Hi, new to the ar world here, long time ak guy. I just bought my first ar a couple days ago and I have a question about risers. Apparently I need them, however IMHO they look pretty stupid. Am I pretty much stuck with this option? I put a scope on mine with those funky ar scope rings with the forward bend in them. I plan on using some 45 degree iron sights as well and I just don't see a way without using the risers. My ar didn't come with any sights at all. If I use a riser on the rear do I need one on the gas block as well? I'm thinking that may be a stupid question but I'm a total noob in this world lol. Are there any risers that don't look like square tube stock with a rail welded on it? I have a riser for the gas block already that I bought to lower a bipod on my 22 a while ago. I put it on and really hate the look. I understand that function > looks but its such a "pretty" rifle and I hate putting crap looking stuff on it. Thanks in advance and thank you for your time.