Aimpoint has been competing against other brands so much they forgot they have similar sights of their own. Well, maybe that’s not the case. But Aimpoint does have some sights that are too close to each other. Such as the Aimpoint Pro and Comp M4. Both of these sights are reflex sights with tube design that you see in riflescopes.
Short-range fighting has never been this easier before. The problem here is deciding between Aimpoint Pro vs Comp m4. Both of them are so close to each other, it’s hard to decide on blindsight.
That’s where we come in. Welcome to your favorite gun review frontal. Well, in case I am not your favorite yet, I might be soon. Jokes aside, let’s get to know these sights and talk about why you should consider them.
Aimpoint Pro & Comp M4: Outlooks
Aimpoint Comp M4 & Pro: Specs Table
|Specs||Aimpoint Comp M4||Aimpoint Pro|
|Battery||AA alkaline or lithium||DL1/3N|
|Controls||Windage, Elevation, Brightness||Windage, Elevation, Brightness|
Aimpoint Pro & Comp M4: Key Differences
- Comp M4 is heavier.
- Comp M4 uses AA batteries. Those can be heavy depending on what type of battery you go for. I would avoid going for alkaline batteries.
- Comp M4 is slightly bigger than Pro. Not by much, but it’s slightly bigger.
- Comp M4 is brighter than Pro.
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- Designed to deliver premium performance under harsh conditions
- 2 MOA dot with 10 brightness settings
- Up to 3 years of continuous operation using one DL1/3N battery (included)
- Front and rear flip-up lens covers included; In-service and battery change date decal
- Advanced lens system for better light transmission and unmatched optical clarity
- Professional quality components
- Includes anti-reflective device
- Over 8 years of continuous operation using one AA battery
- Customizable with a full line of accessories available
Head To Head: Aimpoint Pro & Comp M4
Aimpoint Comp M4: Quality has never been an issue on any Aimpoint sights. The aluminum used here is also good quality and it’s forged with CNC. The finish has a matte anodization coating. That coating is decently thick and can protect the sight from getting scratched. Something we all went through in our lives. The lenses used here are fully multi-coated. No compromise there. Lens is secured tightly on the waterproof construction. It’s also fog and shock proof.
Aimpoint Pro: When you see the quality of aluminum used on Aimpoint sights thus far, you wouldn’t question them anymore. A lot of manufacturer uses cheap aluminum and a thin housing to save some money. That can lead to having a bad sight overall. You won’t face that issue here. It wouldn’t make sense for Aimpoint to ditch good quality aluminum to save some money. The lenses are also fully multi-coated. They are scratch resistant and fog proof. They get extremely bright under different lighting condition. Can easily come handy while hunting during the night as well.
In term of quality; Aimpoint Comp m4 is bit better than pro. yet you won’t disappoint by pro.
Aimpoint Comp M4: One of the most asked question regarding a sight is how durable is it? Is it strong enough to last me a good 5 years or more? The answer is, yes. Made out of forged aluminum, this sight has no business being this strong. Aimpoint made this sight for all sort of shooters. Doesn’t matter if you are a hunter or a tactical shooter, you all can enjoy a well-made sight that is here to last for years. The lens on this sight is fully multi-coated. They are scratch resistant and water, fog proof.
Aimpoint Pro: Aimpoint has proved countless times how good their sights are. Aimpoint Pro is constructed from CNC aluminum that has been anodized to have a semi matte finish. The finish on this sight looks gorgeous to say the least.
Durability of Comp m4 also bit better than pro; as you are paying double amount of bucks on it. nothing to surprise, right?
Aimpoint Comp M4: Design and look won’t mean much if the sight is not good at performing field. Accuracy and brightness is on point on this sight. Often you will find sights that will have flash faded out, not really vibrant lens, and bad accuracy. We are having none of those here. There is no chromatic aberration or motion blur present on the sight either. It feels like a premium sight and performs like one.
Aimpoint Pro: Pro series of sights has been with us for a long time now. Users and reviewers had the chance to test it on controlled and natural environment. When it comes to controlled environment performance, it easily beats the M4. But in a much more natural suited condition where praying and spraying isn’t everything, Aimpoint Pro does require a good bit of tuning to bring out the optimal performance. Once you do that, you will have the time of your life with this sight. That’s for sure.
Both of them perform as they should. Like good and premium sights. Though Comp M4 has more brightness setting which can result to a better performance overall. But it uses AA battery which can reduce the battery life a lot and increase the weight if you are not careful at choosing battery.
Aimpoint Comp M4: The overall size of Comp M4 is 5.3 x 3.0 x 3.2 in respectively. As you can see, it’s not that big of a sight. Sure, red dot sights are often smaller than this. Keep in mind they are also less powerful than M4. You can easily pair it up with an NVD or a magnifier and use it as a full-fledged scope.
Aimpoint Pro: When we consider the size of the sights, Aimpoint M4 vs Pro is much closer battle than anticipate. Size of pro is 5.2 x 2.8 x 3.2 in respectively. As you can see, they are way close to each other than any of us anticipated. It’s almost as if Aimpoint made these two with similar molds.
As you can see, the size difference is not much between the two. They are nearly identical twins.
Aimpoint Comp M4: The weight of Comp M4 is around 376 grams. It’s not the lightest reflex sight by any means. But the weight is distributed well around the sight. That’s why it doesn’t feel bad while using. It’s not toe or front heavy.
Aimpoint Pro: The weight of Pro is 330grams. Weight distribution on this sight is amazing. You won’t feel front heavy at all. You can use this sight on smaller rifles as well. I understand you might think it’s still quite heavy. Well, you are not entirely wrong. It’s not a light sight and nobody will tell you it’s a light sight either.
The weight difference is there and it’s noticeable. But both of these sights have amazing weight distribution in them. That’s why they feel lighter than they are. Aimpoint did a good job there.
Aimpoint Comp M4 & Pro: Videos
Aimpoint Pro vs Comp M4 Summary
Aimpoint M4 VS Pro has been nothing but a treat to watch. Both of these sights are way too similar for their own good. Thus, the competition. I know I might have made you even more confused. But if you read through the whole guide, you know which one speaks for you.
Some of us prefers a smaller and lighter sight while others are okay with whatever. Money might be an issue here as well.
All in all, these sights are something else. Both of these are made with such fine craftmanship, you want them both in your arsenal. But that’s not possible for most of us. You can go with M4 or Pro. You won’t lose out on much. At the end of the day, the winner here is you the buyer.