Issues installing red dot sight.......any suggestions? Pics included

Issues installing red dot sight.......any suggestions? Pics included

This is a discussion on Issues installing red dot sight.......any suggestions? Pics included within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just received my Vortex Strikefire red dot sight. The problem is that I have a RRA AR-15 with the tactical carry handle. This set ...

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Issues installing red dot sight.......any suggestions? Pics included

  1. #1
    Member Array claybreaker0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    335

    Issues installing red dot sight.......any suggestions? Pics included

    I just received my Vortex Strikefire red dot sight. The problem is that I have a RRA AR-15 with the tactical carry handle. This set up would be GREAT except for the fact that the Vortex comes with a screw on 2X doubler. The scope mounts great atop the tactical handle, and co-witnesses with the stock sites perfectly.....but there is not enough room to screw on the doubler because of the rear sight design. Bummer... is there any option besides having to take the carry handle off......buy a high mount ring....and a whole new rear pop up sight? I guess if I had to then I would get a cantilever mount, and a rear pop up sight.....any suggestions on the cheapest place to get those 2?

    I have included some pics, thanks for your help










    "Being armed gives you options"

    Kimber Pro Carry II; S&W M&P; S&W M&P9c; Walther PPS: Ruger SP101 357: Kahr P380 w/ CT; NAA 22mag; Rock River AR-15; NEF Pardner Pump; Benelli Nova


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array Bob The Great's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Slidell, LA
    Posts
    1,688
    Yeah, looks like you're pretty much stuck. If you really want to mount the magnifier, you need more rail space.

    You could buy a cantilever high mount, ditch the low profile handle you have now, and put a fixed or flip-up BUIS on the back. Make sure you don't cheap out on either one, though.

    If it were me, I'd be asking myself how much I really want that doubler. 2X magnification isn't really all that much, and it would be a shame to go buy all these extra parts and then find out it doesn't really improve your shooting significantly.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array razor02097's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,974
    the rear iron sight isn't going to do crap if you have that mounted on there. I never have optics and carry handles at the same time. IMO the handle below the optic its not very good. Just get a flat rail extension piece. It will elevate your optic and still keep it rigid and will allow an iron sight to be mounted if desired.

    like this

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. new christmas presents...pics included
    By chrise2004 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 30th, 2009, 10:01 AM
  2. Need a holster for my XD9SC....any suggestions/pics?
    By GATORZ in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: April 26th, 2009, 08:46 PM
  3. Need help/Got questions. Pics included
    By aznav in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: November 26th, 2007, 11:18 AM
  4. Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 30th, 2006, 11:05 PM
  5. Front Sight Issues
    By Scott in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: November 9th, 2005, 06:18 PM

Search tags for this page

how to install red dot on ar15

,

how to mount a red dot with magnifier on ar 15 with carry handle

,

how to sight in a red dot scope ar-15

,

install red dot sight

,

pardner pump rail

,

pardner pump rail mount

,

pardner pump scope mount

,

pardner pump with red dot

,

pardner pump with red dot sight

,
rra tactical carry handle vortex strikefire
,

scope on rra tactical handle

,

vortex red dot sights on ar15 with carry handle

Click on a term to search for related topics.