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Survey: Iron sights

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

  1. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I hear nothing but good things about the Troy site.

    I have a Troy rear folding battesight coming tomorrow. $80 on primary arms over the weekend. (plus $10 to ship)
     
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  2. I suppose I could have got a bad set of Troys. The set I have are the only set Ive used, and they came with the gun. Maybe they are a cheaper version on the S&W guns? I dont know.

    The GG&G's are what I have to compare them too, and Troys just dont seem (to me anyways) as well made.
     


  3. D4RWlN

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    I believe Stickman has posted have some fall apart on him. All the Troys I've had have been fine. I hated the di-optic troys though. I prefer KAC micros. The LWRC skirmish sights look very nice as well. I'm looking forward to trying a set off.
     
  4. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Do the Troy folding rear sights lock in after the are up?, or do the push down like the Magpul BUIS do?
     
  5. They lock in "sort of". They dont lock up tight, and have a good bit of play, mostly fore and aft, when you wiggle them, or at least mine do.
     
  6. CW Mock

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    I shoot irons a lot on my Colt 6720. I dumped the Matech for a Troy rear folder.

    It's a patrol rifle, and has an Aimpoint T1 micro, but I have more fun shooting iron sights. The Troys have been fine for the shooting I do (0-300 yards).

    I have done the majority of my training with the iron sights only and would not feel under equipped if all I had were iron sights. The Aimpoint is just easier to use in bad light, bad positions or a hurry. Being a working gun, I use whatever edge I can get. On weekends when I'm out plinking away, I take off the optic and use the irons to stay sharp.

    Somebody mentioned that a component of being a good shot is not just being able to dial in a sight at a known range, use a rest and fire at high contrast targets and I agree wholeheartedly. I grew up rural and went on a lot of walks with a rifle plinking. One would quickly get pretty dang good at range estimation, fundamentals and "Kentucky windage" to make hits. Now that I'm the instructor at work I make our people shoot at nonstandard targets at varied ranges. If you don't do that - try it. It's fun, and if you use your rifle for personal protection it might be useful.


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  7. phil evans

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    thanks for the knowledge.
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The Larue Tactical solid block of a rear sight intrigues me. Reminds me a bit of the old M16/M16A1 rear sight.
     
  9. Brian Brazier

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    If you like the Larue checkout the Daniel Defense A1.5, it not a qd, but iron sights dont need to be, and it has the old A1 wheel with the A2 aperture, perfect combo, they are my go to fixed sight.
     
  10. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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  11. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I was looking at that one. Doesanyone know anything about a tritium front post replacement for the A2 style sight> are they any good?
     
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  12. Brian Brazier

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    A friend of mine has the Meprolight Tru Dot, he really likes it, once you sight it in you can rotate the dot so it is in the correct position, others I have seen you have no second adjustment for the dot. I have shot his ar with it a few times, its really bright, fo low and bright light situations it works well, I was thinking of picking one up http://www.midwayusa.com/product/22...ot-front-sight-ar-15-steel-blue-tritium-green
     
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  13. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    I use Troy non folding rear sight with standard gbfs on my dpms tac16. 2 inch groups usual.
     
  14. boomhower

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    I have the Truglo one and really like it. I like that it's a dot alone and no post. To me that just works out better. With a dot in post design you either have an obstructed view of your target using the dot or POI/POA problems at night if using the dot. With the Truglo version it's much simpler: put dot on target and pull trigger. Downside is the install is a massive PITA, and that's probably an understatement. Good news is you only have to due it once. Durability was an initial concern with the exposed tube but after two years of patrol use it's held up fine. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
     
  15. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Interesting I got to check that out. Thanks boomhower.
     
  16. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I wonder how fragile that fiber optic tube is being exposed like that.
     
  17. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I think when funds allow I'm going with a Troy rear sight.
     
  18. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    when i get an ar15, im getting an optic, ill make sure i always have irons on it, and make sure i train with them, so if i need to use them im proficient. But red dots blow iron sights out of the water
     
  19. fnfalman

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    Only at close range.
     
  20. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Like fnfalman stated,.....only close range, ie, <300m