The Magpul Gen 2 Folding Front Back-Up Sight is a spring-loaded, flip-up sight that clamps on most MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny/STANAG 4694 railed hand guards and is easily activated from either side or by pressing the top. Impact-resistant polymer construction offers light weight. Made in USA.
Features and Benefits
Tailored for the AR15/M16 platform, but clamps on most MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny/STANAG 4694 railed hand guards
Spring-loaded, flip-up sight is easily activated from either side or by pressing the top
Protective wing shields the spring-locking A2 front sight post
Cannot be mounted to a railed gas block
Impact-resistant polymer construction for light weight
Elevation adjustment tool included
What's in the Box
Elevation adjustment tool
Magpul Gen 2 Folding Front Back-Up Sight
Rated 5 out of
Great ItemI bought these online from Academy. DO NOT buy online. The item came in opened and missing the adjustment tool. I had to go to Academy and return the item and luckily the item was in stock.
The sites are easy to install and operate. The one touch pop up feature allows you to deploy the sites without much effort.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of
Easy to useI'm new to the AR game and these were recommended to me for range use until I am ready to purchase a red dot. Easy to install and easy to the eye. 4 stars because I haven't shot the gun yet and adjusted them.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 4 out of
polymer goodnessyou see these sights on a lot of rifles for a reason. they are a good price and quality. they hold up well and i haven't had an issue with melting being right over my gas block. easy to see and use.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of
Super cool sightI love this little gadget for my rifle. Hides right in front of my red dot sight & if it was to fail all I have to do is push the Magpul folding sight & I'm ready to rock. Perfect add on for any tactical rifle. I highly recommend it.
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Hello Car Guy,
The Magpul Gen 2 Folding Front Back-Up Sight is Tailored for the AR15/M16 platform, but clamps on most MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny/STANAG 4694 railed hand guards.
Answered by: ArmoniM
Date published: 2016-02-25
What is the height of this when it is deployed
Asked by: coathog15
The Magpul Gen 2 Folding Front Back-Up Sight has the following specifications:
- Weight, w/ hardware: 1.3 oz.
- Height above rail, stowed: ~0.51 in.
- Length, stowed: 2.6 in.
- Length, deployed: 1.5 in.
- Clamps to MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny/STANAG 4694 receiver rail and provides the same height-over-bore as standard A2 irons
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2015-12-30
Can this be put on a gas block?
Asked by: xm15
The Magpul Gen 2 Folding Front Back-Up Sight Cannot be mounted to a railed gas block.
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