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Old December 19, 2015, 10:08 AM   #1
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Mako mount on Glock 20

I've decided to see if mounting an optic on my 20sf that does not ride on the slide is viable--and for around $50.00 the Mako seems like a low-risk way.

The mount arrives with no instructions or tools for installation--but is fairly easy to figure out--the front lock slides over the pistol's rail and the rear supports are secured by a pin and cap screw that replace the stock trigger pin.

The biggest issue is that the rear brackets need to spread a bit to accommodate the 20's width--so the supplied pin and cap screw won't engage. A quick look on youtube revealed that people were simply sanding the sides down--but after an hour of light sanding I still couldn't get the cap screw to engage. Also--I was getting nervous about reducing the width on the mount anchor point.

A quick trip to the local hardware store and a replacement longer cap screw for $.18 and problem solved. Makes you wonder why the seller of these things doesn't do that to begin with.

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Old December 19, 2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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Seems somewhat similar to a .22lr Calico scope mount, and a good way to do it

Will enjoy the range report when you get around to it!!
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Old December 19, 2015, 10:42 PM   #3
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Also looking forward to the range report.
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Old December 20, 2015, 03:44 AM   #4
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Went to the range yesterday--and yup--I forgot to check to see if the boxes of ammo in the bag had anything in them--and they didn't. Fortunately a five rounds were left in the bag Ant there were no issues firing and cycling with them, I used them to get the red-dot on paper and zeroed so I'll have to wait to get an accuracy improvement check--but so far it seems to work well. I've read some reports that the slide sights can hang up on the underside of the mount rail--I use bulky advantage tactical sites and had no problems at all. How to holster--I'll have to work on that. : ) As ungainly as these things are--I like the idea of the optic not being part of the slide's recoil ballast.
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Old December 20, 2015, 04:18 AM   #5
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Interesting mount. As a plastic machinist, my bias of plastic parts might have convinced me that a polymer frame wouldn't have been steady or repeatable enough to be worth mounting a scope on - although they do seem to have picked two of the most solid points. I would be interested to know how that mount held zero, especially after repeated shooting and handling (including some jostling/drop etc.)
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Interesting mount. As a plastic machinist, my bias of plastic parts might have convinced me that a polymer frame wouldn't have been steady or repeatable enough to be worth mounting a scope on - although they do seem to have picked two of the most solid points. I would be interested to know how that mount held zero, especially after repeated shooting and handling (including some jostling/drop etc.)
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The mount does have a bit of flex to it--if you push it from the side can move. I know there are solid metal mounts out there as well. My guess is that the flex doesn't matter as long as long as the shot is off and the mount returns to it's "set position." If it simply deforms over time (gotta wonder about lying around in the heat--though presumably these things are designed for use by Israeli police/military I think) obviously that's a problem--though I didn't come up with any info that that could happen.
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