Sidelok Magnified Optic Mount Coming

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Kinetic Development Group, known for actually improving the SCAR with a better stock, foreend, etc. etc. has announced that they have a magnified optic version of their Sidelok technology coming down the pike. The Sidelok touts 100% consistent return to zero.

For those not familiar with the Sidelok technology, it is a series of mounts that self-adjusts to the rail as it mounted. Using a single hand, someone can remove and attach accessories that actually uses the recoil impulse to tighten itself in with an internal cam.

The new mount is designed for tubed magnified optics. Set for release “in about a month” the magnified optic mount uses the already existing mount to interface with a modular set of rings including off-set mounts.

Interestingly, the rings are actually machined in a single operation and a wire EDM machine is used to split the rings. Rings are then trued to one another to create a mount that is about as mechanically “perfect” as one can get. Rings can be moved into a few positions on base to account for various scope designs. Various sizes will be offered including 1 inch, 30mm, and 34mm.

Current accessories using the Sidelok include mounts for The Aimpoint H1/T1, Comp M4, and the Trijicon MRO. For those wanting other mechanisms, Sidelok is also offered as a “Universal Scope Riser“.

Retail for the new set is estimated as “competitive with other Q/D mounts.”

 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • TVOrZ6dw

    I’m sold. Looks like the perfect optic mount.

  • Jwedel1231

    This looks as good as the Geissele mount, but actually QD. I’m on board.

  • Gorilla Biscuit

    These guys sure are making some really awesome stuff.

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Love KDG

  • ChristianC

    I feel like they missed one of the main draws of the product. No knobs or levers on the side of the mount to destroy your knuckles when running a SCAR charging handle or similar. Very exciting product.