The mounts in this category are designed to fit handguns. Here, you will find adapter plates, frame mounts, and all the other mounts designed for a handgun.
Before purchasing a handgun mount, it is important to inspect its top and bottom surface. The mounting surface above is usually specified with the name of a red dot sight with a specific mounting standard, such as Docter sight, Aimpoint Micro, C-more RTS, Shield RMS/SMS, Trijicon RMR etc.
There are some exceptions – certain handgun mounts are compatible with several mounting standards as they come with removable pins that the user can move from one position to the other (mounts made by Tony System, Outer Impact, and some other companies).
The mounting surface below is usually specified with the name of the handgun on which it fits. Some handguns, such as Sig Sauer P320, are manufactured in both optic-ready and non-optic-ready versions (depending on the version), so you must be careful to choose the correct mount.
Adapters designed for non-optic-ready handguns are meant to be installed in the place of the rear sight whereas the adapters for optic-ready handguns fit directly into the milled slide of the optic-ready handgun.
Follow the instructions of the handgun manufacturer when mounting or have it mounted by a gunsmith.
Handgun mounts are almost exclusively made from aluminium, except for components of certain handgun mounts which are made from steel.
They are produced by: