Aimpoint CompM2 Review


Aimpoint CompM2 red dot sight

The Aimpoint CompM2 red dot sight was the US Army’s standard close combat optic until 2009. The Aimpoint CompM2 was adopted by the US Army and US Air Force as tbeir standard Close Combat Optic, the M68. It is in use with numerous armed forces including those of Sweden, Japan, Norway and many NATO countries.  The M68 is now being replaced by the Aimpoint CompM4s, also known as the M68.

Aimpoint Comp M2 with 'Coyote' coloured cover

Ultimately rugged and versatile The Aimpoint CompM2 is designed to be compatible with all generations of night vision. Able to withstand submersion to 25 meters or 80 feet, the Aimpoint CompM2 has been tested and used in the harshest of conditions. The CompM2 red dot sight rapidly became the benchmark against which all other manufacturer’s red dot sights were compared.

Aimpoint CompM2 on Picatinny mount

Unique features of the CompM2

  • Compatible with every generation of NVD
  • CET technology allows up to 10,000 hours of daytime operation on one battery
  • 100,000 hours of use on NVD setting
  • Unequalled light transmission
  • Submersible to 80 feet (25 meters)
  • Standard CQB sight for Special Forces worldwide
  • CompM2 – M68/CCO is the standard sight for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force


Aimpoint CompM2 on M4 carbine

Standard features for all Aimpoint® sights

  • Unlimited field of view
  • Parallax-free and unlimited eye relief
  • Unaffected by extreme weather conditions
  • Rugged, durable construction
  • No hazardous materials
  • No laser emission that could be harmful to your eyes
  • Increased aiming confidence
Aimpoint CompM2 on a Heckler & Koch HK53 carbine

Aimpoint CompM2 on a Heckler & Koch HK53 carbine

Article number 10336
Technology CET (Circuit Efficiency Technology)
Working principle Reflex collimator sight – red dot sight
Lightsource LED (Light Emitting Diode) totally eye-safe
Lightsource wavelength 650 mn red light
Red dot size in MOA (minute of angle)* 4
Parallax Absence of parallax – No centering required
Eye relief Unlimited
Night vision compatibility Yes
Anti-reflex coating all surfaces & multi-layer coating objective lens Yes
Magnification No magnification (1X)
Battery One 3V Lithium battery, type 2L76 or DL1/3N
Battery life in hours ** 10 000 (over 1 year of continuous use)
Battery life in hours **at NVD settings *** 100 000
Dot intensity adjustment Manual rotary switch
Daylight (DL) settings 6 DL of which one extra bright
NVD settings 4 NVD
Material housing Extruded high strength aluminum
Surface finish Hard anodized, matte
Color housing Black
Adjustment 1 click 13mm at 100m, (1/2” at 100yds)
Mounting methods 1 ring, ø 30mm
Temperature range -45° – +71° C, (50°- +160° F)
Water resistance – submersible to 25m, (80ft.)
Radioactive components used None
Length 130mm, (5.1”)
Width/height sight only 55 x 55mm, (2.2” x 2.2”)
Maximum ring width 30mm
Objective diameter 38mm, (1.5”)
Tube diameter 30mm
Weight sight only 220g, (7.8oz)****

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* 1 MOA ˜ 30 mm at 100 meters ˜ 1″ at 100 yards. ** at room temperature & at setting 7 out of 10. *** Night Vision Device. **** Dimensions and weight for CompM2, ML2, M3, ML3 are given with flip-up lens covers. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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