Originally Posted by broke-again124
Okay, I'm goin to buy an Aimpoint or an ACOG by Trijicon sometime in the next month and need some questions answered. Assuming money's no object what are the advantages of the CompM4 over the Aimpoint T1 or H1? Which would you buy for your SHTF rifle and why? Or the ACOG? What are the real advantages of each? I don't understand how there could be a difference other than weight with the Aimpoints. Could someone enlighten me please?
They are different and therefore each has advantages over the other. The ACOG is a 4x magnified optic. The Aimpoint is a red dot sight. With the ACOG you will able to acquire targets at a longer range. The Aimpoint will get you on target faster but can make it more difficult to hit targets at long range depending on your eyesight
The comp m4 is physically larger but has a 2 moa dot. The Micro H1 and T1 have 4 moa dots. Aimpoint had the H2 at shot show, it has a 2 moa dot. The ACOG has several different etched reticles available. The one I have seen the most is the chevron ^ .
Aimpoints have a battery life that is ridiculously long. You can leave them turned on for a year or more so it's always ready to employ. Which is great when things go bump in the night.
The ACOG is illuminated by ambient light via fiber optic light tube on top of the optic. No batteries required No batteries to fail or replace. ACOG does now offer a battery powered illuminated reticle, but I'm not sure if the battery life is on par with Aimpoint.
If this is a home defense weapon, get the aimpoint. It's not easy to acquire targets at close range with a magnified optic and light conditions may not always favor the ACOG
Determine what you are going to use it for and go from there.
You are about to drop a nice chunk of cash on an optic. I would recommend you try before you buy if that is possible for you.