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American Defense Manufacturing just announced a few new red dot sight mounts. They are already well known for their Quick Detach scope mounts and red dot mounts but are adding a couple of cool options by way of a 33 degree and 45 degree offset mount for the Aimpoint T1/T2 red dot sight and the Trijicon RMR red dot sight.

American Defense Mfg T1 RMR offset QD Mounts

As you are probably already aware, engaging targets at close range with a traditional magnified scope is not an easy thing to do. Many guys will install offset backup sights which can take more time to align the front and rear sight if you need to rapidly acquire a target. By using an offset red dot sight mount you get the benefit of not having to align anything, just put the red dot where it needs to be and fire.  

Choose between 33 and 45 degree offsets and Left or Right hand style. There are other options out there but until today, none were being offered by ADM with their trusted QD system which is a big deal. You can check these out for yourself at the links below.

ADM Mfg Offset QD Mount for Trijicon RMR

ADM Mfg Offset QD Mount for Aimpoint T1/T2

Arisaka Defense Releases Inline & Offset Picatinny Mount

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by ar15news

Arisaka Defense always puts out high quality products. I personally use a bunch of their products from Light Mounts to complete Flashlight Builds. Just this morning I received the following press release for their Inline and Offset Picatinny Mount. As you all know, KeyMod and M-LOK rails are great but what do you do with all of your lights, lasers, grips, etc. that only mount to Picatinny rail sections? You need an adapter like the ones Arisaka just released to make them compatible. What I really like about these mounts is that they are adjustable from side to side to allow a wider range of lights and accessories to fit and the KeyMod mounts incorporate the new patent pending Inverted KeyMod Screws from BCM instead of the normal. Take a look at the press release and pics below for these great mounts.

Press Release:  Arisaka Inline & Offset Picatinny Mounts Released

Arisaka is pleased to release our new Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts. The Inline version is available for KeyMod and M-Lok, while the Offset version is available for KeyMod, M-Lok, and the Centurion Arms CMR. Both KeyMod mounts utilize Bravo Company’s Patent Pending Inverted KeyMod Screws.

Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

The Inline Picatinny Mount is designed for rail systems that feature 45 degree attachment interfaces, like the BCM KMR, Geissele SMR MK4 and MK8, Mega Arms MKM/MML/Wedge Lock, and Midwest Industries Generation 3 handguards. The height and adjustable side-to-side spacing place Picatinny based lights like the Surefire X300 and Inforce WML close to the handguard and within easy reach at the 1:30 or 10:30 clock positions.

Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

The Offset Picatinny Mount is a combination of our Offset Scout Mount and a short Picatinny rail section, and is designed for rail systems that do not have 45 degree attachment interfaces like the Noveske NSR, Midwest Industries Generation 2, and SLR Rifleworks Solo Series handguards. Like the inline version, the mount places Picatinny based lights at the optimal 1:30 or 10:30 clock positions. The mount allows the user to adjust the lateral positioning of the Picatinny rail section for additional clearance next to front sights or other accessories.

Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

Weight: 1.1 oz (Inline), 1.0 oz (Offset)
Material: CNC machined 6061 aluminum
Finish: MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:
Inline Picatinny Mount KeyMod
Inline Picatinny Mount M-Lok
Offset Picatinny Mount KeyMod
Offset Picatinny Mount M-Lok
Offset Picatinny Mount CMR

Alamo Four Star Announces the DLOC-MRO mount for Trijicon MRO sight

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by ar15news

September 15th, 2015 – Lubbock Texas – Alamo Four Star is pleased to announce the release of the DLOC-MRO.  The DLOC-MRO is a return to zero quick attach mount for the new Trijicon MRO sight.

Utilizing the proven functionality and return to zero capability of the patented DLOC QD-QuickConnect mechanism, the DLOC-MRO provides a rugged solid aluminum mount for the Trijicon MRO sight. The DLOC-MRO provides a 1/3rd co-witness with mil-spec iron sights ensuring users’ability to effectively engage targets in all situations.


Recognized by Trijicon for its outstanding mount design and standard setting quality control, Alamo Four Star was asked early in the MRO development process to develop a DLOC mount for Trijicon’s new red dot reflex sight.

DLOC-MRO-2 copy

“What makes this DLOC-MRO special is it is a‘Return to Zero’ optic mount with 3 recoil lugs,” said Mark Deros CEO of Alamo Four Star. “The DLOC-MRO requires no tools to rapidly attach to the firearm and will fit all mil-spec and non standard picatinny rails.”

Lower 1/3rd Co Witness
QD-QuickConnect Return to Zero
Weight 2 oz.
Overall Length 1.550 inches
MRO Base Length 1.500 inches

The DLOC-MRO is available for purchase now at with an MSRP of $119.

About  Alamo Four Star
Since 2004 Alamo Four Star has been a leading innovator and producer of firearm accessories for military, LE,recreation, and sport shooting. Located in Lubbock, Texas, Alamo Four Star is constantly redefining industry standards holdingsix patents and one pending patent as a testament to the company’s innovation.


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Mike Semanoff | CMPR Outdoors | | 801-372-1629

New!! Impact Weapons Components M-LOK Bipod Mount

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Recently I showed you guys the Impact Weapons Components low profile KeyMod Bipod Mount. Just yesterday they introduced their new M-LOK version that uses their proprietary KML technology allowing it to mount to both M-LOK rails as well as the original MOE hand guards. I absolutely love my little KeyMod Bipod Mounts from IWC and now I’m gonna have to get a few of these too. At least they are affordable. They are listed at just $15.95 but you can save 5% by using the code “ar15news” at checkout on

IWC M-LOK Bipod Mount 1

IWC M-LOK Bipod Mount 1

Designed to provide a rugged, low-profile, ultra lightweight and ergonomic attachment point for your bipod


Accepts any bipod which attaches to a standard sling swivel stud

Directly attaches to any slot on ALL Original or M-LOK MOE SL, AR, AK & Shotgun Handguards or M-LOK compliant rails

Designed with IWC’s proprietary KML Reversible Mounting Nut, which engages the inside of the Original width slot or simply reverse the nut to the M-LOK compatible design and attach to M-LOK compliant slots

No gunsmithing, spacers or washers are required for install

Ergonomic, direct attach design eliminates all sharp edges which can ensnarl the operator’s gear

Ultra-light MOUNT-N-SLOT design weighs only 6.775 grams (.239 ounces)

CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum;Type III Anodized per MIL-A-8625F

100% LIFETIME WARRANTY. PERIOD. Return for full refund including your shipping charges


NEW!! Rainier Arms XTC 2.0 Pre-Order / Intro Price

Posted on August 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms just released the new XTC 2.0 muzzle device which is the newest variation of their original RA XTC. The XTC 2.0 expands on the original versions capabilities with the tuned first port that mitigates the muzzle rise while the extra side port keeps the rifle planted for faster repeated follow up shots. The XTC 2.0 also features compatibility with the coming soon Fortis Mfg Control Blast Shield. The overall look has been refined such as a machined in “RAINIER ARMS” on the bottom of the muzzle device but no other markings making for a very clean looking finish.

RA XTC 2.0 1

RA XTC 2.0 2

I have a few of them in my hands right now and I have to tell you, these things are sexy! Rainier Arms takes great pride in offering some of the nicest components for your AR’s and these show that. You can get in on the pre-sale for the new XTC 2.0 and save 15% but this sale is only for a short time.

There is no code needed for this pre-sale. The 15% has already been applied making the price just $67.95 which is a steal for a very nice muzzle brake. The new Rainier Arms XTC 2.0 for 5.56 can be purchased only at


The photos in this article are by a great local Michigan firearms photographer, Greg Skaz Photography. If you are not following this guy you definitely should. His social media links are listed below.

Greg Skaz Photography




ADM / Vortex Optics StrikeEagle 1-6×24 AR-BDC Mount Combo

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by ar15news

American Defense Mfg has the new and much anticipated Vortex Optics StrikeEagle 1-6×24 AR-BDC scopes in-stock and has them paired with their RECON-X mount for an unbeatable deal. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of these scopes for a while and am very tempted with this deal. Basically you can get the scope and mount for just $430 which is about $100 less than if I were to buy the scope and mount separately. This should be an awesome setup so if you’re looking for a quality optic/mount combo that won’t break the bank, head on over to

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Optics StrikeEagle 1-6×24 AR-BDC reticle / RECON-X mount combo is available NOW on our website! We just got these long awaited scopes in from Vortex with more on the way. Follow the link below for the product listing on our website.

*UIC Mod 2 not included*

New Product!! Griffin Armament MLOK QD Sling Mount

Posted on July 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Griffin Armament announced some new QD Sling Mount for MLOK rails a while back that are now available for purchase. The new QD Sling Mounts are very low profile, made of 7075-T6 aluminum with an anodized finish and come in a standard version and a 45 degree version. The QD socket has 4 positions with anti-rotation. Both are available for purchase at

Griffin Armament MLOK QD SLing Attachment

Arisaka Inline Ring Mounts Available for KeyMod and M-Lok

Posted on July 13th, 2015 by ar15news

The Patent Pending Arisaka Inline Ring Mount is designed to securely attach 1″ handheld lights to KeyMod and M-Lok handguards. It is a perfect match for handguards that feature 45 degree angle mounting flats, such as the Bravo Company KMR, Knight’s Armament URX 4, and Geissele Automatics SMR Mk8.

Arisaka Defense Inline Light Mount 1

The Inline Ring Mount features multiple mounting positions for the clamping ring. When used on a 45 degree angle mounting flat, these positions allow the user to place the light closer or farther away from the top 12 o’clock rail to give clearance for front sights or other accessories. Three positions are provided, allowing an offset of up to 0.24″ from center. The outer diameter of the handheld light sits only 0.41″ above the KeyMod or M-Lok mounting surface, making the entire unit very low profile.

Arisaka Defense Inline Light Mount 1

Additionally, the mount can be used in a cantilever fashion, with the end of it protruding past the front of the handguard. This can be useful with short handguards to help reduce barrel or suppressor shadows. The mount can also be reversed, allowing further flexibility for positioning your light.

Arisaka Defense Inline Light Mount 1

Weight: 1 oz.
Material: CNC machined 6061 aluminum.
Finish: MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.

Arisaka Defense Inline Light Mount 6

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:
Inline Ring Mount KeyMod
Inline Ring Mount M-Lok

Low-Pro KeyMod Bipod Mount from Impact Weapons Components

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by ar15news

For a while now I’ve been wanting to purchase a couple more Harris bipods and pair them with the Impact Weapons Components KeyMod Bipod Mount. About a month ago I happened to be messing around on the Impact Weapons Components website and saw that they now carry Harris bipods and couldn’t help myself. I purchased two bipods and two mounts. Now that I’ve had them installed and using them for a while I wanted to do a quick writeup on the two different rifles I have them installed on.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1


Aside from having to remove the rail (in most circumstances), the installation was very simple. You have the KeyMod Bipod Stud and two metal snap rings. The IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount is CNC’d from Stainless Steel with a Melonite finish and weighs less than 1 ounce.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

Place the Bipod Mount into the large circle portion of the desired KeyMod slot as shown below. Once in place, drop one of the metal snap rings over the shaft of the Bipod Mount work the snap ring around the flared portion and down into the groove closest to the surface of your handguard.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 5a


First is the obvious setup which would be on a rifle with a higher powered scope such as an SPR or DMR. I built an 18″ SPR using a Mega Arms billet set and barrel with a Fortis Mfg 14″ Switch KeyMod rail. Instead of installing some adapters and rail sections I opted to install the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount and Harris Bipod. This is an absolutely awesome, rock solid setup. There’s zero wobble and it looks pretty awesome. This is pretty much what this product was designed for and it shows. I’ve been shooting this SPR with the Bipod quite a bit lately and love it.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1


One of the most important features of the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount is how small it is. In fact it is so small that I started thinking about putting it on a rifle that I wouldn’t normally use with a Bipod but could throw one on in a pinch. This 16″ AR has just a 1-4 optic and a Vertical Forward Grip. I’ve also installed the Bipod Mount a few KeyMod slots in-front of the Vertical Grip which actually works very well as a super low profile Handstop while not in use with a Bipod. 

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

If the need arises, in a matter of seconds I can install a Bipod on this rifle turning it into a completely different beast. Now instead of a run and gun rifle it is capable of engaging and making longer range shots. 

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

If you couldn’t tell already, I really like the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount. It is very inexpensive, light weight and versatile. When I purchased mine, I used our “ar15news” discount code (it’s technically for you guys but I used it too :) ) to save 5% and got the bipod for $68 and the mount for $8 ($76 total) which I think is a bargain. If you’re looking for something similar to this you can check it out for yourself at

Scalarworks Low Drag Mount Zero Hold Demonstration Video

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

You may remember that a month or so ago I picked up a Scalarworks LDM/Micro mount for my Aimpoint T-1. One of the biggest claims for the LDM/Micro mount is that it can and will hold zero after being removed and then re-mounted on the weapon. They promised a video showing how well it holds its zero and just yesterday they released it for the first time. I half expected it to be some super short video showing the mount removed and re-mounted, shoot 5 shots and say “We hit the target” but apparently just like the quality level of the LDM/Micro mount, the guys at Scalarworks don’t do anything half way. 

The video is actually 11 minutes long and uncut, showing the mount attached and removed a total of 10 times with 10 rounds of .308 being fired between each “Mount/Un-Mount”. With a GoPro in the shooters Point of View you can see that each time the red dot stays right on target. No fancy editing, no magic, no shortcuts, no B.S! At the end of the video they show a zoomed up recap where you can literally see that there was absolutely no shift in the ZERO at all. Kudos to the guys at Scalarworks for not only making an outstanding mount but also putting out a video showing exactly what you can expect. Check out the video below.



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