Strike Industries has added a new red dot mount to their line of optics mounting products. As its name implies, the new T1 Riser Mount is designed for Aimpoint Micro T1 footprint red dot sights. It allows mounting your sight to an absolute co-witness height with the iron sights or to a lower 1/3 co-witness by slightly rising the mount via the provided spacer.
The base part that attaches to the Picatinny rail, absolute co-witness riser, and the lower 1/3 spacer are machined out of 6061-T6 aluminum and feature an anodized finish. The rail clamp and the screws are made of steel. The SI T1 Riser Mount weighs 2.3 oz. The dimensions of the riser are 23.6mm x 25.6mm x 53mm and the base is 34mm x 47.5mm as specified on the company’s website.
The T1 Riser Mount comes with two sets of four screws: 24mm and 28mm long. Depending on the height you are assembling the mount to, you’ll need to use the proper length screws. There is also a single-use blue Loctite included in the package as well as two wrenches necessary to assemble and install the mount.
Below you can find a video showing how to assemble the T1 Riser Mount.
Technically, you can mount a T1 footprint red dot sight directly on the base part or to the base part with the lower 1/3 spacer thus having even more height options and being able to attach the red dot sight on firearms that better work with lower profile mounts. For example, having the sight mounted on the base only should be perfect for attaching it to an AK gas tube rail or a shotgun receiver. However, for assembling such low profile mounts, you’ll need shorter screws that are not supplied with the T1 Riser Mount.
The Strike Industries T1 Riser Mount is available in four color options: Black, Red, FDE and Titan. The MSRP of the black one is $44.95. Other color options will cost you a couple of bucks more – $46.95.
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