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Archer-one
01-15-2010, 15:55
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?

bjesse60
01-15-2010, 16:30
I have owned several Troy sights and they lock up tight and are built like a tank. :cool:

Archer-one
01-15-2010, 16:40
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!

NeverMore1701
01-15-2010, 16:47
I've had a few sets of Troys, they're just as solid as fixed, while maintaining a very low profile when folded.

Archer-one
01-15-2010, 17:05
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.

Archer-one
02-01-2010, 17:02
Now I see the XS makes AR sights, I might have to check those out as well. Anyone have any experience with these?

WayaX
02-01-2010, 17:57
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...

Mayhem like Me
02-01-2010, 18:39
For Folders I like Troy and PRI... they lock up tight and have precise adjustements

Archer-one
02-02-2010, 09:28
"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?

Nutt51
02-03-2010, 11:18
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.

jockdeeznutz
02-03-2010, 11:44
Any thoughts on AR sights with tritium?

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


http://dynamicarmament.com/images/TROYFEB2009/troyrear%20trit%20blk.jpg

Here is the front

http://dynamicarmament.com/images/TROYFEB2009/troy%20m4%20trit.jpg

Archer-one
02-03-2010, 14:55
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.

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.

Archer-one
02-03-2010, 14:56
I got rear folding ones with tritium. I got them for around $160 shipped. Now i just need the 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


http://dynamicarmament.com/images/TROYFEB2009/troyrear%20trit%20blk.jpg

Here is the front

http://dynamicarmament.com/images/TROYFEB2009/troy%20m4%20trit.jpg


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