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Posted: 2/20/2016 2:30:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2016 2:50:04 PM EDT by TooTech]
Just got my new Aimpoint PRO sights in from Optics Planet. Everything looks GREAT except that Aimpoint has changed the strap that previously retained the covers for the elevation turret, the windage turret, and the battery compartment.

The adjustment turret covers are now individually anchored to the turret itself. The battery compartment cap is now UNANCHORED.  The PRO now has the same cap retention system as the ACO.

So the one cap that is necessary for the sight to operate is left untethered?

I would have purchased this sight without this anyway, but I don't see the rationale for the change, other than maybe saving a couple pennies,





And before someone asks I am absolutely certain this is a PRO and not an ACO. The box says PRO, the sight itself says PRO.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 4:06:57 PM EDT
I just bought one and yes I noticed the same thing.  I was scared that someone swapped out a fake or an ACO for the Pro at the store but I contacted Aimpoint and its a legit Pro.  It didnt come witht the battery sticker either.  I am going to call back and ask for the correct tethers because I dont like how the battery isnt tethered.

Even the description of the contents has changed and doesnt say they are included.

Link Posted: 2/21/2016 3:17:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2016 3:25:13 AM EDT by TooTech]
Even the picture on the Aimpoint website shows the 3-armed strap:

http://www.aimpoint.com/product/aimpoint-pro/

I have sent a message to Aimpoint via their website, I'll post any response I receive.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 3:23:53 AM EDT
I figured that they concluded that, since you only have to change batteries every few years, a retention strap was basically unneeded.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 3:27:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2016 3:28:34 AM EDT by TooTech]
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Originally Posted By criley:
I figured that they concluded that, since you only have to change batteries every few years, a retention strap was basically unneeded.
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Then why put it on the CompM3? They have a battery life of FIVE years.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:06:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TooTech:


Then why put it on the CompM3? They have a battery life of FIVE years.
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Originally Posted By TooTech:
Originally Posted By criley:
I figured that they concluded that, since you only have to change batteries every few years, a retention strap was basically unneeded.


Then why put it on the CompM3? They have a battery life of FIVE years.


Wouldn't be surprised to see them change the M3s soon.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 8:55:12 AM EDT
I have a PRO on my Block 1 clone.  I bought all the original style caps and tether from SWFA to give the appearance of a COMP M2.  I don't think it affects performance one bit but I like the old system .
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:43:17 AM EDT
I have a PRO from a year ago and it has the new system. My old PRO from probably about a year to year and a half earlier had the old system. While I like the old system better, it's hardly an issue. T2s don't have it either and people still love those.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 6:10:28 PM EDT
I see it as an upgrade.  The PRO now has the same tethers as the Comp M4.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 8:03:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By samuse:
I see it as an upgrade.  The PRO now has the same tethers as the Comp M4.
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The battery compartment cap on the M4 is tethered, unlike the battery compartment cap on the PRO
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