The Original Aimpoint Electronic (1980)

    A reader scanned in this advertisement which appeared in an issue of American Rifleman during 1980. The Aimpoint Electronic was the Aimpoint’s first red dot sight.

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    The reflector sight was invented in 1900 by the Irish telescope maker Sir Howard Grubb. Aimpoint claimed to be the first to mass produce a reflector sight that was an electronic red dot sight that used an LED for illumination.

    [ Many thanks to Casey for emailing us the ad. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!