Red dot

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by jadavis1934, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. jadavis1934

    jadavis1934 Member

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    :confused:How do I remove the rear sight on a 995TS to install a red dot
     
  2. VinnieD

    VinnieD Member

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    You don't have to. A red dot actually works better mounted further forward. You can just co-witness the original sights with it.
     

  3. jadavis1934

    jadavis1934 Member

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    There is not enough space!!

    More help!
    Thanks
     
  4. mn_doggie

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    Did you try to remove the three screws that hold the sight on the rail?

    There is also the elevation adjustment screw that needs to be removed.
     
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  5. kevin6154

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    ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1405286806.291422.jpg mine fits. Just barely! Had to fool with it for a while to get the perfect spot.


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  6. Kronos

    Kronos Oppulent Disparity Member

    Mines a 42mm and mounted forward like kevins, with covers in place. I prefer it mounted forward as opposed to towards the rear. For me, it allows faster target acquisition and easier on the eyes.
     
  7. mn_doggie

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    The OP posted twice and hasn't been back in 10 days..... 'spose he removed the screws....
     
  8. bigfrank330

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    What brand of sight is that ?
     
  9. kevin6154

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    Simmons I think. I'll look when I get home.


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  10. bigfrank330

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    I like the look of it
    Thanks
    Frank
     
  11. 4595tsguy

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    I chose to remove my sights because I am left eye dominant but right handed. I shoot best with a red dot because of this. I could have compensated by moving my iron sights to match where I hit using my right eye, but I'm extremely partial to red dots in general and the iron sights impede your sight picture through a red dot. I will be ordering some basic 45° offset flip ups in the near future. This is what it looks like without irons using a bushnell trs-25.
     

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  12. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I just put on the off set sights but not the flip up type love them for close shoots and scope for farther out
     
  13. 4595tsguy

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    Is there any specific reason you chose standard offsets over flip ups?
     
  14. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    No reason other then didn't think about flip ups and I like it ready to go without adding steps during a high stress time.
     
  15. 850hipoint

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    I bought some 45* flip up sights. They are junk. To much slop in the axis. Didn't even try to sight them in...:mad:
     
  16. menhir

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    I'm wondering why the stock rear sight assembly is so long, taking up 5-1/4" of the appx. 8" rail, when the business part the sight is only a couple of inches in length.

    I'm curious because I recently bought a Leapers Red/Green Dot and there's was barely enough room to mount it, and I had to remove the flip-up covers to get it to fit at all. I'd like to keep the iron sights, so removing them completely wouldn't be my first option.

    Any explanations or ideas?
     
  17. 4595tsguy

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    I would suggest 45° offset sights. I have read from numerous users on here that there is a good pair that can be had on Amazon for $20. If you don't like that option, you could go with a magpul back up sight for about $40. They only take up about 2.5" of rail. I would not suggest leaving your red dot on there with no covers.
     
  18. 4595tsguy

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    I had considered buying 45° rail attachments and using magpul flip ups.
     
  19. ajole

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    No clue, except that they do really, REALLY protect the sights from abuse.:p
    They are a left over from the old gun, now with the rail, you'd think they could develop a smaller unit that was protected, but...not yet.
     
  20. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Just got a green laser off Amazon a NCSTAR don't know if it should go on AR or 4595. Mall ninjas are out to night.