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Old 03-28-2009, 23:20   #1
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Fiber Optic front sight for the Mini?

I've Googled and questioned all the usual suspects, but I cannot find anybody who sells a fiber optic front sight for the Mini. I found them for the 10-22, but I can't find a thing for the Mini-14.

Does anybody know where I can find a fiber optic front sight?
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:35   #2
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You could try some paint or fingernail polish for starters. Just a thought.
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XS sights has a front sight with a tritium insert.

http://www.xssights.com/store/tactical.html
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I think I remember seeing one on the ASI website. However, I also seem to recall that it was a complete braze-on unit that they had probably made to go with their fatter barrels.
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If you are very handy with tools, you could build one yourself. Look through Brownells catalouge or website. I know they have the plastic pipe used in
fiber optics. Drill the right size hole through the site, glue in the color pipe you choose!!!!! Maybe an intersecting hole drilled from the top or sides to gather more light.
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I know this is an old thread, but I've been thinking long and hard about fiber optic/tritium sights for my Mini. I've found the Meprolight and XS front blades, but I'm looking to keep the "winged" front sight, so those options are out. In addition, I would like to have FO/Tritium on the rear sight, as well -- nobody makes tritium for the rear.

So here's what I've come up with:
Williams WGRS Rear Peep Sight (WGRS MINI-14/30), with a Fire Ring Ghost Aperture (link)
.040" (1mm) Fiber Optic Sight Rods from Brownells (link)

I'd have a local 'smith ('cause I have neither the experience nor the correct tools) drill the front sight for the FO rods and cut a "relief" out of the top center, leaving just enough material to secure the ends of the rods.

Anyone have opinions about this setup? Suggestions/experiences to share?
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Meprolight Tritium Night Sight

There is a Meprolight Tritium Night Sight on ebay right now for the Mini 14. Just do a search for Ruger Mini 14 and it will come up.
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Originally Posted by Rock007 View Post
There is a Meprolight Tritium Night Sight on ebay right now for the Mini 14. Just do a search for Ruger Mini 14 and it will come up.
Thanks for the heads-up, but the Meprolight is just a front blade, rather than the 580-style winged sight. I'm looking to keep the winged-style sight.
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I went through the same problem, so I "Bubbafied" my own fiber optic sight. I have the Masen M14/M1 style muzzlebrake on my S/S Mini. I filed down the front post, then I got a Hi-Viz Shotgun front post with different fiber optic inserts. A little work with a Dremel and file, some JB Weld, and a home made front fiber optic sight post. Of course with my eyes, I usually rely on a scope.

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Try http://www.gunaccessories.com/mini1430/index.asp . They have a White Stripe Front Post and a Tritium Stripe front sight.
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Go to http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.co...ccessories.php

See if the ASI-Fire Sight is what you are looking for. Cost is $79.95 and it comes in red or green.

I have seen articles on this type of sight for rifles and shotguns. It is well thought of for shorter range shots. Read some of the reviews on the Williams Fire Sight at Midway.
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Mounting Solutions Plus at 2012 SHOT Show

A thread started after the 2012 SHOT Show shows a fiber optic front sight that might be great:

Mini-14 Muzzle Brake Adapter at SHOT Show 2012 (Feb 2012)

This thread was more about the mount system in general, from Mounting Solutions Plus, but the fiber optic front sight set-up looks like just what I have been wanting. Here're the pics:







There're still some issues. The SHOT show items appear not to be on MSP's regular web site yet. Also, not clear exactly how you get their mounting system on your barrel/muzzle. I want this for a Mini-30, which is another kettle of fish. See discussion at the other thread...

I am kind of new to the Mini but have been using the Marble Arms "Bulls-Eye" and front fiber optic bead set-up on a lever gun for a long time, and I love it:



The Marbles has double rear ghost rings, which is great for rapid acquisition of sight picture. I doubt I'll figure out a way to get this on the Ruger Mini, and it may be a bit gangly and not so rugged. The little red bead shown is the front sight out on the muzzle. The Marbles Bulls-Eye comes in several styles, but all require a 3/8" cross-wise dove-tail slot on the receiver or on the barrel back near the receiver. Is there such dove-tail adaptation available for the Mini?
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That MSP mount looks good. I'd seen the threads about it, but couldn't really tell much from the couple pictures that were posted. I, too, went to MSP's website, but didn't find the mount.

It looks like it pins in place. I like the idea, but I don't need a muzzle brake. I'd end up buying a thread protector and calling it good. I also like the Mo-Reaper SKS front sight setup, but, again, I don't need a muzzle brake. I just wish someone would produce an SKS or M14/M1A sight adapter for the Minis without a brake/hider/threading...

But, as my old man always said, "Son, wish in one hand and sh!t in the other. Let me know which one fills up first."
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COBrien,

You're right. Who except Grannie would need a muzzle brake for a Mini? Pretty soft shooter....

But I could do with a flash hider! That is probably one of the accessories that would screw onto the mount MSP makes.

To me, the fiber-optic sight is so valuable, I hope MSP makes just a simple pinned ring that holds that sight. I wish....

RE Your Dad's saying: I don't get it....? Which hand would fill up first?
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Hey, we seem to have enough interest on this thread and the other one about the MSP system. Somebody please call them and post the results for all of us:

Mounting Solutions Plus, Inc.
Miami, FL
1-800-428-9394

I think we'd all like to know:

1) When can we see on the web site MSP: AR-15 Accessories, Scope Mounts & Rings, Rifle Scopes & Flashlights and order the muzzle-end mounts and all the accessories that fit on them?

2) Is there a simple mount for the fiber optic front sight only?

3) How do these mounts attach to the muzzle?

4) Rough idea of price, deliver time, etc.

5) Can us Mini-30 owners get this system?

THANKS!
(I won't have time to call during business hours until next week.)
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