For 40 years, the current standard front sight for M-15's family of weapons is the world famous triangle shape. The well thought out and combat proven design, includes a rear angled support for greater strength. The angled support feature also has another very valuable purpose besides strength. The angle helps deflect branches, wires, and other combat hazards that could get a weapon hung up at the worst of times. Another consideration of why the angle can be important is when the hands of special ops personnel with a folding sight not shaped like that of regular troops; the weapon of special operator is more easily identified by those who would like to know spec ops is passing through the area. Until now, no one has been able to solve the problem of trying to fold the silhouette of this well know triangle.
This new sight has the shape we all know and love, but it also folds and deploys using only a finger of one hand. It's extra rugged via the support angle, plus all the features of the great conventional non-folder. It also uses the standard front sight bead and/or night sight posts. It is barrel mounted into place, via the included allen wrench. Patents pending.