Why should I use a red dot sight?
To be successful, every shooter must be able to aim accurately and quickly under a variety of conditions. On a shooting range, there is plenty of time to take aim, but in the real world, everything is in fast motion. Add rough terrain, foul weather and high levels of stress and even the most experienced marksman will be put to the test.
The single red dot has been proven to be the fastest type of reticle to place on target and provides the greatest increase in hit probability on close quarter moving targets. Red dot sights allow you to remain focused on the target. Shooting with both eyes open means that you remain in touch with what is going on around you, and can deal with new situations as they arise.
Red dot sights are superior to iron sights and scopes in several ways. Using these other types of aiming devices require that your focus leaves the target.
In practice this means:
Red dot sights
With red dot sights you remain focus on the target, you simply place the dot on the target and you pull trigger. The point of aim is the point of impact.
With iron sights, hunters must align the rear and front sights with the target - waste of valuable time.
With magnifying scopes, the field of vision is severely limited and locating your target through a tube with one eye closed wastes valuable time and destroys your situational awareness.
Why should I use an Aimpoint Red Dot Sight?
There are at least 9 good reasons why you should choose a red dot sight from Aimpoint!
1. Aimpoint proves its superiority in difficult situations
Shots that have to be fired with little time to think are always difficult. At these times it doesn’t matter if the range is short or long or the target is moving or standing still. It is in these situations Aimpoint proves its superiority over all other sights.
2. Point of aim is point of impact
Aimpoint sights are parallax free, which means that the visible dot remains parallel to the bore of your firearm no matter what position your eye is in relative to the sight. This means that you never have to worry about centering the dot inside the sight. When the dot is on target, so are you.
3. Unlimited field of view and eye relief
Because Aimpoint® sights can be used with both eyes open, your field of view is unlimited at any distance. Eye relief is also unlimited, so your eye’s position behind the sight does not affect how well you see the target or the aiming point.
4. Nearly 100% of all wavelengths of light
The bright red dot is very easy to see and your eye instinctively aligns it with your target. Unlike the lenses in cheaper red dot sights, Aimpoint’s lenses transmit nearly 100% of all wavelengths of light. Colors appear natural and are not distorted.
5. All conditions – Anywhere
Aimpoint sights work in all light conditions from darkness to bright desert sunlight. They are fully submersible so you never have to worry about rain or immersion. Aimpoint sights are developed and tested to be used in any weather condition from the sub-zero temperatures of the Arctic to the heat and humidity of the tropics.
6. On any type of firearm
Whether you have a rifle for big game hunting or the world’s latest military rifle, Aimpoint has a sight for you.
7. User friendliness
Aimpoint sights are extremely user friendly. Operated by a mechanical switch or push-buttons, an Aimpoint sight can be easily and quickly changed to the right setting while simultaneously aiming through your sight. Our mechanical switch and push buttons won’t freeze and are easy to use whether you are wearing gloves or not.
8. Environmental awareness
At Aimpoint, we take great pride in making sure that neither hazardous nor radioactive materials are used in our sights.
Aimpoint sights are manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and meet the highest standards of quality. Each sight is hand-built at our state of the art facilities in Sweden, assigned an individual identification number, and subjected to rigorous testing and numerous quality control checks during the manufacturing process.
Standard features on all Aimpoint sights
• Unlimited field of view
• Parallax-free and unlimited eye relief
• Unaffected by extreme weather conditions
• Extremely rugged, durable construction
• No hazardous materials
• No laser emission that could be harmful to your eyes
• Mechanical switch for speed and reliability
• Increased aiming confidence and hit probability
Did you know
Aimpoint sights allow a much faster return to your sight picture after recoil, allowing you to see and react to the results of your first shot almost instantly.