Iron sights ?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Iron sights ?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sgt_Skrb_25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,415
Liked 580 Times on 310 Posts

Default Iron sights ?

Gentleman,

I trying to find some good iron sight, folding or fixed. For my build I've decided I only need to go 300 meters. I do t want optics on this build so I'm trying to find some good irons. I've looked at the Troy , LWRC skirmish , and DD , and others .I just want to hear from you guys I you have any of these or better ones. As much of a Magpul whore I am , I'm not to stoked on the Magpul sights.

Appreciate any input.
Thanks guys.

__________________
Sgt_Skrb_25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sgt_Skrb_25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,415
Liked 580 Times on 310 Posts

Default

Also forgot to ask if anyone ha tried the diamond head sights?

__________________
Sgt_Skrb_25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,742
Liked 5795 Times on 3026 Posts
Likes Given: 394

Default

Best folding rear iron sight ive come across is the matech. Its got a lever that allows you to adjust poi for range that works. Its more than capable of 300yd shooting with good accuracy. The folding rear peep just snaps up or down without need to push buttons.

I dont care for the diamond because the human eye recognize angles and lines easily distracting attention. circles or curves are faster more intuitive. When you have four straight lines competing for attention with the front sight its not going to be intuitively fast in a oh**** type situation. When you have the front sight protected by two curved ears or a circle your eye is drawn to the odd thing out, the front sight which is where your focus should be. Just my take on em.

A matech sits under my acog on my bcm middy

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...


Last edited by JonM; 07-26-2012 at 07:15 PM.
JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The best place in the world,TEXAS by God
Posts: 1,122
Liked 531 Times on 321 Posts

Default

How about you stop by the introduction section?

__________________

"Don't call me Sir, I work for a living"

"I'm an A**hole"

SSGSF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
purehavoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Not where I wanna be
Posts: 4,749
Liked 1132 Times on 736 Posts
Likes Given: 2021

Default

Hate to tell you this but some where on here there was a thread about a test done on several sights and the magpuls took the best beating

__________________
purehavoc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,742
Liked 5795 Times on 3026 Posts
Likes Given: 394

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by purehavoc View Post
Hate to tell you this but some where on here there was a thread about a test done on several sights and the magpuls took the best beating
Yeah but i bought a trijicon acog to be sure my rear buis was properly protected...
__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GaMatt72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 456
Liked 22 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I put a YHM folding gas block front sight on and just a milspec rear for now. I may change the rear to the one mentioned. I saw it before and it seems like it will work great. But for now all my local ranges are indoor and 25 yards. I will go out to a buddy's and do some distance shooting when I heal up.

__________________
GaMatt72 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,588
Liked 1026 Times on 722 Posts
Likes Given: 1023

Default

If you don't want an optic then a good ol' carry handle is hard to beat, very tough and you can find milspec pulloffs (don't get the commercial height like Bushmaster, DPMS, ArmaLite - get true milspec height) for under $50 on eBay. I also like the Matech since it has ranging built in like the carry handle. No problem with MBUS either.

__________________

______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sgt_Skrb_25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,415
Liked 580 Times on 310 Posts

Default

Thanks guys.

JonM,
Ill check into the matech sights. I think what you said about the diamonds makes sense . Thanks for the input.

__________________
Sgt_Skrb_25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,588
Liked 1026 Times on 722 Posts
Likes Given: 1023

Default

Our own Special Agent Tikki likes the Diamondheads so he may have more on them later. I'm curious how they work but never have had the chance at the range.

__________________

______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Where did all the iron sights go? devildg03 General Rifle Discussion 21 06-12-2012 05:01 PM
Iron sights Archenbow .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 15 05-05-2012 04:54 PM
Ar iron sights jwagner76 Firearm Accessories & Gear 2 03-08-2012 08:52 AM
Why you need iron sights here davemccarthy707 Hunting Forum 22 05-19-2010 06:03 AM
Iron Sights Doug1627 General Rifle Discussion 3 03-13-2008 05:54 PM