Aimpoint Comp M5
October 4, 2017 By Dave Young (YoungBuckDave)
Back in June Aimpoint and GTI did a collaborative photoshoot to highlight their military line of optics. Aimpoint gave us the opportunity to see a new optic that wasn't released yet called the Comp M5. We had to keep it a secret up until now. On September 12th 2017 Aimpoint did a press release announcing the Comp M5 to the public.
The Comp M5 is the most recent addition to the Comp line of optics and happens to be the smallest optic in that line up. The Comp M5 only takes one AAA battery and gives the optic over 5 years of life. Even though the M5 is smaller than the previous M4 and M4S its still built to survive the most extreme situations and environments. The Comp M5 is compatible with all night vision devices along with Aimpoint's 3x and 6x magnifiers to give the user enhanced capabilities at longer distances. This 2 MOA red dot that comes with a 39mm (1.5 inches) that can be attached to a top picatinny rail of the rifle and weighs in at only 5.19 ounces. This red dot is also capable of being submerged to the depth of 45m or 150ft. This new optic provides the user with the same level of performance provided by their full size optics in more of a compact size.
We were lucky enough to be able to get our hands on the new Comp M5 and spent the whole day playing with it and were very impressed. Just like Aimpoint stated it is much smaller than the previous optics in the Comp line up and gives the user a wide variety of options to use it with. The sight picture on the Comp M5 is very clear and makes it very easy to engage targets with both eyes open, up close and at a distance. Paired with one of Aimpoint's magnifiers it makes the perfect option for far away engagements and as well as close engagements. The sturdy mount it comes with is excellent for someone who likes to co-witness their iron sights with their red dot optics. We were very excited to have Aimpoint out that day back in June and thank them for the opportunity to work with them and try out this new optic. To the right are some photos of Aimpoint's new Comp M5 red dot, we hope you enjoy them.