Travis gave me the "Go Ahead" just a few minutes ago to post the pictures of his new front sight. So, here they are, along with the same comments I made to him when he first sent them to me.
(Right side) -- From this angle, the barrel screws look very robust; more than strong enough to hold the sight firmly on the barrel. Knowing the sight has an AR-type windage adjustment knob, I would have thought it would be on this side, instead of on the left, but it makes sense since the front sight would adjust in the opposite direction as compared to the rear. No big deal. The addition of a small picatinny rail at the bottom is a nice touch. The lion image etched into the side is very cool.
(Left side) -- From this side, finding an AR-type windage knob is like seeing an old friend after a long time apart. Memories and shared experiences return in full color, along with remembering how to adjust it, of course. *
(Rear) -- Very clean. I like the way the top lip of the sight bevels into the post area. The short "ears" look like they provide just enough protection, without being overly obtrusive.
(Front) -- This is a great picture. It clearly illustrates how solid the sight block is. My only concern would be how open this area is. Allowing for the fact that the block moves left and right, I can see where it might accumulate dirt and grime. Nothing a few pipe cleaners could not fix, though.
(Top) -- Once again, "Hello, old friend". Excellent view of the tried and true AR front sight post and detent pin. It shows more than enough room for an adjustment tool.
-- I won't comment too much on the muzzle brakes because he said their design might change a little. But I will say this: giving the buyer the option of using a simple collar or installing a brake is going above and beyond. I am sure the public will appreciate this fact.
-- This is where they will definitely win over a lot of people, what with providing a locking feature for the sight similar to the original.
-- Open and mounted, the new sight with included muzzle brake complements the forend perfectly. My only critique (A petty one, at best) is that its shape is different from that of the forend.
-- I will skip to the full body picture. Seeing how the rifle looks with an accessory attached to the sight draws attention to the picatinny rail. The flashlight used does not appear to hang very low, at least not past the trigger guard.
-- These shots are good. They show the versatility of the sight in allowing the use of different aiming/light sources. I think it is definitely a plus.
Bottom line? I have to congratulate him. It looks very good... and, yes, it probably does address almost all of the needs and wants for a Sub2000 front sight.
PS: Please do not ask about price or cost. Remember, this is not the Trading Post.