There are times when you plan to go short, but the situation dictates a quick, accurate shot at medium- to long-range distances and few of us practice enough with the irons to be proficient. The solution? You need the best of both worlds; you need a quality red dot for CQB ranges and a magnifier on a flip mount to stretch your effective distance.
With a red dot/magnifier combo, you are ready for CQB or quickly plinking plates at short range. When it becomes time to reach out and pop a target at distance, simply flip the magnifier in front of the red dot and you are ready to bang away at 100, 200, 300 yards or more depending on your abilities. That’s the easy part. The hard part is knowing which magnifier to run on your gun.
Hard until now that is. Aimpoint has announced three new accessory magnifiers to keep you on target and in the X-ring. Here is the full announcement from Aimpoint.
Aimpoint has announced the addition of three new accessory magnifiers to their product line. Designed to work in conjunction with the company’s electronic reflex sights, these new magnifiers are being offered in 3X and 6X magnification, in both a standard grade for use by civilian shooters, as well as professional grade models.
The new Aimpoint magnifiers feature diopter adjustment, allowing each optic to be individually adapted to the operator’s eye. All are protected by shock absorbing protective rubber covers that also provide an ergonomic grip surface. The Aimpoint magnifiers may be used with the company’s quick-detach TwistMount, or with the newly launched Aimpoint FlipMount, which allows the magnifier to be quickly flipped in or out of the optical axis, or removed from the firearm completely.
“These magnifiers open up some interesting new opportunities for users of Aimpoint sights,” said Matt Swenson, VP of Sales at Aimpoint Inc. “Our standard grade 3X-C is a great magnifier at a very reasonable price point. On the professional side, the Aimpoint 6XMag offers 50% more magnification than existing U.S. military combat optics, and allows an operator to quickly transition back to their non-magnified Micro T-2 sight for CQB.”