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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by parsons_12b, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Looking for suggestions for a flip up front sight for my AR it will be going on a rail on the forearm. Any ideas?
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    How about a troy?
    Come over some time and I will let you look at mine. :)
     
  3. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Jack you give me
     
  4. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    A headache?
     
  5. AR15L

    AR15L Auburn, WA Member

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    I'm glad someone asked this question.
    I am also looking for one but I'll add to the original question.

    Why is there such a wide gap in prices?
    UTG for $24 up to $100+ for some name I can't remember.

    That is a big, big spread there.

    :huh:
     
  6. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thats why I posted this I don't mine paying $100 for something if I have to but if there is a $60 sight that will do the job just fine why not use it.
     
  7. AR15L

    AR15L Auburn, WA Member

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    So what is the difference between a $24 and a $100 BUIS, besides name?

    To me BUIS means exactly that, BACK UP. Your optics become disabled so you have to switch to something that allows you to keep shooting, somewhat accurately while trying to get away.
     
  8. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    UTG products are NOT of good quality. Despite what they or other gun shops tell you, they are AIRSOFT products.

    Magpul Mbus for 50 dollars and you're good to go.
     
  9. AR15L

    AR15L Auburn, WA Member

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    OK, now we're getting somewhere.
     
  10. nezz69

    nezz69 lebanon,oregon Member

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    i replaced my gas block with a yankee hill fold away front sight/gas block it folds down on top of the gas block completly out of the way until you need it
     
  11. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I actualy have ised the Yankee hill gasblock with flip up sight but my new upper has a VTAC handguard that goes over the gasblock so I need one that will fit on the rail.
     
  12. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Midwest Industries makes a front sight specifically for the rail.

    The M14/HK style front sights are VERY nice, and I highly recommend them over the M16 style.


    Magpul's front sight is also rail-level, and can be had for 40 bucks at the gun show today.


    The Magpul sights are very quick and EASY to flip into position. They are the absolute BEST bang for buck available. They're a little "bulky" on the rail, however that doesn't bother me as much as I thought they would.
     
  13. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i have a fixed LMT front on my Vtac.. i think it was like $30
     
  14. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I know Magpul products are first rate but I still hesitate to put a plastic sight on my rifle.
     
  15. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i like magpul almost as much as most guys, but i'd NEVER use their sights.
     
  16. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    The only plus I've found to their sights in the cost, and the speed. They are very fast to put up and down.

    The apertures are weird, they're bulky, and they take up too much rail space.

    But, you will never find a better sight for 50 bucks. Never.

    (They also hold zero after multiple hammer strikes. Tested them myself to see how the plastic holds up.)
     
  17. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I have a YHM rear flip up sight on my AR. It's got excellent build quality and holds zero so I have no complaints with it. It's kind of expensive (around $90 iirc) but cheaper than a Troy. I have heard good things about the magpul MBUS and though I have not tried them yet myself, I love the other magpul products I have. But if you'd rather have metal irons, then I give the YHM one my recommendation.
     
  18. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Check these out. I know they are pricey but here you definitely get your money's worth. I have used their rear sight for years and am going to purchase a couple more in the near future. Although I have not used the new front sight (#41 BL) I will be getting two very soon.:)

    :twocents:


    http://www.armsmounts.com/default.asp?mode=products&sub=sights&id=[hsh]41-B-L



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  19. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i've been interested in this sight for a while.. i probably would have even used it for a couple of different builds, if it wasn't for the clamp-on-ness. clamps are LAME. i even considered clamping one on, and then pinning- like you can do with set-screw types- but it ust doesn't seem like a good idea to try to pound pins into a clamped device with a big split at the bottom.

    at the very least, i'd have to clamp it, tap it and the barrel for a blind set-screw, and red-loctite it in.