Strike Industries’ Ambush 45 Degree Optic Mount

If you’ve spent much time doing CQB (close quarters battle) work, you’re probably familiar with angled optics. Having an extra optic option mounted to the side of your rifle at a 45-degree angle can come in handy for various shooting techniques and positions. Of course, figuring out how to securely mount it to your handguard is another issue entirely. Strike Industries has a solution to the problem: the Strike Ambush 45-Degree Optic Mount.

If you’re interested in mounting a red dot to the side of your handguard, the Strike Industries Ambush 45 Degree Optic Mount is worth a closer look. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

The Strike Industries Ambush 45-Degree Optic Mount is designed to allow shooters to run dual optics on their rifles. It’s offset 45 degrees to provide the optimal angle for use when rotating your rifle to one side while shooting. And, it is ambidextrous, so it can be mounted to either side of the gun. The rail mount is compatible with Picatinny rails and is made from SUS630 hardened stainless steel. The mounting plate itself is made from 6061 T6 aluminum. Strike Industries created this angled mount to be functional, durable, and resistant to damage from the expected bumps and scraps that take place while running your gun.


Strike Industries Ambush 45 Degree Optic Mount aluminum mounting plate
The Strike Industries Ambush 45 Degree Optic Mount has an aluminum mounting plate so it doesn’t add excessive weight to your platform. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Regarding the Strike Ambush 45-Degree Optic Mount, the company has this to say:

When you want to run a dual optic setup and have a close distance Mini/Micro Red Dot Sight (MRDS) with a Low Power Variable Optic (LPVO) scope, this 45-degree optic mount is a low-profile and high-strength accessory without forcing you to pick only one red dot you have to pair it up with. The 45-degree angle should get you out of the way of most LPVO scopes along with two mounting positions to pick from on the SI Multi-Optic Mount side. Easily place a MRDS alongside a LPVO with the low-profile SI-Ambush Picatinny rail mount that either sits flush with the top of the Pic rail or slightly below making it easier to sit under a scope or scope mount. The Strike Ambush 45 comes with a dual footprint mounting plate which has the SI Multi-Optic Mount on one side and the Aimpoint Micro Standard footprint for T-1/T-2 compatible red dots on the other side making this a new innovative modular option for a diverse market.

LPVO and red dot, mounted with Strike Ambush 45-degree optic mount.
Want to run an LPVO and a red dot? The Strike Ambush 45-Degree Optic Mount makes it possible. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Product Features

  • 45-degree offset for preferred positioning on the handguard
  • Dual footprint mounting plate with SI Multi-Optic Mount and Aimpoint Micro Standard
  • Ambidextrous, can be mounted to either side of the rifle
  • Two mounting positions are possible
  • Strike Industries’ own SI-AMBUSH low-profile mounting system
  • Made to be lightweight and rugged
  • SUS630 hardened stainless steel Picatinny rail mount
  • Mounting plate made from 6061-T6 aluminum for durability and lighter overall weight

box contents

Included with Mount

  • Strike Ambush 45-degree mount (1, fully assembled)
  • Strike double-sided optic plate (1)
  • Screw for the optic plate to mount (2, M3x10mm T10 Flat)
  • Screw for Aimpoint Micro Standard (4, M3x6mm T10 Rounded)
  • Screw (2, M3x6mm T10 Flat)
  • Screw (2, M3x8mm T10 Flat)
  • Screw (4, M3x8mm T10 Rounded)
  • Screw (2, M3x10mm T10 Rounded)
  • Screw (2, M3x10.5mm T10 Flat)
  • Large mounting post (3)
  • Small mounting post (5)
  • Torx tool (1, T10)
  • Torx tool (1, T20)
  • Loctite® Threadlocker Blue 243® (1)
  • Warning card (1)

MSRP $74.95.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you’ve seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master’s Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.