View Full Version : Your favorite flip up iron sights.

12-04-2011, 9:51 AM
I'm sure it's been discussed many times over and I did a search that didn't yield much. I'd like to hear from calgunners with first-hand experience shooting with their iron sights. What are your favorite flip-up sights for an AR platform and why? Accuracy? Ease of use? I want to start with iron sights before going the red dot route. Thanks.

12-04-2011, 9:55 AM
Troy really set the standard that all other flip up sights are generally compared to. But there are a lot of options out there that will function perfectly fine.

12-04-2011, 9:58 AM
Yeah, the troy sights are high on my list but they're on the expensive side. The magpul mbus is the low-cost pair on my list, and I'm also thinking YHM sights maybe. Thanks, please keep the recommendations coming.

12-04-2011, 10:41 AM
You missed out on Troy's black Friday sale, everything was 30% off! I got a micro sight set and saved $65...

12-04-2011, 10:41 AM
I've seen the Midwest Industries sight listed as a good one too. The price is up there with the Troy though.

Tier One Arms
12-04-2011, 10:44 AM
The Troys and KAC 200-600's are the best.

level 10
12-04-2011, 10:45 AM
a.r.m.s. are great sights but troy are good as well

12-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Cool, I'll look into some of these. I'm also still debating on whether to get an upper with an a2 front sight post already. If I do that I can spend on a really nice rear sight.

Press Check
12-04-2011, 10:55 AM

12-04-2011, 11:26 AM
troy and midwest

12-04-2011, 11:54 AM
Take look at GG&G I really like them. I have folding gas block type on the front and MAD ranging Type in the rear. The rear lays flatter than most buis and co witnesses perfectly with optics. You can get tritium inserts for it too.

12-04-2011, 12:21 PM
I love the Troy DI-optic

12-04-2011, 1:13 PM
Is there a significant difference between plastic (magpul) or metal iron sights?

12-04-2011, 1:18 PM
Is there a significant difference between plastic (magpul) or metal iron sights?

Signifcant? I don't know. BUT, I once bought a rear MBUS, and broke the damn thing because I tightened it too much (and believe me, it wasn't like I was TRYING to break it). That typically doesn't happen with metal sights.

12-04-2011, 1:44 PM

^^This. I'm completely sold on the Matech rear sight. Super easy and quick to adjust elevation/windage changes. Tiny post also does not block much of your field of view, which is especially helpful if shooting thru a KO'd optic. Also pretty easy to find for ~$40 or so on the Trader.

For front sight, I prefer the PRI flip sight. Has full HK style circle hood protecting the sight (opposed to the pseudo HK - Troy style). Make for super fast target acquisition thru the Matech BUIS.

12-04-2011, 1:50 PM
Another Troy Fan.

12-04-2011, 2:04 PM
Matech rear sight hands down.

Troy et al may look better, but you simply can't beat the the ability to quickly adjust your elevation from 100 to 600 yards so easily.

12-04-2011, 2:16 PM
I've used TROY on a few rifles and I've never had a problem with them.

I'm currently using a 2nd generation set of MBUS from Magpul and really like them.

12-04-2011, 2:24 PM
KAC Micro rear BUIS was my favorite. It was expensive, and worth every penny I paid.


http://www.operationparts.com/Kac_Knights_600m_Flipup_Micro_Rear_Iron_Sight_Buis _p/25650.htm

12-04-2011, 2:31 PM
I have troy and magpul. Troy is my favorite by far.

12-04-2011, 3:08 PM
Troy - HK Style.

12-04-2011, 3:12 PM
Nice, thanks for the input. Youtube searches usually end up in seeing a guy that hasn't yet used his sights giving a product review. Or some airsoft kid putting expensive sights on a toy gun.