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I'll be working on a 20" fixed stock A4/K.I.S.S. style rifle over the next few months. It's real purpose is just to be a simple fun gun with dedicated iron sights. Since irons are the goal I am looking around for recommendations. I've been looking at a wide variety of carry handle options, the LMT Tactical Rear Sight for its trim looks and full adjustability, and the DD A1.5 for its simplicity.
Any one have experience and/or thoughts on these or other options?
The DD 1.5 is what I have in the Minuteman KISS rifle. They work well for what they do. Another good option is the Larue LT-103
They also have a good reputation. One of the big questions I go back and forth with is whether or not a dedicated irons rifle should have adjustable rears.
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I'm running Troy non-folding/fixed irons with an EOTech on mine (lower third cowitness). If you want the full adjustment capability of the A2-style carrying handle I can't recommend the LMT adjustable rear sight assembly highly enough.
I'm running DD 1.5 on my minute man rifle (18" faxon barrel, knights ras m5, a5 receiver extension). I like them. I set the zero & leave it. If you shop them around you can get the rear for $40ish.
That being said I also have a set of troy folding irons that may go on if that rifle ever gets a micro red dot.
I'm getting a friend to print a set of these for me: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3370145 😀
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I run an LMT tactical sight on the rear of my mk18 (cqbr block 1) and it's a tank. Although for the money, you could get a daniel defense combo which look pretty sweet together. That is the setup I thought about putting on my 300blk pistol but went with the more compact magpul pros.
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