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Thread: January 11th Aimpoint announcement

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    FWIW, Modlights are on issued rifles in use overseas. I know of two organizations that issue them, such as my own. You’re right that they’ve only seen limited use in comparison to a couple decades of widespread use of Surefires. I cannot yet say if they would meet whatever criteria exist for wider adoption, but they’ve proven themselves enough that I am personally fond of them.

    I’d say Modlight vs Surefire is different than Holosun vs Aimpoint rifle optics. The Modlight offers a real advantage in performance, HS does not.
    Agreed, especially with your last sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyblake View Post
    I want to buy one but it looks like only LE can buy them if I’m understanding correctly.

    Sucks. I’m not a fan of gun companies doing the “Restricted Law Enforcement/ Military Only” Colt thing.
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    Looks that way to me and also not a fan, although less of a pisser than US companies doing it.

    They did that with the PRO which(similar to mystery man's theory) I was always reasonably sure was a rebadged Comp 3.
    Where are you guys getting that it's only available to LE? Their ads say it was made to meet the demands of LE use but so far I've seen nothing stating they're only available to LE/MIL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five_Point_Five_Six View Post
    Where are you guys getting that it's only available to LE? Their ads say it was made to meet the demands of LE use but so far I've seen nothing stating they're only available to LE/MIL.
    A combination of the overview(which you mentioned), the link for US customers going to a page split up in to "shop now" for le and "notify me" for civilians, I didn't check every item on their site, but the ones I did check do not have that class split, and Aimpoints history with how they handled sales of the PRO.

    May be an early thing instead of the path they went with the PRO which really seemed to get derailed by dealers ignoring it than a change of principle at Aimpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbhike View Post
    If not being able to see through the optic is better then why have the front lens at all? If that was even patented on single points that patent has long since expired. And it appears they may offer a clear front lens cover as well

    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    They both have their pros and cons. Black covers are more durable, possibly cheaper for the manufacturer, and are useful training aids when used to force a shooter to open their non-dominant eye.

    Clear covers make good sacrificial lenses for when you get a glob of mud or snow on your optic, or are doing force on force training with marking projectiles. But, its not unusual for the clear portion to pop off, so for a LE agency or conventional military, the black cap has some things going for it. Then again, for a grab and go, always on optic, the clear lenses have their own appeal.

    Itd be cool if Aimpoint gave us the option, like they probably do with large contracts.
    Basing it off 30mm lens covers that are the same cost whether solid or transparent. Just kind of gnat bite thing in that it would seem most people would prefer clear from the start.

    Fairly sure there is an old(Pat Rogers was one commenter) discussion on here about AP lens covers that mentioned a general dislike of the US spec'd rubber(removeable bikini or the slip over the QRP torque knob type) along with mentioned of the Butler Creek see thru not being as good as the AP made ones, but I haven't hit the right combo of search terms.

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    Per Aimpoint, these are currently available to LE/MIL and will be available to the general public in April.

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