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Jake Starr
09-23-2012, 15:24
I just picked up a plain Jane LE6920. Great fit and finish for the price.

I have the removable carry handle and am looking for a nice rear metal BUIS.

Any suggestions?

MrMurphy
09-23-2012, 15:30
Troy is the industry standard for a reason.

Foxtrotx1
09-23-2012, 15:32
http://kitup.military.com/2012/07/back-up-iron-sight-drop-test.html

G23Adam
09-23-2012, 15:41
Magpul.

I do have troys on a couple rifles, but the Magpul MBUS is the way to go for durability in a BUIS.

faawrenchbndr
09-23-2012, 15:52
I just picked up a plain Jane LE6920. Great fit and finish for the price.

I have the removable carry handle and am looking for a nice rear metal BUIS.

Any suggestions?

Troy.........you will not be disappointed!

NeverMore1701
09-23-2012, 17:32
Troy.

Jake Starr
09-23-2012, 17:57
I have had Magpul. Good stuff. But looking for metal. Seems after this thread and some on-line research, Troy is it.

Glock Holliday
09-23-2012, 17:59
Troy.

Cole125
09-23-2012, 18:48
+1 on the Troy. In my opinion its the only way to go.

catalyst686
09-23-2012, 19:02
Troy.

TactiCool
09-23-2012, 19:47
Troy DOA ftw.

Foxtrotx1
09-23-2012, 19:50
Does not seem like anyone read the drop test.

NeverMore1701
09-23-2012, 20:05
Does not seem like anyone read the drop test.

Seems like most of us read the OP though.

samuse
09-23-2012, 20:23
Does not seem like anyone read the drop test.


I read it but I still like Troys.

I like to take the aperture out and flip it around, that way the small hole is up when I flip it.

I've never been able to use the big hole with any decent success.

OP, if you're gonna run an Aimpoint with lower 1/3 co-witness, a fixed rear is also a good way to go. For those I like Daniel Defense A1.5.

Trey83
09-23-2012, 20:53
Knights has some pretty nice sights.

RWBlue
09-23-2012, 21:14
I like Arm Low profile, but then again my BUIS is really not used that often and is used under scopes and such.

cowboy1964
09-23-2012, 22:09
Troy is the industry standard

They are? Says who?

MadMonkey
09-23-2012, 22:12
They are? Says who?

Troy owners :embarassed:

TactiCool
09-23-2012, 22:22
Troy owners :embarassed:

Riding the hate train tonight? :tongueout:

MadMonkey
09-23-2012, 22:54
Riding the hate train tonight? :tongueout:

Choo chooooo! http://www.shotpix.com/images/22429091115531357869.gif

EDIT: To be fair, I'd probably buy Troy if I didn't like the Magpuls so much.

steve1911
09-24-2012, 01:00
Troy




1911club#410

faawrenchbndr
09-24-2012, 02:20
Choo chooooo! http://www.shotpix.com/images/22429091115531357869.gif

EDIT: To be fair, I'd probably buy Troy if I didn't like the Magpuls so much.

Did you miss the OP's post? I do believe he asked about METAL
sights. Unless MagPul is making a METAL MBUS now........:tongueout:

TangoFoxtrot
09-24-2012, 04:13
Magpul

cyphertext
09-24-2012, 06:33
I have the MaTech BUIS on my rifle. I bought it to replace the Magpul. With the Magpul, I just didn't like the sight picture. I know it sounds strange, but my brain just didn't like the square top over the round hole. My eye would not center naturally through that sight.

Big Bird
09-24-2012, 06:35
Really doesn't matter. I have Troy. I have Magpul. I have ARMS. They all work. The drop test says the Magpul sights beat all the metal sights. I believe that. Hard aluminum doesn't bounce back it bends. When aluminum sights bend you are no longer holding your zero by default. The Magpuls are $59. Troys are $120. Not a huge difference. They are Back Ups. Put your money into your primary optic and you'll probably need to use the back ups a little less.

The skill of the shooter is far more important than the brand of the BUIS.

The large aperture should be left as the aperture that comes up when you flip up the sight. Its a battle sight intended for close quarters. When you need it you need it fast. Accuracy is a secondary consideration to speed here and you'll find it does great to 50 yards. Think Ghost Ring sights on a shotgun.

If you have targets farther out you have time to flip to the small aperture.

Hour13
09-24-2012, 07:03
OP, if you're gonna run an Aimpoint with lower 1/3 co-witness, a fixed rear is also a good way to go. For those I like Daniel Defense A1.5.

This.

That DD 1.5 can take anything you can throw at it.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/gun%20stuff/Hour%2013%20DS/100_5477.jpg

AK_Stick
09-24-2012, 07:45
Troy or ARMS for me.

pag23
09-24-2012, 07:58
I like my Troy folding back up sight... works for me

Spartacus100
09-24-2012, 08:04
I like the Diamondhead that came on my Windham....a little pricey but seems solid. and is metal so will work for a railed gas block.

WoodenPlank
09-24-2012, 08:28
Did anyone mention Troy yet?



:whistling:

M&P15T
09-24-2012, 08:30
I have Troys on mine, but I'll probably switch to the Diamond Heads. They appear to have a more precise manner in which they line-up, which my Troys lack. In fact, if I could find a really good set of BUISs with an easily repeatable sight line-up, I might try sticking with irons for awhile.

If anyone can provide some feed-back on the Diamond Head Diamond sights, it would be appreciated. Bonus points if you have the front night sight option.

http://www.store-diamondhead-usa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/1099-3T.jpg

KalashniKEV
09-24-2012, 10:04
1) Troy
2) GG&G M.A.D.

I think the Magpul plastic BUIS suck. I also don't like the USGI/ MAtech.

JBUS
09-24-2012, 12:34
Dd a1.5.

Hour13
09-24-2012, 13:51
Did anyone mention Troy yet?



:whistling:

Nah, don't believe it's been made mention of yet...

:rofl:

rockapede
09-24-2012, 15:47
I prefer fixed rear sights. I own both the DD and the Troy fixed rears. I prefer the A1 adjustment on the DD.

GlockFish
09-24-2012, 16:25
Gotta go with Troy.

RWBlue
09-24-2012, 17:13
This.

That DD 1.5 can take anything you can throw at it.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/gun%20stuff/Hour%2013%20DS/100_5477.jpg

Technically, is that a BUIS.
It is iron or steel.
It is a very good sight.
My issue is the Back Up portion.

If you like to run with the sight always up it is PERFECT. And no I am not yanking your chain. It think it is the best thing going.

But if you want the irons down....if you want to run an SPR with scope in the normal spot....It doesn't really work.

Hour13
09-24-2012, 20:15
Technically, is that a BUIS.
It is iron or steel.
It is a very good sight.
My issue is the Back Up portion.

If you like to run with the sight always up it is PERFECT. And no I am not yanking your chain. It think it is the best thing going.

I'm with you. As a fixed sight, it works in conjunction with the Aimpoint perfectly. Co-witness is at the lower 1/3, or simply look over the aperture & the reticle is dead-center in the optic. In this way, the irons are still a "back up" to your RDS.

Couple benefits to this set-up;

1) Rapid transition.
Should your optic go down at the worst possible moment, there's nothing to "flip-up". Neither hand has to leave it's position on your weapon, no need to even stop firing. Simply tuck your cheek down 1/4" and there's the sight picture again.

2) Ruggedness. Less moving parts = Less points of failure.
The A1.5 is a miniature brick ****-house. Aperature is completely shielded, there are no knobs or dials sticking out, and there's no hinged upper-half riding on a small pin that could shear off, or get bent. I've beaten this DD sight so bad I've destroyed the hardcoat anodiizing on the edges, yet I've never had to even re-adjust it.

But if you want the irons down....if you want to run an SPR with scope in the normal spot....It doesn't really work.

Couldn't agree more, this is NOT a set-up for a SPR/DMR. This rifle is one that I want to be tough as nails, CQB-oriented. I'm not concerned with shooting the wings off a gnat's ass at 600+ yards, lol.

Delivering center mass hits out to 200-ish yards is all I'd want from a rifle like this. And if you can't accomplish that with this gun, your choice of gear isn't what you need to look at.
:supergrin:

AK_Stick
09-24-2012, 20:36
Well, at close range, if your RDS fails, you can simply center your target in the tube and fire for effect.


Not pretty, but it'll get get hits on a man size target out to 100m or so reliably.

BenjiEDF
09-24-2012, 21:44
I have Troys on mine, but I'll probably switch to the Diamond Heads. They appear to have a more precise manner in which they line-up, which my Troys lack. In fact, if I could find a really good set of BUISs with an easily repeatable sight line-up, I might try sticking with irons for awhile.

If anyone can provide some feed-back on the Diamond Head Diamond sights, it would be appreciated. Bonus points if you have the front night sight option.

http://www.store-diamondhead-usa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/1099-3T.jpg

I have the Diamond Head rear sight and it's good, I like the sight picture and can shoot well with it. I also have the Troy set on another rifle. I think the Troy has a much better build quality and I prefer the Troys. It is a subjective critique though, I don't know that one is *better* than the other. The Diamond Head rear sight is made of a very lightweight aluminum and isn't quite as rigid as the Troy's that is made of steel. Oh and I don't have the diamond head front sight, just the rear. I have a set of Troys though. So my input isn't quite a full comparison, just of the rear sight.

Cochese
09-25-2012, 21:32
Amazon.com: Wilson Combat Flip Up Sight For AR15 TRFURS: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414m-69SZdL.@@AMEPARAM@@414m-69SZdL

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414m-69SZdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Reb 56
09-25-2012, 23:35
LaRue has some outstanding QD stand alone rear sights.

skeeter1959
09-26-2012, 23:00
Jake

Check your PMs. I have a LMT fixed rear metal BUIS that I don't need or want. It came on my gun and it's mint.

Mayhem like Me
09-27-2012, 08:50
I run the Wilson and PRI rear.

Airhasz
09-27-2012, 12:01
Jake

Check your PMs. I have a LMT fixed rear metal BUIS that I don't need or want. It came on my gun and it's mint.

As soon as you give it away you will need it..lol

samuse
09-27-2012, 19:07
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/gun%20stuff/Hour%2013%20DS/100_5477.jpg

Your muddy carbine is beautiful!:supergrin:

Hour13
09-27-2012, 21:13
Your muddy carbine is beautiful!:supergrin:

Thanks man! Ya, I've become really fond of this little rifle. It loves having the crap kicked out of it & gobbles up any ammo I feed it. And in either of it's roles, riding around in the back of the car or leaning up next to the bed...

It's a wonderful feeling, the peace of mind just knowing it's there, and that it will always do what I need it to do.

:hearts:

Airhasz
09-27-2012, 21:17
[QUOTE=Hour13;19462951]Thanks man! Ya, I've become really fond of this little rifle. It loves having the crap kicked out of it & gobbles up any ammo I feed it. And in either of it's roles, riding around in the back of the car or leaning up next to the bed...

It's a wonderful feeling, the peace of mind just knowing it's there, and that it will always do what I need it to do.

Yeah, I feel the same way about my Glock...

Hour13
09-27-2012, 21:19
Yeah, I feel the same way about my Glock...

:cheers: