The mount you use to attach your optic to your rifle matters a great deal. Poorly-made or badly-designed mounts can make it impossible to hold zero or might fail entirely at the worst moment possible, so it’s a must to have a high-quality mount to go with your chosen optic. It’s always smart to go with a proven manufacturer. Trijicon is one such manufacturer and is well known and respected for both its optics and its mounts. If you’re looking for a solid quick release design, consider Trijicon’s Q-Loc Technology mounts.
Trijicon describes the Q-Loc Technology quick released mounts:
Q-LOC Technology is a patented quick release optics mounting system, featuring multiple proprietary recoil lugs to ensure total rail engagement. Shooters can easily remove and re-attach an optic with a Q-LOC mount without the need to confirm zero. Heavy-duty springs enable one-handed operation while also ensuring secure retention under hard and repeated recoil. Q-LOC mounts feature compact, circular knob designs to minimize the hazards of gear snags while also facilitating one-handed mounting and removal.
All Trijicon mounts with Q-LOC Technology are manufactured in the U.S. from 6061-T6 aluminum with precision-cut dimensions to accommodate any platform and ensure optimal placement on MIL-STD 1913, NATO, non-mil spec, and even damaged rails.
According to the manufacturer, the quick-release mount’s Q-Loc Technology allows for full rail engagement and a more solid base than many other designs. In fact, it’s so carefully designed that Trijicon states shooters won’t have to re-do zero when taking off an optic with this mount and then putting it back on the same rifle. Heavy-duty springs hold the mount securely to the rifle’s rail and proprietary lugs help keep it engaged.
Other features include precision-cut dimensions, rugged durability, and a matte black anodized finish. Trijicon’s quick-release mounts with Q-Loc Technology are available for a wide range of their optics including Bolt Action Mounts, Cantilever Mounts, ACOG/VCOG/Trijicon Electro-Optics Mounts, and Red Dot Mounts.
John Trull, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trijicon, had the following to say about the quick-release mount:
We are excited to bring a family of quick release mounts to shooters and hunters that are strong enough to match the durability of our optics. We’ve applied the same precision in our manufacturing process for these mounts as we do our optics, as well as put them through the same rigorous Science of Brilliant testing, to make sure we’re delivering mounts that meet the standard of Trijicon quality.
MSRP varies depending on the optic the mount is designed to fit.