NM Flattop Red Dot Sight Mounts Coming Soon!

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griffonhill

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I posted this over on the Single Action forum, but also wanted to post here for others to see.

I recently started a business called Griffon Hill hoping to solve a problem I was having along with probably many of you, and that is finding a mount for a red dot for Ruger single actions. Specifically, NM Flattops. Currently I am in the process of testing the prototype and will soon start a production batch of mounts.

The first mount I have designed fits all New Model Flattops and is CNC machined from 7075 Aluminum and will be hard coat anodized.

The mount has the Docter/Noblex footprint and will accept Vortex Venom, Vortex Viper and Burris Fastfire red dots.

I just wanted to let everyone know and kind of gauge the interest level to see how many everyone would be interested in.

Here it is on my 5.5" Bisley in 44 Special with a Vortex Venom 3 MOA sight. The prototype is in raw aluminum, but the finished product will be black anodized. I just finished putting 115 rounds through it and the mount is rock solid. With all the delays right now it will probably be a month or two before they are available for sale, and at that time I will have my website up and running for orders. Been a lot of fun putting this together, hope you all like it.

I do have plans for making this to fit other red dots along with other mounts for the Blackhawk/Super Blackhawk revolvers but this is a starting point for now.
 

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needsmostuff

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All of this type of one screw mounts sure seem like utilizing the pin pivot holes would add greatly to the strength .
Is that something you are lookling at?
 

griffonhill

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All of this type of one screw mounts sure seem like utilizing the pin pivot holes would add greatly to the strength .
Is that something you are lookling at?
Yes my mount utilizes the cross pin which greatly reduces the stress on the single screw.
 

Enigma

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How about offering a clear andoized silver mount for stainless guns? I'd be interested in one. Lemee see, that will require a new holster... better contact Doc Barranti!
 

contender

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Neat idea here.
Let me offer a bit of marketing advice.
Look at the production numbers of the different models,, and see which models enjoy the most sales. Focus on that market.
In this case,, the normal "Blackhawk" frame size is the most prevalent.

You also mentioned the cross pin hole as a second attachment point. In general,, this is fine. However,, there have been many cases of the pin hole in the frames not always being "exactly" the same location.

Just a few thoughts to consider.
 

griffonhill

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Neat idea here.
Let me offer a bit of marketing advice.
Look at the production numbers of the different models,, and see which models enjoy the most sales. Focus on that market.
In this case,, the normal "Blackhawk" frame size is the most prevalent.

You also mentioned the cross pin hole as a second attachment point. In general,, this is fine. However,, there have been many cases of the pin hole in the frames not always being "exactly" the same location.

Just a few thoughts to consider.
I agree the regular Blackhawk market is larger. The Flattop market, while being a niche market, is vastly under-served so I decided to start there. I also have mounts that will fit the Blackhawks, Super Blackhawks, Redhawks, GP100s, Security Sixes, and Single Sixes currently in development. Those will be available later this year.

The cross pin hole will be drilled by the end user, just like a pinned front sight install.
 

griffonhill

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I also had the engineer allow for a second screw that is tucked nicely inside the rear sight pocket. So in case you want to add another screw, it will not show if you ever remove the red dot and go back to iron sights or if you want to resell the gun. Way more attractive than having to put a screw through the top strap that will show forever. Probably unnecessary as the cross pin adds tons of strength, but just in case it is there.
 

contender

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Excellent ideas on the cross pin, and the potential for the second screw.
 

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