Aimpoint CompML3 Review


Aimpoint CompM3 red dot sight

Aimpoint CompM3 - bare unit

The Aimpoint CompML3 red dot sight is the non-night vision capable version of the CompM3.

The Aimpoint CompML3 is suitable for law enforcement, hunting and sports shooting applications. The Aimpoint CompML3 reflex sight builds on Aimpoint’s three decades of experience designing and manufacturing World-beating reflex sights. It is available in 2 MOA and 4 MOA versions.

Aimpoint CompML3 red dot sight


Aimpoint CompM3 reflex sight with 'Coyote' colored protective cover

Aimpoint CompM3 reflex sight with 'Coyote' colored cover

The main difference from the CompML2 is use of Aimpoint’s ACET technology which vastly increases battery life. The CompML3 can run for up to 50,000 hours (over 5 years) on a single AA battery.

Aimpoint CompM3 on Picatinny mount

Aimpoint CompM3 red dot sight on Picatinny mount

The Aimpoint CompML3 red dot sight was designed from the outset for use in the toughest hunting and law enforcement scenarios the Aimpoint CompML3 is ideal for action shooting disciplines.


Replaceable rubber cover

The Aimpoint CompML3 red dot sight is supplied with a protective rubber cover to provide additional protection and safeguard the sight’s finish and resale value. The cover can is available in black or ‘coyote’ (dark earth) color at no extra cost.


Aimpoint CompM3 on AR15 and SIG carbines

Aimpoint CompM3 reflex sight on AR15 and SIG carbines

Unique features for CompML3

  • New technology called ACET allows 50,000 hours of operation on one single battery (on setting 7 out of 10)
  • Unequalled light transmission
  • Available in 2 dot sizes (2 and 4 MOA)
  • Submersible to 45 meters (135 feet)
  • Comes with replaceable outer black rubber cover
  • Outer rubber cover also available in Dark Earth Brown


Aimpoint CompM3 reflex sight on M4 carbine

Aimpoint CompM3 or CompML3 reflex sight 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 CompM3 on H&K G36C

Aimpoint CompM3 or CompML3 on H&K G36C

Article number 11405 (CompML3 4MOA), 11416 (CompML3 2MOA)
Technology ACET (Advanced 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 or 2
Parallax Absence of parallax – No centering required
Eye relief Unlimited
Night vision compatibility No
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 ** 50 000 (over 5 years of continuous use)
Dot intensity adjustment Manual rotary switch
Daylight (DL) settings 6 DL of which one extra bright
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 45m, (150ft)
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)***
Weight rubber cover 50g, (1.7oz)

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* 1 MOA ˜ 30 mm at 100 meters ˜ 1″ at 100 yards.

** at room temperature & at setting 7 out of 10.

*** 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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