Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic)

The Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic) debuted at SHOT last week. The scope has been put together with law enforcement officers in mind. The basic optic is comparable to the Aimpoint CompM2 but with the more popular 2 MOA dot (emitter) rather than the larger 4 MOA dot. It features a QPR2 quick release mount which is also found on the military Aimpoint CompM4. With its 30,000 hour (3 – 4 year) battery life Aimpoint recommends turning it on and leaving it on. The MSRP is $440.

Video by SWAT Magazine

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  • AnointedSword

    Love the battery life on these; will have to check it out.

  • Zach

    I’m really, really glad I didn’t just buy a CompM2 with the same mount for $500, which was seeming like a fair to good deal before reading this announcement.

    Maybe, someday, Aimpoint will sell their dots for $200-300 where they belong.

  • Ken

    It is put together with LEO in mind, but I hope that does not mean that only LEO can buy it. With a $440 MSRP, I can see them selling a LOT of these.

  • Jesse

    If MSRP is $440 what’s the thing actually going to cost? Because that’s a pretty damn good price as it is.

  • Lance

    Looks cool but rather get a ACOG.

  • Bill Lester

    I’m with Jesse. If street price is $400 or less, I can envision one of these on my Arsenal 106F.

  • How is this different from a Comp M3 or ML3?

  • Nadnerbus

    McThag, The aimpoint website has the differences laid out somewhere, but as I recall they designate water proof-ness, and night vision compatibility.

  • Crawler

    USA manufactured?

  • jamie

    Zach how did you come up with the price of $200?

    I can’t wait to hear how you arrived at that number.

  • Bill

    Think Aimpoints are made in Sweden I believe.

  • jdun1911

    Depending on the model, Aimpoint will stay on normal setting 5 to 7 years without needing to change battery. There have been reports where the battery life lasted for 10 years or more constantly on on normal setting. They are also very durable. These two reasons is why Aimpoint commend a very high price.

    I would like to see low end red dots get that kind of battery life but I doubt it.

    • gabriel brack

      I’m gonna call bs on the battery life. I have used aimpoints for years and have had to regularly change the battery. And I’m talking months not years. Still a great sight, but I don’t believe the 30,000 hour claim for a second.

  • SLI-Fox


    Is battery life all that separates a low end red dot from an aimpoint/eotech quality red dot factoring in similar construction?

  • SLI-Fox

    I’m trying to figure out which red dot to go with for my AK.

  • Comp M4


    The batter life is a big deal, but that is not the only reason. Try dropping a cheap red dot onto concrete or pavement from 6 feet or higher up. An Aimpoint will take a suprising amount of abuse that other red dots will not be able to take.

  • SLI-Fox


    Thanks for the info. I guess if I’m to mount a red dot onto a railed forearm thats clamped to the barrel and gas tube of my AK, durability of the red dot is a must.


    Anyone with the M4 use the spacer? I found that I could not properly co-witness the iron sights with the spacer so i took it out. Im getting the PRO for my secondary M4 rifle. What a great deal!

  • Rae

    There own Rep is marketing it wrong, is almost exactly Like the Comp M3 not a Comp 2. Difference with a comp ML3 is this is night vision compatable. Only difference I see in this with a Comp m3 is the difference that the housing is forged. Pro is High strength aluminum and the ML3 is Extruded high strength aluminum which means it was aluminum pressed out, kind of similar to one of those playdough presses, make sense?