MAGPUL Gen 2 Front Back Up Sight MBUS Review

MAGPUL Gen 2 Front Back Up Sight MBUS

For true blue shooters, learning how to aim with iron sights is a necessary skill to learn. Red dot sights may be well and good, but sometimes they go up at the most inconvenient times. By learning how to use iron sights, shooters don’t have to spray their bullets all over the place.

The problem with these backup sights is that sometimes they can cost a lot of money. Buying cheap, on the other hand, may result in a low quality product. But with the MAGPUL Gen 2 Front Back Up Sight MBUS, you can actually pay a small price and get huge benefits.


One of the reasons for the low price is that it is made of polymer, albeit it is impact resistant. Flipping up the sight is easy enough by pressing the top or activating from the side. The spring tension also locks it down, but with enough give upon impact. The protective wings offer additional protection.

The MAGPUL Gen 2 Front Back Up Sight MBUS is compatible with most MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny/STANAG 4694 railed hand guards. It also offers same height-over-bore as standard A2 irons.

The elevation adjustment tool is part of the purchase normally, but shooters can use just about any aftermarket A2 front sight adjustment tool.


Pros and Cons

The MAGPUL Gen 2 Front Back Up Sight MBUS comes with a very reasonable—in fact, a very affordable—price tag, yet somehow it also comes in a very high quality. The polymer may not be technically “iron”, but it’s virtually as tough and it’s lighter as well. It will last for quite a while.

This sight is very easy to mount, and zeroing it doesn’t take a lot of time and effort. The spring tension is great too. Snapping up the sight is quick and firm, but it offers enough give when it hits something. The accuracy is also undeniable, and it offers quite a relief if a shooter’s red dot battery dies at an inopportune time.

But of course it’s not absolutely perfect. For one, it can’t be mounted to a railed gas block because of the heat. It also has to be mounted to a railed fore end that’s on the same plane as the receiver rail. For this reason, this Magpul front sight won’t work with MOE hand guards.



The MAGPUL Gen 2 Front Back Up Sight MBUS is a piece of compelling evidence that superior quality doesn’t have to be expensive at all.

AR-15 Detachable Carry Handle with Rail Mount Package Review

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When it comes to rifle accessories, you can count on Monstrum Tactical to deliver the best variety of products you would ever get your hands on. With the arrival of the AR-15 Detachable Carry Handle with Rail Mount Package, you could rest assured that everything you need for your rifle to function above expectations could be found with this equipment.

In any case, it is still worth weighing in on various pros and cons as far as features are concerned in order to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth.

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Monstrum Tactical can certainly impress when it comes to the key features of its products, and this particular model is no exception. Here are some of the features which you might find useful:


→ Standard carry handle and carry handle optics mount combo in one package;

→ Detachable 5×7 carry handle means compatibility with most products;

→ Dual aperture rear flip-up sight;

→ Optic mount compatibility with Picatinny and Weaver optic products;

→ Aircraft grade aluminum construction;

→ Adjustable elevation settings.



While being highly praised for its sleek design and finish, this particular model has also received great reviews as far as functionality is concerned, thanks to the enhanced experience offered by its state of the art features. Here are some of the praises it has gained:


√ Inexpensive but considered value for money thanks to its high quality finish;

√ Eye relief for tactical scope;

√ Sturdy, solid hold ensures ability to hold zero;

√ Adjustable windage settings;

√ Compatibility with Picatinny rails means stronger hold and easy adjustment.

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As far as cons are concerned, durability is still the main issue which keeps on popping up in online reviews. Even so, it should be noted that such issues could also be attributed to the use of the product, and are thus, debatable to a certain extent. Here are some of the common complaints:


χ Handle is not anodized, which translates to wobbly sight;

χ Poor reaction to recoil despite sturdy hold;

χ Tendency to lean on one sight, inability to be mounted straight;

χ Rear sight assembly breaks easily.



Despite some of the negative feedback, the AR-15 Detachable Carry Handle with Rail Mount Package is still a good choice for those looking for a functional and sleek looking carry handle. Most buyers have given it a 5-star rating on Amazon and we’re pretty sure you’ll be happy with it too.

Troy Industries Micro HK Style Front and Rear Folding Battle Sight Review

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Shooting accurately is always a big deal. That’s the point of owning and using firearms. Either you mess up in a shooting range and embarrass yourself or you screw up big time in an actual firefight and you end up in a box. Either way, you need high quality when it comes to firearms accessories and parts, and for the most part you need to spend a significant amount of money.

But in general, they’re often a better investment than cheap products. The Troy Industries Micro HK Style Front and Rear Folding Battle Sight demonstrates this fact beyond a doubt.


Shooters with raised top rail systems will find the Troy Micro BattleSight much to their liking, and the same goes for those who simply prefer a sightline that’s close to the barrel. They’re only sold as a set, but they come with a lifetime warranty.

They stand about 1⅜” high and about a half inch high when folded. They also come with the standard wind and elevation adjustments.

Troy Industries Micro HK Style Front and Rear Folding Battle Sight

Pros and Cons

Since it’s sold as a set, you don’t have to worry anymore about find the right front and rear sight combination that works. With these sights, you already know they work. What’s more, they work really well. Troy didn’t build their sterling reputation on shoddy products.

The build quality is obvious upon sight. There’s no plastic to be found at all. The picatinny mounting is very solid, as is the locking system. There’s no wiggle. They’re just about perfect as can be.

As for the disadvantages, the price maybe the most notable sticking point. It may not fit the budget of some shooters. Still, it may be a better investment in the long run to save up for these sights. Also, you may want to consider buying a Troy sight adjustment tool made precisely for these sights so you don’t scratch them when making adjustments and that’s another expense.


While you can always get yourself a cheaper set of sights, such a decision doesn’t really make much sense. Cheaper sights don’t work all that well, comparatively speaking, and they also don’t last. But with the Troy Industries Micro HK Style Front and Rear Folding Battle Sight, you know that you’ll be able to put your bullets where you want to, every time.



UTG Model 4/16 Complete Match-grade Rear Sight Review

UTG Model 4.16 Complete Match-grade Rear Sight

When it comes to shooting, perhaps one of the most important factors to consider is accuracy. It’s a matter of pride for most shooters to shoot straight and to put a bullet right where they want to. For that, rear sights can be invaluable. And although some sights can cost a pretty penny, others are downright cheap. The UTG Model 4/16 Complete Match-grade Rear Sight falls firmly into the cheap category, but that doesn’t mean that they’re to be avoided. In fact, for a lot of shooters this rear sight can be all they need.



The UTG Model 4/16 Complete Match-grade Rear Sight is made from aluminum and steel, and it comes in a matte-black finish. It’s about 1.41 inches high, and it can be adjusted for elevation and wind. It features A2 style dual apertures to enable close range and long range aiming. It also comes with a one-piece integral Picatinny mounting deck.


Pros and Cons

Obviously, the price has to be mentioned first. In general you may save more than a hundred bucks when you get this UTG rear sight instead of buying from a “name” brand. But there’s more to these sights than just the affordability. The construction is also considered very durable by just about everyone. For the most part, this rear sight is very easy to mount, and once it’s in place it tends to stay in place. When you use it, the dual apertures prove to be quite useful both for long range and for close quarters. It’s also very easy to adjust.

For some shooters, there may be a problem in finding the right front sights to work well with this rear sight. Users should also keep in mind that it is not collapsible, so that must be taken into consideration when getting a long scope.

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Like most “affordable” sights, standardized quality control may not be uniform across the board. You may be among the lucky ones who get the perfectly fine units, but you may also be the unlucky shooter who gets a shoddier sample. Chances are, though, that you’ll get the better ones.

But all in all, the price makes it a satisfactory gamble. If you get a good model then you save hundreds of dollars, and if you get a bad one you just need to get it replaced or you’re out a few measly bucks.





Streamlight 69120 TLR-2 C4 LED with Laser Sight Rail Mounted Weapon Flashlight Review (Black)

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When it comes to tactical gun equipment and add-ons, Streamlight has been a reliable source of a wide range of products, with their very own version of Laser Sight Rail Mounted Weapon Flashlight as the latest addition to their offerings. Packed with added features that are sure to tickle your fancy, this new generation flashlight will prove to be useful during your hunting adventures in the dark. Nonetheless, it is still worth evaluating whether this product lives up to the hype or if it’s just all buzz.



Streamlight did not hold back when it comes to add-on features, as if challenging the existing products in the market. Here are some of features which make this model stand out from the rest:


→ Long range targeting care of installed laser;

→ 10-year storage life powered by  CR123 lithium batteries;

→ Secure side mounting via Glock style rails;

→ Light bearing holster compatible;

→ Remote switch access add-on capability;

→ Black anodized finish; machine aluminum sealed;

→ 2.5 hour runtime; 48 hours laser only;

→ 12,000 candela peak maximum beam intensity;

→ Powered by C4 LED technology which renders it shock-proof.



With such state of the art features packed in one product, one could expect a lot of positive feedback as far as performance is concerned. Here are some of the noteworthy features which deserve all the raves this specific model has been getting lately:


 Ease of use in terms of installation;

 Three-position switch for swift mode changes;

 Enhanced accuracy in the dark;

 Enhanced compatibility with rail attachments.


With such high tech features, one would think that this model would be devoid of any negative feedback, and this is true to some extent as far as functionality is concerned. Aside from the relatively more expensive price tag attached to its name, there have also been some complaints regarding the light itself, with some issue being raised on its durability. There have been reports of lights, as well as lasers, failing, although these could easily be dismissed as factory defects.



Streamlight’s decision to market its new 69120 TLR-2 C4 LED model as a laser-sight rail mounted weapon flashlight paid off given the rather overwhelming positive feedback. In terms of performance and design, the Laser Sight Rail Mounted Weapon Flashlight without doubt will make every handgun owner out there happy.

Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level Review

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Are you aware of the shooting phenomenon known as cant? This is when you tilt your rifle to the left or to the right. Many shooters may not even know that they have this problem. And when they do recognize it, they mistakenly think that it’s not really a big deal. Even a tilt of just a few degrees can affect your shot. Your shots will tend to impact low, and they will also veer to the side where you are canting.

Now there are several ways of correcting this problem. One way is to use a known vertical or horizontal feature and to align the cross hairs with this feature. If you are using a post, for example, then the vertical cross hair must align perfectly with the post. This is an important thing to remember, especially when using a rock or a tree for a steady support. These natural features are rarely level.

But an easier solution is to simply buy the Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level. It’s cheap, it helps shooters keep the rifle level, and it helps bullets shoot true.



The working principle of the Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level for 1in Riflescope Tube BL1 is easy enough to figure out. This device has a very easy to see bubble, and this can indicate whether or not you are holding your rifle level.

This particular model is compatible with the one-inch riflescope tube. (Other Vortex models are compatible with the 30 mm, 34 mm, and 35 mm tubes.)


Pros and Cons

It’s such a simple device, yet the benefits are amazing. It can really tighten up a shooter’s groups. Its placement is also very convenient, as it does not mess with adjusting or sight acquisition. All in all, for those who tend to tilt their rifles without even being aware of it, this device is a godsend.

As for the negatives, shooters have to know how to set up, adjust, and take care of the device properly. Once they know how to do all these things, then nothing could go wrong.


This is almost a “must buy” device for everyone who uses a rifle. Even those who aren’t able to use it properly are at the very least made aware every time of the importance of keeping the rifle level. Such awareness alone is worth the price of the Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level for 1in Riflescope Tube BL1.

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Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System Review

In the old (pre-Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System) days, mounting a scope was a big production. The old way was to first set a rifle to level it out. Back then the scope was placed in the rings, and the shooter used their eye to level the horizontal bar of the reticle. The shooter would adjust the vertical component, until it was properly perpendicular to the axis of the rifle. This method was effective most of the time, but not always. It also took a lot of time and effort.

Nowadays, there are some fairly affordable reticle-leveling systems available. But for professionals who mount scopes for customers, a much more effective system is needed. That’s where the Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System comes in.



The Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System is probably the most effective tool that can be used to align a scope precisely. It’s made from anodized aluminum, and it comes with factory adjusted calibration set screws, aluminum level housings, Computer Numeric Control machined aluminum level housings, and a protective molded case. It also comes with an easy to understand and implement instructions.

This system can be used for just about any type of firearm. The list includes falling block action (aka dropping-block or sliding-block), bolt action, pump action or semi-autos, including AR platforms.

Pros and Cons

This is probably one of those tools that when used, people can’t tolerate anything less afterwards. The Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System is a supreme example of a tool that helps people mount a scope correctly. With this instrument, leveling out the reticle on a new scope takes an astonishingly short amount of time. The instructions are quite easy to follow as well.

Of course, the bad news here is the price. But for those who tend to mount scopes regularly such as gunsmiths and dealers, this tool is priceless. It may even be a worthy investment for those who have bought expensive scopes, since mounting such a scope incorrectly renders them virtually useless.


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Some people simply want the best, but others need the best. When it comes to mounting a scope, some people who do it regularly for their customers have to make sure that they’re doing it right—and that they’re doing it quickly too. With this system, they can be sure that they’re mounting a scope correctly.

When it comes to quickly setting up a scope for maximum precision, there’s probably no other system out there that can match the excellence of the Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System. It’s that good.

Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight Review

While it’s easy to find a top of the line back up iron sights that cost a lot of money, it’s not always that easy to justify such an expense. That’s especially true when all the shooting you do is at the range and your primary sights are very dependable. Another reason for hesitating to buy expensive back up iron sights is that often you can find sights that don’t cost nearly as much yet they perform decently. Such is the case with the Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight from Field Sport.



These sights emulate the style of the Mangonel front and rear flip up sights. They are made from 6061 aircraft aluminum with a level 3 hard anodized finish. The aluminum body is also heat treated.

These sights come with a flip and down feature, and that enables the use of optics. The front sight A2 post can be adjusted for elevation and it comes in two different height levels. The rear sight can also be adjusted for the wind.


Pros and Cons

Aside from the low price, there are lots of good things to be said about the Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight. In general, these sights are firm and they lock down in place. Sometimes, though, a bit of an adjustment may have to be made. Popping up the sight is easy, and they can hold zero very well.

But with that price, you may have to expect some disparity about the quality. In other words, it may be a crap shoot when it comes to what you would be actually receiving. Some units may work flawlessly, while a few others may not. Some reports have surfaced about either the front or the rear sight being wobbly, for example, although not to such a degree as to make the sight worthless.

Another “problem” is that these sights aren’t going to win any beauty contests. With that kind of price, the focus was obviously (and quite rightly) on the functionality and not on the aesthetics.

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For backup sights, the Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight isn’t too bad. That’s especially true when you consider just how cheap it is. These sights function as well as they ought to for the most part, and in the end that’s what really matters.

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Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight Review

What are its specs?

The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight is a professional grade piece of equipment. It is often used by people who demand the most out of their weapons: armed forces and law enforcement.

Aimpoint made the  2OA CompM3 Sight in order to create a higher standard for sight systems technology. The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight is compatible with Aimpoint night vision devices in any equipment generation. The sight is hardy and can withstand extreme weather, temperatures ranging from -50 to 160 degrees fahrenheit, and 150 feet of water submersion.



Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight


The sight comes with a replaceable black rubber cover for the outside casing. The black rubber cover prevents scratches while blending in to the rest of the user’s equipment. The case uses a LED light source, 650nm red light, 1x magnification, and multi-layer coating on the objective lens. The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight runs on a single three volt lithium battery and has a battery life of approximately five years of continuous use.

The sight has dimensions of 2.2 x 2.2 x 5.1 inches, a 38 millimeter objective diameter, and a 30 millimeter tube diameter. The sight by itself weighs in at 7.8 ounces while the rubber cover weighs in at approximately 1.7 ounces.


What are some of its features?

Features of the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight include an unlimited field of view and optical light transmission. The sight is free of parallax and gives eye relief. The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight does not give off any harmful laser emissions. All surfaces are covered in anti-reflex coating.

The sight features six different daylight settings and four night vision device settings. A manual rotary switch adjusts dot intensity. Reliable speed is obtained through a mechanical switch that operates the unit. The sight is housed in high strength extruded aluminum and has a hard anodized matte finish. One click adjustments make 0.5-inch at 100 yards possible. The mechanics of the sight use one ring with 30-millimeter mounting.


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For the hefty price tag, the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight has great features and specs that make it very desirable in the vast rifle sight accessory market. The 2OA CompM3 goes for at least $550 USD new, but can reach past $650 easily.

However, the majority of online reviews give the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight the highest rating. The sight is targeted in both price and power towards serious rifle owners and professionals. The sturdy piece of equipment can hold itself together after accidental drops and collisions.

The battery life far surpasses other comparable optics in the market. If you feel that you are the a member of the target audience and that this rifle scope is right for you, then you may consider the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight as your next high quality sight.

Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope Review

The Nikon Buckmaster Riflescope line is an affordable rifle scope that also offers high quality optics. By reviewing the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope’s specifications and features, we will hopefully assist you in deciding if this is the ideal rifle scope for you.


About the Scope

The Nikon Buckmaster Riflescope line is what happens when the respected optics company, Nikon Sport Optics, and the well known sporting organization, Buckmasters, teams up to create quality products. The  Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope is no exception to this.

The scope gets its name from the magnification it boasts, which ranges from 4.5x to 14x, and the scope’s 40 millimeter objective diameter. The exit pupil measures at 1.9 to 8.9 millimeters. This rifle scope offers 3.6 inches of eye relief. Buyers can pick between the option of mil-dot, bullet drop compensation, or having a Nikoplex reticle, but the two specific scopes that are available are the Nikoplex reticle and the bullet drop compensation reticle.

The unique, bullet drop compensating reticle is a feature that allows the rifle scope user to compensate for trajectory. The bullet drop compensation allows for fast and simple aiming over a variety of distances thanks to its calibration. The system, a special Nikon design, employs small circles on the reticle to create an unobstructed target view. Nikon’s Brightvue system of anti-reflective, multicoated lenses that provide big game hunters with over 92% anti-reflection capability from dawn to dusk.

At one hundred yards, the field of view ranges from 6.8 to 19.9 feet. One quarter minute of angle reticle adjustment graduation allows for use by hunting rifles, muzzle loaders, and rimfires for a maximum of 50 internal minute of angle adjustment. The scope also features a parallax setting that ranges from 50 yards to infinite. The Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope measures at 14.4 inches long and weighs around 17.6 ounces.

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The Scope in Review

The Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope has earned high ratings and praise in user reviews. Owners appreciate the limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and the waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof guarantee that each Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope includes.

Many customers were pleased with the low cost, especially since they did not have to purchase a scope that might have been more costly than the rifle it was meant for. Reviews boast of the scope’s clarity, especially in low light settings. Comparable products for similar prices do not usually have the magnification power of the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope. The product is made in the Philippines, despite Nikon’s Japanese origin.

Nikon mounting rings and other accessories are the suggested product to use with these scopes. For the cost, the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope presents itself as a capable rifle scope that exceeds its competitors in the similar price bracket. If you feel that you are the a member of the target audience and that this rifle scope is the right choice for you, you might consider the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope as a potential future purchase for yourself.