GLOCK (All models except slimline [G42,43,etc.], G41 and G17L)
This mounting package mounts a Vortex Venom only, on Glocks. Due to the longer footprint of the Venom optic, the optic's mount will obliterate the Glock OEM rear sight dovetail. Most shooters are simply using the rear sight markings on the rear of the Venom's housing to cowitness their front sight, albeit not ideal. Place a new dovetail forward of the optic isn't ideal because the striker safety plunger channel will be invaded and potentially safety compromised. The front and rear wall of the inlet will be cut to match the optic perfectly, as well as bosses at the forward index points, thereby providing additional stabilization/locating points. If you need us to install/change your iron sites, or just disassemble/reassemble your slide, please add the armorer fee to your shopping cart, that will cover the sites swap. Of course we will need the sites if you're not purchasing them from us.... If you're purchasing new irons, they must be suppressor sights to be tall enough to co-witness. This machining will expose raw steel which we recommend refinishing to prevent oxidation/rusting. We offer Cerakote and PVD options separately.
SMITH & WESSON (M&P 9/40/9c/40c)
We can mount your Vortex Venom on your S&W M&P's using the same style inlet mount as described above in the Glock section. The original rear sight dovetail is however eliminated, we can however, on the M&P's, place a dovetail forward of the optic to accept a Glock style rear iron sight. We offer these sights in our Triggers & Sights section. Keep in mind the optic is mounted such that your striker safety plunger and spring assembly will be captured by the optic similar in fashion to how it's captured by the rear iron sight on the OEM slide.
We have yet to cut a Vortex Venom inlet on any other makes besides Glock and S&W. We will be happy to consider other options such as CZ, HK and Sig. However these are on a case by case basis and armorer's fees may be different. We require prior contact and approval before accepting other slides. Please contact us via email first.