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BUIS suggestions for an AR-15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Philo_Beddoe, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. Philo_Beddoe

    Philo_Beddoe Member

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    I just want some rugged front and rear folding Back up iron sights for a pictanny rail AR.

    I just want something simple that will alow me to zero at 50 yards, but I dont want to spend an arm and a leg.

    Just something simple and rugged and will hold its zero.

    I dont care about co-witnessing.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Sweden

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    In that case, MagPul MBUS. My preference is for the Troy's, last I check AIMSurplus was selling a set for like $160, the MBUS is typically ~$90
     
  3. Water-Man

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    LaRue.
     
  4. 12131

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    What's an arm and a leg? A leg to one person might be just a toe to another.:evil:
     
  5. Nanook

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    MATech for around $110 for a BUIS.
     
  6. kwelz

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    MaTech really aren't that great for the money. Although you can find them for as low as 30-40 bucks used.

    I suggest Troy or Magpul for flip up. KAC makes a good one as well but I have no experience with it personally.

    Avoid ARMS!
     
  7. Philo_Beddoe

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    The troy sights look really solid.
     
  8. cbrgator

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    MI makes a good product as well. Any of the reputable brands listed here will serve you well.
     
  9. Z-Michigan

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    I've owned and returned rear BUIS from Midwest Industries and DPMS, both of which didn't seem to be the appropriate level of quality for the price. I have a Daniel Defense "A1.5" BUIS and it's decent, but doesn't flip and wouldn't be my first choice to buy again. Price and quality are good though.

    Why? I thought they were one of the top brands? You're worrying me because I have one on order...
     
  10. franconialocal

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    I went with the Troy in tritium (a bit more $$) and I've been very happy with it. They are very rugged.
     
  11. TexasRifleman

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    Troy on mine as well. Very happy with the product. Very solid locking mechanism.
     
  12. hatchetbearer

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    the whole magpul mbus set is available on aim for around $80. i just bought the rear sight not too long ago.
     
  13. HisDivineShadow

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    The Troys are the best, but they aren't cheap..
     
  14. Philo_Beddoe

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    One more question.

    Will the troy sights fit under a 3x9x40 leupold scope?

    Will I need med, high or super high scope mount?
     
  15. possum

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    ma tech and gg&g make great rears for sure, i have ran them for years. Anything mag pul makes is good to go, designed by guys that have BTDT and knows what it takes to make a quality piece of gear, thier front and rear sights included.
     
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    I use Troys as far as flip ups go.
     
  18. lions

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    I have a Yankee Hill QDS rear sight on the way. It has dual apertures and it folds down pretty small. I'll post again after I try it out.
     
  19. sho'nuff

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    I got a set of magpul mbus from weaponparts.com for 70 bucks. fast ship too
     
  20. kwelz

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    Cancel your order. Not only are they a dated deign, but ARMS is a company that has turned its back on the industry and consumers. Instead of innovating and improving their products they have resorted to suing competitors. Some of his victims include Troy, Magpul, and Larue. Dick Swan has registered patents on commonly used terms in an attempt to be able to sue other companies as he sees fit. For example he has patented the Number 17, 5.56, .50 BMG, etc.

    Don't believe me? Go check out Larues thread on ARF.com or look at the patent filings by Dick.

    Please cancel your order and purchase a product from a company that cares about the firearms industry and actually bothers to make a good product.
     
  21. Gordon
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    As they are BACK UP sights I have gone from buying Troys, which are well made, to the lighter, cheaper, quicker deploying and perfectly adequate Magpuls.
     
  22. kwelz

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    I am (sorta) with Gordon. I still buy both instead of just one. But both are great.
     
  23. Mags

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    Magpuls are great for BUIS.
     
  24. Bartholomew Roberts

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    I have had several ARMS products and several Larue products. The ARMS doesn't hold a candle to the Larue stuff and usually the price difference isn't that great either. Personally, the only problems I ever saw with ARMS is the locknut departing from the mount on the ARMS #40 and ARMS mounts that didn't fit on some rails (ARMS typically blames the rail and rarely their mount).

    Having said that, ARMS really killed itself with the Larue lawsuit. Mark Larue has quite a bit of documentation of failed ARMS mounts going now. Broken levers by the hundreds and all kinds of other issues. Even if ARMS were to win the lawsuit (unlikely), they are going to kill themselves with the negative publicity from that.

    One nice thing about the Larue stuff is it fits and works reliably even if your rails aren't perfect Picatinny spec.; but it is also just better made. You won't be snapping off a Larue lever without deliberate, prolonged abuse.
     
  25. Avenger29

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    Fixed? LaRue, Daniel Defense make excellent rear sights. You can also cut down a fixed carry handle for a cheap BUIS, too.

    Folding? Magpul, Troy, and Knight's Armament.
     
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