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SIGP226
01-27-2010, 10:34 AM
Im planning on getting a set of Troy Buis but cant decide between the HK and M4 style front sight. Any suggestions?

tomd1584
01-27-2010, 10:37 AM
both are great. just comes down to what you like the looks of better.

the M4 has that 'FSB' look. I personally like it better.

JPB
01-27-2010, 10:46 AM
Go with M4 profile. HK ring inside ring type sights are best when the front sight is centered within the front ring. Not the case with the Troy (or PRI) unit. You'll have to decide weather it is more natural center the protective front sight ring within the rear aperture or, center the front sight post in the rear aperture. Then you will have to do that exclusively. The M4 style eliminates that decision.

SIGP226
01-27-2010, 5:19 PM
M4 profile it is. Thanks for the info guys.

Standard
01-27-2010, 5:43 PM
I prefer the HK style, not really sure why.

OliveDrab
01-27-2010, 6:04 PM
my eyes + troy HK = HAPPY

SLYoteBoy
01-27-2010, 6:05 PM
I like the M4 style myself.

THT
01-27-2010, 6:11 PM
I use both but prefer the HK with the DOA rear and the M4 w/ the standard folding rear.

586L-Frame
01-27-2010, 6:12 PM
+1 on Troy HK front sight, but it's just based on personal preference.
586L-Frame

DLC’s S&W M&P 15 OR 5.56 w Troy Folding Battlesights.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DSC01813-DLCsSWMP15ORwTroyFoldingBa.jpg

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SIGP226
01-27-2010, 6:15 PM
$200 bucks for a set of battlesights on the troy website, but im still deciding. Might have to buy both hk and m4. Gives me a reason to build another ar. haha

SIGP226
01-27-2010, 6:18 PM
+1 on Troy HK front sight, but it's just based on personal preference.
586L-Frame

DLC’s S&W M&P 15 OR 5.56 w Troy Folding Battlesights.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DSC01813-DLCsSWMP15ORwTroyFoldingBa.jpg

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Those buis are sexy

Ravenslair
01-27-2010, 6:48 PM
I have both and prefer the HK style.

Swiss
01-27-2010, 7:33 PM
Have you considered a rear sight (http://www.lewismachine.net/product.php?p=65&cid=2&session=15c2d61261528b95a4c093b4cd73c73a) that you can actually adjust?

http://www.lewismachine.net/images/product/L8A.jpg

Probound
01-27-2010, 7:43 PM
Im building my first AR and I don't have a rear sight. I bought my upper kit without a carrying handle cause I wanted the flattop but I totally forgot that I don't have a rear sight and i can't really do much with a front sighted M4! Or can I?

An suggestions on a reasonable rear sight that gets the job done?

SIGP226
01-27-2010, 8:25 PM
Have you considered a rear sight (http://www.lewismachine.net/product.php?p=65&cid=2&session=15c2d61261528b95a4c093b4cd73c73a) that you can actually adjust?

http://www.lewismachine.net/images/product/L8A.jpg

No i havent really. Just heard a lot of good things about the troy battle sights. How are those LMT sights anyway?

norcal-ar
01-27-2010, 8:31 PM
Have you considered a rear sight (http://www.lewismachine.net/product.php?p=65&cid=2&session=15c2d61261528b95a4c093b4cd73c73a) that you can actually adjust?

http://www.lewismachine.net/images/product/L8A.jpg

you can adjust troys rear sights.

aplinker
01-27-2010, 8:41 PM
No i havent really. Just heard a lot of good things about the troy battle sights. How are those LMT sights anyway?

They're a carry handle... without the handle.

They came about because SOF guys were chopping the carry handles.

Davidoff
01-27-2010, 9:01 PM
you can adjust troys rear sights.

Only for windage, not for elevation. I'm running a Matech 200-600m BUIS, got it new for $60 on this board. I used to have a Midwest Industries ERS which was pretty good, but I like the Matech better.

http://store.a51tactical.com/images/matech1.jpg

Swiss
01-27-2010, 9:17 PM
My S&W M&P15FT came stock with Troys. I wanted to be able to set my elevation and windage quickly and accurately, the Troys did not allow that, so I traded them for LMTs.

There might be some scopes where a flip-up BUIS makes more sense, perhaps one that has very little eye relief - I don't know. I also didn't like the play in the Troy sight - you could rock it back and forth a bit.

That's my 2 cents.

SIGP226
01-27-2010, 9:36 PM
All this info is very helpful and I appreciate it. Thanks guys

TZL
01-27-2010, 10:42 PM
I like the HK style personally

Aim surplus has a pair of troys for $189

SIGP226
01-27-2010, 11:09 PM
I like the HK style personally

Aim surplus has a pair of troys for $189

$189! sweet. thanks

bigian
01-28-2010, 9:26 AM
Aim surplus has a pair of troys for $189

I didn't see the set FS there, can you post the link?

SIGP226
01-28-2010, 12:20 PM
I didnt see it either.

norcal-ar
01-28-2010, 7:04 PM
Only for windage, not for elevation. I'm running a Matech 200-600m BUIS, got it new for $60 on this board. I used to have a Midwest Industries ERS which was pretty good, but I like the Matech better.

http://store.a51tactical.com/images/matech1.jpg

use the front sight to adjust for elevation. if you run both the front and rear your golden but if your just trying to run the rear with a standard A2 front for example then you may want to look around.