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Second Sight

Relying solely on optics for aiming allows Mr. Murphy a golden opportunity. Adding a set of backup sights robs him of this chance, and new offset options make it easier than ever.

Mission First Tactical Backup Sights

Backup sights are key if you're relying on a powered optic for discerning threats.

Offset Backup Iron Sights for Your AR-15: Worth It?

When he first encountered offset backup iron sights designed for an AR-style rifle, our Rifles editor wasn't too impressed. Here are his thoughts now.

First Look: Samson Mfg. Back Up Iron Sights

Looking for a back-up option for your AR-15's primary optic? Check out the latest sighting solution from Samson Manufacturing.

Review: Midwest Industries Combat Rifle Offset Sight Set

Looking for backup iron sights for a scoped rifle? Offset sights may be just the way to go.

First Look: Magpul MBUS 3 Sights

Magpul recently announced the newest addition to its backup sight family with the MBUS 3, which brings together the best strengths of the original MBUS and MBUS Pro Sights with a new backup sight system.

Why You Should Have Backup Sights on Your AR-15

Having a set of iron—or plastic—sights on your carbine is a smart hedge against worst-case scenarios.

Why Lightweight Carbines Are a Game Changer

Technology and demand are driving a light-rifle trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Purpose-built, flyweight guns are a dream to carry and shoot, but the additional machining, exotic materials and manufacturing methods that can bring something like an AR rifle down to 4.5 pounds make it expensive.

First Look: Mepro Back-Up Sight Sets

Two new Picatinny-mount sight sets with built-in tritium illumination.

First Look: XS Sights New R3D Suppressor Height Sights

Perfect when using a suppressor or a red dot with an HK VP9 pistol.

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