Category Archives: Mounts

If you’ve followed AR15NEWS for any decent length of time you’ve probably noticed we build lots of ARs. Some times, as an AR builder, it’s easy to get in a rut and kind of build the same thing over and over again which gets boring. All it takes is a bit of imagination and planning and your next build can be the best one you’ve ever put together. This is the very case with my most recent build. 

Believe it or not I had SBR’d this Rainier Arms forged lower well over a year ago but had no idea what I wanted to do with it. Then it came to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. From there it was just a matter of time before I had the parts in hand and ready to build.

Lets start out with a few closer shots. From this angle you can see the Rainier Arms ambi safety, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle and Scalarworks OPS (On Point Sights) fixed rear sight.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 1 - Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Juggernaut Tactical Ambi Charging Handle - Rainier Arms Ambi Safety

As I mentioned above, this build got started as a Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC lower that I bought and Form 1’d just before the ATF41P effective date. I added a Rainier Arms forged upper and ambi safety, CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb Trigger and LPK, Superlative Arms Piston Kit, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle, Geissele MK4 rail and Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights and Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint T1 and a SureFeed Magazines 20 Round mag.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 2 - CMC Triggers Flat Trigger Geissele SMR MK4 rail Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Aimpoint Micro T1 Rainier Arms A-DAC

Of course as a Rainier Arms SBR build I chose to use their 10.5″ .223 Wylde barrel. Covered it with a Geissele MK4 rail, Arisaka Defense 300/IR Series Scout Light and Inline Scout Mount, SureFire SR07 switch, Scalarworks OPS Fixed Front Sight, Magpul vertical grip and Griffin Armament Taper Mount Supresspr Mount. The Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under there somewhere. 😜

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Geissele SMR MK4 - Arisaka Inline Scout Light Mount 300 Series Scalarworks OPS Front Fixed Sight magpul vertical grip Surefire SR07

Here’s another angle of the business end on the new Rainier Arms SBR build. From this angle you can now see how accessible the Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under the rail. This isn’t like many piston kits were you have one or two settings. Its more like a Piston Kit that has a built in fully adjustable gas block so you can really tune it in.

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Superlative Arms - Rainier Arms - Geissele - Scalarworks - Magpul = Arisaka Rainier Arms

This next shot gives you a better idea of how tidy things are on this build. It’s got everything I need and nothing I don’t. The Scalarworks OPS fixed sights and mount for the Aimpoint T1 are absolutely amazing. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms = cmc triggers = scalarworks = aimpoint t1 - juggernaut tactical - magpul - geissele

And here it is. Hope you guys enjoyed a pretty detailed look at my new Rainier Arms SBR build. In the end, this SBR turned out even better than I had pictured it but the initial imagination and passion to create another gun is what got it all started. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to just slap together the first complete rifle you can. Take your time with your next build, map it out, think about what would make you smile every time you see it and then build that. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms - geissele - cmc triggers - magpul - scalarworks - griffin armament - surefire = superlative arms piston kit - aimpoint juggernaut tactical

Here’s the full run down of parts for this build. If you want to copy it, be my guest. Would make for a great AR Pistol build too.  

Already had a chance to get the gas dialed in on the piston kit and man this thing is smooth. Will be getting some range time this week with this gun getting it sighted in. Will let you guys know how it runs soon.

Arisaka Independence Day Sale
June 30 – July 5
10% off site wide and 15% off all Surefire products

Arisaka Defense 4th of July Sale

The sale covers everything on the Arisaka site, including weapon lights from Surefire and Streamlight, KeyMod and M-Lok light mounts, and our popular finger stops, vertical grips, and Harris bipod mounts. All orders ship for free!
  • Receive 10% off all products with discount code “1776
  • Receive 15% off all Surefire products with discount code “surefire

https://arisakadefense.com

My buddy Phil over at GEMTECH Silencer just emailed me to say they are running 20% off EVERYTHING site wide (except real Silencers).

Yes you’re reading that right … not a typo at all. If it’s on their website you can save 20% by using the code “FREEDOM20” at checkout. Inert Silencers (not real ones), Muzzle Brakes, Blast Jackets, etc. The code can be used on multiple items and if you forget something you can even come back and use it multiple times. Just make sure you get your orders in between now and next Friday (7/7).

Head on over to www.GEMTECH.com and make sure you fill that cart up to the top!!

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The AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale is live!
SAVE 15% sitewide + receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders.

Shop the sale – https://aeroprecisionusa.com/store-home/

AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale

“As we approach Memorial Day, it’s good to remember what this time is truly about. This weekend we make a concerted effort to reflect on the lives of our service men and women who have passed while serving our country. We celebrate their legacy, and recognize the freedoms that their sacrifices have afforded all citizens of the United States of America. Enjoy savings site wide while joining us in honoring their service and sacrifice.”

GEMTECH Silencer started their Memorial Day Sale. They’ve got a whole bunch of different items on sale including one of my personal favorites, the GEMTECH Blast Jacket and muzzle brake mounts. Head on over and check out the sale at www.GEMTECH.com.

GEMTECH Silencer Memorial Day Sale

**Press Release**

New Berlin, WI – 20APRIL2017 – American Defense Mfg® is proud to release for immediate availability the following new mount products in addition to our line of UIC Carbines. The AD-TP (Tripod Mount), AD-SM-01 (Co-Witness) / AD-SM-02 (Lower 1/3 aka SOCOM) Gen 2 Swing Off Magnifier Mount, AD-BP-P2 (Harris Bipod Mount), and the AD-GP (Go Pro Mount). These mounts feature our patented QD Auto Lock™, which provide a positive locking that requires 2 intentional actions to open. American Defense Mfg® mounts are precision machined to provide a positive lock up and consistent return to zero. Furthermore, the American Defense Mfg® line of mounts do not require any tools to adjust tension or to remove from the weapon platform. For more information visit www.admmfg.com or your favorite retailer!

Tripod Mount – MSRP 73.95

ADM Tripod QD Mount 1

ADM Tripod QD Mount 2

Description
The AD-TP Tripod Mount enables you to attach a standard camera tripod baseplate (1⁄4×20) to your railed forearm. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
Six 1⁄4×20 threaded holes for mounting to your standard camera tripod baseplate. 

The AD-TP tripod mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system, which has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-TP tripod mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-TP tripod mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 3.60 ounces

Magnifier Swing Off Mount GEN 2 – MSRP 135.00

ADM Magnifier Swing Off Mount GEN 2

Description
The AD-SM-02 GEN 2 Magnifier Swing Off Mount features a lower 1⁄3rd co-witness (Co-Witness model available) when used on an AR15, M16, M4 flattop with Mil-Spec size iron sights. The GEN 2 Swing Mount features user adjustable tension and enhanced geometry on the swing arm mechanism. It enables the operator to flip the magnifier out of view for an unmagnified sight picture. It is configurable for a right or left direction of flip. Fits Magnifiers with a 30mm tube. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system which has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 4.8ozs.

Harris Swivel Bipod Mount – MSRP 71.50

ADM Harris Swivel Bipod Mount 2ADM Harris Swivel Bipod Mount 1

Description
The AD-BP-P2 Bipod Mount enables you to attach a Harris-S, Swivel bipod to your railed forearm. Not compatible with the Tac Lever ( Lever interferes with the bipod itself ). It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. The mount includes two different sized delrin sleeves to accommodate both Harris and other brand bipods that swivel.

Features
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system that has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 2.60 ounces

GoPro Mount – MSRP 75.00

ADM GoPro Mount 1ADM GoPro Mount 2

Description
The AD-GP GoPro Mount enables you to attach a GoPro Camera to your railed forearm. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
Solid mounts the GoPro camera at a 90* angle 

The AD-GP GoPro mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system that has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-GP GoPro mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
– The AD-GP GoPro mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 2.60 ounces

SCALARWORKS is well know for creating some of the nicest low profile, lightweight optic mounts and just recently put out a teaser for another great looking new product. They have decided to take their expertise from the optic mounts and apply it to a set of fixed front and rear AR-15 sights. 

As you can see in the image below the Rear Sight features a dual aperture, a windage adjustment wheel and clamps in place using a cross bolt. The Front Sight features a finger adjustable front sight post for elevation adjustments and also clamps in place using a cross bolt.

Scalarworks OPS Fixed AR15 Sights Rear 2

Scalarworks OPS Fixed AR15 Sights Front

The overall sexy looking design of the sights scream “I was made by SCALARWORKS”. I’m sure these will have the same attention to detail, fit and finish that we have come to expect from SCALARWORKS products.

Scalarworks OPS Fixed AR15 Sights Rear

From what I understand these are 2-3 weeks away from being available for purchase. As of right now I have no specs or pricing, just a couple of sneak peek images. As soon as I get more information and pictures I’ll be sure to post it up on the website as well. For now, be sure to follow SCALARWORKS on their Facebook and Instagram pages to see all of the awesome stuff they are coming out with. 

SCALARWORKS Facebook
SCALARWORKS Instagram

**Press Release**

Easton, PA – April 11, 2017 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearm accessories, is pleased to introduce the Sync mount for Aimpoint Micro sights. The Sync is a low-profile optic mount that features an integral platform for the Aimpoint Micro line of red dot sights – as well as Micro compatible clones.

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The Sync allows an Aimpoint Micro sight to be co-witnessed without obstructing one’s sight picture, and is the only optic mount for all Benelli shotguns to be attached with 4 screws, thanks to our proprietary key-slot internal mounting system (Patent pending). The Sync is CNC milled from ultra high-strength 7075-T6 Hard coat anodized Aluminum, and weighs a mere 0.69oz (including custom CNC turned fasteners).

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The Sync is compatible with all factory drilled and tapped Benelli shotguns, as well as most other shotguns with some gunsmithing. A drill and tap guide is available for download on our website.

The Sync is made in the USA, includes a limited lifetime warranty, and is available now from Scalarworks.com​.

To learn more about the Scalarworks Sync; please visit ​https://scalarworks.com/shop/sync-micro/

LANTAC just released a sneak peek of their new Aimpoint T1/T2 optic mount featuring their new OPTAC (Optical and Accessory) Mounting System. The clamp system uses a floating tension arm that can be adjusted after the mount is clamped in place. It has a 7075-T6 Aluminum Chassis and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel working parts. Look for more information on the new line of LANTAC products featuring the OPTAC Mounting System coming soon. 

www.LANTAC-USA.com

Lantac OPTAC Aimpoint T1 T2 Mount 1

Lantac OPTAC Aimpoint T1 T2 Mount 1

Tyrant Designs has expanded their grip options to now include the MOD ForeGrip. The MOD ForeGrip features an all metal grip body with polymer straps that are similar in design and looks to their most popular pistol grip called the MOD Grip. The MOD ForeGrip is available in Black, Gray and Red and will definitely add a cool look to your AR. Another cool feature is that you don’t have to pick between MLOK or KeyMod as it will work on both. 

Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrip 1Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrip 2Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrip 2– Durable (polymer straps and aluminum body, near indestructible)
– Interchangeable with M-LOK and KeyMod
– Lightweight- 1.7 oz 
– Beadblasted and Hardcoat anodized Black
– Comfortable (chamfered edges for a smooth feel)
– Temperature variation resistent
– Polymer strap
– Comes with everything needed for installation (screws and allen keys)

 

Rainier Arms has secured the first run of Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrips and is offering them at an introductory price. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to order one for yourself. These will ship in about 2 weeks.

The Battle Arms Development BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS TODAY through Sunday, November 27th at 11:59pm PT. There are three different tiers to this sale. Basically, spend $100 or more and get a free BAD-ATG grip. If you spend over $200 you can choose to upgrade the freebie to a BAD-EPS-Ti (Titanium Takedown Pin Set) and if you spend over $300 you can upgrade to a free BAD-ASS ambi safety selector. These are not stackable, meaning you can’t get all 3. The more you spend the nicer the single free product is. Details and specific discount codes to use are listed below. Get in on this deal at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

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>$100 or more purchase in the Cart first, add any color BAD-ATG to cart and then enter code FREE-GRIP in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

>$200 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-EPS-Ti to cart and then enter code FREE-EPSTI in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

>$300 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-ASS to cart and then enter code FREE-BAD-ASS in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

**One promo Code per purchase – Not Stackable!!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last. **CODES will be valid only until November 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm PT – NO EXCEPTIONS** Happy Shopping!

http://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com

One of my favorite optic mounts is now available for the Trijicon RMR. Scalarworks has just announced their new LDM/RMR which features Scalarworks QD mounting system and the light weight yet strong design Scalarworks is known for. The combination of the RMR and LDM/RMR mount weighs in at less than 2.5 ounces making it an ultra lightweight, compact, durable quick detach red dot package, perfect for use on an SBR or Lightweight build. Check out the details and pics below.

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EASTON, PA – November 1st, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearms accessories, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount™ for Trijicon RMR sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon RMR mount in existence – weighing only 1.27oz, including sight screws.

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scalarworks_ldm-rmr_trijicon-rmr-mount_low-profile_top

The LDM/RMR is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and Trijicon RMR red dot sights. Full product specs and details can be found here: https://scalarworks.com/optic-mounts/ldm-rmr/

Like all Scalarworks Low Drag Mounts™; the LDM/RMR has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof notched thumbscrew with ball detent. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro, Aimpoint CompM4, and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

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The LDM/RMR paired with a Trijicon RM06 weighs less than 2.5oz, making it the lightest Quick-Detach Red Dot sight package in existence. The LDM/RMR is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants. Both have a retail  price of $149.

To learn more about this and other Scalarworks optic mounts and bundles; please visit scalarworks.com

LANTAC USA and GEMTECH have teamed up to introduce the new DGN556B-QM which is basically the extremely popular Dragon muzzle brake with the GEMTECH Quick Mount System. This should make for an awesome combination of an outstanding muzzle brake that interfaces with outstanding suppressors such as the GEMTECH ONE, GEMTECH HALO, etc.

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The new LANTAC Dragon with GEMTECH Quick Mount will be available for purchase very soon. Keep an eye out for it at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

Do you have a SureFire ST07 Tape Switch? If you’ve bought any SureFire Scout Lights chances are you have an ST07 somewhere. If you’re like me, almost all of them are in a box of spare parts in my gun room because I upgraded to something like the expensive SR07 rail grabber tape switch or went with the clicky tail cap. The ST07, to me, is pretty useless straight out of the box. Its a good switch but I don’t like zip tying, taping or velcro’ing it to my gun. However, the ST07 may have found new life.

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A company called Cloud Defensive just introduced their new LCS (Light Control System) which is a mount specifically designed to securely attach your ST07 to any 1913 picatinny rail section. Most shooters will prefer to mount it to the top (12 o’clock) section of the rail but I assume you could even use an offset picatinny rail mount as well. The LCS also has the option of the ICC (Integrated Cable Clamp) which helps route the cable of the ST07 tape switch and keeps it from being able to get snagged on anything. 

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Introducing the Light Control System (LCS) with optional Integrated Cable Clamp (ICC).  Designed for the Surefire ST07 tape switch. A vastly superior mounting platform for your tape switch that allows you to secure excess cable under the mount. No more improvised mounting solutions. No more weak links on your rifle. Two problems solved with one product.

Another reason why the LCS mount might be just what you’re looking for…its just $50. You can also upgrade to the LCS with the Integrated Cable Clamp for another $10 more. Cloud Defensive just put these up on their website so head on over to www.CloudDefensive.com and get one today. 


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

SLR Rifleworks Labor Day Sale. 15% off all in-stock items and if you happen to spend over $350 you’ll also get Free Shipping. If its been a while since you’ve checked out the SLR website you’ll be amazed at how many products they offer now. AR15 and AR10 rails, 5.56, 7.62 and 9mm muzzle brakes, Gas Blocks, AK Parts, optic mounts, accessories, etc. Head on over to www.SLRRifleworks.com.

SLR Rifleworks Labor Day Sale 2

SLR Rifleworks Labor Day Sale 2