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Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic

Price: $ 479.00

Bought this optic primarily for the battery life and Aimpoint reliability. If you consider that the mount for this optic is the M4 mount and sells normally for about $125 by itself... that means your paying about $285 for the red dot unit. That is a smoking deal when it comes to Aimpoint red dots. Nothing else comes even close to this value, and it includes night vision compatibility. After looking this unit over it appears to be a Comp M3 with a slightly less efficient LED which gives you 30,000 hours battery life instead of the Comp M3's 50,000. I can live with that at a $300 savings. The EOtech is a nice unit too so either choice is a good one. The EOtech is made in the USA too. Anyhow I would recommend this optic... its a great deal for the money. Be forwarned the Aimpoint no longer has a lifetime warranty. It is 2 years for professional use and 10 years for personal use, some websites incorrectly say this item has lifetime warranty. Very good qaulity unit. Durability you can trust.

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The AimPoint PRO offers a lot – and that’s why I purchased it for my AR. The PRO comes attached to a decent mount, has flip-up lens covers, offers several regular and nightvision brightness options, and has a claimed battery life of 3 years. Designed with input from a distinguished group of current and former professionals, the Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic) incorporates many never-before-seen features to maximize this sight’s performance within the challenging conditions faced by modern law enforcement.

A hard-anodized 30mm tube was utilized, enclosing a high-efficiency circuit that allows the sight to be turned on and left on for up to three years using a single battery. The Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic’s front lens utilizes a unique band-pass coating, which allows the sight to be used with all generations of night-vision devices. The modular QRP2 mount includes a removable spacer that indexes the sight at the optimal height for co-witness with the standard iron sights on AR15/M16/M4 Carbine style weapons. This spacer can be removed to enable the use of the sight on police shotguns or sub-machine guns. The QRP2 mount for the PRO Optic also incorporates a torque-limiting twist knob that provides the optimal level of pressure on the rail while completely eliminating the possibility of over-tightening. Both the PRO Optic’s front and rear lenses are recessed within the sight body to provide protection against impact damage, scratches and fingerprints.

The red dot is very small and thus does not obscure the target, even at longer distances. The optics are fantastic. The optic is designed to be viewed with both eyes open, which gives you a huge advantage for a number of reasons (field of view, multiple targets, and situational awareness). This design allows you to keep the front sight cap closed while still being able to sight the target with both eyes open.

The AIMpoint PRO has a lot of the same features of the COMP M4 models at a more affordable price. Solid construction, multiple red dot settings, and compatible with a night vision add-on for future modifications. I also liked that it has the lens covers with the visible back for any emergency uses that may require a faster reaction time. It has a long battery life and was easy to mount also. I chose the AIMpoint PRO over the EOTech 512 – but both are solid performers.

  • Always red – always on; Turn it on for up to 3 years using one single battery; No need to fumble with switches prior to use
  • 2 minute of angle red dot for accurate target engagement at all distances
  • In service date and battery change date reminders makes inventory tracking and maintenance easy
  • Aimpoint 10-year warranty
  • Night-vision compatible
  • Waterproof to 150 meters
  • Easy mounting and adjustment
  • Lightweight, yet solidly built
  • Origin: Made in USA

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Now for the most important part, how well does it work as a sight? Amazingly. It has held its zero after a couple hundred rounds and a little banging around. It almost feels a little bit like cheating, just put the dot where you want the bullet to go and it goes there. I was simply amazed when we started plinking at 250 yards at how easy it was to just pick something out and shoot it, and the bullets went right where you want them. It is paralax free, so no matter what angle you look at it through, the dot will always be on the point of impact of the bullet

This is Aimpoint’s secret! The quality of this product is second only to Trijicon (in my opinion). I did a lot of research before buying this sight last year, and for the money, you can’t beat it. This thing feels indestructable, so there’s no concern in having to be delicate with it. If you’re looking for a great red-dot set up for your AR platform, go with this while it’s still legal for US citizens to own it!

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  • Craig Jackson says:
    5 stars

    Extremely good durable, and reliable sight. I have put mine to the test few thousand rounds and hours of tactical abuse and its still dead on

  • Pete D. says:
    5 stars

    After much consideration I decided to purchase an Aimpoint PRO for my mixed build AR-15. The unit is very well built, the included base and rings are cost saver and work very well. The knob on the base is little oversized but makes tightenning and removing the scope easy. The optics are very clear, adjustments are precise and positive. After sighting in at 50 yds (took only few shots) I was able to hit pig steel target at 200 yds with ease. I left the scope on at level setting 6 for the last 6 months and the battery stills going strong. Although more expensive than other red dot scopes, the Aimpoint PRO quality and features are well worth the price.

  • ssk says:
    5 stars

    Very happy with this red dot, I put it on my last two ARs, and love it.

  • Berserker says:
    5 stars

    I am so glad I went with the Aimpoint Pro Patrol Rifle Optic 30 mm Red Dot Sight because it has every thing you need on the scope! It comes standard with a rubber strap so you can’t loose you adjustment and battery caps also it has flip up len covers ,picatinney mount and spacer to be able to cowitness your iron sights.

  • rifleman says:
    5 stars

    great value priced sight with high end features

  • Maddog says:
    5 stars

    This optic is extremely great for what you are paying for. You are given everything you need (mount is included for AR platform) and don’t have to order extras. Red dot is crystal clear, and everything has a cover for storage/weather (adjustment knobs, lens, etc). Definitely recommend for anyone that doesn’t mind a larger optic. Pair with Magpul MBUS Gen 2 sights if looking for an absolute co-witness.

  • Ramone says:
    4 stars

    Overall very pleased with the Aimpoint Pro Patrol. Like the Aimpoint modular approach where can add/remove 3X and night vision optics easily.

  • Mykal says:
    5 stars

    Very happy with this product. Yes it is pricier than some of the competitors, but you get what you pay for. I expect this sight to be there when I need it, and this thing is built like a tank. Compared to other Aimpoint options, the PRO is a great value.

  • Steve-o says:
    5 stars

    great optic at an affordable price. perfect for cqb or medium range engagements.

  • DeckSwabber says:
    4 stars

    Absolutely awesome Red Dot. 2MOA means easy 200 yard plus accuracy. Ridiculous battery life. Tough as nails. I have the Comp M2 and the PRO. Hard to tell the difference at first but one you go out past 100 yards the 2MOA vs. the 4 MOA is very apparent. The PRO package is hard to beat. You typically will pay more than this for an optic and pay additionally for a mount and covers. I guess the only negative is if you want a lower 1/3 co witness. If you run flip up sights front and back the PRO package is good to go right out of the box. If you are running a fixed front post and prefer to run a lower 1/3 cowitness then you have to upgrade mounts. Aimpoint has a spacer available from the qrp1 but I’m not sure I’d recommend one added to the qrp2 to get a higher sight picture. Aimpoint should make a taller cross drilled spacer available instead.

  • ralph says:
    5 stars


  • Bruce Lee's Ghost says:
    5 stars

    The Aimpoint PRO is the best value in optics hands down. You get all of the Aimpoint quality for a fraction of the Aimpoint cost. You just can’t beat it.

  • Xenon says:
    5 stars

    The best RD sight I have owned. Easy to set up. Bullet proof (parden the pun) and water proof to 100 feet.

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