The Aimpoint series of red dots are some of the most proven optic systems on the market. The CompM5 is Aimpoint’s replacement of the popular CompM4. Extremely durable, excellent battery life, night vision compatible, and with lots of brightness settings so you can adjust for visibility in varied light conditions, or dim the optic for longer-range engagements requiring greater precision.
Does NOT include a mount. We recommend the Scalarworks LEAP or Geissele 1.93 to mount this optic.
Runs on one AAA (included). According to Aimpoint: the battery life for the CompM5 is over 5 years of continuous use while at pos. 7, more than 1 year of use at pos. 8, and more than 10 years at NVD settings (pos. 1 to 4).
In our experience, it is best to leave the CompM5 set on one of the higher settings for optimal use during the day. One or two clicks dimmer for night. Keeping it bright-ish is important if you’re running a weapon light (you should be) which can wash out the dimmer settings. Count on changing the battery once a year if you follow this SOP.
Mountable on MIL-STD 1913 Rail system/Picatinny rail
Advanced optical lenses with a protective front window
High, AAA battery compartment
Compatible with every generation of NVD
2 MOA dot
Extremely robust housing design, same ruggedness as the CompM4 sights with less weight
Submersible to a depth of 45 m (150 ft)
Mount base is keyed into to the body of the sight to absorb recoil
Weight (sight only) 148 g (5.2 oz)
ACET technology allows 50,000 hours (over 5 years) of constant operation with one battery
4 NVD settings and 6 daylight settings
Mechanical switch for speed and reliability
Why the Comp M5 over a T2?
The biggest reason is having a more common battery. AAAs are easy to find anywhere. The housing is also more durable than the T2, but to most people this won’t matter since the T2 is already a tank.
Can I buy an M5 from you and stick it on another mount?
Of course! Just make sure the mount is compatible with the Aimpoint Micro hole pattern. It should say it’ll fit the T1/T2.
Can I run a magnifier behind the M5? Like the G33?
Yep. The sight picture of an M5 is just the same as a T2. Magnified or not.
Should I leave the optic powered on?
In our opinion, yes. If your rifle is a dedicated home defense, counter-active shooter rig, yes. The battery will last about a year on the higher settings that are daylight visible. A few bucks for a new battery is worth it for an optic that is on 24/7. No worrying about turning it on when you go to grab your rifle.
We recommend a 50/200 meter zero with the Aimpoint CompM5