[SHOT 2020] New Lightweight Titanium Mounts & Parts from American Defense Manufacturing

    ADM's SPEK and magnifier combo (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    American Defense Manufacturing were showing off their new range of magnifiers and some new titanium mounts and AR parts at SHOT Show. First up lets take a look at their new magnifiers that first appears earlier last year.

    ADM’s new Flik 3 and Flik5 magnifiers (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    The first of the family of new magnifiers is the Flik3, a fixed 3x power magnifier which comes with an ambidextrous mount and is available at an MSRP of $369. The Flik5 as you might guess is a fixed 5x magnifier with an overall length of 3.74in it is shorter than an Eotech G33 and has an eye relief of 2.5” and a field of view of 4.38°/230 feet at 100 yards. MSRP on the Flik5 is $475. The Flik3 and Flik 5 are both available as part of American Defense Manufacturing’s Duo packages which see the magnifiers paired with their Spek red dot optics.

    ADM’s new SPEK micro dot (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Flik3 Magnifier on ambi mount (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Flik5 Magnifier on ambi mount (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    All of the mounts come with their new much lighter Titanium quick detach levers that help drop the weight of the mount significantly. Right now American Defense Manufacturing have their Aimpoint M68 NV Mount and their Aimpoint ACRO Mounts both available in titanium. The Titanium QD lever assembly improves on American Defense Manufacturing’s proprietary QD autolock system and is now available as an upgrade to all previous American Defense Manufacturing mounts. The Titanium lever assembly has an MSRP of $52.99 and reduces the overall weight by over 50%, lowers thermal expansion rates by over 60% and improves thread pull strength significantly.

    ADM’s new Tritanium QD mount lever (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Another Titanium product they have been perfecting are their AR gas blocks and American Defense Manufacturing were also keen to note that they are currently working on refining their manufacturing process for Titanium mounts and will have a whole range of Titanium mounts including their T1 Ti (with an MSRP of $148.99) and the MRO Ti (with an MSRP of $148.99) which will be shipping in June 2020. They also hope to include their Recon in the Titanium range in the future.

    ADM’s new Tritanium gas block (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Check out www.americandefensemanufacturing.com for the latest on the new products.

    Matthew Moss

    Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

    Reach Matt at: [email protected]


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