Originally Posted by BillyJack2012
I'm thinking about running my iron sights from my 15-22 on my M&P OR. The original plan was a PA micro dot but man I had a lot of fun shooting irons the other day.
I have a A2 carry handle on the AR I assembled. Red dots are cool and serve a purpose, but I find shooting irons to be plain fun.
I just checked my parts box and found the OEM 15-22 sights. The rear A2 sight off the 15-22 is the exact same as the 15-Sport. The front sight is metal (aluminum). It should work fine on that gas block. Good thinking BillyJack!
The sights will need to be mechanically zeroed. No big deal. It's easy to do. I use a method similar to what is in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5QCGWYfHWk
Now that I think about it, I'm kind of glad I purchased a standard 15-22. The OEM sights on it are very nice to have.
If you ever want to get a carry handle for a decent price, comb the "tactical" AR forums. Guys take off the carry handles on their Colts, and they sometimes sell them for cheap.