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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

**Press Release**

EASTON, PA – August 29, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance optic mounts, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount™ for Aimpoint CompM4 sights; the lightest quick-detach Aimpoint CompM4 mount in existence – weighing only 1.49oz, include sight screws.

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The LDM/CompM4 is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and Aimpoint CompM4 and CompM4s red dot sights. Full product specs and details can be found here: https://scalarworks.com/optic-mounts/ldm-compm4/

Like all Scalarworks Low Drag Mounts™; the LDM/CompM4 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 and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

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The LDM/CompM4 is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants with a retail price of $149.

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

Arisaka Defense recently added 3 new products to their lineup so we figured we’d tell you about them all in one post. 

First is the Low Profile Bipod Mount for Harris S-series (S-BR, S-BRM, S-L, S-LM, S-25, and S-25C) Bipods. The Low Profile Bipod Mount replaces the entire stock sling swivel interface with a minimalist Picatinny mount. Rotation limiters allow for approximately 15 degrees of cant to either side for leveling, and the mount is compatible with pod lock levers.

Arisaka Low Profile Harris S Bipod Mount 2

The Low Profile Bipod Mount places the bipod 1/8″ below the Picatinny rail, greatly reducing the overall height. Combined with its weight at just over one ounce and a short 1.4″ length, it significantly reduces bulk compared to the stock mount. Machined from billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized, the Low Profile Bipod Mounts are built for rough use and long term reliability.

Arisaka Low Profile Harris S Bipod Mount 2


Next up is the Low Profile Picatinny Rails for KeyMod and MLOK. These 5 slot rails feature a reduced height to pull Picatinny accessories closer to the handguard. They also utilize three KeyMod or M-Lok fasteners which will spread the increased stress of large Picatinny accessories like bipods or vertical grips over more slots on the rail.

Arisaka Low profile picatinny rail keymod mlok

The Low Profile Picatinny Rails are machined out of billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:

Low Profile Picatinny Rail KeyMod

Low Profile Picatinny Rail M-Lok


Last but not least is the new SureFire M620 Adapter for Offset Scout Mounts. The Offset M620 Adapter allows Surefire M620 Scout lights to be used with our Offset Scout Mount, and preserves the adjustability, allowing for side to side placement for additional clearance around front sights or other top rail mounted accessories. The wrap-around design also keeps the light on the same plane as a M300 or M600 Scout light used without the Offset M620 Adapter.

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The Offset M620 Adapter is machined from billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized for durability.

If you’re looking for a great deal on some great accessories for your AR, this is right up your alley. Arisaka Defense just emailed me letting me know they have added a bunch of blem parts to their website that are fully functional but may have a slight ding or scratch or anodizing inconsistencies. All blem items are 30% OFF or MORE plus they get FREE First Class Shipping. Items such as 300 Series Light Bodies, all versions of Finger Stops, Ring, Inline and Offset Light Mounts, etc are in-stock and ready to go. Head on over to www.ArisakaDefense.com and pick up a great deal.

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Geissele Automatics started their Memorial Day Sale. Here’s a great chance to stock up on some of the most sought after AR components in the industry including rails, triggers, optic mounts and even armorer tools. Now through this weekend, save 15% on all products on the Geissele website. No code needed. Just head on over to www.Geissele.com and get some!!

Geissele Memorial Day Sale

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I ran across this graphic on the Geissele Automatics Facebook page today and wanted to share it with you guys. I’ll be the first to admit I have been a little out of the loop on the Geissele Super Precision Scope Mounts but this graphic surprised me as I had no idea they were offering 3 different variations of the AR15 / M4 Scope Mounts. These mounts are basically the same mounts that Geissele builds for the Unites States SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and have been getting rave reviews by those that have had their hands on them so far. 

Geissele Automatics Super Precision Scope Mounts

The AR-15/M4 Super Precision series of scope mounts are optimized for use with an AR-15/M4 upper. The mounting surface spans 7 picatinny sections and utilizes 4 shear lugs. These mounts use Geissele’s update of the classic nut and bolt method for clamping the mount to the picatinny rail, which is the most secure method of attaching your scope to your weapon. Each nut and bolt combination provides 1,400 pounds of clamping force, much more than any lever mounting arrangement.

The Geissele Automatics Super Precision scope mounts are available in a Standard, Extended and Hyper Extended configuration with the additional options of 30mm or 34mm ring size, a 20moa built in Cant and your choice of 7075-T6 Aluminum or 2099 Aluminum Lithium Alloy.  You can take a look at and order your own here: https://geissele.com/ar15-m4-super-precision-scope-mount.html

You can take a look at the entire line of Geissele Automatics Super Precision Scope Mounts including the Big Bertha and SOPMOD Certified mounts at www.Geissele.com.

I’ve heard that Seekins Precision will be releasing information on their new Scope Mount very soon. Not sure exactly when but until then I thought I would share a sneak peek at the new mount. These photos were posted on their Facebook page. 

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Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

The photos that Seekins Precision has shared so far show a cantilever style 30mm scope mount that has two picatinny rail clamps that are secured by two large Torx screws. No word yet if there will be other styles, models or additional options to choose from but this version looks awesome. As you can see it looks great with both smaller 1-4 and 1-6 optics as well as larger magnification optics. Keep an eye out for more information on the new Seekins Precision Scope Mounts coming soon. 

You can check out other Seekins Precision products at www.SeekinsPrecision.com.

I’ve been using the Scalarworks LDM-Micro mount with a T-1 for a while now and it is absolutely awesome. The combination of high quality construction, light weight and easy to use QD system make it my favorite T-1/T-2 mount to date. They told me there were working on some new mounts and low and behold, a few weeks later they are now introducing their new Trijicon MRO QD Mount which according to Scalarworks is the worlds lightest QD model. Check out the press release and pics below.

**Press Release**

SCALARWORKS ANNOUNCES WORLD’S LIGHTEST QUICK-DETACH TRIJICON MRO MOUNT.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – March 9, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance optic mounts, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag MountTM for Trijicon MROTM sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon MROTM mount in existence – weighing only 1.17oz, including sight screws.

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The LDM/MRO is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and the Trijicon MROTM (Miniature Rifle Optic).

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Like all Scalarworks Low Drag MountsTM; the LDM/MRO has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof not​ched thumbscrew with ball detent.​It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro mount, which ensures a repeatable zero​with each installation.

The LDM/MRO is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants with a retail price of $149.

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

Mega Arms never fails to deliver some amazing, top quality new products at SHOT Show and this year they did the same. Some of their new products include an absolutely sick Light Weight .308 rifle, 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor barrel, Dedicated .22lr upper and their new DogBone optic mount.

MEGA ARMS Small Frame .308 Rifles.
These rifles will be available this coming summer. These are “Small Frame” meaning most of the parts are AR-15 compatible parts aside from things like the barrel, mag well, etc.  This helps the 16″ .308 rifle weigh in at just 7.2lbs. Will be available in 18″, 16″ and SBR models. All models will come with an adjustable gas block. These will be available only as complete rifles.

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Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

MEGA ARMS 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor 1:8 416Stainless Nitride Barrel
The 22″ 6.5 creedmor 1:8 twist barrel is made of 416 Stainless with a Nitride (QPQ) finish. Each barrel comes with matched high pressure bolt and firing pin. MSRP $430.

Mega Arms 6.5 Creedmoor barrel

MEGA ARMS Dedicated .22lr Upper
Dedicated .22lr uppers are great for training without shooting up all of your expensive ammo. The new Mega Arms .22lr dedicated upper has a 16″ Steel lined Beyer barrel and will fit any AR-15 lower. MSRP will be around $770. Should be available in about 6-8 weeks.

MEGA ARMS DogBone Optic Mount
The Mega Arms DogBone Optic Mount will be available for both the Trijicon MRO and Aimpoint T-1/T-2. Looking at about a $60 price tag. Will be ready for purchase in about 60 – 90 days.

Mega Arms DogBone Optic Mount

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SHOT Show 2016 photos provided by David (TracerX)

In case you missed it, just before Christmas Geissele Automatics gave AR owners all over the country a Christmas present of sorts by releasing a sneak peek at a couple of new products that will be coming soon. As you may already know, Geissele has been working on a new Scope Mount for a DOD (Department of Defense) customer since early 2015 and will be available for consumer purchase in 2016.

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As if Geissele Scope Mounts weren’t good enough, just prior to Christmas they released an image that had every AR owners mouth watering. In the image (see below) there was a sneak peek at the new Geissele Ambi Charging Handle and Geissele T1/T2 micro red dot mount. The Ambi Charging Handle looks like it has a nice curve to the handles which should help you really get a good grip on it for ease of use and the T1/T2 mount looks low profile but stout.

Geissele Automatics T1-T2 red dot mount and Ambi Charging Handle

Another new product coming soon is a new scope mount for the 50 BMG rifle. As you can imagine, due to recoil you can’t just use any old scope mount on a 50 BMG. The new Geissele 50 BMG Scope Mount will feature a 3 bolt design for the mount to rifle interface as well as a 3 bolt design for the scope ring caps to clamp on and hold the optic nice and tight over a larger surface area. If you own a 50 BMG rifle, this might be something to look into!

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As you can see, Geissele isn’t just sitting around happy to be making Triggers and Rails. They are working continually to add more and more to their lineup all the time. Now if we could just talk Bill into making complete rifles we would be all set. 🙂 For more information on Geissele product, head on over to www.Geissele.com.

KDG has just introduced the newest member of their SIDELOK family. The new SIDELOK MRO Optic Mount is you guessed it…for the new Trijicon MRO. The new SIDELOK quick attach/release mounting system is pretty amazing. With just one hand you can release the optic from the rifle and then push it back on and it locks in place. If you’re one of the many people who purchased the new Trijicon MRO red dot, you should definitely give the KDG SIDELOK MRO Mount a look.

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KDG SIDELOK MRO Mount 2

KDG SIDELOK MRO Mount 2

The Sidelok is a revolutionary new mounting system for optics. The patented cam system locks the mount down onto picatinny without the need of tools, side levers, or huge knobs. The release system allows users to change out there optics on the fly with less hassle. The 2 levels of locks (MRO Mount) ensure the optic will not move unintentionally, maintaining zero for the shooter, and returning to zero when remounting in same position after removal. This mount utilizes a lower 1/3 co-witness.

Specifications:

Height (From top of Picatinny Rail): .88″

Width: 1.10″

Length: Base – 2.25″

Weight: 2.9 ounces (7.0 ounces total with optic attached)

Features: Lower 1/3 Co-witness

Finish: Black Anodized

Compatibility: Trijicon MRO Red Dot Optic

Rainier Arms has secured the exclusive intro and a special intro price on the new mount at just $119.95. Get in on this intro special at www.RainierArms.com.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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“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.”

Features:
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 AlamoFourStar.com 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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