This Universal Pistol Mount is an insane design.


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the count
April 12, 2012, 03:21 PM
I have been looking for a pic mount for my guns. I cam eacross the USM pistol mount from Mako. Claims to fit most pistols. I have 6 different semi autos so I assumed a 'universal mount' would fit most of them. Well, this 'ingenious' design will fit on most pistols with a pic rail....HOWEVER... take a look at this picture, direct from the Mako website, that shows my point: The device will fully or partially obstruct the ejection port!. How could they ever post a picture like this anyway? The only gun this thing fits on properly is a CZ SP01 Tactical (tried on a SIG 220, 226, XDM9 COMPACT, HK USP 45, STEYR M9A1). Will keep it for this gun but otherwise....what are they thinking....?

http://www.themakogroup.com/v/vspfiles/photos/USM-4T.jpg

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Sam1911
April 12, 2012, 03:29 PM
By the time anything is ejecting from that port, the port (and the rest of the slide) will have moved ~1" backward. Even the barrel will have moved back a little.

Still might cause ejection bobbles, depending on which direction your ejector wants to throw brass, but it probably would work.

the count
April 12, 2012, 04:13 PM
By the time anything is ejecting from that port, the port (and the rest of the slide) will have moved ~1" backward. Even the barrel will have moved back a little.

Still might cause ejection bobbles, depending on which direction your ejector wants to throw brass, but it probably would work.
Hmmm, I never thought of that. Maybe I am the dunce :-). Maybe somebody who actually has used this mount can add their 2 cents worth.

rcmodel
April 12, 2012, 04:22 PM
I have never seen or used one.

But I agree it should work on most any gun except perhaps some very short sub-compacts.

When the slide cycles it isn't in the way.

rc

9mmepiphany
April 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
I don't usually do optics on handguns, but I had a friend who got that mount for his SIG 226R. Works fine, ejection port is clear of the mount before the case starts out off the ejection port.

I can see it being more of a concern it your pistol's ejection pattern is more vertical than lateral

RX-178
April 12, 2012, 11:19 PM
I don't have a problem with the concept, just the execution. The Mako mount is plastic... I don't have a problem with plastic at all, but it feels like cheap plastic. Not anything that gives me any form of confidence about how durable it when used with optical devices.

the count
April 13, 2012, 02:06 PM
I don't have a problem with the concept, just the execution. The Mako mount is plastic... I don't have a problem with plastic at all, but it feels like cheap plastic. Not anything that gives me any form of confidence about how durable it when used with optical devices.
I must defend Mako....the mount is actually anodized aluminum. Pretty sturdy too I must say.

RX-178
April 13, 2012, 02:10 PM
It is? I'm thinking of a different mount then, and can't figure out which one it is.

I apologize.

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