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#6139188 - 01/16/16 07:35 PM AR-15 front sight removal
ksjmf Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
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Loc: Gatesville, TX
I picked up an S & W M&P Sport II the other day and was planning my optic choices. Is the front sight removable? I'm an AR novice, so I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question.
Thanks

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#6139212 - 01/16/16 07:49 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Without a picture of the rifle,I will just take a guess that the sight is on the barrel. If so,the sight is actually the gas block with a sight. Yes,it can be removed,but you will need a new gas block in order to take it off.

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#6139236 - 01/16/16 08:00 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
fgdn Offline
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whats the reason you are removing it?

you can scope it as is

if it isn't in your way for any other reason, leave it where it is
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#6139242 - 01/16/16 08:04 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
Tff caribou Offline
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Cutting disk and a bench grinder. Problem solved in 20 minutes.
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#6139245 - 01/16/16 08:07 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: fgdn]
bo323 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fgdn

whats the reason you are removing it?

you can scope it as is

if it isn't in your way for any other reason, leave it where it is



I have scope on an ar with a front sight post. I will be timing it because I can see it. This is with a 1x4 scope. Its not as noticeable above 3 but its still there.

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#6139246 - 01/16/16 08:08 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
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In pin the front sight,take it off and put on a gas block


Edited by Tye (01/16/16 08:08 PM)
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#6139277 - 01/16/16 08:28 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Cutting disk and a bench grinder. Problem solved in 20 minutes.


Yup
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#6139459 - 01/16/16 10:04 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Cutting disk and a bench grinder. Problem solved in 20 minutes.


Yup


AKA "Shaved Front Site Post". Worked for me. up
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#6139577 - 01/17/16 02:07 AM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
fgdn Offline
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you tube is your friend

it was either that or brownells, watched a short video not long ago

fairly easy to do
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#6139598 - 01/17/16 06:31 AM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Cutting disk and a bench grinder. Problem solved in 20 minutes.


Dremel tool works very well for this
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#6139771 - 01/17/16 09:51 AM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
cyphertext Offline
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Registered: 09/12/06
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I just don't understand why people continue to purchase a model that is not close to the configuration that they want out of the box.

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#6139786 - 01/17/16 10:06 AM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
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Said he was a novice. I almost always buy basic and modify to my needs. Sometime that means the post stays other times it goes and get a quad rail.

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#6139810 - 01/17/16 10:31 AM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: cyphertext]
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
I just don't understand why people continue to purchase a model that is not close to the configuration that they want out of the box.


For some folks, sometimes their purposes for the rifle change. Which is exactly what makes the AR great. It's the small block 350 of the gun world.
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#6140120 - 01/17/16 03:02 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
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I would leave on. Might want it later. I know my preference changes.
Could buy another upper for use with scope if it bothers ya that much.
I switch back and forth tween open, red dot and 1x4 scope.
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#6140253 - 01/17/16 04:47 PM Re: AR-15 front sight removal [Re: ksjmf]
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Registered: 04/08/12
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Might want it later, I wouldnt chop it up. Just get a new gas block.

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