Aimpoint Micro H-1 Mounted Onto My AR-15 Using HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63

With the HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 on hand, I’m finally ready to mount the Aimpoint Micro H-1 onto my AR-15.

Mount: HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 ($19.99,

Aimpoint Micro H-1 next to HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 mount
The Aimpoint Micro H-1 (standard mount attached) pictured next to the HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 mount
Aimpoint standard mount, HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 mount, and Aimpoint Micro H-1
Standard mount removed, and placed beside the HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 mount

I used Locktite Blue 242 ($5.49, on the threads of the four Torx T10 screws that secure the optic to the mount.

Aimpoint Micro H-1 and HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 mount
The Aimpoint Micro H-1 secured to the HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 mount

The Torx T15 screw that adjusts the clamping pressure from the mount to the rail also functions as a recoil stop. I made sure that it was seated against the notch, such that the mount can’t move backwards when shooting due to recoil-induced vibration.

Aimpoint Micro H-1 and HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 on AR-15
The entire package, mounted onto my AR-15
Aimpoint Micro H-1 and HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 on AR-15
Mounted view (controls side)
Aimpoint Micro H-1 and HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 on AR-15
Mounted view (ejection port side)

I used the iron sights on my rifle as reference, and adjusted the Aimpoint Micro H-1 until the dot was in line with the sight picture as viewed through the iron sights. This should get me on paper, with fine-tuning to come at my next visit to the rifle range.

Order Placed: HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 T1 Compatible Mount

I wanted to mount my Aimpoint Micro H-1 on my AR-15 without breaking the bank.

The HOLOSUN AL1/3CW1.63 T-1 Compatible Mount ($19.99, checked all of the right boxes. It raises the optic 1.63″ (41.4 mm) above the rail surface for lower 1/3 cowitness. The riser’s hollow design allows the operator to leverage the backup iron sights in event of optic failure. This struck me as optimal for an optic that needn’t be moved between weapons.

HOLOSUN also offers the HOLOSUN AACW1.4 T-1 Compatible Mount ($19.99,, which raises the optic 1.4″ (35.5 mm) above the rail surface for absolute cowitness.

HOLOSUN’s mounts were built for their red dot sight, the HOLOSUN HS403G ($229.99, Its mounting base is identical to that of the Aimpoint Micro H-1 and T-1, making these mounts a budget-friendly pick for Aimpoint Micro owners.

Prior to placing an order on this mmount, I considered LaRue Tactical’s QD Aimpoint Micro Mouint LT751 ($107, and LaRue Tactical’s QD LT660 ($107, Both of these mounts are immensely popular options for mounting Aimpoint Micro red dot sights to the AR-15 platform.

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