Its approaching the lowly gun writer’s favorite time of the year – product release season. After a quiet summer where companies have buckled down across an industry slowdown and focused on research and development, we are starting the season where they release said products – either before Christmas to take advantage of hunting/present seasons or SHOTShow here in January.
Anticipated for some time, it looks like Aimpoint is going to fire one of the first shots across the bow with their CompM5 red dot optic. The Comp series is well-respected, including fielding by the US Army and various miltary units around the world. its use of the AA battery is appreciated for its COTS commonality, but the large housing taking up space and weight left the market clamoring for something a bit smaller.
Enter the CompM5, which is by almost all accounts going to be nearly identical, but opting for the smaller and lighter AAA battery size. My semi-keen eyes spot what may also be a change in footprint, opting for the “Micro” size just with a larger battery – judging by the photo including with their teaser press release.
No word yet on shipping dates or pricing, but knowing Aimpoint, it will be quick and expensive, respectively.
Malmö, Sweden – September 6, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, will launch their new Aimpoint® CompM5™ sight at DSEI in London, England. The CompM5 can be viewed in the Aimpoint booth N2-229 during the show dates September 12 – 15. This is the newest member of the Comp Series and product details will be released on Tuesday, September 12th.
Aimpoint produces a complete line of high quality reflex sights for use by military, law enforcement, hunters, and sport shooters worldwide. The company also produces electronic fire control systems for use on crew-served military weapons. For more information on the CompM5 or other Aimpoint® products, please visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.com.