ALG Defense rolled out two new products today. One is new to the public but the other, the 6-Second Mount, has been shown for a long time and hotly anticipated.
The Sidewinder muzzle brake is machined from 17-4PH stainless steel to fit ½”-28 threaded 5.56 barrels. This muzzle device has a very unique appearance and shape that is born out of function. From ALG Defense:
The vents are angled upward at 3 and 9 o’clock deflecting gas to the sides, away from the ground, reducing dust and debris when firing from the prone position. The vents are larger on top than on the bottom which minimize the muzzle rise of the ALG Sidewinder. The unique design reduces muzzle rise and recoil, allowing the shooter to quickly get back on target for rapid follow up shots.
It is available in a black nitride or bright polish finish and comes with a peel washer.
The 6-Second Mount was developed in collaboration with a counter-terrorism group who needed a fast sighting system for situations when their pistol was their primary weapon out of necessity. It was built for a specific purpose as described by one of the end users involved in the design:
The fight lasts 6 seconds… Either they’re dead or you’re dead, and aggression saves the day.
While slide mounted red dot sights are becoming more and more common for concealed carry, a mount like this has distinct advantages for handguns that do not need to be concealed. The advantages center mostly around the fact that the red dot does not reciprocate with the slide. First, it is much easier on the optic. Second, it prevents weakening of the side from machining. Third, the reliability of the handgun is not effected by the additional weight of red dot sight on the slide. Finally, the fixed red dot sight may be easier to the shooter to track.
The ALG 6-Second Mount in machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and designed to fit Gen 3 Glock 17, 22, 24, 31, 34 and 35.
My nightstand G17 needs one of these so badly. I even have a Micro Aimpoint laying around… this is going to be tough to resist.