Brownells® Introduces New Flip-up Sights for Flattops


Mar 11, 2001
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A Trustworthy Partner: Brownells® Introduces New Flip-up Sights for Flattops


Long-range engagements can quickly move to close quarters and optical sights can fail or get damaged in combat situations. To give shooters and tactical operators an instant, dependable back-up sight system, Brownells® proudly announces their new flip-up sights for flattop AR-15/M16 rifles and carbines.

Both front and rear sights' feature a detent ball locking system for ease of use and reliable sight repeatability and clamp to either Picatinny or Weaver rails with stout, ½" nuts.

"No matter their price tag, optics can fail," said Tim Dillon, Brownells law enforcement/military group manager. "In training, it's a nuisance, but in a conflict it can be life or death. The new flip-up sight system provides shooters with a back-up sight precise enough for long-distance accuracy yet quick enough for close-quarters."

The rear sight (#080-000-509) clamps directly to a flattop rail and features a .108 inch diameter aperture that provides excellent field of view for both short- and long-range targets. Deep grooves in the sight's sides ensure a positive grip for rapid deployment.

Brownells folding front sight (#080-000-521) attaches to a rifle's rail gas block. Thick, protective ears prevent damage to the sight post during the most demanding conditions and it uses the proven, square, elevation-adjustable AR-15/M16 sight post.

Available as a set (stock no. 080-000-524) or individually, the flip up sights are backed by Brownells' complete satisfaction guarantee.

Brownells is the world's largest supplier of firearm parts, tools, equipment and accessories. Stocking more than 30,000 items, the company services gunsmiths, armorers and shooters worldwide. For more information or to place an order, call (800) 741-0015, Dept. #PDW, or visit the company

Media Contact:
Larry Weeks (641) 623-5401
or Drew Niehaus (402) 437-6439

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