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WarEagle32
10-24-2012, 16:55
I have basically settled on buying another Aimpoint for my 2nd M4. I have an Aimpoint Pro on my Daniel Defense LW M4. My other AR is a S&W M4 with no optic at the moment. I have 2 options if I stay with Aimpoint. 1. Put an Aimpoint Micro T1 on my DD for 650 with a Larue QD mount included that will really go well with the lightweight DD rifle, and put my Pro on my S&W. 2. Buy another Pro for 360 mount included, and have Pro's on both my M4's. Kinda boring but practical. I love Aimpoints, and saved up to buy the DD M4 as my dream rifle. The T-1 is my dream sight to go on the rifle, but is it worth 300 more dollars which is near double the price of another PRO. I have the money right now to do either but buying the T1 would wipe my gun account out for awhile but would have a super LW setup on a LW carbine. Tough call! Opinions please.

mjkeat
10-24-2012, 16:59
Pro, 500 rounds of Tula, and some instruction.

faawrenchbndr
10-24-2012, 17:04
What Mike said.......:supergrin:

DLEE25
10-24-2012, 17:16
I had a similar dilemma a few months ago. I've been using Eotechs and wanted to go with a simple red dot. I looked hard at the Pro and it's a great optic for a great price. I always wanted a one of the micro's but they were pretty pricey. I came across a great deal on a used H1 which would be about the same price as a new Pro so I went with the H1. I had to spend some extra $$ on a LaRue mount but I don't regret it. It's light, small and the battery life is insane. I say take a chance on the micro since you already have a Pro.

LA_357SIG
10-24-2012, 17:48
I had an M2 (30mm like the PRO) and sold it after I got my T-1. The less bulk and longer battery life of the T-1 made it the more attractive choice between the two.

WoodenPlank
10-24-2012, 18:59
Can't go wrong either way. A planned upgrade for me is replacing my M2 with a T-1, but I want to borrow one to run on my SBR a bit to make sure I can live with the "looking through a doughnut hole" view on the T-1. I get the feeling it will be mounted much closer to the rear sight than my M2 is.

JimM_PA
10-24-2012, 19:06
May I ask where you found the Pro for 360 mount included?

WoodenPlank
10-24-2012, 19:18
May I ask where you found the Pro for 360 mount included?

Palmetto and a couple other places had it for sale around $360-370 around Labor Day.

XDRoX
10-24-2012, 19:24
May I ask where you found the Pro for 360 mount included?

Midwayusa. Get a coupon code for $30 or $40 off $300. They charge $400 normally no tax and free shipping. So either $360 or $370 shipped to your door.

Cole125
10-24-2012, 19:54
It's really hard to beat the Pro, I am really liking mine and the included mount is a outstanding design.

I would try a T1/H1 before you buy and make sure looking through the little hole works for you. Personally I like the 30mm tubes of the bigger Aimpoints.

K. Foster
10-24-2012, 20:03
“Boring but practical” works for me.

WarEagle32
10-24-2012, 20:28
It's really hard to beat the Pro, I am really liking mine and the included mount is a outstanding design.

I would try a T1/H1 before you buy and make sure looking through the little hole works for you. Personally I like the 30mm tubes of the bigger Aimpoints.


I love the smaller tube on the Micro T-1. I just don't know if its worth 300 more than another Pro. 2 Pros would be practical but a little boring having 2 near carbon copy rifles. What should I do guys?

mjkeat
10-24-2012, 20:48
What should I do guys?

Read the 10 posts above.

WarEagle32
10-24-2012, 20:54
Read the 10 posts above.

Need a few more opinions bud. I also just found a CompM4s for 650 with the factory mount. So I will throw it with the Pro and T1. Thoughts now guys?

WoodenPlank
10-24-2012, 21:19
Need a few more opinions bud. I also just found a CompM4s for 650 with the factory mount. So I will throw it with the Pro and T1. Thoughts now guys?

The M4 has great battery life, but it's HEAVY.

mjkeat
10-24-2012, 22:12
Need a few more opinions bud. I also just found a CompM4s for 650 with the factory mount. So I will throw it with the Pro and T1. Thoughts now guys?

The very first response was probably right on target?

ArmoryDoc
10-24-2012, 22:32
Aimpoint Pro is it. You're gonna have to burn a lot of batteries to justify an extra $300.00 in my book.

RatDrall
10-25-2012, 05:19
Midwayusa. Get a coupon code for $30 or $40 off $300. They charge $400 normally no tax and free shipping. So either $360 or $370 shipped to your door.

Where do you get that coupon code?

rockapede
10-25-2012, 06:51
It sounds like you want the T-1 regardless, so just buy it.

scccdoc
10-25-2012, 07:09
I have basically settled on buying another Aimpoint for my 2nd M4. I have an Aimpoint Pro on my Daniel Defense LW M4. My other AR is a S&W M4 with no optic at the moment. I have 2 options if I stay with Aimpoint. 1. Put an Aimpoint Micro T1 on my DD for 650 with a Larue QD mount included that will really go well with the lightweight DD rifle, and put my Pro on my S&W. 2. Buy another Pro for 360 mount included, and have Pro's on both my M4's. Kinda boring but practical. I love Aimpoints, and saved up to buy the DD M4 as my dream rifle. The T-1 is my dream sight to go on the rifle, but is it worth 300 more dollars which is near double the price of another PRO. I have the money right now to do either but buying the T1 would wipe my gun account out for awhile but would have a super LW setup on a LW carbine. Tough call! Opinions please.

Where did you find that price? DOC

DLEE25
10-25-2012, 07:32
T-1: Good- battery life, lightweight and compact. Bad- Expensive and unless you buy a bundle, you'll have to buy a mount. (at least $100 more) No Killflash options.

Pro: Good-battery life, comes with a mount. Least expensive of the three. Bad- Heavy, takes up more rail space, Uncommon batteries (although the battery life issue kind of makes this moot)

Comp M4: Good-Most insane battery life, mount included, Uses common AA batteries (as with the Pro the battery issue kind of makes this a moot point). Bad- Heavy, takes up more rail space. Expensive.

My verdict: No to Comp M4. The advantages are not worth the extra $$$ IMHO. I would go with the Pro over the Comp M4. I would choose the T-1 over the Pro since you already have a Pro. In a few years both optics will still be running for you and you'll forget about the expense.

scccdoc
10-25-2012, 07:39
T-1: Good- battery life, lightweight and compact. Bad- Expensive and unless you buy a bundle, you'll have to buy a mount. (at least $100 more) No Killflash options.

Pro: Good-battery life, comes with a mount. Least expensive of the three. Bad- Heavy, takes up more rail space, Uncommon batteries (although the battery life issue kind of makes this moot)

Comp M4: Good-Most insane battery life, mount included, Uses common AA batteries (as with the Pro the battery issue kind of makes this a moot point). Bad- Heavy, takes up more rail space. Expensive.

My verdict: No to Comp M4. The advantages are not worth the extra $$$ IMHO. I would go with the Pro over the Comp M4. I would choose the T-1 over the Pro since you already have a Pro. In a few years both optics will still be running for you and you'll forget about the expense.

Is Lock-Tite needed for the Aimpoint?

Chuck TX
10-25-2012, 10:05
T-1. That seems to be what you want. If you get another Pro are you going constantly wish you'd gotten something different?

The M4 has great battery life, but it's HEAVY.

Yup. After a while, no matter how built you are, you know you have a CompM4 sitting on top. A little extra weight goes a long long ways.

Owning multiple CompM4 and a CompM3, I always swear my next one will be a T-1. It was the common AA, battery life, and ruggedness that kept me coming back to the CompM4. Plus the easily available see-thru lens covers for chasing pigs through mesquite senderos. It was the the AA and covers that kept me from the T-1 last purchase.

DLEE25
10-25-2012, 10:50
Is Lock-Tite needed for the Aimpoint?

It's recommended. Loctite blue is pretty secure but not permanent

scccdoc
10-25-2012, 11:50
It's recommended. Loctite blue is pretty secure but not permanent

Thanks

WarEagle32
10-25-2012, 22:24
Still can't make up my damn mind. It's T-1 or Pro! No compM4

Cole125
10-25-2012, 22:35
Well if you get the Pro save up another $300 from what the T-1 would cost and you can get a Aimpoint Magnifier with a LaRue swing to side mount.

NeverMore1701
10-26-2012, 00:19
I'd go H1 2MOA if I were in the market for an Aimpoint.

Big Bird
10-26-2012, 07:10
You can get an Aimpoi9nt H1 with a Larue QD mount direct from Larue for about $600 That's $50 less than a T1 and the ONLY thing you give up with the H1 over the T1 is night vision compatibility. Since you are mulling over a few hundred dollar difference here I'm gonna take a wild guess and say you won't be buying a NV scope. I have both the H1 and T1 and the thing I like about the H1 is it has more adjustment in the reticle brightness than the T1 and you don't have to cycle through the non-visible reticules like you do on the T1.

Assuming you are looking at $400 for the PRO its only a $200 difference.

For me the question was about weight and balance and I can't tell you how much I like how the H1/T1 balances on the rifle and how light it is in comparison to a Comp M2 etc.

LA_357SIG
10-26-2012, 10:25
nevermind.

seattlesetters
10-26-2012, 11:11
Split the difference price-wise and get what you want ... the best of all worlds. What am I talking about? The H-1, of course!

All you lose is the NV capability and some "waterproof to" depth. So, if you aren't a Navy SEAL who scuba dives with his rifle at night, I'd say you're perfectly covered with the H-1. It'll save you at least $50 over the T-1, maybe more if you look around.

HKUSP.40
10-29-2012, 23:45
Love my Aimpoint Pro. I couldn't see the need to spend the extra $$ for the Micro.