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Thread: First Impressions - MaTech BUIS

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    First Impressions - MaTech BUIS

    It is only recently that I learned about the MaTech BUIS although apparently it has been around for a few years and it is widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since I am purchasing a Colt 6920 for home defense naturally I started looking for some accesories. I decided to use a CompML2 on my Colt so that dictated that I also get a BUIS. I have looked around and saw several models including those by Troy and GG&G, and I am surprised at how expensive these things are so I did not purchase one right away. The other day though, I read about different BUIS in one of the G&A magazines that come along every so often and there was a blurb and a picture about the MaTech BUIS. At first I dismissed it but when I looked at it again I thought it looked really cool and I tried to find out mroe about it. I soon realized that it was for military issue and thus hard to find. I was bummed but decided to give the old gunbroker a chance and after about a 30 second search I had purchased one. So much for hard to find. I paid $75 for it and when I received it, it was a brand new unit in the wrapper with instructions so I was very pleased. I have not installed this on any rifle yet, but will do so as soon as I pick up my new rifle. I do not think this unit is particularly useful for civilian use but it is quite cool to have your range adjustment be so easy. It is a very distinctive sight and for about half of what you pay for anything else out there I cannot complain. The leaf is spring loaded and when stored it is held in place by a small protrusion on the side of the sight. To me this part may wear out eventually although probably not for an average guy at the range. Here are some pictures I hope you find interesting.

















    Once I install the sight and have a chance to use it I will post a detailed review.

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    It is not a bad BUIS. It was / is the issued big Army BUIS. Relatively easy to zero with. Went through SDM with it and shot it between 100-500M. Fwiw, I bought Troy Ind BUIS's for my weapons.

    Two cautions:
    - The distance adjustment gets knocked around fairly easy;
    - Be careful of over tightening the bolt and stripping / breaking it.
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    It's a great BUIS, and all I will run. I learned to trust it on the M4, combine that with the fact you can nearly buy 2 for the price of one Troy or GG&G.

    I found all mine recently on gunbroker as well, probably same seller. I've seen these things take a lot of abuse and still remain serviceable.

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    I've seen these things are going for under $40 on ebay and TOS,

    It seems as if a new version has come out with an improved clamping device and people are trying to liquidate their stock of the old versions.

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    I bought one b/c it was cheap. My vision of the 'need' for a BUIS means that the aperture is way too small and thus I drilled it out. It seems kinda dainty compared to a Troy or even an ARMS 40.

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    I don't like the Matech. Small aperture only. The upright tends to snag. Big knobs often found out of adjustment. Needs an hex head for sustainment.

    I bought a Troy and stored the (free) Matech.
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    The only reason I don't like them is that the range knob gets snagged on your gear when carrying around if you are a right handed shooter.

    I don't know how many times I came back from a patrol and found the range on it on something other than I left it.

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