Gear New pistol RDS mount in the works? Recoil Staff October 1, 2015 Join the Conversation Raven Concealment Systems recently released their new VanGard II Advanced holster, and among the pictures quickly shared around (specifically by Aimpoint, Inc.) were these. If that looks like an optic mount, that's ‘cuz it is. Aimpoint says, “New micro mount from Raven Concealment Systems with the assistance of Aimpoint friend, Matt Jacques, Victory First. No milling or gunsmithing to slide required. Coming soon.” So…does this mean they've built a mount that solves the stability and durability issues with a dovetail only? Is everyone involved confident the optics will withstand all the Gs and trauma of slamming back and forth while directly mounted to that slide? We shall soon see — as soon as they're available we'll go out and shoot the hell out of them both and see how it goes. There are certainly many shooters who'd rather have the big, baleful cyclops eye of full size T-1 on top of their blaster in lieu of something like an RMR, Delta Point or Dr. Optic without having to use the Han Solo mount. While there are other dovetail mounts for Aimpoint Micros, the draw to this one appears to be the integral back-up iron sights (BUIS). From all the pictures we've seen so far, the RCS looks like a 2-piece design with the rear sight attached via the Glock rear slide back plate. Think it'll kill a Micro? Will it add unacceptable mass to the weapon? How will it compare to the Dueck Defense RBU? Certainly several dudes who really know their business have been shooting the RCS mount (we don't yet know name and nomenclature) for some time now and seem to think it's good to go, but until they're commercially available we'll just have to speculate. Stand by for further. Explore RECOILweb:Streamlight Bronze Nano - Travis Manion FoundationMeanwhile in...Thailand?Preview - CCW Holsters for WomenTwo More Models Introduced for Hot Shots 2013 Calendar (video) NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.