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Old 06-19-2008, 10:12 AM
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Default Getting Ready to Build My First OLL

So after all the searching and reading on these forums, I've decided to go ahead and start building my first AR. I didn't want to go crazy with this being my first build.

I'm going to go featurless with a MMG, and I'm going to go with a Stag 3H Upper but I was hoping to get pointed in the right direction with this. The 3H doesn't have sights on it, what are my options for mounting sights for the front. I see there are flip up sites that will mount on the rail but they seem quite expensive, is there anything out there that's just a basic front rail mounted site that doesn't flip down?

Also in the future if I wanted to replace the 3H's hand guard with a railed hand gaurd, is that even possible? Is there anything out there that is a direct swap? Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:27 AM
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anything is possible with AR's you can interchange and up-grade anything including your hand guard to a rail. there are some less expensive non-flip up sights that are about 40-60 bucks each...you just gotta look.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:31 AM
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Install your detent pin/spring in a clear plastic bag so if you won't lose them....
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:54 AM
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I think the 3H is intended for someone planning to install a scope right away.

You can always get a Detachable Carry Handle/Front Post, though.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:05 AM
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Question, Why the Stag 3H? Why not the stag 2H. It's only $39 more and you get a really nice ARMS #40 rear flip up site ($110) and a front site ($30)?

I only ask cause this is your first build and it sounds like you don't already have your own sites or optics.

Hand gaurds-The plastic ones that come with your upper pull right off.
They do sell drop in 2 piece replacment rails, They also sell bolt on one piece replacements that will attach to your upper for a more solid feel. Those will take some tools to install.

One of the best direct bolt on replacement rails you can buy would be a larue 7.0 rail.

Let us know if you have any other questions, glad to help
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:11 AM
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I picked the 3H because it's birthday time and I'm not buying it :-) So if I would have chosen a more expensive upper it may not have happend, ha! But I liked the 3H because it seemed versitile and a good price anyways. I just get to spend the money and put what I want on it.
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I'd follow the detente spring advice. I just lost one last night after trying to install the stock. Had it compressed all the way and accidentally moved the cover just as I was about to tighten the nut. I heard it shoot out, hit the ceiling, and land.

Somewhere.
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save yourself the hassle and buy a $1 1/4 x 2inch clevis pin at your local hardware store to help yourself install the detent.
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Install your detent pin/spring in a clear plastic bag so if you won't lose them....
That was the toughest part for me.
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