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Posted: 11/18/2003 12:42:15 PM EDT
Who makes the best AR a2 Flip Up Rear Sight For the buck?

HUNTER.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:48:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2003 12:50:03 PM EDT by Nate1]
I like the ARMS #40A2 [url]http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ARMSnumber40.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:48:51 PM EDT
ARMS 40
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 12:53:13 PM EDT
ARMS 40
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 1:06:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nate1: I like the ARMS #40A2 [url]http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ARMSnumber40.htm[/url]
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Right answer, and right place to get it.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 1:21:20 PM EDT
Always likes ah fowty [booze]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 2:00:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nate1: I like the ARMS #40A2 [url]http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ARMSnumber40.htm[/url]
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Thanks for the replies! Would these fit on a RRA flat top upper? HUNTER.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 2:28:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HUNTER223: Would these fit on a RRA flat top upper? HUNTER.
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Yes.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 4:24:18 PM EDT
Just in case you missed it, ARMS #40. C4igrant is another great guy to deal with. You can find him in the EE. Scott
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 5:40:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By watertower: Just in case you missed it, ARMS #40. C4igrant is another great guy to deal with. You can find him in the EE. Scott
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What he said! I bought mine from C4igrant and I don't think you can find a better fellow to deal with.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 10:59:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 7:35:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2003 7:37:25 AM EDT by HUNTER223]
Thanks for the heads up Troy..i wasn't gonna buy from anyone but eaglearms anyways. HUNTER.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 8:27:03 AM EDT
Just for the sake of conversation I just saw a thread over at TF concerning backup irons. Pat Rogers prefers the KAC. [url=http://64.177.53.248/ubb/Forum56/HTML/000614.html]TF thread[/url] I don't own one so I'm not qualified to judge either way-just thought I'd throw it out there [:)]
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:20:38 AM EDT
[img]http://www.eaglefirearms.net/images/ARMS%20images/ARMS40_2.jpg[/img] Whats a horizon cut for?
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:36:23 AM EDT
I think the real reason for it is so that the aperture doesn't stick out over the top of the sight when it's folded down and the larger aperture is flipped up. I don't know what the "horizon line" is supposed to do for you. The ARMS #40A2 doesn't have it ground down like that - it's just two regular apertures. That's the one I have.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:52:19 AM EDT
As others, the #40. My first experience with the horizontal line came with the #38 super extended top rail. It sucked (the aperture) so I switched the aperture over to the standard A2. Then when I canned the entire #38 to co-witness the EOTech I went to the #40 and again, I needed to swap out the aperture. My dealer gave me a price on the #40 that I couldn't pass up and even with the extra $4 for the A2 aperture, I came out way ahead. A great sight with a deal that usually only happens to someone else just makes it all the sweeter.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:31:21 AM EDT
What about a US Army issue buis? It is spring loaded with a detent down. It only has one aperature, and and it is small, but there is not a great amount of meat around the hole, so it is pretty easy to ghost it. I haven't shot with it, I have just played around with it. It does have a 200-600 meter BDC cam lever with detents. It is much lower profile than a #40. I know where I can get them for $140, or maybe $125. If anyone is interested, IM me. I might be able to get pictures. It is the BUIS that is going on my first AR15.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:11:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CJan_NH: Just for the sake of conversation I just saw a thread over at TF concerning backup irons. Pat Rogers prefers the KAC. [url=http://64.177.53.248/ubb/Forum56/HTML/000614.html]TF thread[/url] I don't own one so I'm not qualified to judge either way-just thought I'd throw it out there [:)]
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Actually, for civilian and LE purposes the ARMS 40 is by far the best. However it may not be for down and dirty military applications in every case. KevinB has mentioned his ARMS 40 has frozen shut and he's moving back to the KAC 300m (hopefully he'll weigh in so Im not speaking for him). I recently spoke to someone else who used an ARMS 40 in the sandbox, and apparently LARGE quantities of grit can keep it from springing all the way upward, but that a light tap with the palm got it the rest of the way. That being said, these are worst case scenarios. Pat likes things simple and rugged and so do I most of the time. Not to speak for him either, but some people like mechanical things as simple as possible, and the KAC unit is indeed that. I feel more than comfortable using my ARMS40. Its tough enough to do the job, and its simply faster to deploy and more refined than the KAC unit IMHO. I'll probably change my mind next week and order another KAC just in case I get buried in wet sand and stuck outside on a 30 degree night. [):)]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:08:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 9:11:30 PM EDT by mattdvk]
Is there a difference besides the "horizon cut" sights and the standard military apertures? Besides that it has a cut off the top so the acog can fit over it?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:13:31 PM EDT
Pete from legal transfers has them for $80
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:16:21 PM EDT
another vote for ARMS #40
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:20:41 PM EDT
What do people think of the new Troy flip up sights? http://troyind.com/news.htm
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:24:04 PM EDT
I love my ARMS #40 Eaglefirearms is da bomb!
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 6:29:10 AM EDT
Arms 40 owner sez go with the swan!!
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 12:52:24 AM EDT
I have used both and it seems people have different reasons why they like one over the other... GG&G lock rock solid, but manually flip up - no spring load. Uses full site apeture (SP?) Arms is spring loaded, but they seem to have some slack in them, but probably does not matter. Cut down top, apeture, seems weird to acquire and shoot. Both lock solid onto rail. I think you should get them both and then you can use either one or both if you need to! ;-) mark
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 2:34:14 AM EDT
ARMS #40A2
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 3:05:30 AM EDT
Anyone checked out the new LMT A2 style BUIS? It was picked to go on the new CQB upper from Crane.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 3:12:15 AM EDT
What about the Wilson Combat rear sight which also has elevation?
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 8:36:04 AM EDT
Does the ARMS #40 attach directly to the A3 upper rail or does it require some other ARMS attachment to achieve correct height alignment with the standard A2 front sight? Thanks JCraig [url]www.mcw-tech.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 5:43:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JCraig: Does the ARMS #40 attach directly to the A3 upper rail or does it require some other ARMS attachment to achieve correct height alignment with the standard A2 front sight? Thanks JCraig [url]www.mcw-tech.com[/url]
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It attaches directly to your flat top reciever, by means of a locking pin/nut. Some people have found out that a taller FS post is necessary(for some Bushmasters) but other's have'nt. I've had NO problems with elevation with my ARMS #40A2 lining up woth my stock FS post.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 9:47:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IronBalaclava: It attaches directly to your flat top receiver, by means of a locking pin/nut. Some people have found out that a taller FS post is necessary(for some Bushmasters) but other's haven't. I've had NO problems with elevation with my ARMS #40A2 lining up with my stock FS post.
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Thanks for the info. I purchased one today! JCraig [url]www.mcw-tech.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 11:09:47 AM EDT
I bought the LMT A2. Very rugged and well built, but not folding.
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