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Old 10-18-2013, 1:46 PM
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Default PSA Aluminum Flip Up Sight Set

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the PSA Flip up sights. PSA is selling the Vortex StrikeFire and PSA Aluminum Flip Up Sight Set for $199 and they are offering free shipping through Sunday. If the Iron Sights are any good this seems like a good deal.
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Old 10-18-2013, 8:34 PM
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Hmmmm, seeing that no one seems to know anything about these sights I might just pass.
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Old 10-18-2013, 8:38 PM
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If its any consolation, I was thinking of buying a set too.
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Old 10-19-2013, 6:36 AM
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I got the combo set! Over all they are pretty robust and sturdy! Not as slim as troys but for the price they are built very well for being all metal!
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Hmmmm, seeing that no one seems to know anything about these sights I might just pass.
they are relatively new... as such, I don't think you will find too many reviews yet.

FWIW, I was intrigued when I first saw them - and even though I was tempted to pick up a set, I really don't need them.

All my ARs have Troy - reason being; they are the only that will clear any scope I've used. I've tried other brands and due to the low profile of Troy, they are the only ones I will consider.

Having that been said... if you don't use a scope, and use irons only, or red dot with BUIS, I think it's worth giving the PSA a shot... they might clear some scope set-ups, but I've stopped trying other brands since I always end up buying another set of Troy.
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I got the combo set! Over all they are pretty robust and sturdy! Not as slim as troys but for the price they are built very well for being all metal!
a profile shot with rear flipped down (and your Strikefire mounted) - will give a real good perspective of clearance.
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This is a new built Alexander arms 300blk upper
Lower is a QD and I am using a hypertec trigger 2.5lb



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^^^ wrong thread?
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Thoes are the psa sights folded down
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Thoes are the psa sights folded down
oh... but was hoping for a profile pic so we can see the height...

no biggie for me... as I mentioned, I'm set on Troy... but it would help a lot of people looking to consider these sights.
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Thoes are the psa sights folded down
I think LB wants to see a side profile picture of how the sights sit in relation to the vortex. I would suggest showing the heights flipped and retracted with a tape measure.
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I think LB wants to see a side profile picture of how the sights sit in relation to the vortex. I would suggest showing the heights flipped and retracted with a tape measure.
yes...

I think "profile" was throwing him off...

*Side View.

tape measure won't be necessary as long as the Vortex is mounted - you can get a good idea based on mount height.
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I bought a set. I need a set of flip up's for my gun and they look robust. I will post up a picture whenever they come in.
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I have been running 2 sets of these

They are nice quality dual rear AP sights. Only con is that they do not lock when up. The mechanism is strong enough to keep them in position so no worries for me.
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while at the gun store yesterday i noticed that all the sig rifles come with these sights installed , so i guess i know whos making them now. deff not psa !
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while at the gun store yesterday i noticed that all the sig rifles come with these sights installed , so i guess i know whos making them now. deff not psa !
PSA is not a manufacturer - Im pretty sure everyone knows they don't physically make them...

i-Tac makes a bunch of Sigs stuff - so if the sights are identical there's a good chance that's where PSA's came from.
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Here is a side shot of the front and rear.



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^^^ thanks for the pic... looks about the height of GG&G... what optic/mount are you using?
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So are these sights good to go?
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Yes I think so!
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They work well and hold zero. For what they are they work fine. I have no complaints.
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I was wondering about those PSA sights as well, I was going to take the plunge this week but they were out of stock as a set. I do wonder how robust they will be to impact since they are aluminum. I would use those instead of the Magpul BUS. I have set of those on another AR and they were just about dead-on @ 100yds. right out of the plastic bags on a Larue OBR.

House, I have 2 of the Hippertouch 24 trigger sets in 80% lowers and I like mine as well.
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Good maybe Troy will have to lower their price. I'll wait to see these in person.
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