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Survey: Iron sights

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by TangoFoxtrot, Oct 7, 2012.


  1. TangoFoxtrot

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    Jason you must have young eyes!
     

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  2. Jason D

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    For now, yes. Since I am only 34.
    I played with reddots on pistols a bit but never took to them.
     

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    I've personally had problems with too much lube. Ft Sill Oklahoma. Red clay dried to a fine powder. Stick and clumps to any moisture. All kinds of havoc ensues.
     
  4. TangoFoxtrot

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    I agree! In Iraq I used graphite powder on my BCG so the sand didn't stick to wet oil...but it made a mess at times.
     
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    I grind my clay to the consistency of cat litter to avoid this issue.
     
  6. ak103k

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    Really?!?! I hear tell its all just made up internet lore! :supergrin:

    This was all the rage in the early to mid 70's, and always seemed to work fine for me. This was my last "issue" can from around 1974. Still has a bit in it too.
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    Its a bit messy as a liquid, but once it dries, it doesnt attract anything, and its a decent lube/protectant. Way better than powdered graphite.

    I thought it was all but gone until a couple of years back, when I came across it again on the internet. These days, you can find it here....

    http://www.drislide.com/

    Seems to be the same stuff. If you dont want to run them "wet", this is a good choice.
     
  7. Jason D

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    I have used that for years, but would have never though to use it on a gun. It works well for keeping the working parts of my Tractor's snow blade working. Throttle cable too.
     
  8. TangoFoxtrot

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    Thanks for the info. My days of playing in the sand are over so now I use wet lubes.
     
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    I like them best for low light.
     
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    Think I'm going with a Troy rear sight.
     
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    Troy is pricey, but excellent. Good choice.
     
  12. Brian Brazier

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    I have run almost every rear sight on the market at one time or another, I still have a Troy and DD A1.5 because they are my favorites. The KAC micro is nice, I like that they dont lock in the up position like the Troys, but they only have one aperture and I m not real big on elevation adjusments on my rear sight (unless its a carry handle). The Magpuls are the best value and take the most abuse, but I dont care for the aperture, I wish they were more like the Troy or A2 style. The LMT is great, nbut a little bulky compared to the A1.5, and expensive.
     
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    I don't want to see a rear aperture (want a flip up version) on my M4 with an Aimpoit PRO, which one would you suggest , Thanks,DOC
     
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    Personally, I am a fan of Troys.
     
  15. Brian Brazier

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    I would go with the Troy as well, overall I like them the best for flip ups, if Magpul used an A2 aperture they would get my vote, but I dont care for the one they use. The Aimpoint PRO has a riser that makes it a lower 1/3 cowitness so you wont be looking through the sight at the dot, so you could run a DD or any other fixed rear, without looking through the rear sight.
     
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    Troy if you want top shelf. However, if you are just going to use them in a back-up role, MBUIS’s are serviceable.
     
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    To all three of you guys, just ordered the "folding Di-Optic aperture" in the diamond shape. I will shoot iron as often as red dot. Thanks guys............ DOC
     
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    I dont know that Id call Troy top shelf. I have a set that came on my M&P15, and they are not near as well made as the set of GG&G BUIS I have on my one Armalite.

    The Troys I have, have a lot of play in them when they are deployed, and dont seem to be as precise as the GG&G's.
     
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    Too late, ordered! Really like the idea of the diamond................ DOC
     
  20. Brian Brazier

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    I have never tired the GG&G but all my Troys have been solid with no play, I would contact Troy, they have great CS.