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Old 04-03-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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I'm pretty new to the "AR Game".
I have a s&w mp 15 with a fixed front iron sight. I want to put optics but not sure if the front sight will be in the way. Any advice or suggestions?



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Old 04-03-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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Go for it, you wont see it.......or you could put a red dot and co-witness.



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My old Colt SP-1 and my Bushy dissapator both have fixed fronts and ACOGs. no problem.

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Go for it, you wont see it.......or you could put a red dot and co-witness.
Bingo

My EOTECH is zero'd with the red dot co-witnessed right above the fixed front sight post. If I want precision I simply "dot the I". For rapid close quarters it will not matter.

If it bugs you, you could replace the fixed front for a gas block and add a flip up front sight but personally, I think that amounts to "tacti cool" without any real tactical benefit.

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My old Colt SP-1 and my Bushy dissapator both have fixed fronts and ACOGs. no problem.
2 ACOGS! Very Nice.

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2 ACOGS! Very Nice.

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Actually, I think he has three, but is probably too gentlemanly to bring it up.


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