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May 26, 2017 by William Roberson

Low Profile Mount for Harris Bipods

Apex, NC, August 9, 2016 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of our new Low Profile Bipod Mount.

Designed for Harris S-series bipods, the Low Profile Bipod Mount replaces the entire stock sling swivel interface with a minimalist Picatinny mount. Rotation limiters allow for approximately 15 degrees of cant to either side for leveling, and the mount is compatible with pod lock levers.

The Low Profile Bipod Mount places the bipod 1/8" below the Picatinny rail, greatly reducing the overall height. Combined with its weight at just over one ounce and a short 1.4" length, it significantly reduces bulk compared to the stock mount. Machined from billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized, the Low Profile Bipod Mounts are built for rough use and long term reliability.

The Low Profile Bipod Mount is compatible with Harris S-series swivel bipods including the S-BR, S-BRM, S-L, S-LM, S-25, and S-25C.

Users of KeyMod and M-Lok rail systems can utilize the Low Profile Bipod Mount with our Picatinny rail sections, which feature a reduced height and triple engagement points for maximum strength: Low Profile Picatinny Rail KeyMod and Low Profile Picatinny Rail M-Lok.

The Low Profile Bipod Mount is proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:

Low Profile Bipod Mount

August 09, 2016 by William Roberson

Low Profile Picatinny Rails for KeyMod and M-Lok

Apex, NC, August 8, 2016 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of our new Low Profile Picatinny Rails for KeyMod and M-Lok. These 5 slot rails feature a reduced height to pull Picatinny accessories closer to the handguard. They also utilize three KeyMod or M-Lok fasteners which will spread the increased stress of large Picatinny accessories like bipods or vertical grips over more slots on the rail.

The Low Profile Picatinny Rails are machined out of billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:

Low Profile Picatinny Rail KeyMod

Low Profile Picatinny Rail M-Lok

August 09, 2016 by William Roberson

Surefire M620 Adapter for Offset Scout Mounts

Apex, NC, August 7, 2016 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of our new Offset M620 Adapter for the Arisaka Offset Scout Mounts.

The Offset M620 Adapter allows Surefire M620 Scout lights to be used with our Offset Scout Mount, and preserves the adjustability, allowing for side to side placement for additional clearance around front sights or other top rail mounted accessories. The wrap-around design also keeps the light on the same plane as a M300 or M600 Scout light used without the Offset M620 Adapter.

The Offset M620 Adapter is machined from billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized for durability.

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:

Offset M620 Adapter

August 09, 2016 by William Roberson

Review/Comparison: Streamlight's budget scout light, the Protac Rail Mount

Streamlight protac rail mount Arisaka 300 series light keymod inline scout mount bcm KMR sbr

We have had a large influx of questions regarding Streamlight's newest weapon light offerings, the Protac Rail Mount 1 and 2. They are similar to Surefire's Scout series in many ways.

The Good

  • Budget priced.
  • Include a Picatinny mount, clicky tailcap, and tape switch tailcap.
  • Competitive lumen and lux output.
  • TIR lens provides a focused beam pattern.
  • Picatinny mount can be removed allowing use of almost any aftermarket Scout mount, including the Arisaka Inline Scout Mount for KeyMod and M-Lok, and Offset Scout Mount for KeyMod, M-Lok, and CMR/LVOA/LMT interfaces.
  • Streamlight has a good reputation for customer support.

The Bad

  • Weigh more and are larger than equivalent Arisaka and Surefire Scout offerings.
  • Bodies have bulky Picatinny lug interface like stock Surefire Scout bodies, reducing the clearance available for mounting near front sights or other accessories.
  • Not compatible with Surefire Scout components, preventing use of Surefire IR heads and additional tape switch options.
  • High/low and strobe modes are gimmicky and not normally considered for serious use on a weapon. Yes, we're aware you can turn those modes off, but the fact that they are included means there's additional circuitry that can break.
  • Manufactured in China

The Conclusion

The Streamlight Protac Rail Mount 1 and 2 seem like decent budget weapon lights. We need more time and use to determine if they will be reliable and durable. Thankfully, Streamlight chose to use the same mounting interface, allowing them to work with the majority of aftermarket Scout light mounts. The lack of Surefire Scout compatibility is a significant downside, which prevents users from being able to use extra components to build up additional lights for less cash, or to enhance capabilities with different heads and tailcaps. Despite this, we feel they are good enough to offer as a combination deal with our Scout mounts in the near future.

If you want to step up a level and get a lighter, lower profile weapon light we recommend taking a look at our 300 Series and 600 Series complete lights. They feature Malkoff TIR heads and slimmed down bodies that provide more clearance when trying to tuck them in closely to the handguard. The 300 and 600 Series lights are also compatible with Surefire Scout heads, tailcaps and bodies, and made in the USA.

Streamlight protac rail mount Arisaka 300 series light keymod inline scout mount bcm KMR sbr

April 20, 2016 by William Roberson

Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts

Apex, NC, September 24, 2015 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of our new Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts. The Inline version is available for KeyMod and M-Lok, while the Offset version is available for KeyMod, M-Lok, and the Centurion Arms CMR. Both KeyMod mounts utilize Bravo Company's Patent Pending Inverted KeyMod Screws.

The Inline Picatinny Mount is designed for rail systems that feature 45 degree attachment interfaces, like the BCM KMR, Geissele SMR MK4 and MK8, Mega Arms MKM/MML/Wedge Lock, and Midwest Industries Generation 3 handguards. The height and adjustable side-to-side spacing place Picatinny based lights like the Surefire X300 and Inforce WML close to the handguard and within easy reach at the 1:30 or 10:30clock positions.

 

The Offset Picatinny Mount is a combination of our Offset Scout Mount and a short Picatinny rail section, and is designed for rail systems that do not have 45 degree attachment interfaces like the Noveske NSR, Midwest Industries Generation 2, and SLR Rifleworks Solo Series handguards. Like the inline version, the mount places Picatinny based lights at the optimal 1:30 or 10:30 clock positions. The mount allows the user to adjust the lateral positioning of the Picatinny rail section for additional clearance next to front sights or other accessories.

 

Weight: 1.1 oz (Inline), 1.0 oz (Offset)

Material: CNC machined 6061 aluminum
Finish: MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized. 

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:
Inline Picatinny Mount KeyMod
Inline Picatinny Mount M-Lok
Offset Picatinny Mount KeyMod
Offset Picatinny Mount M-Lok
Offset Picatinny Mount CMR

September 24, 2015 by William Roberson

Arisaka Releases Inline Ring Mounts for KeyMod and M-Lok

Apex, NC, July 8, 2015 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of two new Inline Ring Mounts for KeyMod and M-Lok handguards.

The Patent Pending Arisaka Inline Ring Mount is designed to securely attach 1" handheld lights to KeyMod and M-Lok handguards. The mount is especially useful on handguards that feature 45 degree angle mounting flats, such as the Bravo Company KMR, Knight's Armament URX 4, and Geissele Automatics SMR Mk8.

When used on a 45 degree angle mounting flat, the Inline Ring Mount allows the user to position the light closer or farther away from the top 12 o'clock rail to give clearance for front sights or other accessories. Three positions are provided, allowing an offset of 0.24" from center. The outer diameter of the handheld light sits 0.41" above the KeyMod or M-Lok mounting surface, making the entire unit very low profile.

Additionally, the mount can be used in a cantilever fashion, with the end of it protruding past the front of the handguard. This can be useful with short handguards to help reduce barrel or suppressor shadows. The mount can also be reversed, allowing further flexibility for positioning lights.

Inline Ring Mount KeyMod

Inline Ring Mount M-Lok

July 07, 2015 by William Roberson

300 Series and 600 Series Complete Lights

Apex, NC, May 6, 2015 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the availability of the 300 and 600 Series Lights. This limited first run provides an illumination package consisting of a Malkoff Devices Scout head combined with an Arisaka Light Body and Tailcap. Users can simply add an aftermarket Scout mount of their choice for a complete lighting solution.

The Malkoff Devices Scout heads come in one and two cell models. The single CR123 model has an output of 250 lumens and 45-60 minutes of run time, while the dual CR123 model has an output of 325 lumens and 90 minutes of run time. The reflector is a custom orange peel design from Don McLeish, which provides a blend of spill and throw suited for close to medium distances.

The Arisaka 300 and 600 Series Light Bodies are manufactured without the mounting interface for the stock Picatinny clamp found on Scout lights. This greatly increases the clearance for front sights or other rail accessories when used in combination with the Arisaka Inline Scout Mount or Offset Scout Mount, and allows the entire light to be pulled in very close to the rail system. The 300 and 600 Series Lights will fit in any aftermarket Scout® mount, as they retains the mounting holes and square lug interface on the underside of the light body.

The Arisaka Tailcap provides both momentary and constant-on functionality: the user can press the switch for momentary activation, and continue pressing forward until it clicks for constant-on. Clicking again will turn the light off. The Tailcap is built around Don McLeish's highly regarded McClicky switch. The Tailcap is also available separately, and is compatible with all Surefire E-Series, M300 and M600 Scout lights.

Introductory pricing starts at $149 for the 300 Series Light and $159 for the 600 Series Light.

Dimensions and weight (including batteries):

300 Series Light: 2.8 oz, 3.8" long, 1.0" head diameter.

600 Series Light: 3.5 oz, 5.125" long, 1.0" head diameter.

 

 

May 06, 2015 by William Roberson

Arisaka Releases Offset Scout Mounts for Centurion Arms CMR and M-Lok Handguards

Apex, NC, April 30, 2015 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of two new Offset Scout Mounts for Centurion Arms CMR and M-Lok handguards.

The Offset Scout® Mount is a low profile mounting solution for the Surefire Scout Light® M300 and M600 series weapon lights. The mounts are less than 0.165" thick, making them extremely low profile. The light is positioned at a 45 degree angle and has four lateral mounting locations, which allows the light to be tucked in close to the top Picatinny rail or positioned outwards to gain clearance around front sights or other accessories. The Offset Scout® Mount can also be paired with the Arisaka 300 Series Light Body or 600 Series Light Body for an even lower profile light setup.

The Offset Scout® Mount is compatible with Centurion Arms CMR and most M-Lok handguards, including the Geissele SMR MK4 and MK8, Mega MML and Wedge Lock, Midwest Industries SSM, Aero Precision Enhanced M-Lok, EraThr3, Stubborn Mule SMLock, and SLR Rifleworks M-Lok models.

Weighing only 0.4 oz, the Offset Scout® Mount is manufactured out of 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 type III hard coat anodized.
April 30, 2015 by William Roberson

Arisaka Releases New 600 Series Light Bodies

Apex, NC, March 11, 2015 - Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of its new 600 Series Light Body.

The 600 Series Light Body is designed as a streamlined replacement for Surefire Scout Light M600 bodies. It is manufactured without the mounting interface for the stock Picatinny clamp. This greatly increases the clearance for front sights when used in combination with the low profile Arisaka Inline Scout Mount and Offset Scout Mount.

The 600 Series Light Body is compatible with all E2 and Scout Light M600 series tail caps and heads. It will also fit in any aftermarket Scout mount, as it retains the mounting holes and square lug interface on the underside of the light body.

Like our smaller 300 Series Light Body, it is possible to build a complete light from scratch by sourcing a Surefire or aftermarket light head, and a tail cap or tape-switch.

The 600 Series Light Body is manufactured out of 6061 aluminum, type III hardcoat anodized, and made entirely in the USA.

March 11, 2015 by William Roberson