I was considering a Pistol Caliber Carbine in 9mm, but I already have a pre ban, Colt, AR 9mm and wanted more stopping power from a light weight rifle. In another thread, many of you pointed out that you also wanted more stopping power, from a carbine, than is available from a 9mm carbine. To that end, I'm picking up a M1, 30 caliber, carbine and want to mount a Aimpoint scope to it. To mount it traditionally, I would have to remove the rear sight which I want to keep mounted for back up sighting to my Aimpoint. I have the Aimpoint on a quick release mount, so if the Aimpoint goes sideways, I can dump it quickly and go to the iron sights. Since I know of no see through mount, I have to consider the forward mount of a scout, forward mount, scope base. My question is, does the NES brain trust have any experience in this area and if so, what did you do and how do you like what you did. Thank you in advance for your helpful information.