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I need rear BUIS for an incoming AR

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Glockernaut, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Glockernaut

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    My first AR is incoming w/o rear BUIS and was wondering what you guys suggest. The Troy ones seem to be popular. This is an LMT AR, and LMT has their own brand so those are also a possibility. The magpuls are cheaper but I am not sure on the quality. I will not get optics until I put some other accessories on first because of finances. What do you guys think?
     
  2. LA_357SIG

    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

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    I'm a carry handle man personally but I am considering the DD and LaRue fixed rear sights.
     


  3. steve1911

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  4. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I'm a big fan of the KAC 600m flip up rear, and the Troy's for flip up.

    I absolutely hate the military issue flip up rear.

    As for fixed, I really like the LMT bobed carry handle site.
     
  5. Glockernaut

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Should I go with fixed or flip up sites?
     
  6. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Depends on what you want.

    For a short barreled close range gun, I would prefer to have a low mounted fixed rear site, like the LMT.

    for an all around general use gun that might see a scope I'd run a folding.
     
  7. My favorite is the Troy. Nice and solid. I also like the Midwest Industries low profile folding BUIS. I prefer the folders since they give you the option to get out of the way of optics and most are solid enough to stand alone. For some reason I can't get into the new Magpuls. I'm sure they are decent, I just have an aversion to polymer sights. I'm like that with my Glocks. but that's just me.
     
  8. blaster_54738

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  9. kabob983

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  10. I would also go with the Troy flip up if I were running an optic, but
    like the Larue fixed if not. I have read good things about the
    LMT tactical rear and would take a serious look at them.
     
  11. fivestar

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    I have a Magpul rear sight on mine and I've been happy with it.
     
  12. vettely

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    Is it your "primary" sight or your "back up" sight?
    The Magpul's are really nice, affordable, super easy to flip up (spring loaded) and light weight. Just ordered a second set for a second rifle.
    My Primary sight is my EOtech.
     
  13. fivestar

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    My primary sight is my XPS 2-0. I have a Magpul rear and MidWest Industries front for back up.
     
  14. Glockernaut

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    Good info guys. I plan on using the iron sites as my primary for a year or so.
     
  15. Wade-0

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    +1 for the Midwest Industries flip up rear. Fits easily under a scope if you ever decide to mount one, and the price is pretty nice.
     
  16. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Guess that would be the MATECH?:whistling:

    Just bought a lightly used one, complete with sand. :rofl:
     
  17. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    should have asked, I'd have given you my old one
     
  18. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    If you want a solid rear sight and have no plans for optics for the time being, it is nice to have the LMT fixed rear sight. Very good sight.

    If you are for sure planning on optics, a flip up sight would be nice because that is what you could use as a BU when you have the optics.

    Just depends on you.
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I got it rather cheep, so what the heck. A KAC is on my short list,
    seem hard to find. As soon as I locate on it is out of stock. No hurry.

    I have very limited shooting time with the MATECH. Seemed ok when I
    was active.