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Old 11-16-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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I just bought an ar 15 and really would like to mount a holo or red dot on it, however it is a flat top, with front sight post and nice flip up peep on back. No prob taking peeps of that will be easy. I am not certain if post is pressed on or will come off easily if pin is removed? it is a DPMS Panther. Maybe post can stay ? I think it may be a problem and in sight picture. The other question is what is a decent red dot that will take the shock, most I see on ebay are for paintball or airsoft unless you drop 300.00 or so. I see some china copies that more than likely are crap and a waste of time. Oh Well maybe someone will steer me in a good direction. I like the AR but peeps and bifocals don't really work too fast. Thanks, Dan 380-6651
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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leave the post and co-witness with a red dot style scope, after all my research I went with a Primary arms M3. It is also used by a lot of guys on AR15.com's forum. and the owner posts there. Good guy
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I was going to say the same thing as PompNewbie. The flip up is for being used in conjunction with your optics. In case your optics fail you can quickly go back to your irons by flipping up the sight.

I also second primary arms, probably the best red dot for the money.
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Also if your close to me your welcome to come check out mine, and I could probably even arrange a field test.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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Eotech 512. I also leave my front FUIS to cowitness
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I have been looking at the holographics as well, seems like the only true holo's are EOtech's . The others look like holographics, but I guess are a lesser technology - red dot. Reviews on them are mixed. NOWORRYS uses one of the less expensive ones on his AR 15, and I think works out well for medium to close range targets. I'm going to test it out on a tech 9 .... that should put it to the test for shock and parallax error.
I'd love to hear what other people have tried.... brand/weapon combinations , and the results/favorites.
I would assume the tube type red dots would fare better, but I like the low profile holo's .....hope I can find one that is passable.
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Eotech 512's are 300$+
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I bought an Eotech 512 for mine. My 4 yr old is nailing milk jugs at 75yds with it. I like it a lot myself. I took front post sight off and put a low pro gas block on. I like it a lot better. The red dots scope type are horrible in low light.

Yes the Eotech is kinda pricey but they hold their zero and are very well made.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:25 AM   #9
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eotech on my ar for over six years, a child can hit the target .you know what they say spend alot once or buy crap again and again.

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try the ar15.com forum for a used eotech if you are on a budget i see 512's going for around 300 used... eotech is probably your best bang for your buck
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