Glock handguns, but the outstanding feature is the G.U.M. is not tailored to one specific optic. Rather the G.U.M. will accommodate the majority of popular reflex pistol sights on the market today in a very low profile mount.
Strike Industries is all about making firearms more functional and easy to use. The Glock Universal Mount (G.U.M.) appears to meet the company’s goal for one of America’s most popular handguns in the world. With the incredibly fast growing area of reflex pistol sights, this accessory could become very profitable for Strike Industries.
Strike Industries Glock Universal Mount (G.U.M.)
Strike Industries very recently introduced the Universal (Optics) Mount for Glock (G.U.M.). Recognizing the needs and desires of a rapidly growing area of the firearms market, the Glock Universal Mount has one of the lowest bore axises in the industry, and more importantly does not require cutting the pistol slide. Through company testing with most of the popular pistol red dot optics on the market the G.U.M. has come through with flying colors
The G.U.M. itself is secured to the slide at the dove tail with 6 set screws. The rear “iron” sight has to be removed, so unfortunately the G.U.M. will not allow co-witness as some reflex sights do. The trade-off is no machining or cutting on the slide. Two of the set screws go directly in the dovetail cut and one forward and aft of the dovetail. Two more screws prevent any shift providing a sturdy and rugged mount that will hold zero. Hardware includes 6mm, 8mm and 10mm screws (two of each) used to fit and secure most of the popular optics on the market.
Pistol Reflex Sight Compatibility with G.U.M.
- Burris Fast Fire II
- Burris Fast Fire III
- Leupold Delta Point
- Docter II
- Docter III
- EoTech MRDS
- Trijicon RMR
- Vortex Venom
- Vortex Viper.
Depending on what optic selected, the shooter will need to find the screws that correlate with the selected optic. There are two special screws for Trijicon RMR. Leupold Delta Point can be mounted, but not with reinforced posts to secure 100% as with other reflex sight options.
Strike Industries G.U.M. Features:
- Universal optics mount for most proliferated sites in the field
- Super Low profile
- Ability to use an optic without cutting your slide
- Sleek solid steel construction
- MSRP: $49.95.
Strike Industry G.U.M. Package Includes:
- (1) Glock G.U.M.
- (1) Set of mounting hardware.
Strike Industries advises the shooter may want to mark the slide when preparing to mount the G.U.M. properly. In addition, the use of a certified Gunsmith is recommended to ensure proper tools, markings, and installation are completed correctly.
The quickly growing market for reflex optics on handguns does not seem to be slowing. What started mostly in the competition side of firearms, has quickly grown into personal defense and even some areas of law enforcement. Holster manufacturers have been a little slow to keep up with demand, especially in Level II and Level III security holsters. Unfortunately, it seems action video games are more up-to-date with popular firearms than some manufacturers.
The potential in law enforcement seems scant at this time, but I firmly believe this is the movement of the future. Iron sights, even self-illuminating night sights, have always struggled to perform well in highly stressful gunfighting situations. However, a red dot, or other reflex optic can vastly improve time on target, sight alignment, and accurate shooting.
I have not yet obtained a reflex optic for one of my pistols, but I have shot several at SHOT Show. Those experiences have confirmed to me that these pistol red dot or reflex optics are the wave of the future, and should be embraced by law enforcement. I must admit, though, I prefer options like the Glock MOS or other versions that allow the “iron” sights to remain. As good as these reflex optics are, electronics fail. I’m a big supporter of back-up iron sights.
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