Mr. C's Sight Mounts
The final prototype sight mount is now finished, and I've been testing it out. It works better than anything on the market, and I've decided to start producing them for sale. What does it do differently? It allows you to remove the weaver mount parts from a C-More red dot sight and mount the sight directly to the sight mount, thus lowering the sight over 1/4 inch, which, in terms of parallax, is a lot. It's a lot sturdier than the original mount system. The sight mounts almost an inch farther rearward, but you don't have to remove the rear sight. If you are using the gun in competition, though, removing the rear sight is a good idea, as it allows you much easier access to the slide if you need to clear a jam or misfire.
Here's a picture of a stock weaver mount setup on my High Standard race gun's Volquartsen barrel. I've machined off a little bit of the stock C-More Weaver mount to eliminate a spot where ejected brass might hit a lip and bounce back into the gun and causing a stovepipe. Notice the distance from the bottom of the sight to the top of the barrel.
Here's the final pre-production prototype. The sight mounts quite a bit lower, and a bit farther rearward. The underside is completely smooth and beveled for clear ejection of brass. You can click on both images to get an enlarged view. Keep in mind that this is the prototype and the final polishing and anodizing has not been done. The mounts will most likely be available with some color anodize choices. The first mounts will be drilled for the Volquartsen hole spacing, but I plan to also have them for High Standard and LSP barrels. Plans are to also make the mounts for Pre-drilled Rugers and possibly for a couple of other rimfire pistols.
I've got the first batch of aluminum bar stock on the way, and I've lined up a good plating shop to do the anodizing. I still need to build some tooling for the milling machine so I don't have to measure each cut and hole location each time, though.
I will be setting up a website so mounts can be ordered directly or hopefully, they will also be available to gun shops through wholesale distributors.
If you are interested in a Mr. C mount, drop me an email or leave a comment.