FAST™ Optic Riser
FAST™ is a series of optic mounts and platforms that provide end users with a quicker sight picture than standard height mounts. A 2.26” optical centerline height provides faster/easier reticle acquisition while wearing electronic earpro/communications headsets, night vision goggles and gas masks and allows for more rapid visual processing of the battlefield by promoting a heads-up posture. A heads-up posture also helps users maintain a neutral spine position which is more comfortable while wearing helmets, plate carriers, and other heavy gear.
FAST™ Riser securely elevates block-type red dot optics with a standard lower 1/3 cowitness picatinny mount to a 2.26″ optical center line. FAST™ Riser provides an elevated M1913 Picatinny platform for direct attachment of optics such as EOTech EXPS®, Leupold LCO®, Vortex UH-1®, and other “lower 1/3” optics*.
*Technically, the FAST™ Riser will support “absolute cowitness” optics such as EOTech XPS®, Sig Sauer Romeo8H®, etc. But, compatibility with the FAST™ FTC Magnifier Mount will be limited.
The FAST™ Riser comes standard with a rail-grabber clamp. A Flip-Up Offset Backup Rear Iron Sight module can be purchased separately. This feature will provide fast-transition BUIS capability to the FAST™ Riser. The Offset Rear Iron Sight Module is 100% compatible with existing Offset Front Sights such as those available from MAGPUL, Dueck Defense, Midwest Industries, and Knights Armament Company.
The FAST™ Riser is built from 7075-T6 Aluminum and Type III Hardcoat Anodized Black or FDE*.