The GG&G Cantilever Aimpoint Ring is designed to provide redundancy in combat situations. An Aimpoint Red Dot Sight directly attached to an M16/AR15 "flat-top" upper receiver's integral rail using a conventional ring mount will be far too low to acquire the red dot without front sight interference, no matter what type of cheek weld you adopt. The GG&G Aimpoint Cantilever Mount Ring permits mounting the Aimpoint Comp M series scopes directly to the receiver's integral rail with the red dot positioned above the front sight post. Yet this GG&G Scope Ring is still low enough so that our MAD or A2-Style Flip Up Rear Sights can be deployed to co-witness directly through the Aimpoint's optics should its battery fail. The GG&G Cantilever Ring is also designed to place the scopes far enough forward so that a night vision monocular can be mounted to the rear in co-alignment and in conjunction with the Aimpoint's night vision compatibility.
The re-designed GG&G Aimpoint Cantilever Scope Mount Ring is lighter in weight, and incorporates a captivated thumbnut and spring activated sidebar, which aides in installing the mount, especially in low light conditions. The scope ring body still has a built-in insulated spare battery compartment with a spare battery cap, located on the side for easy access. The rugged GG&G Cantilever Ring is manufactured from solid billet 6061 T6 aluminum and is Type III hard-coat anodized black to mil-spec. Like all GG&G products, it's made in the USA. Expand the capabilities of your AR-15 or M-16 rifle for tactical uses in a variety of fluid situations by making it possible to co-witness your sights and attach Aimpoint Compatible night vision scopes, with the GG&G Aimpoint Cantilever Scope Ring.