Scalarworks makes some pretty high quality mounts and sights for the AR-15. They recently released their aluminum On Point” High-Speed Low-Drag Sights that weight in a just 26.6g (or .94oz). They also have the lightest QD Aimpoint CompM4 mount on the market weighting in at just 1.33oz.
Well they’ve just released their LDM (Low Drag Mount) for the popular Aimpoint PRO red dot that’s made out of 7075-T6 billet aluminum alloy with a Black Nitride finish that weights in at just 69g (2.45oz). According to Scalarworks their LDM for the Aimpoint PRO is the lightest QD mount on the market and is half the weight of the mount that comes with the PRO. That weight reduction ain’t cheap however, the Scalarworks LDM retails for $199 over at Scalarworks.com.
Scalarworks is pleased to introduce the Low Drag MountTM for Aimpoint PRO sights; the lightest quick-detach Aimpoint PRO mount in existence.
The LDM/PRO is a lightweight, high-strength, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount for with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails, that is compatible with the Aimpoint PRO, Aimpoint ACO, Aimpoint CompM2, and Aimpoint CompM3, and most other 30mm tube sights.
The Scalarworks LDM/PRO features a user friendly and low-profile 30mm ring. The Scalarworks ring has a precision fitted alloy steel hinge that ensures even pressure around the optic, without requiring the tedious and imprecise setup that traditional rings do. Twin oversize CNC machined shoulder screws provide even tension and act as structural elements, making the entire ring assembly phenomenally rigid.
Like every Scalarworks Low Drag MountTM, the LDM/PRO has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any quick detach mount on the market. It’s tubular monolithic base is CNC machined from ultra high-strength 7075-T6 aluminum, and features our patented recoil-proof thumbscrew with ball detent mechanism. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro, and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.
The LDM/PRO weighs less than 2.45oz (in lower-third height) which is less than half that of Aimpoint’s bundled QRP2 mount. The LDM/PRO is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants.