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So I have been seeing more and more pictures of XCR's with HK rear sights and I am a fan of them from shooting HK 91's and one great time with a G3, Where is a good place to find them and how much are they going for?
 

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Those are not HK sights. They are fake knock offs made for the AR15

If you want real, correct height HK sights try http://www.hkparts.net/ or http://www.hkspecialist.net/

You are right. My bad. However they look identical in height and design. I wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same manufacturing facility.
You are right. My bad. However they look identical in height and design. I wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same manufacturing facility.
One needs to decide if yellow numbers are worth another $100 for OE. Personally I'd probably save the money.

As far as being made for the AR15, basically both of these sights are made for the AR15 as the 416 is just a piston AR more or less. They are just same plane diopter sights. A person might be better off with the ones on Rainier as they state no rail length limitation. Then again $100 more isn't alot if having OE HK parts on your non HK rifle means alot to you. Post some pics when you get them on... whichever you choose CmbtEngineer.
 

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Hey thanks guys I will look into both of them. I'm still waiting on my rifle to ship bit as soon as I get something going I'll post some pics thanks again
 

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You are right. My bad. However they look identical in height and design. I wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same manufacturing facility.
One needs to decide if yellow numbers are worth another 0 for OE. Personally I'd probably save the money.

As far as being made for the AR15, basically both of these sights are made for the AR15 as the 416 is just a piston AR more or less. They are just same plane diopter sights. A person might be better off with the ones on Rainier as they state no rail length limitation. Then again 0 more isn't alot if having OE HK parts on your non HK rifle means alot to you. Post some pics when you get them on... whichever you choose CmbtEngineer.
K, this is bad advice that causes people to waste time and money.

The HK and Centurion sights are not identical. The difference is not just colors and $100 either.

The XCR and HK 416 both have a rail that sits .4-5" higher than an AR15 rail. Meaning, HK416 height sights provide superior cheek weld and lockup on the XCR for people who dont mind running full time BUIS. Many XCR owners are discontent with the pairing of AR15 height sights with the XCR so they actively seek out sights that sit lower. The HK416 sights are a solid solution for these people.

Buying Centurion, AR15 height, knock off sights negates the whole purpose for even considering sights of this type

And FWIW, HK sights are made in Germany while Centurion sights are made in California
 

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You are right. My bad. However they look identical in height and design. I wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same manufacturing facility.
One needs to decide if yellow numbers are worth another 0 for OE. Personally I'd probably save the money.

As far as being made for the AR15, basically both of these sights are made for the AR15 as the 416 is just a piston AR more or less. They are just same plane diopter sights. A person might be better off with the ones on Rainier as they state no rail length limitation. Then again 0 more isn't alot if having OE HK parts on your non HK rifle means alot to you. Post some pics when you get them on... whichever you choose CmbtEngineer.
K, this is bad advice that causes people to waste time and money.

The HK and Centurion sights are not identical. The difference is not just colors and 0 either.

The XCR and HK 416 both have a rail that sits .4-5" higher than an AR15 rail. Meaning, HK416 height sights provide superior cheek weld and lockup on the XCR for people who dont mind running full time BUIS. Many XCR owners are discontent with the pairing of AR15 height sights with the XCR so they actively seek out sights that sit lower. The HK416 sights are a solid solution for these people.

Buying Centurion, AR15 height, knock off sights negates the whole purpose for even considering sights of this type

And FWIW, HK sights are made in Germany while Centurion sights are made in California
Good info!!! thank you.
 

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Here are some wicked cheap knock-offs. I don't know if they're the correct height or not. However, for the price, you could get these, check them out, and then decide if you want to spend $200+ on similar sights. It sure would be a shame to buy expensive HK sights and then learn that you don't like them on your XCR.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tactical-CQB-Airsoft-HK416-style-front-sight_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a4Q7c65Q3a1Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem350171964362QQitemZ350171964362QQptZLHQ5fDefaultDomainQ5f0QQsalenotsupported

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tactical-QD-Rear-Sight-for-20mm-rail-metal-HK416-Series_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a4Q7c65Q3a1Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem270360634222QQitemZ270360634222QQptZLHQ5fDefaultDomainQ5f0QQsalenotsupported

Even though these aren't combat quality, they will probably last a few shooting sessions. By that time you'll have a better idea of whether or not you want to drop the additional funds on the real thing.
 

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The HK sights are nice,but it seems less expensive to me to find a cheeck riser instead of buying sights that cost that much.
 

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You are right. My bad. However they look identical in height and design. I wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same manufacturing facility.
One needs to decide if yellow numbers are worth another 0 for OE. Personally I'd probably save the money.

As far as being made for the AR15, basically both of these sights are made for the AR15 as the 416 is just a piston AR more or less. They are just same plane diopter sights. A person might be better off with the ones on Rainier as they state no rail length limitation. Then again 0 more isn't alot if having OE HK parts on your non HK rifle means alot to you. Post some pics when you get them on... whichever you choose CmbtEngineer.
K, this is bad advice that causes people to waste time and money.

The HK and Centurion sights are not identical. The difference is not just colors and 0 either.

The XCR and HK 416 both have a rail that sits .4-5" higher than an AR15 rail. Meaning, HK416 height sights provide superior cheek weld and lockup on the XCR for people who dont mind running full time BUIS. Many XCR owners are discontent with the pairing of AR15 height sights with the XCR so they actively seek out sights that sit lower. The HK416 sights are a solid solution for these people.

Buying Centurion, AR15 height, knock off sights negates the whole purpose for even considering sights of this type

And FWIW, HK sights are made in Germany while Centurion sights are made in California

I appreciate your enthusiasm. Good point indeed. (Even in spite of your usual condescending tone. lol!) I haven't taken a micrometer to them so I'm sure you are correct. You would think you would be able to see 1/2" difference in height easily with the naked eye. Then again pictures are deceiving. Good catch.
 

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After reading a little, they certainly are different height. One thing to consider however... if going with the original HK sight, due to their shorter profile, they will not co-witness with reflex optics. No biggie if you don't desire the option of co-witness though.
 

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After reading a little, they certainly are different height. One thing to consider however... if going with the original HK sight, due to their shorter profile, they will not co-witness with reflex optics. No biggie if you don't desire the option of co-witness though.
This is not correct.

You get lower 1/3 co-witness with Eotech, or 1/3 with Aimpoints on medium mounts.
 

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Now i'm really confused.

People are actually recommending you go with the knockoff instead of the HK, but because the knockoff costs $200+ they think they are still getting a deal? You are getting screwed....

If you are going knockoff, get the airsoft version...99% of the function for 5% of the cost and it's the exact same thing. I have the airsoft troy sights (knight arms) and they are 100% the same function and 99% visual...all for $35 bucks.
 
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