Lights, Lasers, and Over-All Optics

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Lights, Lasers, and Over-All Optics

Kevin D.
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With all of the many, many accessories available for just about any firearm, thought i'd ask what some of you use for optics, lasers, lights. Specifically what do some of you use on your home defense gun. A gun mounted light, or a separate light that you hold while checking the house with your firearm. Chime in and let me know what ya got goin on!!
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At the moment I have a NEW favorite set up for sights on an AR-15. We worked on Officer Nick's gun and I really liked the say hed had the sighting done on his rifle. He had a Phantom holographic sight (Panorama Reflex) installed on his flat-top upper and had a MAGPUL MBUS flip-up rear sight. These two line up with the factory AR front sight to have a three point reference. Simply eye the front sight through the rear sight and the electronic reticle of the holo sight and BANG BANG pull the trigger to hit what you are aiming at.
The Phantom is an inexspensive electronic sight that most gun snobs scoff at, but the fact is... it's taken Nick and I's abuse without failure. The retail on the Phantom is right around $70. The MAGPUL rear flip up is a metal/plastic unit that pops up when you depress the two tabs on the sides. It is very easy to operate. To drop it back down, just push it down until it locks back into place. The MBUS rear sight cost around $50 and installs on your accessory rail just as easy as the Phantom does.
The Phantom holo sight has a selector switch for several reticle shapes and you can make them either green or red with a turn of the dial which also dims or brightens the sight. I'm by no means saying that this is the best sight, nor is it bullet proof in design. It is what it is... an affordable sight that puts out like a cheap date - and like a cheap date, it may leave you hanging one day - possibly! I have had one unit give me trouble in the past and it was swapped out for a new unit at no cost to me very quickly. I have no complaints. I know me and what my guns go through when I use and abuse them. The last thing I want to do is cry over my $500, $1,000 or $1,500 sight because it got busted up in the field.
Of course, if you have a gas block and/or quad rail you and you do not have a factory AR front sight mounted to the barrel, you can use a flip up front sight to go this route.
Of course the cheaper sight could be substituted with a much more exspensive brand. I'm saying mostly, that this works as a good set-up for rapid sight aquisition and fun!

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Kevin D.
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John I do know I want a light put on the hk while you are working on it. So keep that in mind in case I happen to forget
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Do you have a tactical pistol light picked out yet. We'll be at the big Kenner gun show this month on the 18 and 19. there will be lots of lights to look at. Just keep that in mind! In scoping some out you may get a better idea of what will work for you. Don't forget Kev... there are some guns in your possession that I might need to borrow for display....hint, hint!!!
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Kevin D.
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Holy shit!! I wont even lie, I forgot all about the kenner show. Im going shoot with a friend saturday morning, hes always shot outdoors, never at an indoor range. Same guy who bought the sr9 I was telling you about. I will see about driving your way sunday.
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I just wanted to let everyone out there know about the knock-off situation. At a recent gun show I found many look alike products and knock off copies of name brand gun parts and accessories. Magpul is one of the more copied product lines and you have to be careful about how you go about shopping online and even at the gun shows. Most of the time at the gun show, you are going to know by the price that the item is a knock off product just by looking at it, holding it in your hands, or just by it's cheap price. Most of us can easily steer clear of these pitfalls, but there are some look alikes out there that can fool even the best of us. Only  the most astute and familiar will spot a high quality fake after a thorough examination. The rest of us blow our money on a forgery blissful in our ignorance... that is until somebody says "hey, this aint a real Magpul...look here!"
When it comes to knock offs one of the easiest ways an average Joe can spot them is to look at the packaging. Name brands are proud of their name and logo as well as their product. They will put their items in boxing and packaging that is easily recognizable. Knock off companies won't invest that much money in their packaging and it looks less detailed and possibly comes in just a clear bag or plain box. My rule is... "if in doubt, don't buy it!"
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