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Recommend some iron sights for an AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Apex29, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. Apex29

    Apex29 member

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    I've got one of these:
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    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
     
  2. franconialocal

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  3. Inspiribomb

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    I went with Troy flip-ups and couldn't be happier. I recommend buying their tool for adjusting the sights as well.
     
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  5. Apex29

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    What'd you use for the front sight?
     
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    Troy if you don't mind paying 260.00 on sights. Yankee Hill or Midwest Industries if money is important.
     
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    Magpul MBUS are also good if you're on a budget. They're polymer, but very rugged.
     
  8. Blubacon50

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    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
     
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  9. LeverGunJunkie

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    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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