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Posted: 3/23/2006 11:39:09 AM EDT
I would like to mount a BUIS with Trijicon inserts . Which BUIS would you use?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 11:47:40 AM EDT
A rear sight? Don't do it--the light will be too bright and you will have a hard time seeing your front sight.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:11:47 PM EDT
I would also install Trijicon front insert. I'm just trying to figure out which BUIS would accept the Trijicon front and rear set. I had a YHM flip up rear but sold it towards another BUIS. The YHM was just plain iron sites.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:27:45 PM EDT
Don't waste your time on the rear bearing Tritium... your eye is to close to the rear sight and it will just be a blurry blob.(Ask me how I know this)
Stick with just the front sight being tritium and you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:57:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:37:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Harv24:
Don't waste your time on the rear bearing Tritium... your eye is to close to the rear sight and it will just be a blurry blob.(Ask me how I know this)
Stick with just the front sight being tritium and you'll be fine.



What he said. Getting a BUIS with tritium will make no functional difference, and will only raise the price.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:00:53 PM EDT
I have had rifles with both.

Having the rears made me FEEL better, but when it came down to it, my eye lined up 99% of the time perfectly anyway.

I just double checked against the rears, which cause me to loose focus on the threat.

Keep some black tape handy if you have NVG's.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:21:53 PM EDT
Holding an M16A1 with iron sights on a barricaded suspect for over two hours in poor lighting was not fun, especially when I could not see the front sight. Oh yeah, he was also firing rounds off in the back of the house. The guy gave up when SWAT showed up.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:40:40 PM EDT
jfk, what county are you in? I met a deputy in Ventura one time, named Doug something. He carried an M16A1. They wouldn't let him modify it at all.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:10:45 PM EDT
San Joaquin. Our Dept. issued M16A1 is nuetered and has semi parts in it, which is okay. It needs a light, tritium sights, and a better sling set-up. I'm glad we have the rifles but last months incident was an eye opener with the rifle. My own personal gear is better but Dept. policy reigns supreme.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:40:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:46:42 AM EDT
Add another vote for putting the front tritium sight in and leaving the rear alone.

Woody
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:50:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
If you;d be willing to consider it, I believe a tritium front sight by itself would be just as useful in your situation.



Agree. You ONLY need the front sight post to have Tritium.

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:25:00 AM EDT
+1 for just the front. The rear tritium dots are distracting on an AR.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:38:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2006 8:39:59 AM EDT by jfk]
Okay, which BUIS for my gun (my personal AR).
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:55:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jfk:
Okay, which BUIS for my gun (my personal AR).



I am partial to Troy flip sights and LaRue fixed sights, although others work too.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:47:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jfk:
Okay, which BUIS for my gun (my personal AR).



I use the ARMS. Locks down with a lever that's easy to throw and the sight is spring loaded to pop up when it is released.


Woody
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