First Look: Aimpoint CompM5b Red Dot

posted on February 7, 2020

Aimpoint is known for excellence in reflex-sighting technology, and the company has just release its latest sight, the Aimpoint CompM5b. The Aimpoint CompM5b is a ballistic compensating red-dot optic addition to the CompM5 series of sights. This revolutionary sight allows the user to quickly adjust the position of the 2-MOA red dot based on target distance and wind conditions.  

The CompM5b comes with interchangeable turrets that adjust the point-of-aim for different calibers of ammunition. While shooting, the user can switch between longer and shorter distances without having to compensate for ballistic drop or re-zero the sight. Wind compensation can be adjusted on three levels—mild, moderate and severe. Adjustment turrets are customizable to meet specific customer requirements and ballistic profiles.

It is powered by a single AAA battery and is the newest member of the CompM5 series of sights. AAA batteries are small, lightweight and inexpensive, and they are easy to find throughout the world. The readily available nature of the AAA battery simplifies logistics and eliminates the potential shipping hazards that are inherent with lithium batteries. Even with the AAA battery, the CompM5b boasts an extremely long battery life: Over 5 years of continuous use at daylight position and 7 to 10 years of continuous use at night-vision settings. The CompM5b was designed to take up minimal space on the weapon platform, while still maintaining Aimpoint’s high standards of extreme ruggedness and reliability. 

The CompM5b is an enclosed system and is fully submersible up to 150 feet. The sight is compatible with all generations of night-vision devices, as well as Aimpoint’s 3X-C, 3XMag-1 and 6XMag-1 magnifiers. The high-grade optical-lens system of the sight gives the CompM5b exceptional light transmission and dot clarity and makes it parallax free. The sight weighs 6.3 ounces and the standard configuration with the spacer and mount weighs 9 ounces. 

For more information on the Aimpoint CompM5b sight, please visit


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