Magpul announced this week (just ahead of the NRA Annual Meeting) that they have a new line of flip-up backup sights. This time, they’re made of steel rather than plastic. That plasticity was the main complaint about the previous sights, and it doesn’t hurt that the new versions have a new look to them as well. They’re slated for a late summer 2013 release, with the front sight retailing at $84.95 and the rear at $104.95. Make the jump for their PR reps’ pitch . . .
The new MBUS Pro. The all-steel back up sighting solution that delivers maximum functionality and strength with minimum bulk at a price that’s even smaller than its size. The dual aperture, windage adjustable rear and no-tool, elevation adjustable front excel in all 1913 Picatinny rail mounting applications, including rail-height gas blocks.
Positive detents keep the MBUS PRO front and rear at standard AR sight height when deployed, and so low when they are stowed that you’ll never notice them until they’re needed. Narrow width front is compatible with most IR aiming laser and light installations for the professional user.
- All steel construction
- Elevation adjustment knob – no tools required
- Positive detents in both the up and down positions
- .432” height above rail at tallest point when stowed
- Standard AR sight height when deployed
- Stowed footprint covers less than 1 5/8” of rail