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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Newbie Question

Lets suppose for a minute someone acquires an evil black rifle AR-15 carbine. Like so:

And they want to mount this on it:

The sight has a Weaver mount, the AR has Picatinny rail. I'm thinking I need a Weaver to Picatinny converter?

Sigh... I am a newbie to this platform, allow me to "shine my ignorance"!  Long guns I am no stranger to, this platform though I confess to being a newbie.

PS, If any Fanbois show up and say stuff like "Hey that's not even a Colt, Umarex made it!" or  "You could have at least gotten a real one and got the conversion kit for it." or "Whats a matter, can't handle a REAL cartridge?". Three words for ya: "Lighten up Francis". I can shoot this in indoor ranges, its cheap to shoot, and looks like it will be fun. Colt has farmed out lots of things in the past as well.


  1. Can't help you with the tech information, but "Lighten up Francis" made my day!

    Of course it i 4:59 a.m. so perhaps it made my yesterday.

  2. I believe if you get a weaver-to-picatinny adapter it may also raise the sight up high enough to co-witness on the front? I understand some people like that, having the front sight in the bottom 1/3rd of the dot-sight area.

  3. Agreee with DirtCrash... Co-witness is not a bad idea.

  4. @ North- Time travel IS possible huh? Thanks for getting the reference!

    @ Dirt and NFO- I agree- thanks for the tip! More info to follow!