At Big 3 East, ALG Defense showed off their new 6 Second Mount. The 6 Second mount was originally made with an Aimpoint T1 in mind. Well now they have offered it so you can use an RMR if you want.
The ALG Defense 6-Second Mount was designed when a counter-terrorism unit approached ALG with a strict set of criteria. When entering a linear environment, such as an airplane or bus, the team’s primary weapon was their pistol and they were looking for a fast sighting method that was rugged and robust. Red dot scopes mounted directly to their pistol slides were showing a high failure rate due to extreme acceleration or deceleration of the slide. The balance of the pistols was thrown off from the rearward scope mounting position, and the slides were weakened from machining a pocket for the scopes into the top of the slide.
The name, 6-Second Mount, comes from a description used by one of the operators:
“The fight lasts 6 seconds… Either they’re dead or you’re dead, and aggression saves the day.”
Mounting an optic to your weapon decreases engagement time, allowing for faster and more accurate hits on target. By separating the sight from the reciprocating slide it allows the pistol to function properly without the added mass of the optic sight, and produces a favorable weight distribution.
The ALG 6-Second Mount in machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and is designed to Gen 3 Glock 17, 22, 24 31, 34 and 35.
I shot this gun and a normal 6 Second Mount with a Hilux Micro Max B-Dot. Both were very easy to pick up the red dot and decreased my target acquisition time. With the frame mounted optic, I found it easier and quicker to pick up the red dot during and after recoil. I prefer the larger sight picture of a micro red dot like the Hilux B-dot or an Aimpoint T1. I would like to see the 6 Second mount modified for the new Trijicon MRO.
Price and release date is TBA. They are hoping to keep the price similar to the existing 6 Second Mount and hoping for a release around or before Shot Show 2016.