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Red dot mounts

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Red dot mounts are mounting devices for classic models of pistols with standard sights. They function as a replacement of the rear sight in the dovetail cut. 

Thanks to red dot mounts, you can install a red dot sight to your model even if you od not have slide cut for red dot sight. You just need to replace the rear sight with the mount. No modifications of the slide are required.

There are many different types of mounts. When searching for a mount, we recommend to look by the brand and model of the pistol for which you want the red dot mount. Read carefully the description of the plate so be sure about compatibility.

There are two compabilities to watch: 

  • compatibility with model of pistol, and
  • compatibility with red dot.

Compatibility with model of pistol

Each manufacturer uses different dovetail cut for models. That means that you have to search for red dot mount made specifically for your model. If your model is not listed among the compatible ones, please ask us first by email to confirm the compatibility.

However, if a model of pistol is listed as compatible, its 100% compatible. Just be sure that the name of your model is the exact same name as the one listed. That is because many manufacturers use similar names for models that do not share the same compatibility of red dot plates. For example "Walther USP" vs "Walther USP Compact" use different red dot mounts. Similarly CZ 75 SP-01 And CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow use different red dot mounts. The list goes on and on. 

Compatibility of red dots

Luckily red dot manufacturers share few red dot footprints for almost all of their red dot sights. That means that the chances are very high that whichever red dot you buy, it uses footprint that many other red dots use. And therefore there are also compatible red dot plates that allow its installation to a gun. 

There are 5 most common red dot footprint standards:

Then there are some more footprint standards, but those are already less common.

We do our best to be able to offer adapters for these less used footprints as well though. Either by offering you universal red dot plates that share more types of footprints by a set of pins and holes that can be set up in many differnt ways and thus function for different footprints, or through footprint adapters.

Types of red dot mounts

There are two types of mounts:

  • universal mounts, and
  • specific mounts.

The names are however little confusing. Both of these types are actually universal thanks to the compatibility among red dots with the same footprint. Thus if a red dot mount is made for Trijicon RMR footprint, it will be also compatible with another 30-50 red dots that also use Trijicon RMR footprint. 

Universal mounts then differ by the fact that they can be made to work with different footprint standards. They use a set of pins and holes. By using specific pins for specific holes, you will be able to create footprint standards with the mount. Usually such universal mount can be used for 3 footprint standards at maximum.

You will always find these red dot footprint compatibililty details on each product in detail including up-to-date list of red dots using the same footprint standard - whether the mount is universal or made for specific footprint. 

Installation of red dot mounts

To install a red dot mount to your model can be easy if you own special tools such as sight pusher.

If you od not own such tools, we highly recommend visiting a gunsmith for the red dot mount installation 

Supported models

We continually expand the offerings as manufacturers of mounts catch up with the newest models. 

You can find here red dot mounts for the following brands & models so far:

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