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M4rk
04-27-2011, 6:18 PM
i won this from ebay 2days ago... 46$ for magpul front and rear back up sight. im using the rear for sure, but im still debating if i should take off the front stock sight, and use the flip up ones... for me, i think the stock front sight is what give the M4 its character.. but wut u guys think?? does anybody have a pic of their m4 with theses front flip up sights?? and im also wondering if ther are any downsides on using these backup sights..

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/219/mbus1.jpg

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5986/mbus2.jpg

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5950/mbus3.jpg

joshxcuh1
04-27-2011, 6:23 PM
those look like airsoft mbus?...

M4rk
04-27-2011, 6:29 PM
whats the difference?

joshxcuh1
04-27-2011, 6:48 PM
the real ones use steel sight posts and a better grade of plastic..not sure to be exact, just from what i have read. I wouldn't let them touch my rifle, but I am sure a lot of people use them. I would keep your front stock sight....

joshxcuh1
04-27-2011, 6:55 PM
The PTS (Airsoft) models, though still made by Magpul and distributed at a similar cost, come in a white box with an orange triangle

707electrician
04-27-2011, 7:03 PM
At that price they must be the PTS

M4rk
04-27-2011, 7:18 PM
ic, well.. its for a .22lr

M4rk
04-27-2011, 7:20 PM
here's the PTS ur talkin bout.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAGPUL-PTS-MBUS-Magpul-Back-Up-Sight-BK-BLACK-/260652534133?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb01a0975#ht_1430wt_901

707electrician
04-27-2011, 7:38 PM
ic, well.. its for a .22lr

Im sure they will work fine for what you want, especially on a .22

joshxcuh1
04-27-2011, 7:49 PM
I got this from another sight...this person was comparing a set of fake magpul mbus to the real ones. After his rear sight fake mbus broke off his 22lrbuild. Ebay has tons of Chinese fakes. For that price you either got a really good deal, fakes, or pts .....I'm sure it should work on a 22lr though.

Take a close look at the bolt heads (real ones say MAGPUL), flash lines, ejector pins etc. Then look at the color.
There's no way these were produced by Magpul on their molds with their polymer.
Also:
-The front sight post is PLASTIC instead of STEEL
-The finger tabs on each side of the catch are sharp and have 2 ridges instead of 3
-The pivot pin heads are clean and rounded on the real ones, and gnarly on the tan ones
-The geometry and parting lines of the rib area on the bottom is different
-The parting lines on the sides of the front sight hood ears are different
-Orifice sizes are different and orifices have different ejector pins.
-Windage knobs are slightly different
-The Allan key for the crossbolts is a different size than the one for the real ones.
-They DO have a Magpul logo on them..
-Magpul stamped on screws (real ones)

joshxcuh1
04-27-2011, 7:55 PM
http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/devtucker/ARFCOM%20stuff/MBUS/

black one is real, tan is fake

M4rk
04-27-2011, 8:07 PM
thanx for the info, but i cant complain for the price... pts, fake , or not.. by just lookin at these, they seem pretty sturdy. i guess, well see how long it lasts.

joshxcuh1
04-27-2011, 8:10 PM
yeah, throw them on see how they work..its worth a shot for the price

M4rk
04-27-2011, 8:31 PM
it was between these and the UTG, but these looked better. LOL