Originally Posted by Crazycastor
I would like to get a good sighting system. The one I got is just a cheap one to let me shoot it this weekend. I'm up for suggestion on scope or red dot. I also need to be able to put a sling on it but not sure where to attach it. It has the gas block with rail but that kinda bothers me. Was wondering if there was a slingmount that mounts to the barrel. I think it would have been alot better if they had put a sight instead of just a gas block. They could at least made the gas block the same tallness of the back rail. Searching for a good flip down sights that actually fit the gas block. What do you think I shoild do next?
If I were you ... and this is just personal preference, I would do the following.
12" free float tube
Low profile gas block
Nice flip up sights
Eotech 512 as your holographic sight
Sling swivels on the forearm and at the buttstock for 2 point or a single sling attachment for a one point sling.
Reasoning behind this:
The free float tube extended past the gas block will allow you to have a longer sight radius and give you more options on where you want to place your hand. If you do a 2 point sling it will allow you to sling up really hard and not shift your point of impact.
You want a modular system that you can change as you try new stuff and find out what you like best. You may like a 2 point sling now or a magwell grip, but after a year of shooting carbine you'll prefer different things and entertain different schools of thought on how to run your firearm.
The Eotech 512 is a good sight that can be obtained relatively cheap. It's not NV compatible and takes AA batteries. Super simple and takes a beating. I got mine for 200, used.
Hope this gives you some ideas. Like I said, these are some things I like and I feel will be adaptable to different types of training.