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rock solid picatinny QD mount? #4774919
06/01/18 08:13 PM
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buck91 Offline OP
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Any suggestions for a QD picatinny mount? Have a 3x prism optic I'm considering mounting up to replace my A2 carry handle but want to be able to jetison for BUIS "if necessary." Looks like the QD mounts are a dime a dozen online but I'd like recommendations on a decent quality unit that won't shift POA/POI. This would be a low profile picatinny qd riser.


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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4774966
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LaRue Tactical
GG&G
Bobro
American Defense Mounts


All solid brands. Wouldn't trust too many other brands.

Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4775050
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I have a GG&G quick disconnect mount for the AimPoint on one of my ARs and could not be happier. Plus the red dot aligns perfectly with the GG&G BUIS.


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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4775162
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Aren't they ALL coming from the same extrusion machine in China?


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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4775467
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GG&G, at least mine, was made in the USA.


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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4775471
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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4776210
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I've been having very good results with Bobro. They are self adjusting to the rail and the locking lever can be easily moved to either side and run opening forwards or backwards. I'm using their ACOG mount on an .223 AUG that I swap to 9mm (with a different optic) and back and the zero remains perfect.

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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4777106
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Originally Posted By: buck91
Any suggestions for a QD picatinny mount? Have a 3x prism optic I'm considering mounting up to replace my A2 carry handle but want to be able to jetison for BUIS "if necessary." Looks like the QD mounts are a dime a dozen online but I'd like recommendations on a decent quality unit that won't shift POA/POI. This would be a low profile picatinny qd riser.


I've dumped QD and gone to torque to spec and just bought quality optics. Nothing QD out there really impressed me as durable as the optic itself.

Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: Ws6] #4777142
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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
LaRue Tactical
GG&G
Bobro
American Defense Mounts


All solid brands. Wouldn't trust too many other brands.
Originally Posted By: Ws6
Originally Posted By: buck91
Any suggestions for a QD picatinny mount? Have a 3x prism optic I'm considering mounting up to replace my A2 carry handle but want to be able to jetison for BUIS "if necessary." Looks like the QD mounts are a dime a dozen online but I'd like recommendations on a decent quality unit that won't shift POA/POI. This would be a low profile picatinny qd riser.


I've dumped QD and gone to torque to spec and just bought quality optics. Nothing QD out there really impressed me as durable as the optic itself.


LaRue QD mounts have been shown to repeat zero after being removed and reinstalled on precision Long range rigs in courses like Magpul Dynamics Long range rifle-if they return to zero for 1000yd work they’ll work for your application.

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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: Balrog006] #4777152
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Originally Posted By: Balrog006
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
LaRue Tactical
GG&G
Bobro
American Defense Mounts


All solid brands. Wouldn't trust too many other brands.
Originally Posted By: Ws6
Originally Posted By: buck91
Any suggestions for a QD picatinny mount? Have a 3x prism optic I'm considering mounting up to replace my A2 carry handle but want to be able to jetison for BUIS "if necessary." Looks like the QD mounts are a dime a dozen online but I'd like recommendations on a decent quality unit that won't shift POA/POI. This would be a low profile picatinny qd riser.


I've dumped QD and gone to torque to spec and just bought quality optics. Nothing QD out there really impressed me as durable as the optic itself.


LaRue QD mounts have been shown to repeat zero after being removed and reinstalled on precision Long range rigs in courses like Magpul Dynamics Long range rifle-if they return to zero for 1000yd work they’ll work for your application.


LaRue was a good alternative to ARMS. That's where my praise stops.

Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: buck91] #4778316
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A.R.M.S. makes very nice products. A bit on the pricey side, maybe, but you buy them once and they last a lifetime and work as they should.

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Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: jjjxlr8] #4778760
06/06/18 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted By: jjjxlr8
A.R.M.S. makes very nice products. A bit on the pricey side, maybe, but you buy them once and they last a lifetime and work as they should.


I have heard that the new adjustable gen II levers from ARMS are indeed good kit, but the damage to their reputation done by their initial Gen 1 mounts, as well as the "war" between Dick Swan and Mark LaRue in LaRue's early years has forever relegated them to Tier 2 in the minds of the vast majority. The fact that the Elcan still ships with Gen 1 levers as far as I know is just a nail in the coffin. Noone is buying ARMS mounts when better alternatives exist except for a vastly outnumbered minority building clone-correct weapons or the like.

Re: rock solid picatinny QD mount? [Re: Ws6] #4780222
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I wasn't aware of any drama or issues with ARMS products. I use the ARMS #18 mount and #22 throw lever rings on my M1A and they work perfectly. I installed the mount once and have never had to mess with it in 10 years, not even to tighten screws. The ARMS #22 throw lever rings are a bit tight fitting, but they always return to zero and I remove them after every range trip. The parts work as they should and have been 100% reliable.

My friend has a throw lever LaRue mount and he has also had no issues. Lot's of great choices on the market!


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