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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Shippensburg, Michaux and 4B
Re: Absolute co-witness or lower third?
Keep in mind the fact that back up sights are just that, back ups that are only for when your $500 optic fails or breaks. Unless your putting yourself in combat situations with your M4 or are using it in a competition, your back up sights really are just a measure for when everything goes wrong or to make your rifle look cool (and there isn't anything wrong with that, I have Magpul MBUS's on my .300blkout AR pistol just because I did it up in black and Magpul Tan stuff and it fills it out in my opinion and looks snazzy.)
Even in a home defense situation, unless you live in Buckingham Palace your're not going to be shooting more than what, 10-15 yards at the most? If you need sights to drop someone with a rifle at that distance your doing something wrong. Thats also why you have 30 rd mags....so you can walk your fire in haha j/k.
Don't doubt the ruggedness of your name brand optics either, ie. Trijicon, Eotech, C-more, and Aimpoint. I carried a Acog and an Aimpoint in Iraq and they were both covered in scars by the time I was done with them that you probably wouldnt offer more than $100 bucks on them to me, but they still worked and held zero like a champ. Just for fun I left my Aimpoint on mid-power all the time and using CR123 batteries that thing was on for like for 4 months until I changed the batteries out just because. I have a crappy $30 dollars red dot from Gander on my GSG5 and that thing burns through batteries like crazy in comparason.
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