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Aimpoint Mount and Optic Combos = Great Deals at ADM

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by ar15news

The guys over at American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) have been working overtime this year. Not only have they been testing their awesome new UIC which stands for Universally Improved Carbine, which we’ll tell you all about soon, but they’ve also been adding some great combo deals to their website. The latest set of combo deals are the ones I’ve been waiting for. The Aimpoint Combos! These deals are perfect for anyone who is looking to pick up an Aimpoint and then upgrade the mount. You can definitely same some money this way. Here are a couple of the deals I noticed and thought, now that’s a good deal.  

They are offering an Aimpoint PRO with 4 different mount options for just $504. If you were to buy these separately you would pay $400′ish + Shipping for the PRO and about $130-140 + Shipping for the mount. Just doing some simple math you can see that you’re saving $30-40 plus lowering your shipping cost.

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Perhaps the best deal though is on the Aimpoint T-1′s. Many of you probably know that Aimpoint T-1 prices skyrocketed last year. To purchase an Aimpoint T-1 with nothing more than a basic crap mount is going to run you somewhere between $650-700+ depending on where you buy and if you want the 2MOA or 4MOA dot. Yes, the T-1 is an awesome optic. I have one and love it. But then you need to upgrade to a better mount it really starts to get prohibitive. Thankfully ADM is able to save you some major coin by bundling the Aimpoint T-1 and one of three different Quick Release Mounts for just $643. And these are the 2MOA Red Dots, not the 4MOA too. You’re easily saving over $100 on this combo deal. 

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As if that wasn’t good enough, ADM doesn’t stop at just the Aimpoint PRO and T-1. The offer packages for the H-1 (slightly less waterproof than the T-1), COMPM4 and the 3X Magnifier as well. Its nice to have a source like this. Buying high quality optics and then upgrading their standard crap mounts to nice ones like what American Defense Manufacturing offers is never easy on the wallet but its nice to know if you’re gonna do it you can save a good amount at the same time. Check out the rest of their Aimpoint Mount and Optic Combos at

Great Light Mount for Your Magpul MOE Handguard

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve been using the SMC (Side Mount Cantilever) light mount from Impact Weapons Components for over a year now on a couple of different uppers. The SMC is part of the Mount-N-Slot series of products that are designed to attach to the Magpul MOE polymer handguards and is by far the best light mount I’ve found for MOE handguards.

One of the things I really like about it is that it can be mounted on either side of the handguard so left or right handed you are good to go and you can even mount the light on the opposite side of your support hand and use a tape switch, etc. And because it uses a modular light ring system it can accommodate pretty much any hand held tac-light you can think of. If you switch to a different size light, just buy a new ring, not a whole new mount.

IWC SMC Light Mount 1

The cantilever design pushes the light up and forward towards the FSP which puts it in the perfect spot to activate it with your thumb and gives you more room for your support hand grip. By mounting to the slots in the Magpul MOE handguard there is no need for a picatinny rail section to add bulk or weight. You’ll also notice that the mount is at a slight angle toward the center line of the gun because it follows the line of the handguard. This tucks it in a bit tighter than if it were just sticking off the side or straight up.

IWC SMC Light Mount 1

If you’re looking for the best light mount to run on your MOE handguard, this is exactly what I would recommend. It’s CNC machined out of 6-series Aluminum and made right here in the USA. You can find it under the “Light Mount” tab at As always, you can save 5% by using the discount code “AR15NEWS” at checkout.

Impact Weapons Components 45 Degree Offset QD Sling Mount

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by ar15news

There are a lot of companies out there that make QD sling mount options for rail systems and for good reason. Its nice to be able to position the QD mount where it’s most comfortable for you. Most of these QD sling mount options are annoyingly large and get in the way of other accessories. The ones that are smaller are typically pretty weak and feel like you could just pop them off the rail. This is why there are very few rail mounted QD sling attachment points that I actually use. One that I’ve used for a while now is the Impact Weapons Components 45 Degree Offset QD mount. 

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The first thing you’ll notice is the size. It is extremely low profile and the QD cup is at a 45 degree angle which really tucks it in tight to the rail system. IWC designed it to mount using the same hardware as the popular Thorntail light mounts. The dual cross bolt mount makes it very strong.

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Another thing you’ll notice is that it doesn’t stick up a whole lot above the top surface of the rail. This makes it easy to mount pretty  much anywhere because it doesn’t get in the way. It can even be mounted directly in front of most scopes without even being noticed. 

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The IWC 45 Degree Offset QD mount is also very affordable. Impact Weapons Components has them in-stock right now. Retail is just $29.95 on them but has always been kind in offering all of our readers a 5% discount just by using the code “ar15news” at checkout. You can snag one for yourself at

Upgrade Your Magpul MOE Handguard On The Cheap with IWC

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

Looking for a great, inexpensive way to upgrade your Magpul MOE handguard? Thousands of people use the MOE handguard because they are so inexpensive but they lack any upgrade features like QD sling mounts. I’ve updated one of my MOE handguards with an Impact Weapons Components QD Micro Flush.

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These are very low profile, super easy to install and you can put them where ever you want on the handguard or on most stocks, etc. All you need to do is drill a single 1/2″ hole where you want it mounted and simply install the QD mount. I actually have one on both sides of the handguard and have been using this configuration for over a year now with no issues. Its seriously the most low profile sling mount I could find for this configuration. This exactl mount will also work in some TROY handguards as well such as the TRX Extreme and Alpha BattleRails.  

These run just $15.95 but IWC generously offers a 5% discount for our readers if you use the code “ar15news” at checkout at Or if you are not handy with a 1/2″ drill, you can have them install the QD Micro Flush for you HERE.

CHRISTmas Sale – American Defense Manufacturing

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by ar15news

The American Defense Manufacturing Christmas Sale starts tomorrow. From now through 12/29/2013, ADM is offering 10% off and FREE SHIPPING on what many consider to be some of the best red dot mounts and scope mounts on the market. Be sure to head on over to to snag some Christmas goodies and save some money.  

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Black Friday Sale – American Defense Manufacturing

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by ar15news

American Defense Manufacturing is a very popular manufacturer of all kinds of mounts for everything from Red Dots to Scopes, risers, etc. They also sell combos where you get a Mount and an Optic, rails, accessories, etc. Starting today they are offering 10% off and FREE SHIPPING on everything site wide. This is a pretty big deal as they rarely have any deals like this. No discount codes to worry about either. The Discount and Free Shipping will come off automatically at checkout. Head on over to to get a hookup on some awesome mounts.

American Defense Mfg Black Friday 2013

Here’s a pic of one my AR’s with an ADM RECON mount on it.  The scope is the Vortex Viper PST 1-4.

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