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Cole125
10-09-2011, 12:02 PM
I am getting everything together for my next AR15 build, and being that I am going with a flat top upper (Riflegear) I need a set of back up flip up iron sights.

What should I get for back up sights? Brand suggestions?

Thanks

DK9mm
10-09-2011, 12:08 PM
Magpul...

Troy...

Midwest Industries...

LaRue.....

dieselpower
10-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Magpul...

Troy...

Midwest Industries...

LaRue.....

thats the list. I am not sure LaRue makes one. I think they just stamp their name on Troys.

YHM

ARMS

KAC

tomd1584
10-09-2011, 12:16 PM
how much do you want to spend? you can get MAGPUL for around $100 for the set, or you can spend $300 on a KAC set.

Cole125
10-09-2011, 12:17 PM
Thanks, I was looking at Magpul flip up sights because of the lower price. Does anyone have them on their AR who could comment on the quality and ease of adjustment?

Cole125
10-09-2011, 12:22 PM
Also, and sorry for asking too many questions, but are the Magpul sights high enough to co-witness a EOTech?

Like always, photos of your rifles with flip up sights and EOTechs would be cool!

loosewreck
10-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Also, and sorry for asking too many questions, but are the Magpul sights high enough to co-witness a EOTech?

Like always, photos of your rifles with flip up sights and EOTechs would be cool!

Yes, depending on the type of Eotech you'll either have an absolute or 1/3 co-witness.

WW2Buff
10-09-2011, 12:28 PM
DD, Centurion.

tomd1584
10-09-2011, 12:29 PM
DD, Centurion.


While very good sights, the OP asked for flip ups, not fixed.

nitroxdiver
10-09-2011, 12:30 PM
I am very happy with my knights armament (kac) flip up 200-600's.
They are spendy though and can be hard to find. That rifle has an acog for a primary
optic. On my red dot rifle, I have an LMT cut down carry handle rear. Like it a lot too. It is lower 3rd cowitness with the aimpoint in a larue mount.

kozumasbullitt
10-09-2011, 12:33 PM
Troy

WW2Buff
10-09-2011, 12:35 PM
I'm zoned out, my bad.

level 10
10-09-2011, 12:53 PM
A.R.M.S. or Y.H.M. i prefer gas block front sight the arms is very cool looks like a2 style

Grassninja
10-09-2011, 1:31 PM
Troy. Don't buy plastic sights.

/thread

Ub3rDorK
10-09-2011, 1:40 PM
TROY. What good is an expensive rifle without good sights?

Thunder Beast
10-09-2011, 1:55 PM
I've been happy with my midwest industries. I can't speak for the others.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d108/watgolf/Guns/IMAG0110.jpg

Cole125
10-09-2011, 2:19 PM
Yes, depending on the type of Eotech you'll either have an absolute or 1/3 co-witness.

I have a EOTech 512 I want to use on the rifle. I saw Larue makes a EOTech mount to bring it up bit for a better co-witness, anyone have one of those?

Thanks for all the other input guys.

only10x
10-09-2011, 2:22 PM
Matech!
*cough* I sell them cheap too ;)

h0use
10-09-2011, 2:26 PM
Troys all the way! I have a rifle with magpull gen 2 and they are pretty darn good as well. My other rifle I have troys. The thing is if your mounting the front sight on to a gas block go with metal sight.

loosewreck
10-09-2011, 2:30 PM
I have a EOTech 512 I want to use on the rifle. I saw Larue makes a EOTech mount to bring it up bit for a better co-witness, anyone have one of those?

Thanks for all the other input guys.

I have a XPS-2 mounted to a early non locking LT-110, like all LaRue stuff its rock solid, holds zero from what I can tell, but it does add some weight. IMO If you need QD capability LaRue is the best way to go, but if you don't there is also a less expensive YHM Eotech Riser (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24330/Product/AR-15-M16-EOTECH-RISER-MOUNT), that from what I've read is very good.

OH, ADM (https://www.primaryarms.com/American_Defense_Q_D_PicatinnyStyle_Riser_f_p/ad-etech-r.htm) also makes a mount very similar to the LaRue LT-110.

I bought my used LT-110 here on the classifieds for IIRC around $80.

JDPhx501
10-09-2011, 3:00 PM
+1 for the MI flip up sights. They are good quality and about 40-50 bucks cheaper than the Troy sights.

*they don't have the center calibration line on the rear sight that the Troy has, but I like that the rear sight adjustment knob is turned without using a tool.

paintballdad
10-09-2011, 3:19 PM
My preference are for Troys, they're about $200 for the set. I like Magpul stuff except for the sights. Be careful mounting the front sights on a gas block, i've never seen one melt but there have been a few post warning about it. I'd probably use the rear Magpul MBUS on an AR-22.

Also check out Midwest Industries, GG&G and maybe YHM, in that order. There are a few more but the one's listed above seem to be very popular and reasonably priced.

RRichie09
10-09-2011, 3:24 PM
I have troys. Will be getting KAC Micro sights for my next build. I love the 200-600m feature. They are dead on.

LBDamned
10-09-2011, 4:59 PM
another vote for Troy... and if you think you will ever want tritium, order from the beginning...

I first got Di-Optic, didn't like it, sent in for swap to round peep... then decided I wanted tritium, sent in again for upgrade (waiting for shipment to arrive)...

Quality is top notch - just decide which ones you want first so you dont have to keep paying to ship back & forth :o

Noah3683
10-09-2011, 5:07 PM
I've been happy with my midwest industries. I can't speak for the others.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d108/watgolf/Guns/IMAG0110.jpg

Is your front sight backwards on purpose? Oh and I vote Troy

RRichie09
10-09-2011, 5:10 PM
Is your front sight backwards on purpose? Oh and I vote Troy

Its on backwards because it won't fold all the way down if attached correctly. Happens when you have the flip up sight attached to the gas block.

donking
10-09-2011, 5:23 PM
Thanks, I was looking at Magpul flip up sights because of the lower price. Does anyone have them on their AR who could comment on the quality and ease of adjustment?

They work well and are lightweight. When I was sighting with them, they were within 3" up/down and 2" left/right at 50 yards on the first string. It only took a couple adjustments to get them dialed in.

Noah3683
10-09-2011, 6:03 PM
Its on backwards because it won't fold all the way down if attached correctly. Happens when you have the flip up sight attached to the gas block.

Ahh, I've always had long rails or A2 posts so I've never actually thought about it. Good to know though, thanks.

Sicilian
10-10-2011, 2:13 AM
+1 for Matech rear sights. They really don't get mentioned enough in gun forums. The military uses them, so that says something.

Does your rifle have a railed gasblock? If so, you will need a front sight that is made for gasblocks. I would recommend GG&G, because they won't interfere with a sling or clothing in the folded position (something to consider).

Colt-45
10-10-2011, 3:47 AM
Troy. Great BUIS's, I have several pairs. Lost a part for one and Troy shipped it right to me in a timely manner. Will continue to buy their products for use on future builds.

Don't use a polymer front sight on a gas block.

Cole125
10-10-2011, 6:18 PM
I decided I am just going to buy once cry once and get the Troy night sights. I'm putting well over 1K into my build so might as well have good sights!

runngun
10-10-2011, 6:25 PM
Save the money and get the magpuls.

They work great for the price

fcr
10-10-2011, 6:29 PM
PRI makes hooded flip ups too. Diamond Head, I think that is their name also. I just replaced a set of Troys with some KACs. They are a little sleeker, both very good in quality. I have KACs on my scoped ARs for that reason they are less obtrusive for me.

keson
10-10-2011, 11:18 PM
Troy or KAC. I have Troy BUIS on my REPR and GAP AR-10 and I run KAC sights on my MK12 and SR15.

tacticalcity
10-10-2011, 11:28 PM
In order of price...

Midwest Industries. Nice quality sight at an affordable price.

Troy. The M4 front sight is easier to use but people like the looks of HK hood. The shape can be distracting. People end up lining up the circular shapes rather than lining up the front post in the middle of the rear sight. It's a human nature/instinct thing. But you can train yourself out of it.

Knight's Armament Compay. I like the 600 meter rear sight.

Horta
10-10-2011, 11:38 PM
I am getting everything together for my next AR15 build, and being that I am going with a flat top upper (Riflegear) I need a set of back up flip up iron sights.

What should I get for back up sights? Brand suggestions?

Thanks

Midwest Industries makes very good metal folding sights. The quality is top notch.

October
10-11-2011, 3:28 AM
i use a magpul gen 2 rear sight and a fixed standard A2 site in front. The magpul works extremely well for the value it is.

951temec
10-11-2011, 4:49 AM
Thanks, I was looking at Magpul flip up sights because of the lower price. Does anyone have them on their AR who could comment on the quality and ease of adjustment?

opinion on the magpul right?
i have the gen2 one

to adjust it left/right you just turn a knob
its pretty easy
the indexes on the part that flips up aren't all that helpful

its okay, but if you do alot of shooting i would get a real sight, since ths one is just what the name implies...something to use in an emergency.

gen2 rear sight, fmarked front sight = how i have it

starsnuffer
10-11-2011, 8:37 AM
Anyone use the Troy low profile micro sights? Was thinking of getting a set for my MR556. Love the stock diopters but once the Eotech gets here I'd like to have the option of flipping them out of the way (especially the rear).

-W