Strike Industries Reflex Exoskeleton Protective Mount

It’s time for your weekly Strike Industries post, this time around we’ll be discussing their new Reflex Exoskeleton Protective Mount. As the name suggest it’s a protective exoskeleton for reflex optics. You attach your reflex sight into exoskeleton which then attaches to an included Picatinny mount. The exoskeleton is made out of steel with a QPD finish, it features two wings on each side that are wider and higher than the reflex sight to protect it from drops and bumps. The included mount is made from aluminum and the total weight of both the exoskeleton and mount are 2.58oz.

The Strike Industries Reflex Exoskeleton Protective Mount works with many various reflex sights on the market but not all. Most notably they don’t work with the Vortex Razor pattern sights or Leupold Delta Point PRO. However they do work with the Trijicon RMR, Burris Fastfire, Vortex Viper and Leupold Delta Point. The Reflex Exoskeleton Protective Mount goes for $44.95 over at www.strikeindustries.com.

They also included the diagram below so you can confirm fitment before purchasing.

Compatible Patterns:

– Docter: Burris Fastfire, Docter, Vortex Viper, Vortex Venom, etc.
– Optima/JP: Leupold Delta Point, Redfield Accelerator, Trijicon TRD, ETC.
– Trijicon: Trijicon RMR

Warning: Please review the dimensions of your optic with the diagram below to confirm if it will fit before purchasing.

Note: NOT compatible with Vortex Razor pattern (Vortex Razor, C-MORE STS, STS2, RTS) and Delta Point PRO

Note: Corner posts not to be used with dual illumination Trijicon RMR.





Ray I.

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  • Vhyrus

    A little expensive but not a terrible idea.

    • Jared Vynn

      If it protects the $400 optic from wear tear during operations/handling/whatnot easily worth it. Especially since it includes the picatinny mount.

    • Flounder

      Dude, this is as cheap as any quality component will ever be. And it is made in america… I mean cmon. You are just being contrary now.

  • Jay Ross

    It is a good idea and has been done before a few times but never really took off. LaRue had a really slick rugged setup they worked on that never really went anywhere. Burris has one for their fastfire and I’ve seen a few for jpoints that come and go.

    I think there’s a few issues. One are all the different mounting patterns. It’s like almost each brand is proprietary except for a few exceptions.

    Until now these tiny optics took a small part of the optics pie so it probably didn’t make much sense if there wasn’t going to be that much money in it. Adding the need for mounting plates or mounts for different models probably added to this issue.

    And while these micro sights are definitely small, adding one of these protective mounts adds to the size and weight almost to the point that it makes more sense to get a Micro T1 or something.

    I have a soft spot for this style of micro sight but if I were to get one for my rifle it would probably be the Shield CQS. $400 and doesn’t need a protective mount.

    • Timmah_timmah

      “And while these micro sights are definitely small, adding one of these protective mounts adds to the size and weight almost to the point that it makes more sense to get a Micro T1 or something.

      I have a soft spot for this style of micro sight but if I were to get one for my rifle it would probably be the Shield CQS. $400 and doesn’t need a protective mount.”
      Nailed it buddy

  • Are these sponsored?

    • The post? They’re not, I just poke fun of how often we post about Strike Industries because they seem to release new products weekly.

      • Well then, perhaps we can get less of them. We don’t need a post about every little doodad that this company makes. If they make some innovative, or clearly better than what another company makes sure. Or maybe a SHOT show post with all their new products, but seriously a post nearly every week is getting annoying.

        • James

          Universal optics mount. I think that’s innovative.

          • A plate with a bunch of holes in it isn’t innovative. Nor are the first ones to think up that idea, I’ve seen a few handgun sight mounts with multiple hole patterns drilled into them.

          • rjackparis

            its the whole, frame thing. personally i haven’t seen anything like it.

          • LaRue used to sell shielded mounts for micro red dots, but it seems that they discontinued them.

            TBH I think most people have realized that the Micro Red Dots suck on rifles. They are sights designed to go on pistols, so they have all kinds of design compromises that you don’t see on true rifle red dots.

          • Picatinny

            PPGMD, since you are a smart guy, show us what you found. LOL

          • That is easy Saurez has one. And there are others.

          • Flounder

            link, msrp, a full detailed article is what we actually need. 😉

          • Pft this is a TFB, having a detailed article would interrupt the breaking news.

      • Flounder

        I support your coverage of new releases and appreciate it. Keep up the good work. These are 5 minute articles (to read) and no one is being forced to read them.

  • Palmier

    Costs more than my red dot….yeah. I’m cheap but it works.

    • mk18

      If the cost of this mount is more than your red dot, then you might need a better job.

  • plumber576

    People complaining about price need to compare it to other protective mounts. The FastFire3 AR-F3 mount has an MSRP of $104 and a street price of ~$80. This might offer some savings and can be swapped to other red dots.

    I say this and I’m usually the first person to be negative about Strike Industries.

  • Christopher Wallace

    i just shelled out a lot for a larue mount, wish i knew this existed bc im trying to get the optic as close to the rail as possible. This seems to do the trick.

  • Max Müller

    Take a micro sight.
    Now take away the micro. Add weight and price. You now have spend as much money and have the same weight and used space as with a small Aimpoint, but you have a inferior optic with much smaller window. Yay.