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Friend I shot with yesterday is selling his Aimpoint. Good price for me as he's a friend.

I have no experience with this optic but am looking to replace my fixed 3x on an AR. Worth the buy?

I'm an EoTech guy and I love them as they work great for me. I know this is a red dot so it's different from what I have.


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Posts: 3247 | Location: The armpit of Ohio | Registered: August 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a couple of CompML3 and a CompM5 (which is significantly different) sights, and my agency has a bunch of military reject CompM2 Aimpoints. The 2s and 3s have given flawless performance for years, including in pretty hard use. I am a firm fan of the sights, and (evidently) except for the battery, the M4 is very similar.

The sights are of course different in several ways from the EOTech line, but without going into detail, the differences are why I prefer them.

I am obviously in no position to say anything more about that sight, but I personally wouldn’t hesitate.




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The CompM4 is my favorite optic but take that with a grain of salt since I am biased in my choice.

When I arrived in AFG, they did not have enough optics for everyone in my 12 man squad. To me that was no big deal because I was gunning and then driving. Many of the guys who had multiple tours brought their own (Eotech, Elcan, ACOG, etc..) so we got to try various models.

I ordered a Meopta MRAD to play with and had it sent over. Well, while it was in transit, I was issued a CompM4 by one of the guys leaving.

I fell in love with it. I tried to be easy on it but between driving, gunning and being a dismount, it got banged around in/on that MRAP Maxx Pro.

I have used Eotech, ACOGs, etc.. and I always go back to Aimpoint.

I have tried other Aimpoints but I like the M4 the best.

The only problem I had was that the price of the darn things keep climbing and climbing. Especially since the Army offered them a huge contract.

I would get it, but like I said I am very biased.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I called my buddy and told him I'll buy it. For $700, I think I got a deal looking at the Aimpoint site.
It is the QRP mount as he's calling it which is fine. Fits on a rail is what matters to me.


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Posts: 3247 | Location: The armpit of Ohio | Registered: August 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The Aimpoint Comp M series is a great choice when you are operating in a 300 meter (or less) world.

As the previous poster stated, they are very rugged and overall, the series is very reliable. Battery life on the M4 is outstanding. Need a little more reach? Get a 3x magnifier for it.

The added bonus is the AA battery. Please dont be cheap; use a quality lithium battery.

Just say no to Duracell.


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Can't go wrong with an Aimpoint M series.
About 4ish years back the Gander outdoors in Dickson City was closing and was doing 40% off on optics. Got an Aimpoint PRO for $260 and don't care if it's what's considered big now. It works, like all Aimpoint products do.
 
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In 2004 I bought a CompM2, the same that was being issued in the military at the time. Great optic. Only complaint is the 10 year battery only lasted 9.5 years. LOL. Between that optic and the one issued when I did sandbox trips, I was happy. Like as said, it is a short to medium range optic. There are times a magnified optic would be better. And a magnifier is worth looking into.


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Originally posted by mo4040:
The Aimpoint Comp M series is a great choice when you are operating in a 300 meter (or less) world.

As the previous poster stated, they are very rugged and overall, the series is very reliable. Battery life on the M4 is outstanding. Need a little more reach? Get a 3x magnifier for it.

The added bonus is the AA battery. Please dont be cheap; use a quality lithium battery.

Just say no to Duracell.


I've owned two M4s as well as other Aimpoints and agree on all points.

I had an Aimpoint provided Duracell leak once. There was a time when Duracell was considered a reliable battery, but based on others' anecdotes as well as my own experience, I agree, it's best to rely on better quality options.
 
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I picked it up from my friend yesterday and he had an Energizer Lithium in it. I changed it with a new Energizer Lithium.


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