While the condition says used, this particular batch appears to be unused but has some scuffs, dings and scrapes. Overall, used condition will look excellent.
How many times can I say sight before the sight of the word sight becomes unsightly? This is a USGI Carry Handle Sight that is used on USGI M16/M4 rifles and muskets. These iron sights are a solid and reliable rear sight that are easily sighted and adjustable. Windage and elevation knobs are built in with tactile clicks. You can choose between both an small peep sight and a larger open sight, that is either for when using NBC gear or night shooting. Was never able to get a good answer when I was in the military but pretty sure it’s for shooting the sight while wearing NBC gear. If I’m wrong about the sight let me know! Mounting the sight is easy, with two adjustable knobs that keep the sight mounted solid to whatever rifle you’re using it with. The sight is best used on Mil-Spec AR platforms with appropriate front sights, like a Front Sight on top of the Gas Block. I say appropriate because if the front sight is too low sighting the sight will be quite the sight. It’ll work, you just might max out the sight adjustments. Overall these are a great and easy to use sight that won’t let you down.
Available in multiple forge options. Typically.
Every time i carry one of these in a carry handle fashion I just imagine a DI/DS hiding around the next corner waiting to yell at me.
Peep Sight: For shooting at targets 200m and beyond.
Open Sight: For targets 200m and below.
A (splintered) = Anchor Harvey Aluminum
Cardinal (stylized) = Cardinal Forge
Keyhole = Cerro Forge
 (square) = Brass Aluminum Forging Enterprises
- Rear Peep Sight – Sight is of a peep design. There is a small hole for aiming in the sight post, used for more accurate fire and not rapid fire typically.
- Rear Sight Windage Adjustable – Rear sight can be adjusted for windage.
- Rear Sight Elevation Adjustable – Rear sight elevation can be adjusted for range.
- Compatible with Picatinny Rails – This part can be mounted on Picatinny and MIL-1913 rails.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the #1 country, the USA.
Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).
- ITAR Restricted – This item is ITAR controlled and cannot be shipped or carried outside the United States. NOT FOR EXPORT.
Carmen Favorito –
“First of all i received an email reminding me the product i wanted was back in stock. I would have never known that. Secondly I wanted a new one but they only had pre owned unit and found me a nice one and left a note explaining what they did.
Taking the time to accommodate a customer and dig through a box of carry handles to find the nicest one is what customer service is.
Rosa thanks for your time and the nice note you put in my box. Its the little things you do that have the biggest impact. Thanks
would buy here again
great customer service”
carmen favorito –
Jeffry, Rosa Thank You yet again. You have gone above and beyond for me. I have never experienced this level of customer service in a digital environment. Thank you! i received my Cardinal Forge carry handle today and i will be back to buy more.”
Mark E Smyth –
Shipped quickly, packaged well. As described, used but not abused. Definitely recommend if, like me, you prefer a good fixed rear carry handle sight.
Came quickly in described condition, great customer service, quality product. Glad I was able to get real quality US surplus at a good price instead of a cheap chinese knockoff.
Howard Holdorf –
Received my Colt M4 Carry Handle today and early I might add. Took it to the range on my 5.56 flattop to sight it in. Everything functioned flawlessly. Both elevation and wind-age knobs turned freely and were set per U.S Military spec. The mount held tight and true after about 110 rounds. Very little wear on the sight. I will give the product five stars for quality and very good condition upon receiving. Thank you Venture for a quality product and a most fair price. I would highly recommend Venture Surplus to anybody looking for quality and a reasonable price. Happy and safe trigger time.
dan1987432 (verified owner) –
Great piece of kit! Great customer service, too! Fast shipping!
John (verified owner) –
Much better condition than expected, looks great. Great price.
Norman (verified owner) –
This is my second time ordering from Venture Surplus and I couldn’t be happier. Excellent customer service and great products at even better prices. I chose the cardinal forged option and the one I received was as advertised. Definitely used surplus but still fully functional and not too dinged up. Very happy with my purchase!
Robert allen (verified owner) –
All I can say is WOW!!! I originally bought 2 cardinal forge defective units. They are bad ass. Guess what, they are not defective. I just bought 2 more defective brass forge ones. They are even better. I bought a few of the ifak loaded kits and other items. Everything is always great. You have become my favorite place to order surplus gear from. Bravo!!!!!!!
Sam (verified owner) –
Handle came very quick. Completely functional with a bit of wear but that was expected. Great price compared to a new Colt Carry handle as long as you can tolerate the wear.
JBShooter (verified owner) –
Received one of each manufacturer in 5 days. Well packaged and both had just the slightest bit of edge wear along the top edge. They are near perfect and far better than the one illustrated. I will be reordering. Thanks for a great product.
Tim (verified owner) –
Excellent product and I intend to order a couple more. Had some minor wear but function and quality is excellent. Cleaned them up and attached to the rails fit was tight and had no rattle.
Brian (verified owner) –
Received my M4 Carry Handle/Sights today, a day earlier than was anticipated. This isn’t a new thing, as every time I’ve ordered from Venture, the shipping was very speedy. The items were very well packaged, as usual.
The two sights I ordered are in very good to excellent condition.
The guys at Venture Surplus are certainly a class act!
Thomas Mcfarland (verified owner) –
I don’t normally take time to leave a review for anything but I gotta brag on V.S for a sec…
I ordered a cardinal carry handle on Saturday July 2nd, a holiday weekend, not expecting it to arrive for some time. Lo-and-behold that sucker gets dropped off on Monday July 4th, two days later by Mr. Mail man (I guess?) Best 4th of July present ever.
As for the handle, these are in fantastic shape for the price, especially being genuine u.s.g.i/mil spec. Mine had a few light rust spots on the steel sight housing and some scuffs on the aluminum. Nothing major. I cleaned, sanded and polished the rust and rail-nuts, gave the whole thing a little acetone bath, and then blued the rail-nuts and alumi-blacked all bare aluminum. Next I liberally applied some G96 gun oil and the carry handle almost looks brand new. All detents click real nice now. Thanks for the great kit Venture!
Damon (verified owner) –
Very happy with the one I received. It’s got a little character wear, but not a lot. Everything works just as it should, nothing rusted up. Packed well and shipped super fast.
Brian (verified owner) –
Ordered another two used “various government contractors” M4 Iron Sight Carry Handles that are in “kinda used” condition.
They’ve maybe been mounted, but haven’t seen service, that I can tell.
Venture Surplus is certainly a class act!