Recommend some iron sights for an AR


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Apex29
July 17, 2010, 12:42 AM
I've got one of these:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/178016_01_md.jpg
It's my first AR and currently has a high power Leupold scope on it, but I want some back up iron sights. It's a S&W M&P 15 Performance Center 5.56.

Recommendations?

thanx

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franconialocal
July 17, 2010, 01:27 AM
Troy Industries.....IMHO

Tritium flip up night sights

http://www.troyind.com/index.htm

Inspiribomb
July 17, 2010, 11:43 AM
I went with Troy flip-ups and couldn't be happier. I recommend buying their tool for adjusting the sights as well.

MIL-DOT
July 17, 2010, 11:51 AM
I needed a rear iron sight for a Spikes, and the Troy's seemed to be the most popular, for a folding sight. But I spent about 1/2 the money on this fixed sight from Daniel Defense, and I definately can recommend it.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=181805&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=649

Apex29
July 17, 2010, 12:03 PM
I spent about 1/2 the money on this fixed sight from Daniel Defense

What'd you use for the front sight?

BsChoy
July 17, 2010, 04:33 PM
Troy if you don't mind paying 260.00 on sights. Yankee Hill or Midwest Industries if money is important.

benEzra
July 17, 2010, 06:43 PM
Magpul MBUS are also good if you're on a budget. They're polymer, but very rugged.

Blubacon50
July 18, 2010, 09:10 AM
benEzra wrote:
"Magpul MBUS are also good if you're on a budget. They're polymer, but very rugged."

They are fine for the rear sight, but because they are polymer, don't use them on the gas block, they will melt. Use a metal fixed or flip up sight on the gas block.

Blubacon50

LeverGunJunkie
July 18, 2010, 07:57 PM
I'm gonna get hammered by the AR studs on this site, but while I would agree that Troy Industries and Yankee Hill probably lead the pack; I bought a cheap set of UTG flip ups! You know, I loc-tited (blue) a set on my DPMS and they serve the purpose. POI moves as intended and I hit the 9 or 10 ring at 50 yrds every time. They are co-witnessed to a bushnell red dot, and remain as B/U sights. Very happy with the set-up.

If you're a "3 Gun" Guy or you are an LEO and bought your own stuff, you may want to invest in something a little more expensive.

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