Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount

At the 2nd day of the Big 3 Media Event at Daytona Beach, FL, Geissele Automatics introduced their new Super Precision Optic Mount. The Geissele mount was developed specifically by request from a DoD customer. It should be available commercially by SHOT Show 2016.



Geissele will release a number of models that match specific optics. At least two of those mount variants will match specific Vortex scopes. The main difference between the variants will be the amount of offset, ring spacing and sight height.

In addition, the Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount will be made from two different grades of aluminum alloy. The base models will be made from 7075 or similar aluminum alloy. The premium model will be made from the special 2099 alloy, which is stronger and lighter than the more common 7075.



The rings on the Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount are CNC machined from the same block of billet aluminum as the base. In fact, both are machined at the same time as a single piece first to ensure a perfect circular hole through it. Then, the top ring piece will be detached by different machining process. Both top ring pieces are serialized to match the base.



There are a total of four recoil lugs on the underside: 2x machined fixed, and both cross bolts also act as recoil lugs. There are numerous machined lightening cuts all over the mount. The mount should be available in all three Geissele anodized hardcoat colors: black, desert and purple.



The Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount is guaranteed to return to zero. I was told it could do so even without the use of a torque wrench. Also related to this is that Geissele will be also release an Aimpoint Micro T1 mount with the same mounting system. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Trijicon MRO mount is also in the works.



A close-up shot of the Geissele mount by Ben Winslett, a follow writer at the Big 3 Event.



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  • Patrick M.

    DoD Customer. Wink Wink.

    • Nicks87

      That is such BS. If it were true they would say who the “DoD” customer is. When I go to FLETC courses I run into plenty of people who are former and current members of the special ops and federal law enforcement community. These guys talk openly about their gear, it’s not classified info. I’m still trying to find out what unit requested the 6-second optic mount from ALG. Nobody seems to know. I think Geissele and ALG say that crap just to charge insane prices for their products. Not saying their stuff is bad, just saying they could be a little more truthful when it comes to marketing these products.

      • Ben

        This optic mount was leaked unintentionally on Facebook, and now Geissele is just running with it. It has been in production for this DoD customer since early this year.

        • Nicks87

          Who is “This DoD customer”?

      • JumpIf NotZero

        FLETC, that makes sense 🙂 I had a buddy go through there awhile back.

      • Anon

        If nobody seems to know, it’s because you’re dense and because nobody wants to spill to someone as hapless as you. Geissele has been making small runs of various things for a lot of different “high speed” units now, and most of those one-offs are never released to the public.

        Hint: CAG has Vortex Razor 1-6x optics. CAG uses Geissele’s HK416 rails. CAG was largely responsible for the red dot compatible Safariland holsters and carries out linear hostage rescues with Glock handguns.

        • Nicks87

          Lol, sorry I still don’t buy it. Not that it matters, I don’t waste my money on this crap anyway. I was just wondering if there was any truth behind their claims or if it’s just a marketing ploy. No need to get disrespectful but I would expect as much from someone who posts as an anonymous coward.

          • Anon

            Lol, sorry you can’t handle doing some basic deduction. If you’re a law enforcement officer I feel sorry for those you serve. It’s always funny to me how people like you can’t find any evidence that military customers are buying equipment, so you jump the gun and start spreading rumors that it’s all bullshit. Maybe if you can’t find any evidence either way you should just chalk it up to your own lack of knowledge, not dishonesty on the part of Geissele.

          • Nicks87

            Wow, don’t throw a temper tantrum. I was just checking to see if someone could lead me in the right direction but apparently not.

  • plumber576

    Larue enters the trigger game, Geissele gets into optics mounts.
    The winner will be the consumer.

    • thedonn007

      I think Geissele will also be a winner here, and thus Larue a loser.

    • Vitsaus

      … but not the consumer’s wallet.

  • Twilight sparkle

    I’m not seeing anything special here other than an alloy that will probably turn out to be made of unobtanium :/ no qd=not for me.
    Larue is hard to compete with here.

  • cs

    Another SUPER SSSUPER product from Geiselle!!

  • Sianmink

    No mention of price, but ‘DoD customer’ + Geissele I’m gonna guess the first number is a 3 or a 4.

  • Edeco

    Does it need to be lapped? Can it be lapped? I’ve never lapped one, but I’ve been putting together a setup so I know it’s a thing. Doesn’t seem like a 100% great process to me but that’s another story.

    • Limousine Liberal

      Most of these high end unimounts not only need no lapping, it voids their warranty.

      • andrey kireev

        what is lapping ?

        • MR

          A process to make sure the front and rear rings are precisely aligned.

          • Edeco

            Yeah, obviously I’m not an authority, but one takes a rod of metal about the size of the scope body, long enough to go thru both rings plus added length. One uses the rod to work abrasive compound through the rings, resulting in the bores being pretty cylindrical and aligned. The rod gets consumed somewhat.

            I’m not too in love with the idea, too old-world/cobbled-together to suit me. I’m glad to see the need seems to have been obviated by precision cutting.

          • Bill

            An unintended positive of lapping is that if the surface is left even slight roughened the “bite” on the optic is increased without having an increase in pressure on the tube. However, I would not lap rings just based on this alone. If a scope was shifting in properly torqued rings i’d start with field expedient shims like 100 mph/duct tape. Strips of emery paper can do the same thing, but are prone to hold moisture and I’d only do it in an arid environment. You’s see this most often in extremely humid environments where the rig has been doused with lube that had migrated between the rings and scope and if the rings weren’t properly sized and fitted to the optic.

  • Bill

    I sense a trap – if it’s specific to specific optics, when/if I change optics, I’ll need to spring for a whole new set-up, which is gonna cost large. If the rings aren’t integral to the mount, you’ve just doubled the number of potential failure points and potential for a non-zeroed rig as it’s removed, adjusted and replace. I’m sure that it is of superlative quality, but I’m not sure what improvement it brings to the system.

    I wonder what this Unknown Entity with the bottomless DOD checkbook was purposing or looking for that isn’t already available.

    • Timothy G. Yan

      Then don’t buy the optic specific models. It will be make in the usually size too like 1.5 offset SPR style.

      • Bill

        Thanks, I didn’t know that.

  • tony

    $300 plus mount?

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  • Anon

    If it’s lighter than the Bobro I might replace it, because the color match is better with the Razor 1-6 😉