American Defense Recon Mount QD 1" - Black

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The American Defense Recon mount is the perfect solution for attaching scopes and optics to your AR pattern rifle. Designed specifically for AR rifles, the ADM Recon mount places optics at a central height of 1.38” and the cantilever designs helps you to get the perfect eye relief. Even though it is low-profile, it allows for larger scopes with 56mm objective lenses, allowing you to use high-power glass for long range shooting. Like all American Defense mounts it is precision machined from durable 6061-T6 aluminum with a hardcoat anodized finish for long service life. You can’t go wrong with the Recon Quick Detach scope mount.

  • 1” scope rings
  • Cantilever design for optimal eye relief
  • Quick detach lever system
  • Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Hardcoat anodized finish
  • Places optics at 1.38” central height
  • Fully adjustable
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Featuring ADM's QD Auto Lock Lever system, the AD-RECON can be fully adjusted without tools to accommodate most Picatinny rail systems. This glove friendly locking system ensures the mount will not move until you need to remove it and provides exceptional return to zero with mounted optics. While slightly heavier than other optic mounts, the American Defense Recon is extremely durable to withstand heavy impacts without losing zero. American Defense’s lifetime warranty fully covers the Recon scope mount.

American Defense Manufacturing was founded by shooting enthusiast with a desire to build high quality products for shooting enthusiasts. What resulted from their hard work is the patented QD auto lock system that is featured on many of their scopes. Every one of their products are designed and made in the United States with one goal in mind; customer satisfaction.
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BrandAmerican Defense
FinishHardcoat Anodized
Manufacturer.American Defense
Optic Type1
PlatformM1913 Picatinny
Quick ReleaseQuick Release
Ring Width0.98 in
Separation Inner2.52 in
Separation Outer4.48 in
Weight8.4 Oz

WARNING: This Product can expose you to chemicals which is known to state of California to cause Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information, see

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American Defense1 In Mount AD-RECON-1


Have this on my LWRC SPR and it's a great Great Mount! The only thing better was the service I received at Primary Arms. A+++ service.

Quality product!


I had no problems installing this mount, sighted in at 100 yds. and removed the scope just to test it to see if it would still be on when reattached. The gun was still dead on, very satisfied with this product.

American Defense Scope Mount AD-RECON-1


Knowledgeable staff, fast shipping, excellent product.

AD Recon mount


Outstanding quality, outstanding customer service, prompt and courteous responses. Two thumbs up for Primary Arms!



solid awesome mount!

I would tentatively suggest this mount...


The mount is manufactured very well with sturdy materials and doesn't add much weight to the rifle (a bit over 8 oz). It solidly mounts to my pic rail and the tension levers are easily adjusted (no tools required). Each ring comes with 5 screws, so your scope isn't going anywhere. Once mounted, it takes about 1-2 seconds to flip the levers, remove your scope/mount, and get to your iron sights. I have a Vortex Diamondback mounted, which has a larger than usual ocular bell, and I still have clearance for my folding rear MBUS. Only thing I haven't had a chance to test is the RTZ capabiliity, although I read nothing but positive reviews elsewhere. Until I test that at the range, I have to give this mount a tentative endorsement. Finally, I had questions about this mount and the Primary Arms guys responded to my e-mail ASAP. With their customer service and pricing (lowest I could find anywhere for the AD Recon), if you are interested in this mount, then get it here.

Great experience


The service was great and the shipping was fast. I will absolutely use again.

Excellent mount, excellent price


This is a very high quality mount for much less than similar mounts. The levers lock in nice and tight without a ton of force required.

quick release scope mount


This is a very solid mount. Adjustments for the right tension were a little tricky, but I went on line and found a very clear video and from then on it was easy as could be.

I got it right this time!


This was the mount I exchanged an AD-Recon-X for. The quality is outstanding as this thing is rock solid. Of course, PA sales and customer service is excellent.