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Magpul MBUS Gen2 vs Magpul MBUS PRO Comparison Pictures

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by ar15news

I posted these pictures on the AR15NEWS Instagram account the other day and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I didn’t realize so many people were waiting for side by side pictures comparing the very popular Magpul MBUS Gen2 which are polymer to the new Magpul MBUS PRO’s which are steel. These pictures are not designed to push you one way or the other but more to help you make an informed decision based on your individual needs. Take a look for yourself below. 

Pic #1 Magpul MBUS Series: Close up folded front sight comparison shot of the Magpul MBUS Gen2 (top) and the new Magpul MBUS PRO (bottom). The MBUS Gen2 are polymer spring loaded sights while the PRO’s are steel and manually flipped up. The PRO front sight is also finger adjustable. As you can see the PRO steel sight is much more low profile. 

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Pic #2 Magpul MBUS Series: You can see that the hinge of the PRO is towards the front of the sight instead of the middle which allows it to be smaller but still retain the standard height when flipped up.

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Pic #3 Magpul MBUS Series: Last shot of the front Magpul MBUS. MBUS Gen2 on the left and the new Magpul MBUS PRO on the right. Notice the smaller footprint of the PRO on the rail and the twist knob that allows you to adjust for elevation with your fingers.

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Pic #4 Magpul MBUS Series: This is the side shot of the rear Magpul MBUS sights folded. As you can see the PRO on top is much more low profile than the MBUS Gen2 on the bottom. Again, the MBUS Gen2 are a larger spring loaded polymer sight that flip up with a press of a finger. The MBUS PRO’s are steel and manually folded up.  Both rear sights feature a large and small aperture as well as finger adjustments for windage. 

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Pic #5 Magpul MBUS Series: Rear Magpul MBUS sights flipped up. Once again you can really see the size difference between the MBUS PRO (top) and the MBUS Gen2 (bottom). One thing I really like about the rear MBUS PRO is how much easier it would be to fit underneath the rear of a scope. It also takes up less space on the rail where you might want a magnifier, etc.

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Pic #6 Magpul MBUS Series: Final pic of the Magpul MBUS sight comparison. At least for a while. This picture series unintentionally pushed a lot of people over the edge and towards the PRO’s. As I’ve mentioned before, I really like both of the Magpul MBUS models. If you’re going based on price the polymer MBUS Gen2′s can’t be beat. However, the MBUS PRO’s are a real step up in quality and design.

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The MBUS Gen2′s are typically pretty easy to find. The MBUS PRO’s though are not easy to find and when you do find them they are typically just the front sights. Right now my buddy Roy has both Front and Rear MBUS PRO in-stock as well as Gen2′s. Head on over to www.WeaponOutfitters.com and grab some while they are still in-stock.

Magpul MBUS PRO Front and Rear Sights In-stock

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve had numerous people ask me lately where they can find a set of Magpul MBUS PRO sights. The new MBUS PRO’s have gained the reputation of being just as good as the awesome KAC Micro BUIS but a bit more affordable. Unfortunately, Magpul doesn’t always send both front and rear sights to retailers at the same time so its been hard to get a complete set even when you do find them in-stock. Right now I know of two sources who have Magpul MBUS PRO’s in-stock.

Weapon Outfitters has both Front and Rear Magpul MBUS PRO’s in-stock right now which as I say is kind of rare. The front and rear set together costs $189.90 with $7.95 shipping. If you spend over $200 with WO you get FREE SHIPPING so keep that in mind if you need any other items that WO may have. 
Purchase the Magpul MBUS PRO Rear Sight HERE
Purchase the Magpul MBUS PRO Front Sight HERE

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Chase Tactical has just the Front Magpul MBUS PRO in-stock. If you only need the front sight this is a good deal. If you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 10% and the price is just $78.63 Shipped.
Purchase the Magpul MBUS PRO Front Sight HERE

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Photos by Stickman

Geissele SMR MK4 On Sale!! – You Won’t Find A Better Deal

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by ar15news

The Geissle SMR line of rails are absolutely awesome. I have a few now and a couple more on order. The only complaint I hear is that some people can’t afford them. Well, here’s your chance to save big time. Our friends at Weapon Outfitters are having an awesome closeout deal on the awesome Geissele SMR MK4 rail. Geissele has decided to only produce the SMR MK4 with KeyMod from here on out so the standard SMR MK4 is no more. This is a very rare chance to get a top of the line rail system for your AR while saving about $100 off retail. They have a few versions of the SMR MK4 rail available starting with a Black 9.5″ rail for just $250. If you want a 13″ just add $20, if you want the Flat Dark Earth color add another $20. You have to create an account over at Weapon Outfitters first to see the special pricing. Then go to www.WeaponOutfitters.com to get your fill of Geissele SMR MK4 awesomeness.   

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Magpul MBUS Pro BUIS vs KAC Micro BUIS

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by ar15news

This is a guest post from our friend Roy, owner of Weapon Outfitters, who gets to handle ALL of the cool new toys. So many people have been trying to decide between the new Magpul MBUS Pro backup iron sights and the very nice Knights Armament Co. Micro folding backup iron sights. Most people don’t own both (or either) so Roy went out of his way to give a good bit of information comparing the two sets. Read his information below.

Got a chance to compare the Magpul MBUS Pro to the Knight’s Armament Company micro folding backup iron sights! There are a few differences in capabilities and features between the two, with the MBUS Pro priced right below the KAC sights.

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The MBUS Pro notably uses all steel construction, with the front sight being the lowest profile folding front sight I’ve seen yet! The MBUS Pro features tool less adjustment, but it’s a bit harder to manipulate than the KAC. The front sight post is standard USGI width, while the KAC’s micro front sight is thinner for greater accuracy potential. The KAC Micro Front has a steel base but aluminum folding body.

On the rear sights, the MBUS Pro’s beefy steel construction is quite noticable in the hand. It features a serrated rear sight surface to help reduce glare, and the peep hole sight folds out and away as needed. The MBUS pro’s windage is easily dialed in with a low profile knob. Unlike the micro, there is no built in elevation dial… but that’s something that you’re more likely to see or use on a match rifle… or a 20th century German/Swiss rifle. The KAC’s peep hole aperture is not adjustable… which is fine by me since you should only be using the peep hole adjustment for true accuracy potential anyway. The ghost ring sight is a legacy of the mid 20th century when no one had weapon mounted lights or red dot sights, and people actually had to try to shoot each other in the dark relying on ambient light only. If you are trying to shoot someone with a long gun in the dark with backup iron sights as a civilian, LEO, or soldier… something went horribly wrong somewhere, and the size of your rear sight aperture is probably the least of your concerns, IMHO!

All in all, the MBUS Pros offer a great value package at a great price, while the KAC’s premium pricing definitely does give it a few extra features that folks may or may not want. These two options represent the high end and mid level market offerings well.

If you’ve been on the fence trying to decide between these two sets I hope this article helped. I personally own a set of the Magpul MBUS Pro’s and absolutely love them. Both of these sights are extremely hard to find right now, but somehow Weapon Outfitters has managed to get both front and rear of both the Magpul MBUS Pro and KAC Micro in-stock at the same time. Take your pick at the links below.

MBUS Pro Front: http://bit.ly/19UmbjB

MBUS Pro Rear: http://bit.ly/1hxrlUY

KAC Micro Front: http://bit.ly/JIQ4qS

KAC Micro Rear, 2-600 Meters: http://bit.ly/19UmhaZ

Weapon Outfitters is an online specialty store that specializes in weapon’s accessories for competitive, sport, and tactical shooters. “We don’t stock everything, but what we do stock is the good stuff.”  

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Not that long ago we introduced you guys to the complete lineup of Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod rails which are a modified version of their very popular and sturdy FFSSR rail. At the time they were just prototypes but today you can finally purchase one for yourself and get it at a really smoking price. Weapon Outfitters is hosting the initial release of the Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod Rail. The first model to be released is the 13″ with others coming in the near future. The 13″ Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod rail is available in Black, Burnt Bronze, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green and Tungsten at an introductory price only at WeaponOutfitters.com.

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The Parallax Tactical Lightweight Keymod Rail, 13” is a free floating, extremely light weight rail for your rifle. It has been manufactured for weight reduction, and utilizes a Keymod mounting system to allow for simple, modular addition of accessories as needed.

Colors available:

-Black

-Flat Dark Earth

-Burnt Bronze

-Olive Drab Green

-Tungsten

Weapon Outfitters Inventory Reduction Deals

Posted on August 14th, 2013 by ar15news

If you’re a retailer you’ll know how stressful it can be to see your inventory growing and growing. Some retailers are proactive and work to keep their inventory moving and the best way to do that is to put out special deals here and there. Weapon Outfitters is always rotating deals on their most popular products and they have two deals going on right now that might be of interest for you guys. With the first deal they took almost $400 off on the Troy M7 16″ Complete Upper. The second deal is a discount on the EOTech 512 which is already the  most affordable EOTech model available. Check out the details at the links below.

TROY M7 16″ FDE Complete Upper

Troy M7 16 FDE Complete Upper

EOTech 512 Holographic Sight

EOTech 512 Weapon Outfitters

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