Check out this cool new clamp-on AR-15 front sight from Battle Arms Development called the Architek that looks very similar to an AK-47 front sight. Its lightweight and compact made for .750 diameter AR-15 barrels. It’s made out of machined 7075-T6 aluminum and the sight post is skeletonized to help reduce weight to just 1.3 ounces. Why would anyone need a clamp on front sight? The main benefit I see is for those who want to extent their sight radius as far as possible or for those who have low profile gas blocks.
The new Architek front sight retails for $89.99 and is available exclusively at Brownells.com
The Battle Arms AR-15 Fixed Clamp-On Front Sight was designed exclusively for Brownells to allow for the longest sight radius possible. No more settling for back up sights attached at the far end of the handguard or front sight bases permanently attached at the gas port. With the Fixed Front Sight, the user can place the assembly as close the muzzle as possible, with it solely in contact with the barrel. When shooting prone, even free float handguards will flex. If employing iron sights, any front sight attached to the handguard will be affected.
Machined from 7075 T6 aluminum & featuring a matte black anodized finish, this front sight will be as durable as the rifle you mount it on. The sight clamps onto the barrel via three 6-32×3/8” socket head screws for maximum clamping force. Lightening cuts ensure unnecessary weight is not added to the muzzle of your rifle. The front sight clamps to standard, government profile barrels, which are .750 at the gas block, or have similar profiles. Front sight will attach to outside diameters ranging from .735” to .750”. Removal of muzzle device will be necessary for installation.