Every Optic is Capable of Failure!
For this reason we recommend using backup iron sights (BUIS). There are many models to choose from made from different materials. The two main types are:
- Fixed Sights: The word fixed should conjure up an image of a sight sitting on your rifle, ready to go at all times (which is what it is).
- Flip Up Sights: These sights rotate out of the way when not required and are deployed with a quick release mechanism.
Whichever combination you choose may depend on your optic:
- Non-magnified optics (like a red dot) can be co-witnessed. Which means you can still use your iron sights through the optic. If you have a magnifier behind your red dot, we recommend a flip to side mount to still maintain use of your BUIS.
- Magnified optics must be removed in order to effectively use your BUIS.