New Front Sights Options from Blitzkrieg Components
Blitzkrieg Components, LLC has just released several new options for their series of AR style front sight posts. First is a new bright orange color option that is now available in addition to the black, white and luminescent green options previously available. The new orange stripes are now available on their patented AR Chevron sight post and AR Tritium Chevron sight post, as well as their Spike shaped sight post for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® sights.
White stripe options have also been added to their line-up for the AR Tritium Chevron sight post and the Magpul® MBUS PRO® Spike sight post. The luminescent green color remains the only luminescent (glow) paint option. More white and orange models have been added based on customer demand. The popular AR Tritium Chevron is now available with white, orange, and luminescent green paint options.
All of the Blitzkrieg Components AR style sight posts are compatible with any front sight that accepts a standard front sight post. Installation is a simple drop-in process and models are available with a custom stainless steel sight tool if desired. The models for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® install in seconds with no tools and provide some great new options for those popular sights. All of the Blitzkrieg Components sight posts are machined from stainless steel with a tough black nitride finish. The contrasting paint stripes are applied into a machined groove using the most durable compounds for long service life. For more information visit their website at www.blitzkriegcomponents.com.
Blitzkrieg Components has announced their new AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for the Magpul MBUS Pro featuring a Luminescent Green Stripe. They are accepting pre-orders now with an expected shipping date of September 8, 2015.
AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post – For Magpul MBUS Pro (Luminescent Green Stripe)
The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for the Magpul MBUS Pro sights provides superior sighting with a sharp aiming point and a bold, fast sight picture. The sharp aiming point enables precise aiming and high confidence on difficult shots. The bold, contrasting Luminescent Green Stripe gives the shooter an eye catching sight picture that excels in both bright-light and low-light environments and against all types of backgrounds. It is very fast and very easy to see.
Our sight posts are precision machined from billet 416 Stainless Steel for an outstanding sight picture and precise fit in the popular Magpul MBUS Pro front sight housing. Has a matte black melonite finish which is very durable and very corrosion resistant. The Luminescent Green Stripe appears more yellow in daylight and glows green in low light. It is a 5 layer paint application into a machined grove. This gives you a bright yellow contrast stripe in daylight and a bright green glowing stripe in low light and darkness. Simple Drop-In installation with no tools required. Simply unscrew the factory sight post by hand and screw in the Blitzkrieg Components sight post using the sight’s elevation adjustment knob and you are ready to go.
Glow Characteristics: The Luminescent (Glow) Stripe glows very bright when charged and the glow brightness dissipates gradually in darkness. The brighter and longer the light charge is, the brighter and longer the glow will be. Sunlight and Tactical LED flashlights give the best charge, but any type of lighting will work. It will glow very bright after just a few seconds of charge, and will glow longer with a bit longer charge. Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, brighter than tritium for 30 minutes and at a lower level for a few hours. This works very well to have a very bright glow when transitioning from daylight to a dark room and as your eyes adjust to lower light levels, the lower level glow will still appear bright and very easy to pick up. Additionally, the bright glow makes the sight dramatically easier to pick up against dark targets and background clutter where black sight posts get completely lost.
The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Chevron Front Sight Post (FSP) with white contrast stripe is a great upgrade to any AR-15. With the included proprietary front sight tool, installation and adjustments are an easy task. The recessed white stripe chevron makes for very fast sight picture acquisition and offers a great reference for those who sometimes confuse the protective wings of the front sight housing as the FSP. Sight adjustments are limited to every two clicks with the white chevron on both sides, though only two of the four sides are used for sighting, it will be twice as accurate as a single-sided sight while obtaining a precise zero.
The Blitzkrieg Components Chevron FSP is machined from a single piece of billet 416 stainless steel and is coated in a melonite matte black finish. I have successfully installed the chevron FSP in a Diamondhead-USA DIAMOND front BUIS, a Magpul MBUS front sight, a Samson Manufacturing front sight and a standard A2 front sight base. It will fit almost any AR-15 front sight housing, though Blitzkreig Cmponents advises that their chevron FSP is not compatible with the Magpul MBUS Pro or the LWRC Skirmish sights.
Zeroing in my AR with the Blitzkrieg Components Chevron FSP was just as easy as any standard FSP and any noticeable difference in obtaining a realistic zero with every two clicks was negligible compared to one click adjustments. Additionally Blitzkrieg Components also offers a black chevron FSP without the white stripe marking for those who opt not to have the bright white feature on the front sight. Personally, I prefer the white stripe as it offers higher contrast and a faster sight picture.
Engineering wise, I am not sure if it would be possible or even feasible to create a four-sided white stripe chevron FSP that would offer the chevron post on all sides. If that were to be done, it would offer more capabilities for sight adjustment, however the chevron would probably need to be canted at an angle towards the target, and the shape of the sight would be more in line with that of a pyramid. I would be interested to see if that was possible, and if it were to be as effective or if the sight being angled away from the shooter would cause any issues with sight acquisition, or precision.