Posted on April 8th, 2013 by ar15news
One of my favorite new manufacturers to come to the AR15 market over the past few years is Fortis Manufacturing. They have quickly become known for innovative, high quality and awesome looking parts quicker than I really remember anyone doing that. The moment you get your hands on any of their parts you can feel that its not some cheap piece of junk. My first experience with Fortis was when they released their RAP (Rail Attachment Point) and the MPSA (Multi Point Sling Attachment) End Plate. I liked them enough that I put them on all of my guns right away. But when they came out with their Fortis REV rail they really made their mark and let everyone know they were the real deal. Just a few months later and they are now introducing another game changer. The Fortis T-1 Mount for Aimpoint Micro red dots. I’ve only had mine for a few weeks but I can tell you I like it a lot. Check out the pictures and details below.
You really only have one chance to make a first impression and with the Fortis T-1 Mount its a good one. Humans are visual creatures so we want our things to look nice or cool. If you’re an owner of the Fortis REV rail you’ll notice that the cutouts on the mount are the same angle as the cutouts on the rail which ties it in even better. The best part is that while looking cool its also saving a lot of weight. Weighing in at just over 1 ounce you’ll definitely be saving some weight over your standard T-1 mount.
The Fortis T-1 mount is also very low profile which you can see by the picture below. No large levers or sharp edges to get caught up on anything. Just low profile, light weight awesomeness.
Another feature that I really like about the Fortis T-1 mount is that the clamping mechanism uses the entire side of the mount instead of one or two small little nubs to hold onto the rail. By doing this it creates an even clamp and allows you to remove the red dot and re-mount it with little to no loss of zero. Big plus if you ask me. If you look at the second photo below you’ll also see that the screws are contained instead of open making it so the screws do not scratch the heck out of your upper receiver rail. Not that I don’t intend to get scratches on the gun but I hate when I mount a light or sights and they leave gouges in the metal. Just my $.02
Overall, I can say this thing is going to be a huge hit. With the weight savings I was worried that it would feel kind of cheap or weak but that is totally not the case as I should have expected from Fortis Mfg. It mounts up rock solid and looks absolutely awesome. I spoke with one of the owners today and it looks like they will be releasing it for purchase any day now. The mounts are ready to go, they are just finishing up the package/labels right now. My guess is to keep an eye on FortisMfg.com and RainierArms.com as they will be the first places to have these. With a retail price of just $89.95 its hard to go wrong.
If you really want to be in the know, keep an eye on the Fortis Manufacturing Facebook Page and the Rainier Arms Facebook Page.