New AR-15 Front Sight Posts in the Mail

High-Power/CMP season is starting at the club. First match was April, which I unfortunately missed because work is leaving me with little energy for much else. But since it was such a nice day yesterday, and I had some time, I decided to go the range for some practice. For the first time I got to shoot my M1903A3. which I bought from a guy at the club late last summer and haven’t yet had a chance to shoot. The first thing that struck me is how much nicer the front sight is over the AR-15.

The ’03-A3 has a thin, crisp front sight. The production AR-15 has a front sight as big as a house. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but if you’re practicing on an NRA SR-1 target, the front sight is certainly much larger than the target, which makes aiming with any precision an exercise in futility. I decided if I’m going to shoot any high-power this shooting season having this was going to be a must, so I ordered a set from Brownells. I am hoping this will tighten up my groups a bit, since I think the main reason I have a tough time getting everything in the 10 ring with the AR is that I don’t really have a clear picture of where I’m aiming.

5 thoughts on “New AR-15 Front Sight Posts in the Mail”

  1. I can measure the post that came in my YHM front sight and let you know what it is; it’s the perfect width for shooting the 100-yard reduced course of fire.

  2. But which one is NRA approved for across-the-course High Power? :-) My problem is eyesight – and a crapped-out rotator-cuff.

  3. Has anyone tried any of those fiber optic front sight posts? I was trying to decide between the pack you selected Sebastian and the red fiber optic one.

  4. I have not on an AR. It depends on what you’re doing. If you’re doing practical shooting, the fiber sight is probably an advantage. If you’re doing precision shooting, you’re better off with an old fashioned post.

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