This is IDEAL and I don’t understand why it isn’t an option on all high-end back up iron sights. They should fit under almost anything. Abe's Gun Cave is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Such a back up could save a range trip, save a hunt that would have otherwise been scrubbed, or even save a life. That's a guarantee I can live with. If you use a red dot or holographic sight, any of them should work perfectly. A quality free float rail is definitely rigid enough to mount sights. To further enhance their durability, a spring loaded detent keeps them in the up or down position. M4Carbine.net Forums. Pardon the comic book reference, but: “In brightest day, in blackest night; no evil shall escape your (tritium) sight.”  It doesn’t matter the lighting conditions, your back up sights will function at any lighting level. They mount easily to any Picatinny rail and are very low profile. A detent or spring loaded sight will just fold instead of bending or breaking. He has been shooting for most of his life, is a sucker for a good .22 rifle, and shoots competitively in IDPA and local 3-gun matches. There aren’t any buttons or other actions to make deploying these sights difficult. ), FYI: If you buy after clicking most of the product links on this page, I'll make a few pennies out of each dollar you spend. The first thing about these iron sights, sitting like the 800 pound gorilla in the room, is the price. Troy BattleSight Rear Folding BUIS AR15 Back Up Iron Sight SSIG-FBS-R0BT-00 . View Details. Add to Cart Quick view. FAB Defense Flip-Up Sights. You can also grab just the front sight, or just the rear sight. I would like to try 45 deg offset sights but in the picture shown it appears that the front is mounted to a floating rail. Add To Compare . This ensures that the sight cannot be bumped down once locked into place. Their optics mounts are such high quality that they are one of the few companies that compete directly with LaRue Tactical. If I am going to install a new block it makes sense to go adjustable. The process also case hardens the metal, meaning the exterior is very tough and scratch resistant. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to jury rig up a sight adjustment tool when sighting a rifle. At only two tenths of an inch (or 0.2″) these are some seriously thin sights. The Meprolight FRBS are tritium-enhanced, self-illuminated front and rear back-up sights designed to provide the shooter secondary sights in case the primary optics go down. These things are tiny compared to most sights on the market and that leaves you with plenty of room for anything else you need. How to Build a High-Qaulity AR-15 for Less Than $650 (, The Best Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS) for Your AR-15, Troy Folding Battle Sights – $215 Standard & Tritium  &  $220 Standard, The Best AR-15 Stocks for Any Use or Budget, The Best AR-15 Upper Receivers (Stripped), The Beginner’s Guide to Investing: Wealth Building 101 & Stock Market Strategy. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Magpul cornered the back up iron sight market back when they released the original polymer MBUS sights. He retired before he turned 30 and wrote a book titled “The Beginner’s Guide to Investing: Wealth Building 101 & Stock Market Strategy”. $144.00 Troy Front and Rear Folding Battle Sight with Tritium Inserts Combo. He has a passion for Shooting, teaching, gun design and investing. Add To Compare . My rifle spits all the brass into a nice little pile at about 4 O’clock. And unlike the other sights on this page, offset BUIS are actually useful even if your primary optic works perfectly. Archived. Here’s a look at 11 BUIS to invest in. $239.00 Troy Rear Folding Battle Sight with Tritium Inserts. Performance – The Troy Industries Micro Front and Rear AR Iron Sights are certainly on the higher quality scale, and they’re easily one of the best flip up iron sights for AR-15 rifles. Thanks! Built from high quality aluminum and steel, they are very solidly built. Troy Rear Tritium Folding Battle Sight set the world standard for performance and durability. Troy Industries Micro HK Style Front and Rear Folding Battle Sight : Aluminum $ 4.4: 5. Troy Industries Micro BattleSight Set w/ Tritium - Di-Optic Rear / M4 Front - Black. Also, the mechanism to fold the sights down can be somewhat difficult to operate, given the relatively heavy spring in the hinge pin necessary to ensure such a solid lockup, which I find as a reasonable tradeoff but slightly irksome. The sights flip to a 300-600m setting which has a small aperture, with a small notch above it for extreme ranges. If Murphy’s law didn’t exist, then Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS) wouldn’t be needed. You could apply the same principle to a similar situation in hunting or 3-gun competition. Micro Set - M4 Front and Dioptic Rear -BLK (NOTE: This article is part of my "Best in Class" series where I list the top choices for various parts of your AR-15. At only 3/8″ thick when folded, they lay very flat on the rail. You can also get just the front or just the rear. Troy built them to take quite a beating and still work properly. Do you know of other options? The detent is quite stiff by design, so you won’t accidentally fold them up or down. And, we won’t bog you down in endless paperwork. I have a Troy Tritium folding front sight with an A2 rear w/o the handle. The rear sight is adjusted similarly to an A1 rear sight, by rotating a disc on the side of the sight assembly with a coin in the provided slot, a bullet tip in the small holes ringing the wheel, or with a thumb (and some effort) on the stippled edge of the adjustment wheel. Normally, I’m not a fan of sights that lock because it’s a little easier to break them. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. They are available separately or as a set of front and rear, and they are available in black or FDE. The front sight is the same, but the LR rear sight has an elevation knob you can use to dial for bullet drop at longer range. Out of Stock. I’d personally skip the tritium unless you plan on shooting the gun at night, or using it as a defensive gun, as well as electing for the M4-style front sight over the HK-style. The primary aperture, a large ring marked 0-200m, has a tritium vial on either side of the ring. These HK style front and rear sights are no different. BUIS - some advice on Troy sights . Abe has been shooting for over 20 years and spent a few years working as a Manager and Gunsmith at a local gun store. I ended up with a set of Troy's tritium buis. Troy Industries’ Tritium BattleSights™ are designed to eliminate the poor sight orientation that is typical in twilight. Offset back up iron sights are a GREAT way to handle this problem. They feature a dioptic rear sight and an M4 type front sight. 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. Follow Us. Close. If you are looking for high-quality iron sights, either for an irons-only gun, or as back-up irons for a gun with an optic, personally, I would look no further if you have room in your budget for them. The author of the drop test had this to say on his own personal blog. The tritium vials installed on these sights glow enough to be noticed in low and no-light situations, but not brightly enough to be distracting. I love Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS) because in my opinion, that should be an item that never fails. Troy Industries, a well-known heavy hitter in the world of firearms accessories, has always brought out great products. The Magpul MBUS sights have basically cornered the entire budget BUIS market. All Troy Sights Have LaRue Logo Engraved. For those who haven’t, they are very inexpensive, light weight, and tough. There’s a good reason for that. , BTW, most of the Product links on this page go to Brownells because of their 100% Forever Satisfaction guarantee. Of the three heights BattleSights are available in, the Micros are great on high-topped rifles, such as the HK 416, SIG 556, FN SCAR, and others. Then a bad guy pops out of nowhere about 10 yards away. If you are planning a lightweight build, these are a no brainer. You can find the other parts here: Best in Class Articles. $200 Minimum Order. I will likely get the tritium folding rear soon also to streamline my rig should I choose to put some type of optic on it. Troy Industries’ line of BUIS is no exception to the quality they exhibit in their other products. They are built from Type III anodized aluminum with stainless steel locking mechanisms, and very tightly constructed, to the point of having the most solid lockup when up I’ve seen from any folding iron sights. They have a specialized design that protects the rear aperture and the front sight post from damage. Troy Industries’ line of BUIS is no exception to the quality they exhibit in their other products. I have two more small gripes, which aren’t of much consequence in the long run. There are two incredible things about these Bobro Lowrider Sights. Posted by 4 years ago. $289.00. Forum; FAQ; Forum Actions. $179.99 . Bobro makes these from 6065-T6 Aluminum which is then MIL-8625 type III class 2 hard coat anodized. lilripper10, Oct 2, 2012 #3. tmbk2 Member. They fit very well under scopes, scope mounts, and all manner of other things. Mark Forums Read The Magpul MBUS are a great choice if you don’t have a high budget. Remember Me? Like all tritium night sights they are powered by a form of hydrogen that emits a continuous light source where using batteries or electricity is not possible. By allowing for 3 different methods of adjustment on the rear sight, they’ve definitely thought of the end user frantically shuffling through their range bag for something to move their sights with. The Flip Up Combo sight is an all metal front and rear sight set design for use on AR platforms. The first time I handled them I almost didn’t recognize them because I was expecting something bigger. Your complete satisfaction with each and every product we sell is what’s most important to us. If you want a lightweight and low cost sight that can still take a beating, these are it. Just press the button on the side to release them so they can fold. There are 3 different openings on the rear sight. I prefer the Magpul offset BUIS because I currently use a 1-6 scope. Login. This keeps them folded down when not in use, but allows them to be folded up quickly with a flick of a finger. Easy to install and to deploy, with no levers or springs to fumble with, these sights position apertures at exact factory height. They have a very clever adjustment mechanism. For those who aren’t aware, Bobro Engineering makes some of the highest quality gear around. Our selection of iron sight sets includes everything from 45-degree offset MagPul sight sets that make excellent BUIS to Ultradyne AR-15 Flip-Up iron sight sets that feature an easy-to-engage AR-15 Folding front sight. The primary aperture, a large ring marked 0 … Just mounted a set of Troy micros on an RB Precision front dovetail adaptor and oem reciever rail. Troy Tritium BUIS Review - Example: In combat you have a low powered variable scope dialed up to 6x power for longer shots. Posted February 21, 2013 in AR-15, Optics, Reviews, Shooting Accessories by Nathan B with 7 CommentsTags: sights, troy. Subtotal: Add to Cart. I have the standard M4 Troy BUIS on my patrol rifle. If you aren’t completely, 100% satisfied with any purchase you receive from Brownells, for any reason, at any time, return it for a full refund or exchange. They are made of heat-treated steel and melonite finished. Mako Group FAB Defense Front and Rear Set of Flip-Up Sights : Polymer $$$ 4.4: 6. American Tactical Flip Up Combo. However, the the non-tritium models are more affordable at $99 and $119 respectively, which I think is a very reasonable price for sights of their caliber. In fact, I don’t know of any lighter all-metal back up iron sights. Are floating rails typically stiff enough to mount a sight on? All Troy Sights feature a zero-canting attachment system for use on all military and aftermarket receivers. FRBS sights are advanced, low-profile, durable, tritium-enhanced auxiliary... $149.98. Folding the sights is achieved by pushing the hinge pin in against spring pressure, and then pushing the sight back down to the folded position, where it clicks into place. Quantity: Decrease Quantity: Increase Quantity: Price: $149.98. Straight from the guys that make stuff for the Israeli Defense Forces … I wouldn’t hesitate to put them on a fighting rifle. $164.00 PRI Fixed Rail Mounted Front Sight. The front post is centered between two Tritium points of … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. They don’t lock when folded, so you can simply push them up and they’ll lock automatically. Just upgraded the electronic sight from an EOTech to the new Aimpoint P.R.O. They held up to the recoil of the Kel-Tec KSG, one of the hardest recoiling guns I’ve ever shot, a testament to how positively they lock in place and hold zero. Troy Industries makes a high-end set of Tritium Battle Sights called the Troy Micro M4 Sight Set. BUIS - some advice on Troy sights. BUIS are made to be deployed in an instant if they are needed. Troy Industries Rear Battle Sight Black, Folding Durability and dead-on accuracy have made Troy Industries Folding BattleSights the hands-down choice of Special Ops and tactical users worldwide. Held by spring pressure is better than locked because locked sights tend to bend or break when hit unless they are pretty beefy (like the Troy sights). It's not much, but it keeps the website going and I would appreciate your support. One of the best things about these sights is you can buy a tritium version. I use this adjustable Gas block on my personal AR-15 and I love. View Details. There aren’t a whole lot of AR-15 Back Up Iron Sights in this article, but that’s because I wanted to list only the very best. Learn how your comment data is processed. The front sight is adjusted like any AR front sight post, by screwing it in or out with a front sight tool, or in a pinch, the tip of a bullet. So you simply roll your rifle 45 degrees and Voila! We're showing micro (reduced) height sights with Troy's Di-Optic Aperture (DOA) system and tritium inserts here. Anyone who’s looked into back up iron sights will hear people – usually lots of them – recommend the Troy Battle Sights. But we’re talking high strength, high toughness, high impact polymer. Home; About Us; Gift Registry ; My Account; Contact Us; Blog; AR15 Parts. Both are very corrosion resistant so rust won’t be an issue. First, with the HK-style globe front sight, I found myself aligning the globe with the round rear aperture instead of centering the post, which was quite distracting. Good information on the tritium Troy front BUIS, I was not aware of how it was constructed. The sights are held in the folded position with a spring loaded detent in the sight body. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Never had a single issue with it and it’s melonite so no corrosion/rust worries. Troy Industries Micro BattleSight Set - Di-Optic Aperture Rear / M4 Front - Black . Obviously the additional function is nice, especially when it doesn’t make the sight physically any larger. Nathan B is a software engineer living in Maryland. Target acquisition is made possible in low or no light conditions. AR15 Upper Half; … Troy Industries Micro BattleSight Set - HK Front and Round Rear - Black - Tritium. Other than that, they are good to go. Easy to install and to deploy, with no levers or springs to fumble with, these sights position apertures at … This is one of the best flip-up Sights that is built of rugged steel, and this … This is a clever idea which no other sights on this list use, but would help a lot in the bright sun. All-in-all, this is an excellent set of irons that definitely deserve consideration. However, you CANNOT mount them directly on the gas block of a rifle because the gas block gets hot. Troy BattleSight Front HK Folding Backup Iron Sight AR15 BUIS Flip Up- Troy BattleSight Front HK Folding Backup Iron Sight AR15 BUIS SSIG-FBS-FHBT-00 . I wouldn’t hesitate to use these on a rifle where they would be the only sighting system, not only in a back-up role. It’s hard to describe just how small these are. Micro Set - HK Front and Round Rear, Tritium -BLK. Messages: 56 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 6. I'm a life-long handgun shooter, but after 15 years of drooling over the cool stuff, I just ordered a BCM 14.5" RECCE keymod ELW rifle. Just looking at them you can see how thick the sights are for strength. I like it. American Tactical Flip Up Combo. Qty in Cart: 0. The War Machine gas block looks like a better option but it is not adjustable. Product description Troy Rear Tritium Folding Sights TRITIUM is a form of hydrogen that emits a continuous light source where using batteries or electricity is not possible. No hassle, no problem. I figured I would share a few if anyone else has been debating purchasing them, as well as a few of my first impressions. While they aren’t the lightest option, they are built like a tank. Simply roll your rifle 45 degrees like the picture above and you are good to go. Knights Armament BUIS. If you run a scope on your AR-15, then standard back up iron sights won’t work because if your scope goes down, it’ll be dead weight blocking your front sight and target. At MSRP, the tritium models come in at $144 for the front, and $164 for the rear, which can make any buyer cringe. Troy Fixed Front Sight Available in M4, HK, Standard Post, Tritium Post, Black or FDE (Choose Options) Durability and dead-on accuracy make Troy BattleSights™ the hands-down first choice of Special Ops and Tactical Users Worldwide. However, before i got them I didnt see too much information or pics out there on them. I thought this was a stupid idea until I actually handled a rifle with offset sights…. $58.30 Troy Folding Rear BattleSight FBSRA4. Troy built them to take quite a beating and still work properly. Melonite is a finishing process that makes the treated metal almost impervious to the elements and rust/corrosion. (the different options are for different barrel diameters. The sights are made from hard coat anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum and black oxide coated stainless steel. They are constructed of aircraft aluminum and designed to be low profile. For those unfamiliar with the concept of Back-Up Iron Sights (BUIS), they are just that, irons that fold out of the way when not in use, but can be quickly flipped up if for some reason an optic fails, and the shooter needs to be able to aim without the optic. Troy uses Tritium from Trijicon, so you know it’s of the highest quality. Instant close quarters sight. I like Polymer for it’s light weight, but these weigh less than even the Magpul MBUS sights and are metal. It also makes these suitable for use as a primary sighting system if you prefer Iron Sights to optics. They’re just under 1.5” long and weigh even less than normal BUIS so they’re perfect for a “just in case” set of BUIS. I just got my first ar15 an Alexander Arms in 6.5 Grendel that I will use for self defense and hunting. 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