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So i ordered me an ar yesterday and they were out of the one i wanted which was the flat top so i went with a carry handle model. The handle is removable but it's got the front site on it. I was thinking of running optics on it so it seems that it would be in the way. Anyone know any good gas blocks to change it out with. one with either a picatiny rail or folding front site? Thanks!
 

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Original front sight post doesn't effect the optics on my A3 Carbine.

Getting the front sight post off can be a BEAR................

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I don't know any but will pass this along, if you're planning on putting on BUIS's, make sure they're steel. MagPul makes some good ones but they're made of some kind of polymer that won't hold up to the heat. What brand/model did you get? Too bad you couldn't get that M&P. I paid about a hundred and a half more for mine. If I hadn't bought a few guns lately, I might have jumped on that myself.
 

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I got a M&P it's the not the flat top one they were out. It was a 100 more but i already had it in my mind to get one so you know i just couldn't say ohwell! lol

sub gun.... what kind of optics are you running? are they on the handle or on the rail?

Also i was wanting to add some picatinny rails for light handle ect ect... what's good to get?
 

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That the other one listed in the ad? That's still a great deal. Put you some optics on there before you take off the front sight. I shot one a friend had and the front sight never bother us a bit. Been a while so I forget the setup but not much mod's to the rifle.
 

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Yeah it's the other one. Hated spending that extra 100 but still cheaper than i've seen around you know? I'm gonna play with it when it comes in and see how i like it. But i figured while i wait i'll explore other options as well. I'm just glad the carry handle is removable.
 

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Careful not to carry it by the 'carry handle', they are bad about coming off. I think I like that model better than the flattop one too. You start getting into BUIS', you'll be out more than a hundred. They're proud of them.
 

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chburnham said:
............sub gun.... what kind of optics are you running? are they on the handle or on the rail?

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The scope shown is a NC Star. I now have a UTG/Leapers (4x30) short scope on the Carbine. It is a "cheapy" scope, but I like the view through the UTG better than the NC Star. My A3 Carbine is not meant for extreme accuracy. It is for BLASTING ammo and having FUN................. The A2 Standard is my HP competition AR.

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chburnham said:
Did you have to do that to get over the front site
No, for a better cheek-weld (more comfortable looking through the scope - head not down so far as when scope is mounted directly on the A3 upper rail). Also, a riser is needed for scopes with big lenses to clear the handguard.

A scope on an adapter that fits on the A2 handle is too high for me, but will work when I need a better check for accuracy (open vs optics). There is a lot of room for error with open sights........ and older eyes...... :)

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