by David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com
July 22, 2004
Yesterday, I hand a very informative phone conversation with Mark Larue of Larue Tactical
. Larue Tactical, long famous for their industry standard Larue Sniper Targets
, is now manufacturing tactical mounts
and their own FF Rail System
(Larue Tactical Handguards
) for the AR-15/M16 and M4/M4A1 Carbine. The Larue Tactical Mounting System is designed specifically for the mil-spec 1913 Picatinny rail system.
Larue Tactical is currently making tactical mounts for the EOTech 550 Series Holographic Diffraction Sight, Aimpoint Red Dot optical gunsight, the Trijicon ACOG Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights, and the AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD). Larue also makes their own BUIS (Back-Up Iron Sight) for the AR-15/M16 and SOPMOD M4/M4A1 Carbine, as well as their own throw lever attachment system, which is adjustable and, according to Larue, superior to any other throw-lever attachment system currently being made.
Mark Larue told me that he and his associates at Larue Tactical are technology/system "optimizers". If they see a tactical product they can improve upon, and there's a tactical market need for that product improvement, they'll create/engineer the best possible incarnation of that product.
The following are links to informative threads about Larue Tactical's FF Rail System, their BUIS (Back-Up Iron Sight), and their various sight/scope mounts: