It's been almost three years since I last put together an AR carbine, and I've been getting the itch to try a lot of stuff I've seen and learned over that time period. So, when a gun with most of the features I was looking for came up at a good buddy discount recently, I jumped on it and began setting it up to experiment with the new ideas...
LPVs are all over 3 Gun competition and seem to be more common on working guns too, these days. They help with target discrimination, and at close ranges an illuminated reticle model like the Burris MTAC 1-4 x 24
above can be used as a jackleg red dot.
2013 carbine wearing its Daniel Defense fixed BUIS when I showed up for class last spring, pointed out to me that they'd seen zero Aimpoint failures on their school guns over the years. John Mosby at Mountain Guerilla is well known for dishing out horrible abuse to his MTAC-equipped carbines to prove a point.
Still, I want my woobie.
light is only a temporary expedient on the gun. I bought it for a different carbine, and I'll be switching my Surefire Scout light over to this one. Also trying the newer style of more upright pistol grips, with the Magpul K2+.
Looking forward to getting it to a class, and maybe shooting some 3 Gun this year, just for kicks.