Which red dots will you be able to mount on the same red dot mount as C-More RTS red dot sight? Will you be able to install Sig Sauer Romeo 3 on the same red dot plate as C-More? We cover the full compatibility of C-More RTS footprint in this article.
Footprint compatibility explained
What does a “footprint” mean? The term footprint refers to a sctructure of the sockets and screw holes on the base of the optic device.
And what does it mean if the footprints are compatible?
Each optic sight has some base for mounting. The base consists of pins on various positions and holes for screws used for fixation of the sight to the mounts. If any two sights use the same base for mounting, we call that that they share the footprint.
In this article we show which red dot sights share the footprint.
And when more sight manufacturers decide to use the same footprint, the red dot sights can be used on the same mount. Why? Because they use the same basis for mounting.
In this article we show which red dots share the footprint as C-More RTS.
*Not always all the pins are used – it can be that the original footprint uses 4 pins but the compatible sight only uses 2 pins. Such sight will be listed as with the compatible although the footprint is little bit different in this aspect. How so? Because they still be able to work on the same mount, only they will be held by 2 pins instead of 4 pins.*
C-More footprint consists of four sockets in the corners of the sight and of two screw holes in the rear of the sight.
The front socketes are 14mm / 0.55 inches far from each other. Position of these two sockets corresponds to position of pins that are on a mounting surface of any mount for this standard.
The screw holes are positioned in the rear part of the optic device. These function for fixation of the sight to the mounts. These two screw holes are 14mm / 0.55 inches far from each other, same as the sockets for mounting pins.
The screws that are to be used for these screw holes are always included in the package with the sight.
Red dots compatible with C-More RTS
C-More RTS footprint is shared by many other red dot manufacturers on the market.
Below you can find complete list of red dots that will work with C-More RTS footprint.
List of compatible red dots
- Delta Optical
- Kite Optics
- Sig Sauer
- Vector Optics
*Although Sig Sauer Romeo 3 red dots share the same footprint and can be mounted on the C-More mounts, they are larger than C-More red dots and thus the red dot can exceed the mounting surface. Please take that into account when you are considering purchase of a red dot to a gun with MOS slide cut. In other words, the cut for red dot in the slide of the gun may be too short for the Sig Sauer red dot.*
Other footprint standards
There are many different bases for red dot sights, but the other most common are following:
- Trijicon RMR footprint standard
- Vortex Venom footprint standard
- Shield RMS footprint standard
- Holosun 407K footprint standard
How to mount red dot sight with C-More footprint
It depends on what device you want to mount it. Will you install it on a a picatinny mount? I.e. gun equipped with picatinny rail? Or will you mount it on a pistol? And will the pistol be optics ready (with pistol slide cut for red dot), or will it be standard pistol without such cut? You need to know answers to these questions before you start looking for a mount.
However, if we mentioned the red dot in the list above, you can be looking for a “mount for C-More RTS”. The chances are it will be much easier for you to find such under that name.