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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by needinfo, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. needinfo

    needinfo New Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    hello, i just got a new job and one of the top selling items are gun mounts/rings and through some of the training, i learned about picatinny and weaver mounds on most guns.

    i understand the definition, but i really can't grasp the difference between the two other than they are fit differently on different firearms.

    i really wanna step up my training and i would like to help the customers as best as i can, so i am trying my best to find info online so i can be prepared to help and understand what i am doing.

    does anyone know a certain website or a source that tells you what kind of mount would go on what kind of firearm.

    so if any of you can please simplify the difference between the two types of mounts and why they are different and any sort of information you can offer me will be used by me and i will appreciate it greatly

    thank you very much
  2. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    From Wickapedia : One difference between the Picatinny rail and the Weaver rail is the size of these slots, although many rail-grabber-mounted accessories can be used on either type of rail. Weaver rails have a slot width of 0.180 in (4.572 mm), but are not necessarily consistent in the spacing of slot centers. The Picatinny locking slot width is 0.206 in (5.232 mm) and the spacing of slot centers is 0.394 in (10.008 mm).[1] Because of this, with devices that use only one locking slot, Weaver devices will fit on Picatinny rails, but Picatinny devices will not always fit on Weaver rails.[1] The other difference is that Weaver rails are continuous, while Picatinny rails are cut by the slots (like a dotted line) to neutralize expansion caused by barrel heating.

    The Weaver rail can be used to mount the following on a firearm:

    Telescopic sight
    Laser sight
    Tactical light
    Reflex sight
    Vertical Forward Grip

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