Strikemark VHS Camcorder Picatinny Rail Mount

Strikemark reminded me that they sent a mount my way back in 1985… So I dug up some pictures:

 

My primary weapon system in all its glory:

This was state of the art back in ’85.  The amount of combat/operations footage I got with the pictured setup was unreal.

Lots more pictures after the break.

The bottom side when attached to the camera:

The mount itself:

The mount functioned flawlessly under the weight of the VHS camcorder.  I’m more than confident it will serve you just as well with any modern digital camera or video camera.  That said, if you happen to put an even bigger camera on your mount and it breaks it, Strikemark has a lifetime warranty and they will gladly send you a replacement.

You can pick up your own Camera Picatinny Rail Mount over at Strikemark.

Oh yea and Strikemark is giving away 2 mounts to a couple random commentors.. so if you’re not interested in a mount then don’t comment on this post! Make sure to check out their facebook page and like it for updates on new products too.

Thoughts?

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Kenny Blankenship June 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

Got excited before I saw it wasn’t actually a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.

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ozwald June 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

the first time i walked into a gunstore, the and clerk said “can i help you?” it caught me by surprise i said “yeah, i need a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.” the clerk responded “hey, just what you see, pal!” that exchange cemented our relationship. six years, twelve sales, five transfers and three consignments down the line, they’re still my go to establishment.

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Sol June 11, 2012 at 12:13 am

i hope you’re saying this all tongue in cheek cause no one was running eotech in 85. no one was running collapsible stocks of the type that you have back in 85.

yeah i hope this is tongue in cheek.

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Dilhack June 11, 2012 at 12:15 am

When is he not?

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RWC June 11, 2012 at 01:16 pm

I’m not sure, but I hope Mike sticks with bringing back only the ‘5.56’ shirt and leaves the rest of the 80’s fashion staples behind.

:-P

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Poppy June 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

That’s bullshit, holographic sights have been standard issue since ’68, Black Ops said so.

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Dilhack June 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

Psh – I’m always interested in free stuff. Would be awesome to play around with my T3i on an AR :-D

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SPC Fish June 11, 2012 at 12:22 am

hahaha awesome

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Arwin Siador June 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

I am very interested in this mount. I can definitely find some use with my GoPro or Contour

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Yanne June 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

Yanne here with Strikemark. Incidentally, we also make the best specific picatinny mounts (in my very biased opinion) for the GoPro and Contour cameras too. Check’em out on our website if you don’t win or email me directly icr@strikemark.com. Enjoy.

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matt June 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Wow you guys make some questionable products. Like this
http://strikemark.com/products/digital-camera-picatinny-rail-mount/
Do you really need a mount to take pictures of yourself shooting? One finger on the trigger, the other on the camera’s button? Cause I really want a flash going off 2 feet from my face, directly in to my eye, when i’m shooting. The only mount I can see making sense is the one for the Contour video camera.

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Jared June 11, 2012 at 01:00 pm

Because it is impossible to turn the timer on and the flash off on your camera.

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RWC June 11, 2012 at 01:18 pm

I’d say that 99.9 percent of digital cameras have a video mode nowadays.

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Yanne June 11, 2012 at 01:19 pm

Matt, the majority of digital cameras these days shoot high quality footage (if not in HD). While you could theoretically use it on a timer for stills, the main benefit to this product is not stills, but footage. This is great for those who don’t have a GoPro, Contour, or similar adventure-style action cameras.

Does one really need to take pictures (or footage) of themselves shooting? No, but I suppose that could be said about taking pictures of anything…like mountain biking, surfing, racing, skiing, etc, but people do it anyway and they love it. GoPro and Contour have built their business on people filming themselves doing cool shit…and we’re only too happy to have come out with something that let’s people use their cameras even more. But hey, its not for everybody.

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matt June 11, 2012 at 01:51 pm

I suppose that makes a bit more sense. It still seems like a cumbersome solution.

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Yanne June 11, 2012 at 06:36 pm

If 1 ounce is likely to slow you down, then yes, I suppose it could be considered either cumbersome -OR- one of the lightest all-metal mounts on the market…pick your poison.

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matt June 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I was referring to the point and shoot camera mounted to your gun (especially a handgun) as being the cumbersome part.

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Ben June 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

I’d like to experiment with that mount, see if I can mount an AK to my AR, or you know, just mount a camera, but where’s the fun in that?

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Tyson June 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

You must work at Red Jacket Firearms.

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BigFatPanda June 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

HAHA That is awesome.

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NBJM June 11, 2012 at 01:47 am

Awesome, now for some tactical super 8 video

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USSMunkfish June 11, 2012 at 02:11 am

I use to have an old RCA camera. The camera itself was probably twice that size, then the tape went in a VCR hung over one shoulder, and VCR-sized control box was slung over the other shoulder. Pretty sure that rig would have busted the mount. Makes me wonder if the Strikemark is designed to break before stripping or damaging your rail.

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ENDO-Mike June 11, 2012 at 02:14 am

haha nice, if I had access to a bigger one I would have mounted it! I could be wrong, but I think it would take an awful lot of torque to wreck the rail with that mount on it. The tolerance is extremely tight, and actually has to be slipped on from the back or front… there is no moving clamp type thing that a lot of rail mounts have. The set screw is just so it doesn’t move back and forth.

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Andrew June 11, 2012 at 05:22 am

Ha, those are some nice looking photos from 1985!

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m1310 June 11, 2012 at 05:23 am

….when keepin’ it real goes wrong….

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hnl.flyboy June 11, 2012 at 07:03 am

i still want one..

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Bartman9000 June 11, 2012 at 08:30 am

I will only take it if operators in operations use it.

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Jacob June 11, 2012 at 08:38 am

Hellz yes I want a mount!

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Ed June 11, 2012 at 08:48 am

I like the simple design of this one and that it works with any camera instead of being proprietary.

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Yanne June 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Yanne here with Strikemark. Good point Ed. At first we came out with the GoPro mount, then the Contour, then we wanted something that everybody could use. Here it is…enjoy.

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Bear June 11, 2012 at 08:52 am

More interested in the time machine he used to get that shirt back to 1985 :P

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1 With A Bullet June 11, 2012 at 09:08 am

Is it compatible with Betamax?

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John D June 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

I figured they were letting you know they wanted it back!

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Gregory Markle June 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

I already have their Contour mount…I could use this with my T3i…want!

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Baseplate June 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

I love free shit. And this is some cool free shit

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R. Kern June 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

This would be a lot more handy than trying to aim down flip up sights while holding a camera with one hand.

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1911Sinner June 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Made me laugh.. So when are you going to post the awesome footage taken with that piece of High Tech gear?

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ENDO-Mike June 11, 2012 at 04:24 pm

hehe once I transfer it over to digital

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PJ June 11, 2012 at 01:12 pm

That is the second coolest AR accessory I have ever seen. This is the first:http://zombieapocalypseacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/chainsaw_zombie_killer_2.jpg

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endophile June 11, 2012 at 07:13 pm

Why is there a fanny pack on that gun?

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PJ June 12, 2012 at 05:12 pm

Holds the battery. The chainsaw actually works. Apparently bayonets aren’t good enough for fighting zombies.

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Jwhite June 11, 2012 at 01:33 pm

HAHAH!!!! I was like this guy has to be kidding… Wait a second… *Shakes a fist at Mike*

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Dom P. June 11, 2012 at 02:24 pm

Damn that mount must be strong as hell to hold that kind of weight. Who’s that ugly dude holding the rifle? :D

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ENDO-Mike June 11, 2012 at 04:25 pm

Yea it’s strong. The dude is some hobo I gave $10 to and said “hold this”.

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dave w June 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

i hear you do that a lot…. :D

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ENDO-Mike June 12, 2012 at 02:27 am

hahah ouch.. I walked right into that one

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JWhite June 12, 2012 at 01:49 am

Can I get my $10 back?

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ENDO-Mike June 12, 2012 at 02:28 am

NO REFUNDS! :P

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Gaberelli June 11, 2012 at 04:15 pm

I’ve got a nice reel to reel that would look right at home on one of these bad boys!

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Ari June 11, 2012 at 06:06 pm

Could be a fun addition to range days.

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Chuck June 11, 2012 at 09:33 pm

I was just thinking of ways to mount a camera to my M4 just the other day..

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Tom June 12, 2012 at 12:39 am

You should totally take that to a carbine course and use it. It would be worth it just to see the reaction from the trainers and the look on everyone’s faces there! Bwahaha.

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Dillankid June 12, 2012 at 01:36 am

Sooo…after thinking about it a little bit, this thing or a contour with mount would be really fun to play with. I wonder if I could use the T3i viewfinder kind of like a corner shot? Necessary? Nope. Since when does that matter?

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Jayson June 12, 2012 at 08:49 am

That is g’d up from the feet up. Look at you all badass.

It looks like it says VHS, I really wish it were BETAMAX.

Still, sweet!

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Bobby June 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

Sweet! WANT.

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Anon June 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

Looks perfect for the VHS assault rifle.

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CR Pyro June 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I wonder if I could fit this on a BFG9000 to run through the moon base and capture video.

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Jim P. June 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Personally — I don’t want anyone to see me shooting anything. Embarrassed if I miss and remember Miranda: Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law.

In other words — they are not required to admit exculpatory evidence.

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Martin June 17, 2012 at 01:14 am

Billy Corgan likes guns?

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VRR June 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

Sweet mount!

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