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Glockernaut
02-09-2010, 23:08
My first AR is incoming w/o rear BUIS and was wondering what you guys suggest. The Troy ones seem to be popular. This is an LMT AR, and LMT has their own brand so those are also a possibility. The magpuls are cheaper but I am not sure on the quality. I will not get optics until I put some other accessories on first because of finances. What do you guys think?

LA_357SIG
02-09-2010, 23:11
I'm a carry handle man personally but I am considering the DD and LaRue fixed rear sights.

steve1911
02-09-2010, 23:15
You can't go wrong on a Troy.

1911CLUB#410

AK_Stick
02-09-2010, 23:41
I'm a big fan of the KAC 600m flip up rear, and the Troy's for flip up.

I absolutely hate the military issue flip up rear.

As for fixed, I really like the LMT bobed carry handle site.

Glockernaut
02-10-2010, 00:07
Thanks for the replies guys. Should I go with fixed or flip up sites?

AK_Stick
02-10-2010, 00:20
Depends on what you want.

For a short barreled close range gun, I would prefer to have a low mounted fixed rear site, like the LMT.

for an all around general use gun that might see a scope I'd run a folding.

DLEE25
02-10-2010, 03:48
My favorite is the Troy. Nice and solid. I also like the Midwest Industries low profile folding BUIS. I prefer the folders since they give you the option to get out of the way of optics and most are solid enough to stand alone. For some reason I can't get into the new Magpuls. I'm sure they are decent, I just have an aversion to polymer sights. I'm like that with my Glocks. but that's just me.

blaster_54738
02-10-2010, 04:08
YHM QDS is another quality one to think about

kabob983
02-10-2010, 08:23
I'd go with Troy flip up or LaRue fixed.

Nutt51
02-10-2010, 11:37
I would also go with the Troy flip up if I were running an optic, but
like the Larue fixed if not. I have read good things about the
LMT tactical rear and would take a serious look at them.

fivestar
02-10-2010, 15:40
I have a Magpul rear sight on mine and I've been happy with it.

vettely
02-10-2010, 16:11
Is it your "primary" sight or your "back up" sight?
The Magpul's are really nice, affordable, super easy to flip up (spring loaded) and light weight. Just ordered a second set for a second rifle.
My Primary sight is my EOtech.

fivestar
02-10-2010, 16:16
My primary sight is my XPS 2-0. I have a Magpul rear and MidWest Industries front for back up.

Glockernaut
02-10-2010, 17:08
Good info guys. I plan on using the iron sites as my primary for a year or so.

Wade-0
02-10-2010, 21:11
+1 for the Midwest Industries flip up rear. Fits easily under a scope if you ever decide to mount one, and the price is pretty nice.

faawrenchbndr
02-10-2010, 21:16
....I absolutely hate the military issue flip up rear.....

Guess that would be the MATECH?:whistling:

Just bought a lightly used one, complete with sand. :rofl:

ArmoryDoc
02-10-2010, 23:55
LMT bobbed is the way to go.

AK_Stick
02-11-2010, 00:18
should have asked, I'd have given you my old one

RMTactical
02-11-2010, 04:13
If you want a solid rear sight and have no plans for optics for the time being, it is nice to have the LMT fixed rear sight. Very good sight.

If you are for sure planning on optics, a flip up sight would be nice because that is what you could use as a BU when you have the optics.

Just depends on you.

faawrenchbndr
02-11-2010, 06:07
should have asked, I'd have given you my old one

I got it rather cheep, so what the heck. A KAC is on my short list,
seem hard to find. As soon as I locate on it is out of stock. No hurry.

I have very limited shooting time with the MATECH. Seemed ok when I
was active.

Resqu2
02-11-2010, 06:23
Thanks for the replies guys. Should I go with fixed or flip up sites?

Flip up Troy, that way you are set no matter what you do with optics later on.

MistoGators
02-11-2010, 06:29
UTG makes good stuff for the price (especially their rail handguards). This has free shipping on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Flip-up-Tactical-Complete-Aperture/dp/B001WIUJXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1265891290&sr=8-1

AK_Stick
02-11-2010, 17:16
I got it rather cheep, so what the heck. A KAC is on my short list,
seem hard to find. As soon as I locate on it is out of stock. No hurry.

I have very limited shooting time with the MATECH. Seemed ok when I
was active.



Its not a bad sight. Its very user friendly and robust.


I just hate it. Its clunky, constantly catches on my gear, and is always in the way. I was very happy when my CO told me she'd let me get away with not running a BUIS on my rifle. (I run an ACOG no room to mount one)

jdeere_man
02-13-2010, 20:35
The first ar I got had the troy folding battle sights on them. I've been sold on them ever since.