May 13, 2020
By David M. Fortier
Bill Geissele exploded onto the AR scene in 2004 when he started building National Match triggers. It wasn’t long before certain units in the US military took notice of his talent and today Geissele is synonymous with reliability. Few small companies garner the respect Geissele Automatics has earned with their line of bombproof triggers. Today though Geissele Automatics does much more than just triggers. A rock star to AR aficionados, Bill Geissele has slowly but steadily expanded his operation. Today he offers an array of triggers, handguards, gas blocks, armorers tools, buffers and more.
The ‘more’ includes an entire line of very high quality optics mounts. The genesis for this new line originated with a request from a DoD customer. What began with one model dubbed the Super Precision Optics Mount has exploded into a variety of models for scopes and red dot sights. A number of mounts are offered in 30 and 34mm with 0 and 20 MOA models available. Plus dedicated mounts are offered for Aimpoint’s T1/T2 and Trijicon’s MRO.
Examining one of Geissele’s Super Precision mounts you’ll notice the entire mount is machined from a 4.6 pound block of billet 7075-T651 aluminum. The rings are “line bored” one to the other (no separate caps), exactly true to the bottom Picatinny interface. The caps are then finely cut from the bottom ring with a 0.015 inch jeweler's saw and each cap serialized to its corresponding ring base (each mount has its own unique serial number). Lightening pockets are generously used so that the structure of the mount is much stiffer than a mount with thin sections. A full length rib is used between the rings and also one coming off the back ring. No spindly flexible flyer extensions. Plus the cross bolts are spread out, not close together. Both clamp screws are machined with flats to act as shear lugs and with a low height to the slot, there are also two integral machined in shear lugs that are a close fit to the receiver. The cross-bolts clamp the mount to the upper with over 1,400 pounds of force for each bolt. High clamp loads and ultra-tight tolerances give the Super Precision excellent return to zero with NO torquing values needed for the clamp nuts.
As to be expected it is a handsome piece which is beautifully made. Every detail is carefully thought out and well executed. The finish and markings were both flawless and added to the character of this piece. Is it expensive? Very, but Geissele’s mounts are one to consider if you must have the best. For more information visit www.geissele.com.