11 Back Up Iron Sights lead
11 Back Up Iron Sights That Keep You in the Fight

11 Back Up Iron Sights That Keep You in the Fight

These 11 iron sights will provide back-up for law enforcement officers in the field when they need it most!

The aperture/post iron sights on an M16 were designed to perform, and for combat sights they are fast on target. Shooters soon discovered, however, that a flattop AR was more flexible. An optic ranging from a red dot and reflex sight to a variable power scope made the operator more lethal. Like all mechanisms, optics can fail.

Back-Up Iron Sights (BUIS) allow an operator to stay in the fight even if his or her primary optic is inoperable. BUIS are made to be deployed in an instant if they are needed.

Here’s a look at 11 BUIS to invest in.

 

American Tactical Flip Up Combo

11 Back Up Iron Sights American Tactical Flip Up Combo

American Tactical Flip Up Combo

The Flip Up Combo sight is an all metal front and rear sight set design for use on AR platforms. The rear sight has two apertures and is fully adjustable. The front sight has an adjustable post. Both sight stow flat and mount to any Picatinny/Weaver style rail. (americantactical.us; 800-290-0065)

 

BlackHawk Folding Sights

11 Back Up Iron Sights BlackHawk Folding Sights

BlackHawk Folding Sights

Minimalistic and simple, the spring-loaded, push button-actuated folding sights lock into a stowed position until needed. Utilizing a hybrid polymer base and aluminum body design for high weight-to-strength ratio, both sights are compatible with mil-spec sights. The rear sight features a single “hybrid” aperture, while the front sight’s circular hood protects the sight post. They are available in Black, OD Green and Dark Earth. (blackhawk.com; 800-379-1732)

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