Industry News: V9N6
Aimpoint Announces the CompM5 Optic
Aimpoint has announced the addition of the new Aimpoint CompM5 sight to their professional product line. Powered by a single AAA battery, and weighing just 147 grams (5.19 ounces), the CompM5 takes its place as the most compact optic in the Aimpoint Comp Series family of sights.
Originally created to meet the needs of a specific official end user, the CompM5 is now being offered for sale worldwide as contract commitments and production levels permit. The compact size of the CompM5 was made possible by the sight being powered by a single AAA battery. These small and lightweight batteries are inexpensive and easy to find almost anywhere in the world. Readily available alkaline versions of the AAA simplify logistics and eliminate the potential shipping hazards inherent in lithium batteries. Like the other Comp Series sights, the CompM5 boasts an extremely long battery life–with over 5 years of constant-on use at intensity level seven.
The CompM5 is fully submersible up to 45 meters (150 feet) and is compatible with all generations of Night Vision Devices, as well as Aimpoint’s professional magnifier line. A military grade optical lens system gives the CompM5 exceptional light transmission and dot clarity, making the sight operationally parallax free and providing a crisp, clear dot even under magnification.
“The Aimpoint Comp Series has been established as the worldwide standard for military grade reflex sights for over 20 years. The new CompM5 sight provides professional end users the same levels of performance provided by our full-sized sights in a much more compact optic,” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “This new product saves size and weight for the operator, with no sacrifice in overall performance.”
SIG Releases 6.5 Creedmore Match Ammunition
SIG announced the release of the 6.5 Creedmoor Open Tip Match (OTM) round. Featuring a 140gr Sierra MatchKing bullet, this new 6.5 Creedmoor load has a muzzle velocity of 2,625 fps with muzzle energy of 2,142 ft-lbs. “The 6.5 Creedmoor is one of today’s most popular cartridges with competition shooters and hunters alike,” said Dan Powers, President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “It is an impressive, flat-shooting round that delivers precision in challenging, windy conditions.”
New DoubleStar Rifle–ARC 300
DoubleStar expanded its popular Always Ready Carbine (ARC) line with the addition of a .300 Blackout caliber model; meeting the needs of shooters who wanted those larger 30-caliber bullets. This filled the gap in the ARC line for a suppressible caliber version as well.
The family-owned company, located in eastern Kentucky has generations of experience in the AR market place; they aren’t one of the recent startups. They have decades of face-to-face time with their users, they knew what the consumers were looking for, and they built it.
Troy Industries Introduces UK Compliant Rifle
At DSEI 2017, Troy Industries introduced a side-charging, single shot rifle chambered in .223. With a fixed charging handle and lack of a gas tube, the rifle should meet new stringent EU firearms regulations, while still allowing shooters to own and possess an AR-15 type rifle. The rifle should also meet the regulatory requirements of some US states with onerous firearm restrictions.