Gun modifications for AR-15’s can’t easily be judged by one individual because, in the end, it’s up to the gun owner to decide what and where their modifications are placed. Some mods happen because the owner doesn’t know any better or have never been asked why they do it, while other mods are hyper-specific to body type, dexterity, etc. That said, here are some AR-15 accessories dos and don’ts when is comes to mod placement and effectiveness.
Gun Modifications | AR-15 Dos and Don’ts
AR-15 accessories don’t have to be flashy, just make sure you use the right gun modifications for your intended purpose.
1. AR-15 Optics
Do place your optics as far forward as possible on your weapon – the further it is from your face the more you will see of your target and less of the housing. It will also allow you to see your red dot easier if you’ve included red dot optics in your scope choice.
Don’t place your optics so far at the back that you can no longer fit on your iron sights.
2. Iron Sights
Do have backup iron sights. Optics are a luxury and can break or run out of power. Always have iron sights as a backup.
Don’t place your iron sights forward on your rail. The further apart your sights are the better your sight radius will be.
3. Vertical Grips
Do place your vertical grips forward on your AR-15.
Don’t place your vertical grips far back. The only purpose for using this gun accessory would be when clearing buildings and you can always place your hand on your magazine well.
Do mount your flashlight as far forward as possible. The further up your light is the less of a shadow you will create. The less shadow, the less visible you are when it is on.
Don’t mount it far back or take it off. Just because you have a light doesn’t mean you need to have it on. Better to have one and be visible than not have one and have no vision or target identification.
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