Vang Comp Systems has been installing red dot optics on shotguns for over 20 years.
We have seen the trends of “co-witness” and “Quick Detach” cycle in and out of fashion. Both have their merits.
Red dot optics have come a long way in the last 20 years and now they are widely considered to be as durable, if not more so, than iron sights.
Red dot sights are no longer the future, they are the now.
This new direct-mount option mounts to the shotgun using the drilled and tapped holes provided by the factory.
It eliminates the height of both the Picatinny rail on the receiver and the optic’s Picatinny mount. The lower overall mounting height keeps the optic closer to the barrel (height-over-bore) providing for a lower-profile install and a more natural cheek weld when sighting.
Most of the people who have sighted shotguns with this optic mount installed do not require cheek risers to achieve a natural point of aim.
Most optics with side-mount batteries can actually achieve a co-witness with the popular “Trak-Lock II” ghost ring sights.