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    Mix and match iron sights?

    Is there any reason I cant use a Troy fixed front and a magpul flip rear on my DDMK18?

    I have a T1 with a co-witness mount but I figured I should have some irons for 'name your apocalyptic fantasy here'.
    Or is it pointless without a mono rail? even if the thing could be run over and stay square..

    Thanks,

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    I would imagine they are the same height, they could be different but they should be at "F" height.

    My reasoning...

    "F Height" is the height of the front sight post shelf on a stock A2 style front sight base gas block, it's set at a specific height so the carry handle rear sight mounted on the top pic rail lines up with it on the same plane.

    When people buy rear BUIS they always work with the stock triangular front sight, Magpull, Matech, KAC, etc, all of them. So those BUIS are likely the same height as the front triangular sights height above the pic rail where the rear sight sits. When you buy the BUIS as a pair with both the front and the rear they obviously work, get where I'm going with this.


    They're likely the same height.

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    Like Booletsnotreactwell says, iron sights are all about the heights matching. However, because there's a factory rail, they'd have to fit that too. For $125, I think I'd go with the set on Daniel's site.

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    I was thinking of getting the Troy flips instead. Metal, known quality and if I really get sick of the front post I can put it down...Ill just get a set to match from CTCsupplies, its going to cost $312 CAN VS $162+shipping from DD for the perk of having metal flip ups...Ill have to hum and haw over that flip up ability for the extra $120 for a few weeks I think.

    Thanks guys!

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    Does your AR not come with a stock detachable carry handle? They did at one time. If you have that you could just cut it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booletsnotreactwell View Post
    Does your AR not come with a stock detachable carry handle? They did at one time. If you have that you could just cut it down.
    An A2 carry handle coming on an AR is exceedingly rare now.
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    Although pricey, I prefer the KAC micro flip up sights as they do not require any adjustment tool. The dials are built right in.

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    Just sold a set of Troy's w/M4 fronts and picked up a set of Magpul Mbus Pros. These are so compact when folded.

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