**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extreme demand for these products, all models may not be in stock at all times. We will be receiving regular shipments from the manufacturer.**
The civilian competition shooting industry has been responsible for many innovations for professional tactical shooters. The modern day red dot sight, now standard issue as the M68 CCO, is seen on practically every combat rifle and carbine in every combat theater across the globe. Special Operations Forces started taking a hard look at red dot sights for long guns back in the 1980’s and early 90’s (while the first use was back in the 70’s). They recognized the increased speed of target acquisition and increased hit probability these sights afforded operators. Of course, SOF units are always the first to integrate new warfighting concepts and gear, but it was not long before Big Army recognized the viability of arming soldiers with red dot sights on standard issue rifles.
So, it’s no surprise that civilian competition shooters who have been using red dot sights on pistols for years have been influencing the SOF community to do the same. More and more red dot sights are showing up on operator’s pistols. They provide faster targeting and engagement in all lighting conditions. These mini red dot sights have come a long way in durability and reliability. The downside to mounting a mini red dot on a pistol is that the slide has always needed to be custom milled to the footprint of the optic chosen by the operator. Other methods have seen mounting brackets attached to slides via the rear sight dovetail. Obviously, these solutions are lacking because one means that the slide is permanently modified to be married to a specific optic while the other sacrifices the operator’s rear sight.
Enter the ATOM from Unity Tactical! ATOM is a concept brought about by a requirement to mount Aimpoint’s excellent line of Micro Optics on pistols. The extension of the design allows users to mount nearly any optic their pistol without the need to modify the slide. ATOM’s are drop-in replacement slides for Glock pistols. They feature a low-milled rear top section that accepts various ATOM Adapters (sold separately). The Adapters are machined to exacting dimensions to accept popular mini red dot sight footprints. ATOM’s also come standard with stainless steel tall suppressor-height iron sights that will cowitness with the red dot sight (when mounted). This insures the operator has a backup option if their red dot is damaged or malfunctioning. Forward cocking serrations are machined into the slide for better purchase while working the slide.
ATOM Adapters fit into the dovetail cut slides and are secured with a 6-32 screw (included with the adapters). If the user wishes to change optics on their pistol, they need only purchase the proper adapter rather than a new slide! ATOM Slides are 17-4 Stainless Steel, Heat Treated to 44-46 Rockwell and coated in wither Black DLC or Flat Dark Earth PVD. They are some of the best slides money can buy and are currently in use by U.S. Special Operations Forces.
But, why are we selling them? The answer is simple: Red Dot Sights mounted on pistols make shooting pistols with NVG’s super easy! No laser required. The shooter simply uses the pistol as they normally would, holding it in a standard shooting position while the night vision goggle is mounted on the head. The red dot is easily observed through the goggle, over the target.
ATOM Slides are currently only available for Glock pistols. They come stripped except for the installed iron sights and channel liner. Glock slides are easily disassembled and the parts from the OEM slide are simply transferred to the ATOM. This process takes less than five minutes and there are tons of tutorials available online.
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