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has anybody tried to shave a front sight base without taking the front sight off the barrel? (since with a pinned muzzle device taking it off is almost impossible) Im thinking about shaving mine and getting a rail to go over it and am just curious how difficult it is... wouldnt want to slip and mess my barrel up
 

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If you've a hacksaw and bench grinder its pretty much pie.

Hacksaw the triangle tower off then get after it with the grinder.
Takes about 15 minutes. 20~30 if you want to really pretty it up before bluing/parkerizing/alumablacking
 

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If you've a hacksaw and bench grinder its pretty much pie.

Hacksaw the triangle tower off then get after it with the grinder.
Takes about 15 minutes. 20~30 if you want to really pretty it up before bluing/parkerizing/alumablacking
Angle grinder seems a bit over kill lol... I think ill pick up a dremel to do it.. need an excuse to get one anyways
 

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Bench grinder not angle grinder.
Its gonna take a long while with a dremel. Good for the final finish work though.
 

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One benifit is that it allows you to get the fixed front sight out of the road of an optic.

Another is the allownce for a FF tube or handguard that's longer than what the factory sight tower would allow.
This in turn creates a longer sight radius on rail mounted irons, which is an improvement in general accuracy with said irons.

And, another another is the allowance for a FF tube or handguard that's longer than what the factory sight tower would allow.
This lets you have many inches more support hand grab/grip locations than, say, a standard set of carbine handguards.
 

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What is the benefit of doing this? i thought about doing it and adding a front fold down sight on tthe quad rail
Im considering it to get the front sight out of the way for optics and to have a rail thats longer than the handgaurd I have now
 
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