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Old 09-15-2007, 9:57 AM
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Hello everyone! I am building my first AR and would like some info on the detachable front and rear sights from DPMS! I cant find any real info from searching the posts, and would like to know what you guys think of em!
I have no optics yet, and would like to get iron sights first so I can at least go to the range and practice!
I would be greatfull for any help!
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:08 AM
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There are a lot of different options in backup iron sights.
If you are considering a specific model, post it here and you will probably get opinions.
The thing you might not realize is that DPMS re-sells many different brands of sights.

They use YHM which I also sell.
Looking at their sight or catalog might not make this as appearant.

Backup sights are going to run $100 to $250 depending on whose you go with.
You might just consider getting an optic sight first if that's what you want to end up with.
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Old 09-16-2007, 9:35 AM
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This is the rear sight I was thinking of getting

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/sto...BLE+REAR+SIGHT

And here is the front sight!

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/sto...LE+FRONT+SIGHT

I have heard that alot of the detachable sights will not line up properly! I was wondering if this set will? Anyone use these?
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:22 AM
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I have heard that alot of the detachable sights will not line up properly! I was wondering if this set will? Anyone use these?
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I have not had that particular front sight in my hands to measure.
Be careful of clamp-on front sights because there are two different heights, one for gas blocks (mentioned in the text of the brownells page linked above) and a shorter one to mount on railed handguard systems.

Chech out YHM's sights page and you will see the different versions of front sights I am talking about.

The two sights linked above appear to be compatible as long as you are mounting the front on a railed gas block.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:42 AM
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I had one of the DPMS rear BUIS years ago.
While I didn't have any real problems with it, they do have a reputation for breaking the clamping screws.
I found that it used too much space on the top rail, so I traded it for a removeable carry handle and made a CCH BUIS.

Here's the ARFcom Big Bad BUIS thread
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