Since the pistol shooting and above all, the Practical shooting (IPSC) increased during 1993, a smaller and lighter sight intended for handguns, Aimpoint Comp, was developed.
After three years of testing and evaluation, U.S. Army accepted a ruggedised version of the Aimpoint Comp model, called CompM, and in 1997 a three year contract was signed with U.S. Army for 100 000 units.
More and more armies showed interest in the new sight and to meet their demands on LED intensity and battery life the so-called XD diode was developed. The new diode increased the intensity by three times and the battery life by five times. At this time Aimpoint introduced its 10 years of warranty on all sights.
Discontinued January 2001 Launched 1999
Reflex collimator sight - red dot sight
LED (Light Emitting Diode) totally eye-safe
Red dot size in MOA (minute of angle):
Absence of parallax - No centering required
Night vision compatibility:
Yes (CompM) and No (CompML)
Anti-reflex coating all surfaces & multi-layer coating objective lens:
No magnification (1X)
One 3V Lithium battery, type 2L76 or DL1/3N
Battery life in hours:
Dot intensity adjustment:
Manual rotary switch
Daylight (DL) settings:
1 Off & 7 DL of which one extra bright (CompM), 1 Off & 9 DL of which one extra bright (CompML)
2 NVD (CompM)
Adjustment 1 click:
15mm at 100m, (1/2” at 100yds)
1 Ring, ø 30mm, (ø 1.18”)
-45° - +70°C<br/>(-50° - +160°F)
Water resistance - submersible to:
Radioactive components used:
* 1 MOA ˜ 30 mm at 100 meters ˜ 1” at 100 yards.
** depending on brightness setting.
These sights are only waterproof when adjustment caps and battery cap are properly attached.