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Fixed vs. Folding Troy sights

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Archer-one, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Archer-one

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    I was thinking about getting some sights to back up my red dot on the 9G carbine I'm putting together. My question is this: is there any advantages/disadvantage with fixed sights compared to the folding battle sights?

    I see that the fixed are cheaper (less parts I guess) but there would be a certain convenience with a "flip up" sight.....but one opinion I've heard was that they were not as durable once they were drug through the dirt a bit, i.e. the moving parts failed after dirt and other particles penetrated the moving mechanism.

    Any opinions formed through practical application?
     
  2. bjesse60

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    I have owned several Troy sights and they lock up tight and are built like a tank. :cool:
     

  3. Archer-one

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    Thank you, sir! That's good to know. Now I see that Troy makes Tritium sights....geez the internet can be a terrible thing...on your wallet!
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I've had a few sets of Troys, they're just as solid as fixed, while maintaining a very low profile when folded.
     
  5. Archer-one

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I have to head out of town for a week, so if I don't respond for awhile, I'm not really a snob, honest!

    I'll be at the SHOT show, maybe I'll scoop a set of Troy sights while I'm there. So far I've yet to see better. Thanks again for the imput everyone.
     
  6. Archer-one

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    Now I see the XS makes AR sights, I might have to check those out as well. Anyone have any experience with these?
     
  7. WayaX

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    Nothing wrong with the folding. They're build very solid. I also don't have any plans of digging a foxhole using my front sight...
     
  8. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    For Folders I like Troy and PRI... they lock up tight and have precise adjustements
     
  9. Archer-one

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    "I also don't have any plans of digging a foxhole using my front sight."

    LOL. Well, you never know! :) Somehow I have a way of being tough on my gear, even if I am on the detail-retentive side.

    Any thoughts on AR sights with tritium?
     
  10. Nutt51

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    Can't speak from personal experience, but I read a long thread
    on another site that a police officer did on putting together
    a personal AR. He posted that he would use Troy if going with
    a folding rear and LaRue if going with a fixed rear BUIS.
    I know they are both fine sights.

    http://forums.officer.com/showthread.php?t=81462

    a lengthy article, but some good info.
     
  11. jockdeeznutz

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    I got rear folding ones with tritium. I got them for around $160 shipped. Now i just need the front troy folding sights with tritium. They work really nice at night. It's worth the money to get the tritium ones. I have FDE ones but here is what they look like


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    Here is the front

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  12. Archer-one

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    Wow! yep, that was a little long :wow: but good info nontheless. I'll have to go back and finish reading it later. Thanks for the link.
     
  13. Archer-one

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    Good looking sights. They price is pretty good as well. I think the Tritium Troy sights are around three bills.