The Slide

The ideal optics mounting height often isn’t a clear decision. One rifle might need its optic low to the rail, one might need it high. If you’re co-witnessing with iron sights, do you prefer an absolute co-witness or do you want the irons in the bottom 1/3 or 1/4 of the optic’s window? Now, thanks to Elevated Technologies’ “The Slide,” one mount serves all height options and quickly and easily transitions from low to high and everywhere in-between.

High.

Low.

Loosen a single bolt and the top half of the mount slides up and down on the bottom half. Fit is snug enough between rails and grooves to ensure fastidious alignment but loose enough to ensure easy sliding.

Top halves are available for many different optics (MRO and Aimpoint now, more coming soon), meaning if you change optics you could simply replace the top half instead of having to buy an entire new mount.

TTAG is beginning the review process on one now.

10 COMMENTS

  1. This appears to be a well thought out solution to scope height adjustments and looks like something I will want to buy in the future.

    • I can see some big issues with it. Its on a sliding rail, so it WILL move when you shoot. The gaps in your scope rails are not there just to shred your hands. There are no marks on the sides so you will know if it does move (I guess that is a feature to decrease the number of returns). The only thing this thing is good for is to figure out how tall of a mount you should order to replace it with

      • That was what I was thinking too… Can’t decide on absolute or 1/3 Co-witness? Not sure what ring to order? Dial it in with this, try it out on the range, then order the set up you need. The height adjustment is only handy if your sharing the same optic and mount between multiple weapons and at different heights.

    • $149.99

      This is different from pretty much everything else to come out of SHOT show in the last 2 or 3 years. It’s simple, effective, solves a problem, and doesn’t break the bank.

      Still, I think the price is just a bit steep.

  2. Extremely good idea. I have a couple ideas that would improve the execution, though.

    1. Make the sliding part actually roll on gears up a geared ramp, then have something that can block the gears once you have it in the right place. It would be a little bit more fiddly to adjust (mainly just the lockdown part), but with the gears blocked, it should not be able to shift up or down, at least not more than some small amount dependent upon the size of the teeth. With that in mind, make the teeth/gaps as small as possible while remaining useful.

    2. Make the center see-through; that way people could use this if they want a magnifying scope and BUIS. This one is kind of niche, but would still be nice within that niche and would lower the weight and use less material.

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