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Old July 17, 2016, 12:53 AM   #1
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Best Flip up Sights For AR15

What are some of the best flip up sights out there?

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Old July 17, 2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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Standard Magpul (MBUS). Won't break the bank, work well and besides you will red dot or scope it eventually anyway and rarely use those sights..
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Old July 17, 2016, 10:22 AM   #3
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Standard Magpul (MBUS). Won't break the bank, work well and besides you will red dot or scope it eventually anyway and rarely use those sights..
Thank you for your feed back, makes sense!

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Old July 17, 2016, 03:01 PM   #4
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I personally hate the MBUS sight picture. I bought a set because "it didn't break the bank" and immediately regretted it.
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Old July 17, 2016, 03:19 PM   #5
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I like the Magpul pro sights especially the new LR one just to have that elevation option on the rear sight. I've put them on both my ar's
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Old July 18, 2016, 03:03 AM   #6
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Another vote AGAINST the MagPul sights...

Although the rear sight is serviceable, their front sight is garbage...

What sights I like depends on the use/need for the sights...

For true back-up sights I prefer the YHM front sight and one of the GG&G "MADD" rear sights...

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Old July 18, 2016, 08:54 AM   #7
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If you buy the Magpul plastic sights, make sure you are not getting cheap Chinese knockoffs. The Chinese made sights look just like Magpul but the quality is very poor. The springs are weak and the tolerances are loose to the point of being useless.

Magpul also makes a MBUS Pro series that are all metal. I have a set that works well on my AR.
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Old July 18, 2016, 09:42 AM   #8
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I like Troy and YHM. I don't think you'd go wrong with either brand.
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Old July 18, 2016, 10:36 AM   #9
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I have MBUS on my .45 AR, and MBUS Pros (standard ones) on my 5.56mm. The .45 is D/I, with a free floated barrel... so no heat issues where they are installed.

My 5.56mm is a Spikes upper with an AA piston kit. That gas block does get hot, so opted for the metal.

Between the two, I like the Pro profile. But not everyone wants to invest that much on a backup iron sight.
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Old July 19, 2016, 10:27 PM   #10
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I like the Troy diopter sights as my old eyes work better with a diamond rear aperture compared to the normal round one.
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Old July 20, 2016, 12:09 AM   #11
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I found a Matech online for something like $25 plus a little for shipping. These are military surplus rear sights and they are all metal. Mine installed at the rear of my Picatinny within a couple inches of point of aim before I even zeroed it.

It's also got settings for elevation between 100 and 600m. Your 300m is where you zero at 25m for your "combat zero" and the others are fine adjustments.
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Old July 28, 2016, 06:54 PM   #12
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MAGPUL MBUS pro metal if you hate the standard MBUS.
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Old July 28, 2016, 09:30 PM   #13
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For backup sights? I don't know, or really care, honestly. (But, my opinion of the MBUS set is that they belong on Air-Soft toys, not real guns.)

For primary sights? YHM or Troy. I find myself gravitating toward YHM (and own both 'automatic' and 'manual' versions).
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Old July 30, 2016, 06:58 PM   #14
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If you are mounting the front sight on the gas block, be aware that the MBUS is made of plastic and will melt. Yankee Hill would be my go to.
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Old July 30, 2016, 07:02 PM   #15
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Go with Magpul for all the reasons stated above.
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Old July 30, 2016, 09:28 PM   #16
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Troy or LMT
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Old July 30, 2016, 10:19 PM   #17
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I have YHM, MBUS (rear only), MBUS PRO and Troy (rear only). Once they're zeroed I never use them so I don't have much of a preference one way or another. If I buy another set it'll probably be YHM though.
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Old July 30, 2016, 10:29 PM   #18
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Troy Industries. Hands down.
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Old July 31, 2016, 10:26 AM   #19
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Believe it or not MBUS sights hold up to abuse far better than Troy and other aluminum sights.

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One thing I did not mention in the post which was sent to KitUp (due to word count limitations) was that after dropping the MBUS twice, I picked the rifle up, held it over my head like the maul I used to split seasons’ worth of firewood while growing up in Alaska, and swung it down on a concrete shooting table, with the MBUS taking all of the impact. It did not break or shift POI by anything more than 1MOA.

My opinion of the MBUS went from “cool airsoft gear bro” to “wow."
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Old July 31, 2016, 10:47 AM   #20
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After looking at the Troy Industries Di-optic aperture folding rear sight I would say if you are seriously interested in long range accuracy this sight looks great. I would really like to try it out. Of course it's expense.
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Old July 31, 2016, 11:17 AM   #21
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The MBUS sights (real ones) are tougher than most people realize.

But they are a bit bulky due to the polymer construction, and that affects the sight picture.

They are perfectly serviceable as backup sights, to a quality red dot. As they will be used little...


I do really like the MBUS Pros, as they are small/trim, metal and still reasonable in price. On sale a set is around $125.

There are some very nice folding sights out there, but for a sight I will use very little, they tend to cost too much, especially when compared to other sights that work well and at a lower price.
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Old July 31, 2016, 02:10 PM   #22
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nothing polymer. no knock-offs. troy, mbus pro, spike's, etc are fine.
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Old August 1, 2016, 07:47 AM   #23
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Troy. No need to look anywhere else.
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Old August 1, 2016, 07:55 AM   #24
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Not a fan of plastic sights, though the magpuls seem to work.

Another vot for Troy's.
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Old August 1, 2016, 07:56 AM   #25
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I own both MBUS and Troy diopter sights. Troy is much more expensive, but worth it. Buy once, cry once. Don't forget a set of MBUS are still kind of expensive for plastic (sorry, "polymer" ) sights, so it may make sense to throw down the extra $40 and get good metal Troy sights.
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