ar sights

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jjfuller1, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 Active Member

    okay, this is what i would like to do. now does anyone know if this is possible..

    i want to have iron sights and a scope on my AR. now. i know you can have this, however all i can find only allows iron sights usage with removal of scope. i was hoping for being able to shoot with my rion sights, raise my head slightly and shoot using my scope. in other words. both sights functional simultaneously. any ideas?
  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

    Wat kind of scope r u wanting? On my M4 i use the factory A1 front sight, use a midwest industries flip up rear sight, and have an Eotech scope. I like this configuration because i have my Eotech when i want it and when i want my iron sights i flip up the rear and i can still see them through my EOtech. If ur wanting a ranged scope u could probably use a riser

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member



    Here is a couple of pics, one with the rear sight down and one with it up
  4. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    im a big fan of the A1/A2 fixed carry handle for a do it all rifle. a see thru picatiny scope base screwed onto the handle with a dot scope or a small fixed power is the do it all solution. dont have to worry about the sights hanging up stuff or whether your front and rear is compatable.

    just my opinion.
  5. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

    This is probably the best option for what you want to do. Many of the carry handle scope mounts have the see-thru option that allows you to use your iron sights and have a scope mounted at the same time. It can be a fixed carry handle or a removeable one depending on whether you have an A2 or A4 type AR. Here's a link for what type of mount to look for:

    ProMag AR-15 Carry Handle Scope Mount
  6. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

    I couldn't find an example of this setup. While at a Police demonstration, I was using a
    tactical AR with an ACOG on the top and iron sights at a 45° to the right. If your
    scope fails, you rotate your gun and use the Irons. Anyone know what i'm talking about?

    This might be a part used but i doubt it:
    AR-15/M16 45-DEGREE ANGLE MOUNT - Brownells