GUN Should I take off my A2 front sight and gas block...

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  1. dpixel8

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    and replace with a rail gas block for some BUIS, on my SBR? :hsd:

    is it difficult to do? anyone done it before? Don't know if it's worth it or not
     
  2. What about rather than a railed gas block, get a quad rail that's longer and covers the gas block, and mount the front sight on that. I think that looks a lot cleaner than a railed gas block.
     
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    that is an option. I'd like to do this as simply and cheaply as possible though. definitely is an option...
     
  4. I'll assume it's a carbine length gas system? What rails have you been looking at?
     
  5. Also, if you plan to cover the gas block with a handguard, you can just cut down the front sight you already have.
     
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    yeah. 10.5" LMT. I already put a carbine length rail on it though. So I guess I'd put that one on another gun. I haven't been looking at any yet though, as it hurts to look at more shit for so much $. :o
     
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    thought about that, I won't do that though. fuckit, that's the easy, chincy way out
     
  8. If you do a nice job there's nothing wrong with it. The advantage here is that if you've got a pinned gas block you can cut it down and never worry about set screws coming loose.
     
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    true. should i re-blue it though after I dremel it off? that's what has always made me hesitant about it since I saw that a few years back.
     
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    WOULD be a lot less trouble...

    would it have to be a free-floating rail though. hrm. how does the rail cover the rest of the A2 block?
     
  11. At that point you'd use a FF rail. I'm not sure what you mean with your other question.
     
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    like how to install a ff rail. :rofl:

    i can google it. never used one nor learned about them

    EDIT: or you mean re-bluing. i meant like where I dremel the sight off the block, should I re-finish the shit.
     
  13. The part where you said " how does the rail cover the rest of the A2 block?"
     
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    yeah. the bottom, where the sling goes, etc. but I think I just meant I wasnt sure how it would connect, hence having to use a ff tube. might be more trouble than I feel like going through
     
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    hrmm. this doesn't seem like such a big deal to put the ff rail on. now to find one that isn't fucking $300
     
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    I'm going to do the same thing. I never though about cutting down the front sight, that's awesome. I'll get a longer FF rail to cover it all and use flip up irons up front.
    And like you said...trying to find a decently priced rail.
     
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    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782

    go down almost 3/4 of the way, there is a how-to

    just have to figure out the cheapest/quality FF system then I guess and buy more fucking tools
     
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    I think I am gonna need a 9" rail......measuring the rifle as it sits now if I were to cut off the A2 sight. hrmm
     
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    YHM rails are fairly inexpensive, and the one I had wasn't too bad.

    +1 to just cutting down the stocker. It's easy dude, and it doesn't look chintzy IMO (not that you'd ever see it). Bonus points is that you get to take a really crude utensil of destruction to your high dollar and perfect AR. That's ultimately satisfying in it's own right.
     
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    yeah, I am going to go that route I think. Just have to figure out the size rail and figure out how it will look. going through pages of pictures on barfcom now
     
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    I'm contemplating the same thing. Thinking of going with the A2 though for simplicity's sake.
     
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    Dude, muster up some testicular fortitude and just go at it with a concrete saw. It will work out.
     
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    I'm going for the MK18 look mang.
     

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