M.I. SPLP Rear BUIS Issue....

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by s13marine, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. s13marine

    s13marine New Member

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    First off, hello to everyone. I just purchased a Stag Model 3 and the sights I ordered for it are the Midwest Industries MCTAR FFG front flip up, and SPLP rear flip up sight.... the issue I'm having is that the rear sight sits at a slight angle to the left when up and locked on the rifle. It doesn't sit flush on the rail, it's pretty obvious especially when co-witnessing through my Aimpoint Comp M4. Has anyone else had this issue? Can someone post up pics of theirs, I was unable to find any through Google from the direct rear or from of the sight. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. dog2000tj

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    How about you post some pics of yours :p


    No seriously, I have 2 sets of MI flip up sights and have not encountered what you described. Shows us what you got and maybe we can help.

    BTW, congrats on the STAG ;)
     

  3. s13marine

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    Edit: Picture removed due to being humongus

    Here's a picture of it. It's not the best shot. I'll have to take more later since I'm not home atm. Would you mind taking a pic for me so I can compare.yours to mine?
     
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  4. s13marine

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    Thanks on the congrats, the weapon is immaculate. Would you mind posting a picture of your sight alignment if you have one hand? Just for reference. I have a reply pending with a picture of mine, but its not that easy to see. I'll take.some.better shots later.
     
  5. dog2000tj

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  6. s13marine

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    Why aren't my pictures showing up? Lol I have some good shots
     
  7. mjkeat

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    Holy huge pictures Batman.

    Did you try reinstalling it? Is the upper in spec? Can you try mounting the sight on another AR to see if it does the same thing.

    Yuma, AZ. huh? I went to high school there. Do they still station the Harriers there?
     
  8. dog2000tj

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    Can we get a pic with the charging handle removed?
     
  9. s13marine

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    I installed it on the handguard rails as well.... same results.

    Small world... Yes they do still station Harriers here,
    that's actually the reason I'm here. I'm in the Marines and I work on them, lol.
     
  10. s13marine

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    pictures are uploading right................. now
     
  11. s13marine

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    Here it is without the charging handle

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  12. dog2000tj

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    Ah well it's clear that the sight is not sitting flat on the receiver, why I'm not sure. From the pic it appears that the sight seat is slightly less than the picatinny rail perch (my terminology may be off) Can you take apart the sight base and the sit it on the receiver?

    What you want is this,

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    While you at it why don't you send that pic to Midwest industries and see if their support staff has any suggestions.

    Midwest Industries: MI Mission Statement
     
  13. s13marine

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    I contacted M.I. and they were super nice about it. They are mailing out a new sight to replace this one, even tho I didn't purchase the sight directly form them, and didn't even send them pictures! But, I think I will email them these.
     
  14. s13marine

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    I also just noticed that you dont have the SPLP rear sight, but I dont this should matter right?
     
  15. dog2000tj

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    That's a very stand up gesture right there, congrats.

    It shouldn't. The picatinny rail is a standardized component and thus anything built for it should fit. For whatever reason your sight does not fit - it may be the sight, it may be the rail. Have you got any other rail accessories that you can try? Just to rule out the rail itself as a possible problem.
     
  16. s13marine

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    Yes... i've installed and checked my Aimpoint Comp M4s, as well as the Midwest Industries FRONT sight in the same location, and they both mount perfectly flush.
     
  17. dog2000tj

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    Let us know how it works out. Hopefully the new one will fit correctly and it's just an isolated incident.
     
  18. s13marine

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    I definitely will. I'm pretty sure the new sight should be fine, I just went to a gun shop and looked the same exact sight, and the cut seems alittle off on mine. M.I.'s willingness to ship me out another one right away without pictures or anything speaks volumes about their concearn for customer satisfaction. Hoping for the best