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FBI Selects Aimpoint Duty RDS and CompM4s

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has selected Aimpoint Duty RDS and Aimpoint CompM4s optics for its Red Dot Sights and Mounts Program. The company made the announcement last week, shortly after learning the FBI deemed the units the best choice when compared to the performance of other optics submitted for consideration.

Value of the 5-year contract for Aimpoint Duty RDS sights is $7 million. Value of the agreement for the larger-format CompM4s sights is $4 million. Delivery of both optics has already begun.

The Aimpoint Duty RDS is designed to meet the demands that today’s law enforcement officers face, packing high-performance reflex-optic features in a compact unit. Its all-new design offers a pressure-forged aluminum alloy housing, flush-mounted windage and elevation adjustments with tactile clicks, and digital intensity adjustments for ease of operation under any conditions or while wearing gloves.

The Duty RDS features a one-piece torsion nut mount that attaches to all MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and provides an absolute co-witness sight picture with standard-height iron sights. The Duty RDS can run a 2-MOA red dot constantly for 30,000 hours (3 years) while using a single CR2032 battery. With 10 brightness setting, the unit is also compatible with all generations of night vision devices and is submersible up to 80 feet.

The Aimpoint CompM4s is currently used and trusted by top-tier professional users globally and has been type classified as the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force M68CCO (Close Combat Optic) for more than two decades. The 2-MOA red dot is powered by a single AA battery for more than 80,000 hours (8 years) of continuous use and over 500,000 hours in night-vision settings.

Aimpoint introduced the first battery-powered, red-dot sighting system to the firearm market in 1974. Since then, the company has grown to become a trusted worldwide leader in quality reflex sights capable of surviving the rigors of law enforcement and military use.

Article by GUY J. SAGI


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