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Title: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: wyatt on July 25, 2020, 08:48:16 am
I'm thinking about putting a optic on a pre-ban Colt AR-15 with collapsible stock and carrying handle. I've had it for at least 30 years but my eyes aren't what they used to be with iron sights. I'm leaning towards a red dot optic of some kind but I don't know much about them. I have limited experience with an Aimpoint PRO on a HK MP5 but when I retired, the Government wanted their gun back. (those Bastages! :) )

I'd appreciate some suggestions for an appropriate optic and mounts for it.     
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: coelacanth on July 25, 2020, 12:55:15 pm
If you could either get us a pic of the gun or describe it in a little more detail it might be helpful for pointing you in the right direction.  If you have what is essentially an A2 style rifle with a folding stock added to it the mounting options are somewhat limited.  Most of the red dot sights are designed to be mounted on a flat top style rifle or one with a fore end grip that provides a railed section.  I've seen scopes mounted on the top of the carry handle but they look awkward to use and prone to damage up that high.   :hmm
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: Roper1911 on July 26, 2020, 11:32:06 pm
https://www.opticsplanet.com/sniper-ar-15-top-mount-picatinny-rail-for-carry-handle.html

you'll need one one of these
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: wyatt on July 27, 2020, 02:15:35 am
https://www.opticsplanet.com/sniper-ar-15-top-mount-picatinny-rail-for-carry-handle.html

you'll need one one of these
Thank you!
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: booksmart on July 27, 2020, 09:48:35 am
https://killedbypolice.net/ar-15-carry-handle-scopes/ (https://killedbypolice.net/ar-15-carry-handle-scopes/)
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: wyatt on July 28, 2020, 06:42:11 pm
https://killedbypolice.net/ar-15-carry-handle-scopes/ (https://killedbypolice.net/ar-15-carry-handle-scopes/)
Thank you, Booksmart!
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: RetroGrouch on July 29, 2020, 12:28:49 pm
This might work better:


https://www.themakogroup.com/clearance/z-mount-carry-handle-rail-for-ar15-m16.html
Title: Re: Suggestions for M-4 style red dot optic?
Post by: wyatt on July 29, 2020, 07:15:28 pm
This might work better:


https://www.themakogroup.com/clearance/z-mount-carry-handle-rail-for-ar15-m16.html
Thank you, Sir!