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icenix
12-11-2011, 8:36 PM
Looking for front and rear iron sights. I would prefer something that folds so not to interfere with any optics I put on in the future.

I would like something that is decent quality, something that will do their job well, but not overly expensive, as the gun I am getting is going to stretch my budget as it is.

Also, any suggestions on where to get a good deal on them.

Or if you have another idea/option that you suggest, please let me know.

I figured all of you have more experience with these things than I do, so I figured I would ask.

Thanks

MrPlink
12-11-2011, 8:49 PM
TROY is an industry standard. MI is good too.

Most of the name brand stuff is GTG, it just comes down to which features you prefer

level 10
12-11-2011, 8:53 PM
troy or arms are my first choices

CK_32
12-11-2011, 9:06 PM
Troy.

icenix
12-11-2011, 9:07 PM
Any opinion between the ARMS #71L and a Magpul MBUS?

steve92407
12-11-2011, 9:10 PM
first choice, troy battle sights.hk up front .solid quality product.alum. and stainless steel.no plastic crap.

icenix
12-11-2011, 9:13 PM
Troy.

first choice, troy battle sights.hk up front .solid quality product.alum. and stainless steel.no plastic crap.

I like what Troy has, but they are going to be out of my price range, for a while, so I need a less expensive option.

strongpoint
12-11-2011, 9:26 PM
GG&G? yankee hill?

mrvash
12-11-2011, 9:27 PM
Troy, buy once and cry once.

cmace22
12-11-2011, 9:36 PM
Troy for folding

LaRue for fixed

Johnfmx5
12-11-2011, 9:39 PM
Any opinion between the ARMS #71L and a Magpul MBUS?

I have both.

I prefer the ARMS 71L over the Magpul. A little more compact and looks nicer overall IMHO.

shamu415
12-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Kac micro

deviljon
12-11-2011, 11:17 PM
I like what Troy has, but they are going to be out of my price range, for a while, so I need a less expensive option.

Get the rear Troy sights from here:

https://www.primaryarms.com/Troy_Rear_Sights_s/428.htm

That's a damn good price.

If you look around you can probably find the fronts on sale somewhere too, with Christmas right around the corner.

h0use
12-12-2011, 7:45 AM
Go for the troys! Magpulls are good as well but if your going to mount the front sight on the gas block they might melt.

Mail Clerk
12-12-2011, 7:54 AM
If your on a budget like I am the Magpuls offer the best for the money considering there plastic. I have a set on another AR and nothing has happened yet. Unless you going to war these are fine for civilain purposes and you can get a set for just under $100.

Mail Clerk

Ironmany2k
12-12-2011, 10:05 AM
Santa Sale: A2 Spring Actuated BUIS-$95.00‏

This is the BUIS that I use. On sale now.

http://www.gggaz.com/a2-spring-actuated-back-up-iron-sight-buis.html

Molby242
12-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Troy all the way! (or at least a good quality troy clone ie. BCM)

Yes it might hurt your wallet for a short while, but if you're like me and see that your rifle may potentially be the tool that keeps you alive some day, $150 is worth spending.

The DRis
12-12-2011, 11:32 AM
Troy followed by Magpul MBUS

Agent Tikki
12-12-2011, 11:47 AM
Diamondhead

HK Dave
12-12-2011, 11:53 AM
You'll never regret Troy. After that I'd go Magpul MBUS.

crazychinaman
12-12-2011, 11:54 AM
Troy/Diamondhead are the best.But they cost.$over 200.00 pair.Try magpul or Arms mount polymer sights.Just don't mount on gas block.

Omega13device
12-12-2011, 12:17 PM
If they're backups and are just going to stay folded all the time, MBUS all the way. There's no benefit in spending 3-4x more on something you're not going to use anyway.

Agent Tikki
12-12-2011, 12:36 PM
If they're backups and are just going to stay folded all the time, MBUS all the way. There's no benefit in spending 3-4x more on something you're not going to use anyway.

A very valid point. But get something that wont fail on your if you do end up having to use it.......

cmace22
12-12-2011, 12:41 PM
If they're backups and are just going to stay folded all the time, MBUS all the way. There's no benefit in spending 3-4x more on something you're not going to use anyway.

Can you imagine if every person designing and or utilizing a backup system though this way..... :cool:

Sicarius
12-12-2011, 12:44 PM
Considering if you lump your budget for the buis and optics, I would go for a higher end optics and lower end buis rather than high end buis and lesser optics. At the end of the day, it is a backup sight. If your primary is going to be an optic, spend the money on that. Magpul makes a good set for the money. Definately not the best but they will work in a pinch.
Kevin

Fate
12-12-2011, 12:46 PM
You'll never regret Troy. After that I'd go Magpul MBUS.

Magpul MBUS? LOL Polymer doesn't belong on your BUIS even if Chris Costa is pimping it.

Troy or MATECH rear/PRI front.

EvolutionGSR
12-12-2011, 1:03 PM
Troy all the way! (or at least a good quality troy clone ie. BCM)

Yes it might hurt your wallet for a short while, but if you're like me and see that your rifle may potentially be the tool that keeps you alive some day, $150 is worth spending.

Just fyi, troy makes those for bcm, so they atent even copies, just different engraving.

I have a troy and an arms. I like the troy better, like the solid lock over the spring action.

Omega13device
12-12-2011, 2:03 PM
Can you imagine if every person designing and or utilizing a backup system though this way..... :cool:

LOL...we're not talking about the escape mechanism on the space shuttle.

You guys seem to think MBUS are made out of paper and string or something. Short of going to going to war or putting them on a LE duty rifle, they're perfectly capable.

cabinetguy
12-12-2011, 2:19 PM
for 200 bucks i would go with troy, if you are on a budget, magpul is just fine, just watch out for the fakes and airsoft versions. I would like to think the troys would be much better overall, but if you are scrimping towards an optic, going with magpul will get you there faster, and at that point any irons (polys?) you have are considered backups.

hcbr
12-12-2011, 2:32 PM
hrmmmm need to look into troy...hrmmmm

Lagduf
12-12-2011, 2:49 PM
Matech rear sights can be had at affordable prices.

Norcal Industries
12-12-2011, 3:10 PM
http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MGBUISBK.aspx

cmace22
12-12-2011, 3:10 PM
LOL...we're not talking about the escape mechanism on the space shuttle.

You guys seem to think MBUS are made out of paper and string or something. Short of going to going to war or putting them on a LE duty rifle, they're perfectly capable.


Haha. I understand the thinking and do not disagree. That being said I probably will not need a forged crank shaft if I dont turn more than 6000 rpm but Ill buy them all day for peace of mind.

Molby242
12-12-2011, 4:16 PM
Just fyi, troy makes those for bcm, so they atent even copies, just different engraving.

i stand corrected.

icenix
12-12-2011, 6:13 PM
Troy/Diamondhead are the best.But they cost.$over 200.00 pair.Try magpul or Arms mount polymer sights.Just don't mount on gas block.

The barrel I am ordering has a VTAC floating hand guard, so I think that should be fine.

mrvash
12-12-2011, 9:36 PM
Matech rear sights can be had at affordable prices.

I forgot about Matech sights, these are good sights as well. Affordable and you can adjust elevation to engage targets between distances of 200-600m on the fly.

rero360
12-12-2011, 9:46 PM
I went with Troy personally.

My thoughts on BUIS, they are nice to have, the ability to practice and stay sharp with irons on the same rifle is a good thing in my book. However with that said, I also believe in quality optics, chances are if my optic goes down and I need to use the BUIS, I'm either already dead and or the rifle is probably inop anyways.

Hoop
12-12-2011, 9:54 PM
I have magpuls on my rifles now and they are fine for plinking. That is the cheapest I would go though.

Javi
12-12-2011, 11:16 PM
Troy will be having a little sale:

"TROY INDUSTRIES CHRISTMAS SALE !

FROM DEC13TH-DEC 20TH SAVE 20% OFF ALL TROY PRODUCTS AND BDS TACTICAL GEAR!

USE COUPON CODE: XMAS

PLUS FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $100!

(Excludes Aimpoint, Aimpoint/Package deals, Bio-Circle, Viking Tactics/VTAC products.)
BDS TACTICAL GEAR IS MADE TO ORDER. DELIVERY TIMES AVERAGE 2-3 WEEKS."

REPR
12-13-2011, 7:48 AM
Another vote for Troy as well.

Nachoman
12-13-2011, 8:24 AM
I went with Troy as well. I figured I'd learn with iron sights first and use them as the main sights which they'd fit the bill for that. Then when I upgrade to optics I can fold them down. Plus it helped that Troy had that black friday sale with %30 off +$10 off a set of sights, which brought them down in price where it wasn't a hard stretch to get them over the Magpul BUIS.