Posts Tagged ‘front sight’

Feb
28

Range Report: AR-15 Front Sight Laser

Great weather today. Got to try out the new laser.

Front sight tower with laser on RRA AR-15 pistol

Front sight tower with laser on RRA AR-15 pistol

This was a bright, sunny day, and I was shooting at 25 yards from a rest, not looking through the sights – I was basically sitting up straight and aiming solely with the laser. I couldn’t make out the dot on the orange targets, so I improvised a little to have the dot on the white freezer paper.

Adjustment was simple with the brass screws. However, as I had feared, the adjustment screws are just too loose to hold zero. The laser started wandering to the right after a few shots, causing shot placement to go left.

Laser started wandering after a few shots

Laser started wandering after a few shots

A little loctite on the threads took care of that. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was red (stronger) loctite. I do NOT recommend this… use the blue loctite.

Some loctite on the adjustment screws was all it needed.

Some loctite on the adjustment screws was all it needed.

While giving the loctite a few minutes to set up, I sprayed a few gray spots on the paper to help me see the dot.

After another adjustment, I was able to shoot the group below. Also, this will give you an idea of the size of the dot… Looks like it’s about 1/2″ at 25 yards.

All-in-all, I’m pleased with this purchase. It does exactly what I wanted it to do.

Happy shooting.