Friday, October 21, 2005

Boomsticks: Project Housegun Update.

Finally got the XS Sight Systems 24/7 stripe front post sight installed on my carbine. I had one of these on my last M4gery, and had gotten so used to it that this gun felt naked without one. We sell 'em for something like $49 at the shop, so if you haven't experimented with a tritium post on your AR, it's not terribly expensive to give it a whirl.

4 comments:

Elmo's aphasiatic twin said...

I was looking at the 24/7 stripe and the tritium-dot posts in the Brownells catalog last week. I couldn't make up my mind about which one would work best with the ARMS #40 rear I have mounted on the carbine. I have a flip-up front sight on the DPMS upper assembly I am currently using.

Have you tried the tritium-dot post? I thought that might work better for me at first. However, the stripe might prove quicker to acquire particularly when not using a tritium rear aperature.

Tam said...

The dot is definitely intended as a CQB sight. If all your shooting is going to be inside 100 yds with a large rear aperture, it's the way to go, as it's faster to pick up. The stripe is a little more versatile.

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Elmo's aphasiatic twin said...

I am slowly adding things. The kids need shoes, clothes and food. I mounted a scope my AR-15 and have been using it for four-legged varmints at the farm. I can take it on and off without changing zero. When I bring it home, I take off the scope and use the irons.

The dot will work better for me going by what you've said. Thanks, Tam.