Good info! Just bought the quick detach and angle mount.
I’m going to give these items a try.
I’ll certainly let everyone interested how it turns out once I try them.
Although I may visit the possiblity of a cantilevered Mount to extend about 3" past the M locks towards the receiver, then the 90°. I’m just having trouble finding one with near 3" of cantalever ‘and’ about 5" or 6" of flat rail.
@Soundave I spent a lot of time looking at cantilevered mounts for a scope on top of the S2K. I know this may not be exactly what you are looking for if you want to attach directly to the M-Lok slots (which may not exist). It would move you off the side of the gun by half an inch, but you may need that clearance for your optic anyway. Just wanted to make you aware of it.
Here’s the Link:
That’s a good next step. Thanks.
@Soundave I’m looking forward to seeing the results. If it is stable, I may do the same thing to mount either a 1-4x or 3x prism scope; probably the latter. One thing about the S2K, any scope has to have HUGE eye relief given the mounting options. That 10" Lion Gears 25 slot Cantilever will help a lot in that department.
I’ve spentsome money trying to address some of the same issues. I’m 6’5" (pretty big head) and flat out can’t use the iron sights without discomfort. This gun seems perfect for a Red Dot so started browsing forums looking for advice.
Did not want to do the Red Lion deal due to cost and weight so tried the MI rotating mount. Nice design, would not hold zero. Some of that was the Mlock hookup, some was the hand guard flexes, and some is (speculation) the MI tension spring is not strong enough… Know some on this forum has good luck with their MI mount. This is just my experience.
Addressed the flexing issues with a couple hand guard stabilizers (http://www.performanceservicesmachining.com/kel-tec-sub-2000-products/kel-tec-sub-2000-handguard-stabilizer/). Helped but did not totally address all the issues.
Sent the MI mount back and have just been waiting for a better mount solution. Chris’s mount has been slow to be deployed plus it’s got what looks to me like a design issue that might be problematic, it’s not mounted on the barrel but aft of the receiver hinges.
Finally settled on what several here have done, a quick disconnect mount coupled with the RD. Did the filing needed to flatten out the rail, installed the QD and RD combo, zeroed the combo and shot a couple magazines. Seemed to hold just fine.
Disconnected the RD combo, folded the gun and let sit for 30 min, then reinstalled the combo and tested the zero point. It held zero just fine so I’m calling this good.
Gun is much more fun to shoot and easier to deploy that I expected.
With the cantilever riser I use, I had issues with vibration blurring the red dot. Which made rapid follow up inaccurate or more difficult to quickly “Aim small”
I put a rubber bumper on the bottom and it did the trick. Now the optic sits where I want and no vibration issues. Works perfectly.
That’s exactly what I’m looking for, except I only need about 15 Slots total with 7 or 8 slots being overhang to maintain folded length. I especially like the cantilever supports!
@Soundave Lion Gears makes several cantilever mounts including this shorter one that sounds close to what you are describing:
Search Amazon for “Lion Gears Cantilever” and I think you will find something you can use although it may not be low profile like the two I’ve shown you. Considering the price point, I’d be inclined to pull out my hacksaw and borrow a grinder to “customize” one of these to my needs before springing for a higher priced Larue, etc.
P,S. At this point you owe all of us a detailed report on the final result.