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.
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. ]