Originally posted by Screwball: I run two Aimpoint PROs (5.56mm AR and Tavor). I also have a Comp M4s on my .45 D/I AR.
I personally don't like the Micro red dots. The tube is too small for my liking. I'll stick with the larger sights.
I have a PRO and I have a Romeo4. I like the Romeo better than the PRO for size and weight, but you're right about the tube being small.
i'm curious now about the Trijicon MRO. Heard about it yesterday (where have i been, i know.), so I've not really looked into it too much yet, other than looking them up to check the price, but I heard it's kinda funky-lookin because it's a good-sized field of view but is still kinda small.
Posts: 6340 | Location: Alpine, Ut | Registered: February 17, 2010
I have a micro on my bedside gun. Its nice and lightweight BUT I cant stand the 20mm lens/view. I much prefer a larger 30mm view or EoTech size view. If the M4 was cheaper I would own one. Instead I have a micro and several Pro's.
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Posts: 3702 | Location: Floriduh | Registered: October 16, 2004
If you shoot with only one eye open the FOV on the COMP M4 is a lot better than the T-1, (I've got a T-1, M-3, PRO and I use a M68 at work). If you shoot with both eyes open it's not as big of a deal (YMMV).
They are very rugged, the M68 (COMP M4) get abused every day.
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I picked up a used Comp M4 on Arfcom for a good price, and it's worked great on my M4 lookalike. It is a little heavy and there are times when I think about building a really lightweight carbine - pencil barrel and a micro RDS - but I have higher priorities for my disposable income these days. And no more room in the safe for another rifle anyway.
Posts: 4838 | Location: Portland, OR | Registered: February 12, 2007
My mind is not capable of comprehending this. You are all set on buying the most proven red dot on the planet and a third tier vendor announces a product and you are changing your purchase decision to wait on reviews... I must be missing something.
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With most of my buying days behind me any thing Aimpoint is good to go in my book. I would take an older well used Aimpoint over anything chicom every single day. I do not forsee me buying any new product anytime soon. So older, used and more affordable is my criteria going forward. Having said that the older Aimpoints I have complete confidence in them. And I would/will buy another if the price and timing is right. These units are tough and tested in the field in real world senario's. That is good enough for me.
Originally posted by old rugged cross: With most of my buying days behind me any thing Aimpoint is good to go in my book. I would take an older well used Aimpoint over anything chicom every single day. I do not forsee me buying any new product anytime soon. So older, used and more affordable is my criteria going forward. Having said that the older Aimpoints I have complete confidence in them. And I would/will buy another if the price and timing is right. These units are tough and tested in the field in real world senario's. That is good enough for me.
Couldn't agree more. That's why I ditched the Romeo RDS that I never used.
Posts: 12671 | Location: TEXAS | Registered: September 04, 2008
Just to add my input, as I mentioned here, I’m not bothered by large sights. If I were going on a trek across the Gobi and every microgram might matter, I would probably have a different view, but sometimes I must really wonder how many people who are obsessed with size (small size, in this case ) and weight have genuine practical reasons for being so. I have had two CompML3 sights for several years and been perfectly happy with them. My agency issues surplus M68 sights and if someone asks for my opinion re a personal purchase, I have no hesitation in recommending the PRO.
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