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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Chopping the front site on at AR

Just wondering if anybody has had experience doing this? Sometime in the nearish future I'd like to change my plastic handguards to a nice long quad rail. As it stands, my front site post is in the way, and apparently chopping the site is the best way around it as opposed to a low profile gas block

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it lost my attention when I saw the video was 28 minutes long.

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it lost my attention when I saw the video was 28 minutes long.

28$ saves you 28.

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there's shorter vids, but I chose this one because it was the most descriptive. Click here to skip to where he explains why chopping the front site is more reliable.
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there's shorter vids, but I chose this one because it was the most descriptive. Click here to skip to where he explains why chopping the front site is more reliable.
You can easily add the dimples for the aftermarket low-pro.

Rick is all about saving time. I like to save money. When I saw your rifle the first thing I thought of was chopping off the front sight and putting on a Magpul front end.

I've never done the chop before, but I have the tools to do it, you'd just need to pick up some of that aluminum black stuff.

Or you could save the time and buy the low-pro and we dimple the bottom of the barrel on the drill press. I'm pretty sure I still have a clamp for round objects that mounts to the drill press table.

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yup, as eric said dimpling it would not be difficult.

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LOL, I just did it 3 days ago, though I just cut it off, instead of shaving it and installed the 2 piece YHM specter gas block - I had no choice as my muzzle brake is pinned permanently on 14.5 barrel

it's easy - metal on FSB is really soft - 10 minutes with dremel did it

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oh, and I just pre-ordered this funny thing - it will become an AR pistol by winter, and possibly will be converted to rifle when my kid will grow up

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