SHOT Show 2020 – Aimpoint's new CompM5b is a ballistic compensating red dot sight, allowing the user to quickly adjust the dot based on target distance and wind conditions
The Aimpoint CompM5b is a groundbreaking new entry on the Company's own CompM5 line: a reflex sight with a 2 MOA illuminated dot integrating a ballistic compensation system, allowing for the users to rapidly adjust the dot based on factors such as wind condition and target distance.
The Aimpoint CompM5b comes with tailor-made ballistic caps and interchangeable turrets that adjust the point of aim for different calibers of ammunition.
While shooting, the user can switch between longer and shorter distances without having to compensate ballistic drop or re-zero the sight. Wind compensation can be adjusted on three levels – mild, moderate, and severe. Adjustment turrets are customizable to meet specific customer requirements and ballistic profiles.
The Aimpoint CompM5b red dot sight allows for unlimited eye relief and is powered by a single AAA battery, offering a very long service life – over 5 years of continuous use at daylight position 7 and over 10 years of continuous use at the night vision settings (positions 1 to 4), as well as more than 1 year at daylight position 8.
The structure of the CompM5b was designed to take up minimal space on the weapon platform while maintaining the same standard of extreme ruggedness, and the mechanical system provides for speed and reliability.
The Aimpoint CompM5b is an enclosed system and fully submersible up to 150 feet (45 mt), and it is compatible with all generations of night vision devices, as well as Aimpoint’s 3X-C, 3XMag-1, and 6XMag-1 magnifiers. A high-grade optical lens system gives the CompM5b exceptional light transmission and dot clarity, making the sight operationally parallax free. The sight weighs 6.3 oz (178 grams) and the standard configuration with the spacer and mount weighs 9 oz (255 grams).