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Hello. I am a newbie AR user but am a proud new owner of the Sig M400 Elite rifle.

I was looking for suggestions on what else I might add to this rifle in terms of target shooting and maybe more coolness factor - if it's even possible to raise that?! :)
 

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Optic, foregrip, sling. Maybe a light

Everything else is probably unnecessary but to each their own
 

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Budget is decent. But don't ask my wife. It's all my discretionary funds on the side :)

I have a sling on order and adding a Magpul forend grip tonight.

I cannot wait to shoot it this weekend!!!

Saturday cannot come fast enough.

TY for the responses.
 

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Buy a case of ammo and a dozen magazines. After you shoot through that case, you'll have a better idea which accessories will improve your AR shooting experience. I've given away or traded plenty of accessories I thought would be cool, but ended up being wasted money and adding weight to the AR's.

That said, Geissele makes some nice triggers for AR's ;)
 

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Welcome from the West Coast of Florida
 

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Welcome to the forum from Ohio.
 

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Just shooting fun and home defense. I have a feeling my wife would find this to be more fun to shoot.
 

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Buy a case of ammo and a dozen magazines. After you shoot through that case, you'll have a better idea which accessories will improve your AR shooting experience. I've given away or traded plenty of accessories I thought would be cool, but ended up being wasted money and adding weight to the AR's.

That said, Geissele makes some nice triggers for AR's ;)
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Wow, nice dot. TY.

Like what ScrapRat said, I'll go through 500-1000 rounds and then I'll see how I like that Romeo with it.
 

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Welcome!!! Your rifle came without any sights from what I've read. So the big decisions should start with sights

Optics come in two major groups, red dots and telescopic sights. Red dots are faster to acquire targets, allow the use of both eyes and are good out to 200 yards or more with a magnifier. They are ideal in many ways for a rifle with a 16 inch carbine barrel. If you go the red dot route you should add iron sights to co-witnedd with the red dot.

The military uses the Trijicon ACOG with four power fixed magnification and a reticle calibrated to military ammunition. They are very durable and are expensive.

The modern telescopic sight many civilians use is a variable power scope with or without a lighted reticle. The biggest mistake on scopes is usually too much magnification.

SIG is very new to manufacturing sights. Their telescopic sights are built like tanks and are therefore very heavy for what they do. IMO, the bugs are not yet out of SIG's scopes. High end scopes are usually adjustable in .1 MRAD or .25 MOA, i.e., about a third of an inch or a quarter of an inch at 100 yards. SIG went with .2 MRAD and .5 MOA on their tactical 1-6x24 tactical scopes which is ok for short shots but is not good at long distances. (I own several SIG optics.)

Good brands of red dots from most expensive downward are Aimpoint, Trijicon and Vortex. Telescopic sight brands of quality are too numerous to list, but always look at Leupold, Vortex, Burris and Bushnell to name a few. Quality is usually proportional to price.

Bill
 
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