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RCS Balor Pistol Optic Mount

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Raven Concealment Systems (RCS) has expanded their influence to the world of optic mounts for Glock pistols. The Balor (named for Balor Balcbéimnech or Balor Birugderc, a god of Irish mythology described as a giant with a single eye in his forehead) is an optical mount which locks into the slide’s rear iron sight dovetail and replaces the rear slide plate with a proprietary rear slide plate.

RCS Balor Glock 1

Disassembly of the weapon is still a simple procedure – nothing changed in that respect. Aimpoint T1 and Trijicon RMR were featured on display with this system. This expands the ability to mount red dot sights (RDS) to Glocks without machining. This development opens up optics as an option to those who do not want to void warranties, have their slides machined, or violate policies by altering their firearm.

RCS Balor Glock 2
The new RCS Balor Pistol Optic Mount does not affect field strip or further disassembly.

RCS has priced the Balor with an MSRP of $199. Official release date pending.

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2016 SHOT Show
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