There’s a debate on the internet (shocker) over who is king of the red dot and reflex optics. The front runner is almost always one name. Aimpoint.
With the establishment of their CompM5 RDS, Aimpoint has blended their robust CompM4 optic and their highly popular micro dots. The CompM4 is the CCO for the US Army and exists as a durable reflex optic standardized on the M4A1 carbine. The Aimpoint micro dots, the T1/T2 and H1/H2 series, set the standards for small, light, and enduring red dots industry wide.
The CompM4 and M4s were the best of the whole CCO series of optics from a logistics standpoint. The CCO integrates a commonly available power source, the AA cell battery, and their power endurance is measured in years. The debris resistance and immersion endurance of the CompM4 are industry leading.
The Aimpoint CompM5 blends the popular micro housing size with stronger 7075 T6 aluminum. It is the strongest and smallest sight in the Comp series. Power source on it is still commonly sourceable as a AAA cell.
But enough text, listen to the InRange guys address the Aimpoint optic current evolution.
The details on the CompM5 are below. I recommend pairing it with the Scalarworks LEAP mount in your preferred offset/height to match the rest of the ancillary and supporting equipment. I run half a dozen optics in Scalarworks bases and couldn’t be more impressed. The weight, strength, and ease of use on their quick detach systems is nearly peerless.
• 2 MOA Red Dot
• 5+ years of constant use @7 (Lithium AAA)
• 1 Off, 4 NV, and 6 daylight settings
• Non-magnifying / 18mm aperture
• Transparent rear / opaque front lens-caps
• Machined from 7075-T6 Aluminum
• Impact resistant front window
• Submersible to 45m (150ft)
• 10 year warranty