Comment(s)

What’s your backup plan? Backup iron sights (BUIS) allow you to stay in the fight should your primary optic fail. Most backup sights today are designed to be deployed instantly via the press of a button, locking into position. Along with being a redundant sighting system in the event your glass fails, backup sights are also ideal for close-range engagements where a high-magnification optic might be a liability. So, without further ado, here are a few failsafe backup iron sights for AR shooters.

For more information about the backup iron sights featured in the gallery above, visit the following sites.

ARMS #40 L-F/#40 L Combo
armsmounts.com

AT Flip Up Combo
americantactical.us

Blackhawk Folding Sights
blackhawk.com

Command Arms FFS & FRS
usa.caagearup.com

Diamondhead D-45 ISS
diamondhead-usa.com

Diamondhead ISS
diamondhead-usa.com

Dueck Defense RTS
dueckdefense.com

FAB Defense Tritium Flip-Up Sights
themakogroup.com

GG&G 45 Degree Transition Sights
gggaz.com

Guntec Thin Profile BUIS Sight Set
guntecusa.com

Magpul MBUS
magpul.com

Magpul MBUS Pro LR
magpul.com

Magpul MBUS Pro Offset
magpul.com

Mission First Tactical Sights
missionfirsttactical.com

Promag AR-15/M16 Flip Ups
promagindustries.com

Troy 45-Degree Folding Battle Sights
troyind.com

Troy Folding Battle Sights
troyind.com

UTG Low-Profile Flip-Up Sights
leapers.com

XS Sight Systems XTI Set
xssights.com

XS Troy Battle Sights
xssights.com

YHM Front Flip Sight Tower
yhm.net

YHM QDS Same-Plane Sights
yhm.net

This article was originally published in “Black Guns” 2018. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.

Up Next

Sharps Bros. Lower Receivers Are in a League of Their Own

The story behind Sharps Bros., manufacturers of some of the coolest AR lower receivers on...