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Old 02-08-2015, 10:43 PM
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Hello everyone, I'm a new m&p 15 owner and was wondering if anyone can help me on some referrals on a few attachments. I'm looking for a front grip, possibly a laser/flashlight combo and a sight. The range I shoot at is only maxed at 25 yards so I'm looking for something like a red dot. I'd like to stay under $100 on each item if possible. Thanks for reading And God bless.

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Old 02-08-2015, 10:52 PM
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Hello everyone, I'm a new m&p 15 owner and was wondering if anyone can help me on some referrals on a few attachments. I'm looking for a front grip, possibly a laser/flashlight combo and a sight. The range I shoot at is only maxed at 2 yards so I'm looking for something like a red dot. I'd like to stay under $100 on each item if possible. Thanks for reading And God bless.
Maybe I am misunderstanding, but if your range is 2 yards max, you need to be looking for a new range, not attachments...
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:57 PM
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Bahaha it was suppose to be 25 yards oops.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:01 PM
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Well, that is better, but my answer still applies...
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If your only available range is just 25 yards I would suggest that you use open sights. Doing so will build skill with acquiring a repeatable sight picture and at 25 yards I think that Red Dots are an unnecessary cheat. There, just saved you at least the 100 bucks a moderately good quality Red Dot would cost.

If you want additional furniture such as a forward grip I can tell you that most gun shows today have a huge array of dealers selling items for the AR and pricing isn't half bad when you considering shipping costs from someone like Brownells. Last gun show I picked up 3 Magpul Gen 2 30 rounds magazines for just 25 bucks. IIRC forward rail mount hand grips had an asking price of just 23 bucks.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:56 PM
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It all depends on your eyesight. Lot easier with a red dot at 25 than trying to line up everything through iron sights and bi-focals. Red dot is much faster and repeatable than iron for me.
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:32 AM
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I have found the most used attachments to my ar's have been my visa, master card, discover and checkbook. Did you know you could keep a blank check in your handgrip along with an extra battery ?
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I have yet to handle a red dot that was $100 or less that was worth handling. So, I have no suggestions for you along those lines. Here is my review of a Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot: Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot- MD-ADS The jury is still out, but preliminary testing has gone well.

There are some good lights out there, but again, all the ones worth having cost more than you want to spend. Save a little and get the one you really want. The pain of low quality lasts long after the elation of low price wears off.


Also, I have to agree with the others on your range. I've never been to a range that only had 25 yards and still allowed rifles other than .22LR. While something is better than nothing, you really do need to find a new range. The AR is an excellent 25 yard gun, but it will get old quick. Find a place that has at least 100 yards to play with.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:23 AM
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Gotch ya ! In my area there is a range that allows .223 , and has max distance of 50ft. (Actually was built to withstand .458 WinMag , but political bs limited him in cal for his zoning special exception ). The size of the range was limited by being built inside of an existing building.

The rear sight is suposed to be blur , and place the front post onto the slightly blury target. But for those with actual signifigent vision problems use whatever you need to use. If you NEED a red dot or other optical sight , and have limited total budget for initial accesorizing , skip the light , lazer , and foreward handgrip for now , and put available budget all into optic and mount.
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:17 AM
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You're not going to find a light/laser combo for $100 that actually works. A light allows you to see and identify your target. Short rail sections are about $7. Ring mounts for flashlights are about $20 and lights are however much you want to spend.

I got a G series SureFire 630 lumen light for just under $70 and a ring mount for the $20. Works fine.

I'll echo Rastoff on red dots.
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Can you post a picture of your rifle so we know what kind of Handgard you're working with?


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First, if you have never owned an AR before I would get used to the new rifle and shoot it as much as possible getting used to the stock sights that came with it. Yes a Red Dot is a great improvement over iron sights. I feel it's more enjoyable buying one Quality item at a time so it doesn't break the bank. This way you only have to buy the item once. As time and monies become available you can buy or receive as gifts (birthdays) additional items. It's nice when family members buy my toys.
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The Bushnell TRS 25 red dot will work fine on your AR for range use. Lots of folks use them with overwhelming positive reports. Palmetto State Armory was selling them for $69. You can find them for under hundred most places.

StreamLight sells several decent quality light and light/laser combos in their TLR series designed for guns that won't break the bank.

If you can live without the laser, there are a ton very good options under $100.


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The Bushnell TRS 25 red dot will work fine on your AR for range use. Lots of folks use them with overwhelming positive reports. Palmetto State Armory was selling them for $69. You can find them for under hundred most places.

StreamLight sells several decent quality light and light/laser combos in their TLR series designed for guns that won't break the bank.

If you can live without the laser, there are a ton very good options under $100.


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Best attachment you can buy for your AR is ammo and mags. And then, more ammo, and more mags.

The rest is just playing dress up.

That said, I too like to play dress up. Although I like to keep it simple.

I run a PA Micro dot and a Magpul AFG on my AR.
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The sub $100 Primary Arms MicroDot is also fine for range use.


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