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Poppy83
08-24-2010, 6:41 PM
I just bought my first AR-15 today and it should be in in a few days. I ended up buying a DPMS Panther A3 Lite (http://www.dpmsinc.com/firearms/firearm.aspx?id=56). I am not going to buy any kind of optics (broke for now...), but I would like to put on a flip-up rear iron sight. I was looking at buying an MI rear sight, but I'm not sure.

Would it work with my rifle since the rifle has a fixed A1 style front sight? I don't mind spending on an MI, but I'd hate to buy it and it not work. Thanks.

FeuerFrei
08-24-2010, 7:12 PM
Try...http://www.botachtactical.com/maba60si.html
I use these on all of my AR's except my coyote killen' rifle.
They work very well and the price is good too!

Poppy83
08-24-2010, 7:21 PM
I had not even heard of that one and it looks like that is the best price available. I'm going to do a little more searching, but that is looking like a good deal.

In my impatient wait for an answer and my rifle, I went ahead and ordered a new grip and a pmag...damn me!

Recession
08-24-2010, 7:35 PM
Troy Industries Rear Folding Battle Sights

http://store.troyind.com/v/vspfiles/photos/SSIG-FBS-R0BT-00-2T.jpghttp://store.troyind.com/v/vspfiles/photos/SSIG-FBS-R0BT-00-3T.jpg

http://store.troyind.com/Rear_Folding_BattleSights_p/ssig-fbs-r0bt-00.htm

wash
08-25-2010, 7:42 AM
I have bought a Matech new in the wrap off of the forum for sale board for $40, so look around and you can get a cheap price.

The Magpul Mbus is cheap but plastic. It would get you by and make a good back up if you do get some sort of scope but it's probably not the most durable. For a range gun that doesn't get banged around too much it should hold up but I've never shot with mine, I really need to zero it...

Poppy83
08-25-2010, 12:14 PM
I have bought a Matech new in the wrap off of the forum for sale board for $40, so look around and you can get a cheap price.

The Magpul Mbus is cheap but plastic. It would get you by and make a good back up if you do get some sort of scope but it's probably not the most durable. For a range gun that doesn't get banged around too much it should hold up but I've never shot with mine, I really need to zero it...

That's what I was thinking since I only plink for fun and I put MAYBE 500 rounds a month through my 22 and will be shooting less with my DPMS just because ammo is more expensive. On the flip side, I am paying good money for a new rifle and would like to put quality parts on it.