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, Amazon.com) 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, Amazon.com), 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, Amazon.com). 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, Amazon.com) and LaRue Tactical’s QD LT660 ($107, Amazon.com). Both of these mounts are immensely popular options for mounting Aimpoint Micro red dot sights to the AR-15 platform.