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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Best deal/product in BUIS?

Had the M&P out this weekend and somewhere in the trek through the woods the cheapo BUIS popped off, so now it's time for a replacement. In googling there are many different products with wildly varying costs, so I figured I'd ask you guys for your recommendations.

Any thoughts on the best back up iron sight for the money?What have you used that was worth while?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 01:31 PM
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I'm had a YHM flip up rear sight and the Magpul MBus. Both are good units, but the Magpul is a little cheaper and made of plastic.

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I'm had a YHM flip up rear sight and the Magpul MBus. Both are good units, but the Magpul is a little cheaper and made of plastic.
Strong ABS plastics have their advantages when it comes to sights. They can absorb impacts and return true, steel sights will not always return true. Of course this pertains primarily to rail mounted sights, not ones inside a housing.
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Never would have considered an ABS. And this is for a rail mount, fwiw.
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Never would have considered an ABS. And this is for a rail mount, fwiw.
They are considerably less expensive last time I checked and for what you will most likely be using them for, they are more than enough. Everyone I know that has them has been quite pleased. I myself have damaged a set of expensive steel rail mounted sights and rendered them useless. I also feel the Magpuls are less likely to get snagged on something if you do a lot of stalking in the brush.
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Go pick up a carry handle for $20 and cut it down. Take the $30-50 left in your pocket and buy ammo.


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This is why I love this board! I was looking at spending/wasting $100 or more on a sight that may or may not have been good and here I am, $58 later, with an excellent alternative on the way.

Thanks for the input guys! Just ordered one from botach who popped up with a 15% off code of 'stimulus'...
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Go pick up a carry handle for $20 and cut it down. Take the $30-50 left in your pocket and buy ammo.

Have to order 7.62x39 here in the next week or two as I'm now out!


In defense just bought it and the skinflint only had two boxes to go with it. You'd think a full fledged 'gun nut' would have more than two boxes but no, not this guy...

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Have to order 7.62x39 here in the next week or two as I'm now out!


In defense just bought it and the skinflint only had two boxes to go with it. You'd think a full fledged 'gun nut' would have more than two boxes but no, not this guy...
Just think... my way would have left you with $38 more dollars to spend on that ammo



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Lol! True, but when I saw your post I had already hit submit...
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Strong ABS plastics have their advantages when it comes to sights. They can absorb impacts and return true, steel sights will not always return true. Of course this pertains primarily to rail mounted sights, not ones inside a housing.
I didn't intend for that to sound like I was displeased about it being made of plastic. I am very pleased with the sight and would buy it many more times if I had to.

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Bought it! Sounds perfect for my needs. I like functional and good to go, not showboaty and look at me tacticool...
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