SIDEKICK is a GoPro camera mount, which directly mounts on Picatinny rails. It is compatible with GoPro HERO and HERO5 Session cameras. It is made of aircraft grade aluminum and is very lightweight. With the camera installed the assembly weighs only 4.3oz.
The symmetric and skeletonized design of SIDEKICK mount allows mounting the camera both facing forward and backward. It also gives access to the camera controls.
The mount has a sort of split design on the Picatinny rail clamping portion, which allows it to slightly spring open. So in order to put the camera in and snap the mount on the rail, you need to gently spread open it. Once on the rail, it needs to be tightened by the integral Allen screw.
The mount comes with Cerakote finish available in the following color options: Armor Black, FDE, OD Green, Tiffany Blue and Pink.
Because of compact size and low profile mounting solution, it also looks good and should perform well when mounted on handguns.
And of course, there are limitless possibilities to improvise with this mount. Things like using it with rail raisers for different applications. Or even using two cameras mounted back to back – one facing towards the range and another filming the shooter. Just like in the picture below.
Here is a video review of the SIDEKICK mount:
SIDEKICK mounts are sold through a company called “Patch Me Up” at MSRP of $89. They also offer several other mounting options too, which you can see on their website.