Gear Review: Griffin Armament M2 Sights (VIDEO)
By Ben Brown
At this current point in time “Iron Sights” or “Backup Irons” are still considered a must have on a work/duty rifle. If you are a civilian and do not have backup sights on your rifle then be prepared for the internet to attack you with digital pitch forks and torches — I know this from experience. So for a sighting system that will almost always play second fiddle on my rifle, the Griffin Armament M2 Sights are everything I need and nothing I don’t.
The M2’s are a low profile two piece design. They are made from 17-4 stainless steel which actually gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling deep in my heart. With a lot of parts these days being made from “aircraft grade aluminum” and “glass filled nylon” its nice to know that these little guys are built to withstand hard use in not so friendly environments. Yes, steel does create a weight concern when designing a part but the minimalistic design of these M2 sights has them weighing in at 2.5 ounces collectively. Strong spring tension allows you to manually flip up your sights but then it securely holds them in place so you have repeatability after zeroing.