and click on a upper you like. Find the drop down windows and locate the one that says, handguards. Click it and you'll see all the handguard/rail options they offer. Select the one you want. They are basiclly made to order.

I know exactly what you're looking for. All but one of mine is set-up just like that.
I did that. I guess I don't really know the difference between them all, the different uppers i mean. Can't decide on the one I want. Is there one or two that you'd recommend for my purpose?

I like the look of the front sight being gone. For a gun strictly used with optics, I think it looks more clean.
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I did that. I guess I don't really know the difference between them all, the different uppers i mean. Can't decide on the one I want. Is there one or two that you'd recommend for my purpose?

I like the look of the front sight being gone. For a gun strictly used with optics, I think it looks more clean.
Get a 16" lightweight chrome lined.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers/psa-16-hammer-forged-midlength-light-weight-upper.html
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