I have a DPMS w/ a fixed carry handle. I cannot afford a new upper w/ a flat top. So I have been looking for a few different sights to throw on a carry handle mount. I settled on a Barska Illuminated Red Dot Sight. I got it at Gander Mountain for $69. The carry handle mount that they had was too long for my handle. So I still need to get one.
Here is my dilemma. No matter what kind of mount I get, the iron sights will be blocked. So I thought about mounting a rail to the handguard and maybe co-witnessing through the iron sights. But the front sight seems to sit really high in the window.
Is there a carry handle mount out there that still allows you to use your iron sights? I really don't want to lose the use of the iron sights in case of a dead battery. I've heard of a quick release attachment for the optics, but I don't know how secure they would be.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.