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Kinetic Development Group – SIDELOK Optic Mount

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015


The most advanced, mechanically intelligent and ideal optic mount ever devised is launching here on Soldier Systems. You don’t have to believe this claim by Kinetic Development Group. You can listen to the reasons why and try it for yourself or simply watch the Internet for the positive reviews. The guys at KDG have developed a mounting system called the SIDELOK™. What’s the big deal? Where do we start?


Prior to discussing the SIDELOK™, lets rap about why Kinetic thought they should develop a mounting system for Optics.

The first reason is repeatability. Generally optics mounts have two attachment points with separate levers. Some are adjustable so you can tighten or loosen them for the particular tolerance picatinny rail you may be mounting to. One may be tighter, one slightly looser. This is recipe for disaster in the repeatability department when installing or removing an optical accessory. The other problem is you may like you optic so tight you actually damage the pic rail. That is why the Government Issue XXX mounts for the Aimpoint actually limit the torque you can apply to the installation knob.


There is a religion when it comes to military members about putting on an optic, zeroing it, and leaving it there for fear they may lose zero between missions, and for good reason. Lets say you wanted to remove your long-range optic and put on your red dot. You would be absolutely incompetent if you did not confirm zero. Why? There are so many variables between installing, removing and reinstalling an optic you NEED to reconfirm, even if you reinstall in the same slots on the picatinny rail.

Now here comes the SIDELOK™. The SIDELOK™ takes the incompetence out of mounting optics. What do we mean by that? You have no input as a human being on how your optic mounts to your pic rail. What do we mean? You can’t screw it up!

With SIDELOK™, simply roll the optic (attached to your SIDELOK™ mount) to your picatinny railed weapon and “click!!” the mount automatically deploys the locking bars to the 45-degree angles of the picatinny rail (which hold the tightest tolerance concerning the picatinny rail specification). The locking bars snap in at the exact same time making the mounting completely repeatable. The spring cams apply the exact same amount of pressure between the two bars. The system works on spring pressure with a cam that supplies exponentially more mechanical advantage than the button that is used to release it from the weapon.

Removal and installation is extremely fast. Does that make you nervous? The only way this is coming off is if it is deliberate and by the user (YOU!). Not a sling hung up in the works. Not being jammed up on gear. Not being dropped from a first story roof in Iraq onto concrete. Yet, you can peel it off sooner than you can open your Copenhagen. The reason is there is a safety lock. You have to push the button with a human fingertip. That releases recessed “Glock like” secondary safety lock that allows the user to overcome the mechanical advantage of the cam lock and roll off the weapon. Firing a weapon with a heavy optic? The SIDELOK™ gets tighter if it needs to. This is pure mechanics; not a photographer’s quick detaching clamp like the other offerings on the market. The SIDELOK™ is also one of the slimmest mounts on the market. There is nothing in the way to snag on you, or interfere with your charging handle on a side-charging weapon platform.


This may not mean much to you if you are a user with 4 uppers for various mission profiles or uses. However, many of us and even many local LE agencies do not have the budget for mission specific uppers set up to go. With the SIDELOK™, you literally can pick and choose your mission, install your accessory in less than a second, and if installed in the same place it was zeroed, it will be on the mark.

  1. The first of the SIDELOK™ to be released is the SIDELOK™ specifically for the Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO); which is also compatible with the Aimpoint Comp M4 and the C3 models. The second is the universal picatinny SIDELOK™ Scope Riser. Don’t worry, the Aimpoint T1, T2, H1, and H2 model SIDELOK™ is on the way soon…. Stay tuned.

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SOFIC 2015 – SureFire WarComp

Thursday, May 21st, 2015


SureFire displayed the new WarComp Mounted to a Hodge Defense Mod 2.  Billed as the world’s most shootable flash hider, it’s gaining a lot of interest in military circles.  The new Warcomp-556 and Warcomp-762 from SureFire offers hybrid capability including barrel compensation.  

-Ported to allow rifle to track straight back, stay on target and allow faster follow up shots

-Offers 99% flash reduction
-Made from USA SS bar stock

-IonBond DLC coated

-Single point cut threads

-Look for its release this Summer

SOFIC 2015 – Magpul Completes PMAG 17 GL9 Updates

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Early versions of the Magpul PMAG17 GL9 magazines for 9mm GLOCK pistols had some issues feeding some hollow point ammunition.  They quickly acknowledged the issue and updated the bodies of the magazine.  Not only were all replacements sent out for those who had faulty mags, but every new magazine shipping is the updated model.

SOFIC 2015 – SIG QD Sling Swivel Cup

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

SIG builds lots of cool guns and suppressors but as I was looking at a CSASS candidate I spied this low profile sling swivel along the top rail.  

Available now, look for part Socket-1913-QD-LP.

ZeroBravo – Rapid Engagement Offset Sight

Monday, May 18th, 2015


The ZeroBravo Rapid Engagement Offset Sight (REOS) is a lightweight and simple solution for engaging close range targets when using magnified optics. Machined from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and protected by Mil-Spec Type III anodizing, the lightweight REOS mounts directly to the scope tube allowing the user to mount them on both traditional AR15/AR10 style weapons as well as precision rifles and/or hunting rifles.

A change in the way that offset sights are viewed, ZeroBravo looked closely at the requirement for an offset sight. After discussing these requirements with numerous shooters in various disciplines, the concept of the REOS was born. Utilizing two simple ghost ring sights, the user simply cants the rifle, acquires the target through the ghost rings and engages the target. Sight adjustments are made by adjusting the rotation of the front or rear sight until desired point of impact is achieved.

At less than 2 ounces, the REOS provide the function required without the added weight, snag hazards or cost commonly associated with traditional offset sights. The aperture area of the REOS is smooth and recessed to allow painting the front aperture, if desired, for faster target acquisition. The design of the REOS also allows for mounting on either side of the rifle scope/weapon enabling for use by both left and right handed shooters.


Height: 2.10 in (5.33 cm)
Width: 2.28 in (5.79 cm)
Depth: 0.4 in (1.016 cm)
Weight: 1.8 oz (51.02 g) (per pair)

BCM 300 Blackout Teaser

Thursday, May 14th, 2015


Oh, yeah. It’s coming.

Also in the picture:

- Velocity System Scarab Light Plate Carrier
- G-Code Scorpion Pouches in Multicam
- Silinyx Clarus Control Box and EarPro

- Trijicon Accupoint1-6×24
- Lancer Systems L5 AWM Polymer Magazines
- Surefire M300V Scout Mini Light
- Haley Strategic Thorntail Keymod Mount
- Knights Armament Offset Iron Sights
- BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Stock (Urban Wolf)
- BCMGUNFIGHTER Pistol Grip Mod 3 (Urban Wolf)
- BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip Short – Keymod (Urban Wolf)

- ZevTech SOCOM Glock slide with Trijicon RMR
- Surefire X300

Vickers Tactical – BCMGUNFIGHTER 1911

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

In this video, Larry Vickers and Mike of Mrgunsngear Channel talk about the BCMGUNFIGHTER 1911 built by Wilson Combat, and give their initial impressions of the pistol.

Hill People Gear – Stock Cuff

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

With disappointment after disappointment at finding an adequate stock mounted ammo holder, the guys at Hill People Gear went to work to develop their own.
The resulting Stock Cuff using Hypalon that won’t soak up water or stretch, and is also non-slip. They incorprated 2″ elastic, added a fixed butt loop to completely prevent walking forward, and a windowed slot on the offside for a data card.
Acommodates 10 each .30 cartridges in right or left handed configurations, colored Coyote or Ranger Green from

Vickers Tactical – BCM KeyMod White Light Mounts

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In this video, Larry Vickers goes over BCM’s KeyMod White Light Mounts, as well as gives tips for setting up a home defense carbine with a white light.

Black Canyon Labs – BCL SGS3 – Shotgun Safety Selector Switch

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

SGS3 1

The SGS3 – Shotgun Safety Selector Switch is a drop-in part which replaces the traditional cross bolt safety found on many shotguns with a 90 degree selector switch safety similar to many modern sporting rifles or military service weapons. Black Canyon Labs developed the SGS3 to allow shooters to maintain the muscle memory of manipulating the safety on an M4 rifle when transitioning to a shotgun.

The SGS3 can be configured for left hand, right hand, or ambidextrous use with the included dual side paddles. Its design requires the use of a pistol grip shotgun, which further reemphasizes the muscle memory and weapon manipulation of the M4 platform.

Variants of the SGS3 are currently available for Remington and Benelli shotguns, although other brands and models are planned for the future.

Rally Point Tactical is the exclusive supplier of the SGS3. Individual purchasers can get the SGS3 here: BCL SGS3 – Shotgun Safety Selector Switch. Government purchasers and dealers interested in carrying the SGS3 can contact RPT directly at