Rear sight on AR

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by lonyaeger, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Is there any real reason to have BUIS on my AR? I'm switching back and forth between an EOTech and a Nikon Monarch 5-20x42 scope, and I carry extra batteries in the stock for the EOTech....so why would I want a rear BUIS, short of a SHTF situation?
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    You dont need them.........until you need 'em:D
    SHTF If something breaks, batteries run dead at least your not point shooting until you get your optic back up running.
    If you're just hunting or target shooting Id say forget 'em.
    If its going to be possibly used for defense, Id say get BUIS and practice with them in case the time comes you have to rely on them
     

  3. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Good advice, thanks Gate.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    course you can just sight in the iron sights then record which rail they on and remove em. i did that for my SR556, while it has the mark 4 leupold cqt on it the iron sights are in the gun cabinet. putting em on takes only a few seconds and there is no zero to worry bout. the cqt works with or without batteries.
     
  5. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Just my .02, but I say get some flip down sights, sight them in, flip them down so they are out of the way and forget about them....just like the Geico gecko..they will be there IF and WHEN you need them. ;)

    You can get a set of flip down sights for as little as $29, that's pretty darn cheap insurance.

    Slo
     
  6. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Agreed.....
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I found a cool flip-down polymer rear sight by Magpul. $59.00.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Already have the front sight.
     
  9. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Bottom line, I am going to quote a good friend who has a lot of operational experience on several continents.

    "One is None"

    If you have one of something, that one thing can break or fail.

    There is no reason NOT to have BUIS in my opinion. What if you slip, fall on the weapon and mess up the mount?? *Click, click* and you are back in business.

    JD
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Done deal, thanks.
     
  11. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Good choice. That's the one I was going to suggest to you ;)

    You are learning :cool:

    Slo
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yes, you need one. [​IMG]
     
  13. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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  14. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    How do you like those polymer sights? I haven't heard to much about them either way.
     
  15. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    But now you have BUPS...
     
  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Actually, I now have BUIS on the front and BUPS on the back....and I'm okay with that!
     
  17. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Don't have it yet, just ordered.
     
  18. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    I don’t know about a polymer sight, I have a beefy UTG rear sight that will take a licking and keep on ticking as I plan for worst possible circumstances. Here a is pic.
     

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  19. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    And that's how it should be. Not good to have the polymer on the front - IF - you are mounting it to the gas block. Bad JUJU happens when the block heats up. They are ok to mount on the free float tube.

    From all that I've read about the Magpul sights, they do the job well, seem to hold up to abuse, and are very LIGHTWEIGHT.

    But like Scubie says, back-up-IRON-sights will hold up to more abuse. ;)
     
  20. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I don't think abuse is going to be an issue. Thanks, guys.