Flip-Up Sight

The Recon flip-up sight, an example of a flip-up sight.

A flip-up sight is a tactical rail accessory that is used to judge distance or improve accuracy along with barrel extensions to help the user aim their blaster.


A flip-up sight can either be used as a traditional iron sight to compensate for gravity or as a guide to increase accuracy. The tab can be raised on the grooves to compensate for gravity and for aiming purposes. When in the folded position, flip-up sights will act as an iron sight and line up with a forward iron sight on the barrel of the blaster.

Some blasters also have built-in flip-up sights, such as the Longstrike CS-6, which features a flip-up sight at the end of its barrel extension, despite the fact that it comes with a separate flip-up sight. The Vulcan EBF-25 and Rapidstrike CS-18 also feature flip-up sights on the front of their barrels.

Flip-up sights

Tactical rail flip-up sights

Image Name Year
Flip-Up Sight Recon flip-up sight 2008
Ytruhyyti7ti Longstrike flip-up sight 2010
Unknown Modulus flip-up sight 2018

Barrel extension flip up sights

Image Name Year
Recon Barrel Extension Recon barrel extension 2008
Longstrike Barrel Extension Longstrike barrel extension 2010
200px-Retaliatorbarrel Retaliator barrel extension 2012

See also