Poor Man’s AimPoint: Primary Arms MD-ADS (50,000+ Hours)

    It was just a matter or time; the low-cost overseas manufacturers (read: China, etc.) have been able to replicate the long battery life that has been AimPoint’s claim to fame. Primary Arms, famous (or notorious) for high(er) quality, low-cost, red-dots has released their MD-ADS, or Micro Dot, Advanced Sight to the public.


    • Micro Dot with removable base
    • Ultra sharp 2 MOA dot
    • New advanced technology LED allows up to 50,000 hours battery life
    • Uses 1 CR2032 battery (included)
    • 12 brightness settings
    • Visible in bright sunlight
    • Night vision compatible (the lowest two settings)
    • Absence of parallax shift past 33 yards
    • Black anodized finish
    • Lowest profile emitter on the market
    • Nitrogen purged
    • Waterproof
    • Only weighs 3.9 ounces
    • Fits any industry standard Micro mount and gives stated cowitness
    • Optional AR height absolute cowitness riser and lower 1/3 cowitness riser are sold separately.
    • Three year warranty

    The MD-ADS is adjustable by 1/2 MOA clicks and has multiple accessories available including risers, mounts, and caps. The MD-ADS is in-stock and shipping for $169.99 on the Primary Arms website. 

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.