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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by themighty9mm, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. themighty9mm


    Sep 19, 2008
    What do you guys recommend for BUIS. I like the idea of the choped carry handle LMT's, but not sure if I want the bulk. I want a rear sight that can be used as a stand alone sight, as it will be my new primary sight for a good while. To both get very familiar with it, and to allow me to save money for a optic I want. My concern with the LMT is the bulk, my concern with flip up sights is the hinge point. While I might not be going to any classes any time immediatly soon I do want the BUIS to be a durable one. So what do you guys recommend?
  2. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    If you like the chopped carry handle, I really like my Daniel Defense A1.5...I kinda just like the way it looks I think...
    But it's very well made, super light, and I scored it for very cheap. You wouldn't have any durability problems.

  3. The DD1.5 is a very good fixed BUIS. Another, that is similar to the LMT, is the Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) A2 BUIS. It has the same adjustments as the LMT, but not a bulky. It is extremely well made.

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
  4. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    That is what I would recommend as well. To me, it is best of the very few fixed sights you can buy.

    Here is what it looks like mounted in conjunction with an Aimpoint M2.


    The setup works extremely well providing a lower 1/3 co-witness. So, should you ever decide to mount a red-dot optic, keep that in mind.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
  5. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    :agree: Though when adding a scope needed a fold down and opted for the Troy... If I would have stayed with a Aimpoint RD would have kept the DD.
  6. JBaird22


    Nov 18, 2005
    I have a gg&g flip up sight that I ran for a while that served its purpose but I sold my eotech 517 and added some long rails. I put on a set of Daniel defense fixed sights and I like them.

    I'm not really a fan of the magpul mbus sights. The sights are a little overbuilt because they're plastic but the rear sight is slow for switching between apertures. The little leafs are not very sturdy.

    Like most things you get what you pay for.

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  7. KiloXray


    Sep 28, 2009
    What is the RDS in this pic?

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  8. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    NW Indiana
  9. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    I use a LaRue LT103, though a Troy is an excellent folding rear which can be a standalone.
  10. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)
    I'm seriously considering not running BUIS anymore.

    With all the advances in red dots, lasers, and good variable power optics, I'm not really seeing a need or a use for them.
  11. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Murphy insurance.
  12. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)
    Well since I run a IR/Vis laser on my work rifle, and soon my training gun, and I've got an optic, even if the optic fails, I can still shoot and make hits out to 50-75m by putting the target centered in the tube, and shooting. Or using the laser to aim. Or using both methods at the same time.

    The other way I like to run, is with an ACOG, or variable optic, and both of those preclude the use of BUIS, unless you remove the optic first. And if you're actually in a gunfight, the chance of doing that, isn't all that common.
  13. redbrd


    Sep 20, 2005
    I second the GG&G MAD flip up. They work and fold low so they are out of the way.
  14. KiloXray


    Sep 28, 2009

    Ah, thanks.