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Posted: 8/20/2005 10:04:21 AM EDT
Subject line says it all. Does the Troy BUIS use a standard AK front sight post?


-Anthony
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 3:11:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:10:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:21:14 PM EDT
Thanks guys.

-Anthony
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:27:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KevinB:
They appear to from my side by side look - I know it needs a AK tool to adjust (says the guy who found out after he bought one...)



Thats how I found out....when I looked at it after unwrapping it. And then the next day, when I took it to class....no one had a tool. A military guy there had the same problem. Luckily we had Aimpoints with us.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:45:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By KevinB:
They appear to from my side by side look - I know it needs a AK tool to adjust (says the guy who found out after he bought one...)



Thats how I found out....when I looked at it after unwrapping it. And then the next day, when I took it to class....no one had a tool. A military guy there had the same problem. Luckily we had Aimpoints with us.

why is that? Seems kinda weird when it's for an AR, why not use an AR style design??
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:03:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A96HondaAccordEX:
why is that? Seems kinda weird when it's for an AR, why not use an AR style design??



That's the question of the day, and one of the ONLY reasons I haven't bought a Troy BUIS yet.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:59:54 AM EDT
Simple awnser;

AK tools are availble around the world. (M16/M4 tools are not !)

It can be adjusted with a crushed casing (found that out the hard way).

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:14:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Operator:
Simple awnser;

AK tools are availble around the world. (M16/M4 tools are not !)

It can be adjusted with a crushed casing (found that out the hard way).




Dude, are you trying to say that the tip of a bullet is a less common tool than an AK sight tool?

-Anthony
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:36:11 AM EDT
Have you ever tried adjusting a standard front sight with a bullet tip. Not the easiest of task. Much easeier to use a "Free Spinning" wheel, with a AK tool or a crushed casing.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:39:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 12:43:13 PM EDT by Muad_Dib]

Originally Posted By Tactical_Operator:
Have you ever tried adjusting a standard front sight with a bullet tip. Not the easiest of task.




Yes, I have. I fact, I don't have the foggiest idea where the sight adjustment tool I bought years ago might be at the moment. Using a round is far from difficult, and is by far the most field expedient method of adjusting sights I can think of (except using Kentucky windage). No digging around in a kit looking for a tool, no crushing range trash, etc...

I guess I just don't understand the reverse engineering justification for Troy using an AK post.

-Anthony
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:44:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 12:45:38 PM EDT by Muad_Dib]
I should also add that the Troy is currently at the top of my list for a flip up front BUIS. My plan is to buy a couple of standard AK posts and reduce the width to my liking. Having a standard AR post would make this simple since I'd be able to buy any of the numerous match width posts on the market.

-Anthony
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:12:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:15:07 PM EDT
Grant what kind of tool do you have I have tried one of the blue AK tools and it sheered the inside of it right out on my Troy front sight.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:15:02 AM EDT
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