Why Aimpoint® sights


Because Aimpoint® sights can be used with both eyes open, your field of view is unlimited at any distance. Eye relief is also unlimited, so your eye’s position behind the sight does not affect how well you see the target or the aiming point.

The bright red dot is very easy to see and your eye instinctively aligns it with your target. Unlike the lenses in cheaper red dot sights, Aimpoint’s lenses transmit nearly 100% of all wavelengths of light. This means that colors appear natural and are not distorted. Because of Aimpoint’s unique double lens system, the sights are parallax-free, meaning that no matter where on the lens you see the dot reflected, your point of aim will be your point of impact.

Shots that have to be fired with little time to think are always difficult. At these times it doesn’t matter if the range is short or long or if the target is standing still or moving. It is in such situations that Aimpoint proves its superiority over all other sights.

Illustration 1
This is how the Aimpoint principle works:
the red light from the LED is reflected back to your eye from the front lens (double lens). All other light passes through unobstructed.

Illustration 2
The difference between Aimpoint’s solution…
Regardless of where you position your eye, the re flection of the LED is always parallel with the sight’s optical axis thanks to the design of the double lens and its light refraction property. The points of aim and impact always coincide.

Illustration 3
…and other sights.
The conventional lens used in the majority of red dot sights gives an angled reflection when the dot is not centered on the lens. The farther from the center of the lens you have the dot, the greater is the deviation from the optical axis. In this case the point of aim and the point of impact can never be the same.

Professional use
In certain situations you can’t afford to miss.

Aimpoint red dot sights are widely used among professionals within military and law enforcement units.

The US Army saw the advantages of the Aimpoint system at an early stage and exposed the sights to 18 months of exhaustive tests with heat, cold, physical abuse and soaking in water. Today the armies of the United States and France as well as several special units in various countries are equipped with Aimpoint red dot sights.

It is the combination of speed and precision together with rugged design that these users value most.

I first became aware of Aimpoint weapon sights during my career as a Navy Seal working with various Special Response Teams and law enforcement agencies. Since then, it has become almost standard issue equipment with elite operatives around the world.

Through my company DSC, Inc. I currently bring the latest operational tactics to the training table along with the most current types of technical equipment to handle crisis situations on land, water or air. My colleagues and I agree that Aimpoint is the leader in electronic red dot sighting systems. The use of Aimpoint sights creates numerous tactical advantages for the shooter. Aimpoint sights eliminate the front sight/rear sight scenario allowing the shooter to acquire his target much faster. In close quarter situations, you always have both eyes open to observe what's going on with your partner and your surroundings. When you focus on the front sight, you lose 20% of your peripheral vision. Using Aimpoint sights with the weapon extended in front of you greatly increases your field of view for all types of entry situations. It's vitally important to have the confidence that Aimpoint's parallax free system delivers. Unlike imitation red dot sights that require the dot to be centered in the lens, Aimpoint's dual lens and new CETechnology allow pinpoint accuracy regardless of where the dot appears within the objective lens. Failure is not an option in stressful situations where decisions have to be made in fractions of a second.

With an Aimpoint sight, you can teach someone to shoot faster and more accurately than with conventional sighting systems. In addition to saving training time, you also cut down on ammunition usage. Throw in Aimpoint's unique compatibility with night vision devices and you have the finest tactical sighting system available today. That's why DSC, Inc. recommends the Aimpoint Combat Weapon Sighting System in our tactical training programs."

Dennis C. Chalker
Retired Command Master Chief, Naval Special Warfare

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