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I'm new to all this stuff, so therefore I have a million questions.
I do my best to scour the Interwebs before asking, so that's why I am here now, wondering.

I like that Midwest industries rotating mount, however, there are a number of different sights that might be cool to use with it other than the primary arms sight.

Seems like the mount is optic specific. My wonder is, has anyone modified this mount so it can accommodate other optics?

I guess the Midwest combo is a pretty good deal, but there are some more inexpensive red dots out there, which might be more up my alley, trying to keep this gun rigged, at as low a cost as possible.
 

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Cool, so I'll search for aimpoint micro base

I'm guessing the combo package from Midwest industries, mount and sight for 240 is the cheapest compatible option.
I think I'm looking for like a "standard" picatinny rail that can mount on that swivel mount, so I can put other optics on it. Maybe others won't even fit swung around folded up, sheesh. My brain is working on slow mo since yesterday. 2017.
I have to take a break from fishing and do my reading up on all these different mounts and gun things in general.
 

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Oh, very nice. I'm pretty close to getting the Midwest mount with the red dot combo.
I guess 250 isn't that much, but 180 or something would be better.

Anyone have that Midwest/primary arms laser, that can convince me to get it?
 

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Someone please post a link, or links, to these items. I cannot find anything resembling them on Midwest Industries website or Primary Arms website. I would like to learn more about these.
 

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I purchased the MidWest Industries mount and Primary Arms optic for my Sub 2000 Gen 2 Glock 17 version immediately after seeing the review that the Military Arms YouTube channel did. It was exactly what I was looking for because I basically need to run red dots or scopes on all my guns due to aging eyes and my lack of focus on iron sights. It mounted very easily and the hardware appears solid.

The problem is the optic mount would NOT maintain zero. Within 50 shots or less the pivot mount would become loose enough that the red dot would NOT maintain zero. At my last outing I got tired of tightening the mount after each "happy stick" and removed the mount.

The concept of the mount is good but it did not work for me. I am now trying to figure out how to solve the peaked ^ top rail (you know how the top rail is not completely flat but instead has a slight peak and will NOT allow an optic mount to sit flat) in order securely and repeatedly mount a quick disconnect red dot (Primary Arms 2 MOA) because I would like to keep the complete fold functionality of the carbine.

BTW - I have at least 1,000 rounds through my Sub 2000 Gen 2 and it's an awesome little gun that pairs perfectly with my Glock 17 MOS. Just wish that KelTec had actually manufactured a FLAT top rail on the front forend.
 

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I use an ADM qd mount with a holosun circle dot. It takes a couple seconds to move from the bottom rail to the top one. It holds zero well enough, and god forbid if I ever had to rapidly unfold and shoot, I still have the original sights.
It works better than the MI mount for me, and weighs less.
 

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The low mount will co witness with aimpoint, holosun, or primary arms microdot. I put it on the bottom rail when folded. Flip the lever as I unfold, and attach in the same place every time on top. It holds Zero well enough for me, and I am a happy camper.
 

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The low mount will co witness with aimpoint, holosun, or primary arms microdot. I put it on the bottom rail when folded. Flip the lever as I unfold, and attach in the same place every time on top. It holds Zero well enough for me, and I am a happy camper.
Did you take any steps to flatten the top pic rail on the forend before mounting the QD mount and red dot? While experimenting with the Primary Arms red dot and mount or a Vortex Sparc II and accompanying mount I have the mount is always slightly angled either to the right or left because of the ^ peaked pic rail which does not allow the red dot to maintain a repeated zero when simulating it as a QD mount. My hoped for plan was to run the Primary Arms red dot on an American Defense QD mount, but only if zero repeat ability could be accomplished.
 

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A few passes with a 600 - 800 grit block sander will fix that. It is plastic.
 

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Mine was peaked as well, I used a hand file and in a few minutes had it flattened out. Was going to use some paint or dye to color match it but I left it so it's easy to spot, so I keep using the same slots for my QD mount.
 

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I use slot 3 instead of slot 4 of M loc. That way I did not have to lock the bolt back and use the para cord. My set up shots low 3" at 15 yards and run out of up adjustment on the Primary Arms red dot.
 

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That is something that concerned me about the MI mount. The height over bore is much greater than the setup I use, and I figured it would cause issues close in, and affect performance down range.
I prefer my sights to be as close to the center of the bore as possible.
 
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