Front sight/gasblock?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by lbwar15, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Planing to put a MOE four grip on my M&P. I also won't to have back up sights on it. Is there any way to mount the MBUS front sight on the MOE hand guard? Or should I just buy a new gas block with front sight post? If a new gas block is the way to go what are some recommendations?
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    The top of the MOE handguard isn't flat, so no way to mount the sight, what type of gas block do you have now?
     

  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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  4. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Just the flat top that came with my M&P.
     
  5. lbwar15

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  6. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    No the one with the built in gas block are steel or aluminum
     
  7. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    Is your existing gas block pinned, or is it clamped on or screwed in? If it is pinned, I suggest you take it to a gunsmith to change it, otherwise you might end up effing up your barrel, unless you are confident in your ability. The reason I bring this up is from past experience and the experience of others. The last time I removed one with pins, I had to use a hydraulic press to get the pins out. Took a while. I imagine if it wasn't for the press, I probably wouldn't even have fooled with it.
     
  8. Quentin

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    Am I the only one who doesn't have a clue what you're saying? You do want backup sights, right? And what do you now have for a front sight? Nothing/low profile gas block with no rail or the standard A2 FSB?

    As sputnik1988 already said you shouldn't mount a front sight on the MOE handguard.
     
  9. fsted2a

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    I think the OP should fire a couple hundred rounds to figure out what he really wants first. Then take his rifle to a competent AR gunsmith and have this talk with him. Otherwise, it sounds like to me he is going to end up in a short time with a disassembled AR that spends a lot of time without being used.
     
  10. nate913

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    This is what I did today. I put the sights on my rails


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    It works for now.