Iron Sights for AR-15, Backup, Offset, Sports and Combat Use

Magpul MBUS and Pro AR-15 Backup Sights Review

Times when red dot sights, also known as reflex or holographic sights were big and expensive are in the past. Do you know that they were used on fighter aircraft in limited numbers during World War I and widely used during World War II?

Optic and red dot sights are not that expensive as it was before. They are compact and inexpensive. That is why they are widely used on rifles, shotguns and even handguns nowadays.

But iron sights are still used by Marines, Army and competitive shooters. So why are they used, and what iron sights are preferred for your AR-15 rifle?

Iron sights are much more difficult to break. They can be used during rain, snow and even when wet or dirty. They can take a lot of abuse and still work and enable the shooter to aim and hit a target.

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JP Low Mass Operating System (LMOS™) Bolt Carrier Group Review


There is an article on how to Reduce Recoil on AR-15 Rifle, which covers upgrades to reduce the recoil of your AR-15.

One of the upgrades required for a competition gun is a lightweight Bolt Carrier Group. In order for the recoil felt by the shooter to be reduced, several components must be changed in the AR-15 rifle. One of these is the bolt carrier (Bolt Carrier Group). If the mass of the parts that roll back after the shot decreases, then the recoil effect on the shooter will probably become less noticeable (this is true only with the correct setting of the gas block and buffer spring).

How do you lighten the mass of moving parts? It couldn’t be easier. JP Enterprises LMOS Bolt Carrier is a lightweight bolt carrier from the well-known manufacturer that produces ready-made AR-15 rifles, and a whole bunch of individual spare parts and tuning elements.

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List of the Best AR-15 Upgrades

Remington 870 and AR-15

What is AR-15?

The AR-15 is a lightweight rifle with an intermediate cartridge and a rotating lock bolt. To give you an idea of how light it is, the rifle without ammunition weighs less than 6 pounds. Some later versions of the AR-15 were made with heavier barrels, which increased the weight to about 9 pounds. There have been many versions of the AR-15 produced, which have mainly been within the semiautomatic family. But the original AR-15 rifles were fully automatic and could shoot 800 rounds per minute. By the time they were brought to the consumer marketplace, they were made into semiautomatic rifles which could shoot 90 rounds per minute. These rifles are manufactured with lots of synthetic materials and aluminum alloys. The very first AR-15 was created in 1959 by the company “ArmaLite,” which was a small arms engineering company in America. Many people think the “AR” in the rifle’s name means assault rifle, but it actually stands for the name of its founder “ArmaLite.” They built the AR-15 specifically for the United States military back in the 1950s. Eventually ArmaLite had financial problems and were forced to sell the AR-15 design to the firearms manufacturing company called “Colt.” It was Colt that brought the AR-15 rifle to the consumer marketplace, which occurred around 1963. They also own the AR-15 registered trademark, although there have been variations of the firearm made by many different manufacturers and they use their own names for it.

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