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Old 05-05-2017, 11:40 PM
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I would like to buy the tool for adjusting the front sight on my new AR 15. Does anybody know who might sell them?

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Old 05-06-2017, 12:00 AM
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Ops! I see that there are tons of replies to this kind of question previously posted.
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:37 AM
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I would like to buy the tool for adjusting the front sight on my new AR 15. Does anybody know who might sell them?

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When I bought my AR-556, one came with the rifle.
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Bullet tip.
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:05 AM
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This... always have one with me!
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Bullet tip.
That is what we used in the ARMY.
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Thanks guys. I was briefed on the use of the bullet tip and the tool to make the sight adjustments. The instructor suggested that the tool is easier to use. He maintains more than one rifle so I assume that is why he likes the tool.

So I'm good to go with a bullet or a tool if I find one. It would also appear that once set it I won't need to make that front sight adjustment again.

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Thanks guys. I was briefed on the use of the bullet tip and the tool to make the sight adjustments. The instructor suggested that the tool is easier to use. He maintains more than one rifle so I assume that is why he likes the tool.

So I'm good to go with a bullet or a tool if I find one. It would also appear that once set it I won't need to make that front sight adjustment again.

I had problems with my password last night so I came in as in
unregistered. Problem solved today.

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For the most part, once you have the rifle zeroed, you will leave it alone. This could change though, if you change the rounds you fire, or if you zeroed at sea level and then went on a hunt in the Rockies...

Also, if you are an armorer and you are returning hundreds of rifles to mechanical zero everyday, then the tool would be easier to use... but for one rifle... tool not required.

But, you did ask where to get one, so simple answer... any gun store that carries ARs and accessories. If you want to go online, you can find them at Brownell's, Midway USA, Palmetto State Armory, or even Amazon.
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Thanks guys. I was briefed on the use of the bullet tip and the tool to make the sight adjustments. The instructor suggested that the tool is easier to use. He maintains more than one rifle so I assume that is why he likes the tool.

So I'm good to go with a bullet or a tool if I find one. It would also appear that once set it I won't need to make that front sight adjustment again.

I had problems with my password last night so I came in as in
unregistered. Problem solved today.

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I see you have an Army tag on your profile, if you are active military I can see spending the $8-10 on the tool. Most of my Jr NCO's were required to have one when we went to the range to avoid using the bullet tip.

They carried one so they could help adjust their soldiers weapons to speed up zeroing weapons.

If your not still active I wouldn't bother, there is a good chance your rifle might not even need front sight adjustment if it's set to battlefield zero already.

The tool is easy to find at the online gun stores, Amazon or ebay. Front sight post adjusting tool (A2)
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I see you have an Army tag on your profile, if you are active military I can see spending the $8-10 on the tool. Most of my Jr NCO's were required to have one when we went to the range to avoid using the bullet tip.

They carried one so they could help adjust their soldiers weapons to speed up zeroing weapons.


If your not still active I wouldn't bother, there is a good chance your rifle might not even need front sight adjustment if it's set to battlefield zero already.

The tool is easy to find at the online gun stores, Amazon or ebay. Front sight post adjusting tool (A2)
HD, you're absolutely correct about this. I was referring to some of the units I was in/around while in the field. They used their bullet tips. I had done this in basic training also, as part of learning how to sight in "IF" you had no sight tool.
I guess I should explained myself fully in one post.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:29 AM
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HD, you're absolutely correct about this. I was referring to some of the units I was in/around while in the field. They used their bullet tips. I had done this in basic training also, as part of learning how to sight in "IF" you had no sight tool.
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Nope you are correct, my first ten years in the military I never knew they had a tool for this. Bullet tip was always the standard.

The next 5 years I protected the tool like it was gold because no one else had one, the trick was to only use the tool yourself to do yours and anyone else that needed help. If you let someone use the tool themselves or borrow and pass it around it magically disappeared never to be seen again.

Two things in the military you never let anyone borrow, your front sight adjuster or your pen! If you do it's gone forever.
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You don't need a tool, but it does make it much easier. For $8 or whatever they cost it's worth it to me.
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