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AR Tritium Night Sights Anyone?

This is a discussion on AR Tritium Night Sights Anyone? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by sojourner M900A looks to cost $616. Ouch. My rich uncle bought mine for me. Any of the many options to mount a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
    M900A looks to cost $616. Ouch.
    My rich uncle bought mine for me.

    Any of the many options to mount a handheld light combined with a G2 LED will probably give you all the performance you will need at a reasonable price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhawk6 View Post
    My rich uncle bought mine for me.

    Any of the many options to mount a handheld light combined with a G2 LED will probably give you all the performance you will need at a reasonable price.
    Thats probably what I will end up doing... I dont see the need for anything more, for my purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhawk6 View Post
    My rich uncle bought mine for me.

    Any of the many options to mount a handheld light combined with a G2 LED will probably give you all the performance you will need at a reasonable price.
    I haven't been in contact with my rich uncle in 20 years.

    I have a G2 LED but am pretty unfamiliar with the options to mount the G2 LED. Could you give me the names of some products/options I can use to mount the G2 LED?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I guess I should have asked what you planned on doing with it. I dont think its all that important to have a light mounted on a rifle, unless you are using it for HD or something like that. I use mine when I need a little more reach than my normal choices give me, so a light is further down on the list.
    I want it for home defense, keeping with the old-school tradition of iron sights, training other rifle shooters with the standard iron sights, maybe for the BOB, and lastly to have an xtra AR.

    Do you have any recommendations on the products to use to mount a G2 LED? That sounds like the most cost effective way to get what I need for this particular AR.

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    Search for Safariland, and take a look at part #SF-RLS.M. That is a new mount they came out with that will mount to a standard rail and will hold any 1" tube light. It should be right around $30. You can buy the mount and light combo (SF-RLS) for around $90, but Im not sure what light that includes.
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    Viking tactics has a very functional mount for the G2 and the price is under $20. Here is the link:

    Viking Tactics, Inc.

    I have an M900a on my work gun. It is brighter than the sun but is heavy and expensive. I think that if I were doing it again, I would opt for the LED scout light.
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    Both of mine are stock sights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckledrager View Post
    Viking tactics has a very functional mount for the G2 and the price is under $20. Here is the link:

    Viking Tactics, Inc.

    I have an M900a on my work gun. It is brighter than the sun but is heavy and expensive. I think that if I were doing it again, I would opt for the LED scout light.
    This one looks a little simplier... simple is better IMO. Plus it comes in some cool colors.
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    Great info everyone. I think I am circling in closer to what I might put on.

    I have a few G2 and G2 LED flashlights (so I can use those).
    TacStar pressure switch end cap for G2 $20
    VTAC picatinny light mount $20
    Command arms Bayonet picatinny rail $35

    Using my current G2, that is only $75 (plus S&H)
    not having a G2, that would be approx. $110.





    Thoughts on this setup?

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    Sounds good to me! Just watch where you mount it, so it doesnt get in the way of a sling, your hands or anything else.
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    The proposed setup from my previous post would chosen against this setup

    picatinny rail grip (correct name?)
    vertical hand grip to attach to the picatinny rail grip
    VTAC picatinny light mount
    G2 or G2 LED

    and using my left thumb to activate the G2.

    This option seems more resilient (no pressure pad and external cable), but I am thinking about keeping the standard non-picatinny grip on the ar.

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    Honestly, I think its a waste of money for the forward grip unless you shooting full auto, and that would also wipe out the need for the rail grip.
    I would just mount a small peice of rail on the standard hand guard and put the light on it. I would use the remote switch, as you dont want to keep moving your grip around everytime you turn the light on and off. A WML doesnt get turned on and left on, its constant on and off as you move.
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    If you put a "gangsta" vertical grip on the standard hand guards, you will twist them out of the delta ring. This is from experience. I would give some thought to adding just enough rail to mount the light. Place it on either side of the hand guard in the location that your support hand thumb lands in. That way you will be able to use one grip location and still activate the light when needed. I leave my support hand (left hand) thumb on the left side of the weapon. It is the same grip that I use for my pistol, my hands are just not touching.
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    Here is the link to what I have bought for a WML for my Stag. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...65-post49.html

    Attached is a pic of what I have installed that I like.

    Front Sight Rail
    Light and Laser Mount
    Sure Fire G2

    Cheap, great placement for activating with my off-hand and no extra wires or pressure pads to worry about.
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    My Les Baer came with an integrated flip up front sight/gas block with a Trijicon front sight post.

    I like it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find one for another AR build.

    I'm not crazy abou the light being on the FSB.

    One of the best, and most affordable choices for a solid light mount and light are the Viking Tactics Thermo Polymer mounts in their combo offering with the Surefire G2 or the choice a Surfire 6P and also the choice of the G2P (LED Version)

    I have the G2P on the 3 O'clock rail, just forward of my foregrip and my thumb can activate the light momentarily or constantly.

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