View Full Version : AIMPoint pro vs M3/4...

03-23-2011, 9:16 AM
I've been fishing around on the AIMPoint pro and don't see anything too amazing differnt than a Comp M4 or M3... accept shape and the spacer and mount...

Can anyone enlighten me on this? I googled it and didn't find anything comparing the 2..

I'm in the market for a M3 but if I can find something to give me a reason to go pro over the comp series I would like to go newer obviously...

03-23-2011, 9:28 AM
The PRO has a shorter battery life than the two. I have to admit though, it is a nice red dot sight. The mount that comes with it is really nice too. It's a quick release mount and it has a feature that doesn't let you over-torque it.

03-23-2011, 9:41 AM
I believe the Pro is a 2MOA derivative of the Comp M2 (4MOA). It has lower battery life (30K hrs/3 yrs) vs. a Comp M3 (50K hrs/5 yrs) or Comp M4 (80K hrs/8 yrs). I think but am not sure that it is NV compatible. It comes with Aimpoint's QRP2 and spacer mount and is a screaming deal for $400 online. I am also unsure if it can use the extra battery cap that the Comp M2 can.

I have a 2MOA Comp ML3 (no NV) and can say that I prefer the smaller dot - the small dot makes it better for longer ranges but you give up a little on the fast acquisition side. YMMV

03-23-2011, 9:44 AM

03-23-2011, 9:45 AM
I still think 3 years is long enough for me haha and from what I have read it is NV comparable.. I'm still not sure if I need a ML or M series cause I do have a NV monocular but no mount for it.............

And that price is a great price for an optic I noticed that too.. That's the only thing really leaning me to the pro a little more.. But I still think I'm going to go m3...

Also what about the weight? Anyone know the weight differences?

03-23-2011, 9:46 AM
It is night vision compatible.

03-23-2011, 9:56 AM

Good link.

03-23-2011, 10:26 AM
Good link.

I just posted a picture in that link showing the co-witness of the PRO with my iron sights.

03-23-2011, 6:21 PM
Yea I saw that it looks pretty good. With some adjustments haha

03-23-2011, 6:27 PM
Ya its not zeroed yet lol

03-23-2011, 7:39 PM
God I hope not haha

03-23-2011, 9:33 PM
the Comp M2/M3 is a bit of overkill for civilian use, imho... unless you really have use for NVG modes or plan to scuba dive with it.

one of the big selling points with the PRO model is that it comes with the co-witness mount included, which save you anywhere from $100-150 probably.

i run a Comp C3 and after running it flawlessly in the mud and rain this past weekend find that it's more than adequate for most civilian users w/o any mall ninja needs. the PRO will add features at the same price point as the C3, which is why it's a good deal.

03-24-2011, 3:42 AM
i just bought a used comp M4 ( 8 years on 1 AA, FTW!!!) for a little more than what the PRO goes for.

Ive had nothing but luck buying higher end optics used, and I think it figures if the things are meant for rough and tumble military use, its a safe bet buying one that was used by a civilian is perfectly safe.

Im actually hoping the PRO takes off on the civilian market (provided the whole sales to MIL/LEO only thing dies down) so I can pick one up used for cheap :D

03-24-2011, 7:55 AM
See i never see those deals.. All the aim points and eos people sell that I see won't budge for anything less than $100 less than the price new... Some even demand full price.