Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic
Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic
Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic
Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic
Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic
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Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic

SKU #: AIM-12841
MSRP: $485.00
Aimpoint has removed restrictions on the sale of the Patrol Rifle Optic and this product is now available to all customers (Domestic Shipments Only)!

Please Note: The battery and adjustment cap retainer straps are no longer included. Aimpoint has updated the caps so they no longer require the strap.

Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO) is designed with input from a distinguished group of current and former professionals, the Patrol Rifle Optic incorporates many never before seen features to maximize this sight's performance within the challenging conditions faced by modern law enforcement. A hard-anodized 30mm tube was utilized, enclosing a high efficiency circuit that allows the sight to be turned on and left on for up to three years using a single battery.

The front lens utilizes a unique band-pass coating, which allows the sight to be used with all generations of night vision devices. The modular QRP2 mount includes a removable spacer that indexes the sight at the optimal height for co-witness with the standard iron sights on AR15/M16/M4 Carbine style weapons. This spacer can be removed to enable the use of the sight on police shotguns or sub-machineguns. The QRP2 mount also incorporates a torque-limiting twist knob that provides the optimal level of pressure on the rail while completely eliminating the possibility of over-tightening. Both the front and rear lenses are recessed within the sight body to provide protection against impact damage, scratches, and fingerprints.

Flip covers are included to further protect the lenses, and a transparent rear lens cover is utilized allowing the user to engage a target with the lens covers closed in an emergency situation. A two Minute of Angle (2 MOA) red dot is utilized to allow maximum accuracy at all distances and under all environmental conditions.

Unique features for the Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic

  • Always ready - always on. Turn it on for up to 3 years using one single battery. No need to fumble with switches prior to use.
  • 2 minute of angle red dot for accurate target engagement at all distances.
  • In service date and battery change date reminders makes inventory tracking and maintenance easy.
  • Enhanced speed on target and increased first shot hit probability when compared to iron sights and magnified scopes.
  • Compatible with all generations of night vision devices and may be used with Aimpoint 3X Magnifier and Concealed Engagement unit.
  • Hard anodized aluminum alloy housing. Rugged enough for real world conditions and waterproof to 150 feet.
  • Threaded front lens opening allows use of screw-in anti-reflection device (ARD).
  • Front and rear flip covers keep lenses clean.
  • Transparent rear flip cover allows use of the sight (with both eyes open) even with both covers closed in an emergency.
  • Modular mount set up for use on flat-top AR15, M4 Carbine and M16 rifles. (Adapter available for carry handle mounting)
  • Removable spacer. Remove for use on shotguns and sub-guns.
  • QRP2 rail grabber mount. Snap knob three times for a perfect mount. Will not deform your rail like many other mounts.
  • Recessed lens openings helps prevent against impact damage, fingerprints and scratches.

  • Applications: Law Enforcement carbines, rifles, shotguns and submachineguns


  • Article number 12841
  • Technology ACET (Advanced Circuit Efficiency Technology)
  • Working principle Reflex collimator sight - red dot sight


  • Lightsource LED (Light Emitting Diode) totally eye-safe
  • Lightsource wavelength 650 nm red light
  • Red dot size in MOA (minute of angle)* 2
  • Parallax Absence of parallax -
  • No centering required
  • Eye relief Unlimited
  • Night vision compatibility Yes
  • Anti-reflex coating all surfaces & multi-layer coating objective lens Yes
  • Magnification No magnification (1X)


  • Battery One 3V Lithium battery, type 2L76 or DL1/3N
  • Battery life in hours ** 30 000 (over 3 years of continuous use)
  • Dot intensity adjustment Manual rotary switch
  • Daylight (DL) settings 6 DL of which one extra bright
  • NVD settings 4 NVD


  • Material housing High strength aluminum
  • Surface finish Hard anodized, matte
  • Color housing Black
  • Adjustment 1 click 13mm at 100m, (1/2 at 100yds)
  • Mounting methods QRP2 mount for M1913 atandard Picatinny rail, and spacer for AR15/M4 carbine application


  • Temperature range -45 - +71 C, (50- +160 F)
  • Water resistance - submersible to 45m, (150ft)
  • Radioactive components used None


  • Length 130mm, (5.1)
  • Width/height sight only 55 x 55mm, (2.2 x 2.2)
  • Maximum ring width 30mm, (1.18)
  • Ojbective diameter 38mm, (1.5)
  • Tube diameter 30mm, (1.18)
  • Weight sight only 220g, (7.8oz)****
  • Weight sight with integrated mount 11.6 oz including mount and spacer

  • * 1 MOA 30 mm at 100 meters 1 at 100 yards.
  • ** at room temperature & at setting 7 out of 10.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Reviews
    162 Reviews
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    91% Recommend this product (147 of 162 responses)
    By Kirk
    September 13, 2017
    Great red dot scope for the money.
    Aimpoint seems to be the best for my use. I have several of their scopes in T1/T2 and H1. Also other PROs. All work well and I'm pleased when mounted. I have a couple other brands and they are OK. Only the Primary Arms seems to be nearly as good - with way less price tag.
    By JT
    Olathe, KS
    August 12, 2017
    Aimpoint quality/ruggedness/warranty!
    Aimpoint makes solid stuff and the PRO is no exception. I looked for months to find another Comp ML3 but, they arent in stock (not produced anymore). I wasnt too keen on a used sight after getting a dud that only lasted about 2 months before the rheostat let go and the dot would just flicker. Decided to just go for a new red dot and once I saw the PRO pop up for sale on LAPoliceGear for $371.45, ready-to-mount mind you, to my door it was a no brainer. Aimpoint pretty much axed all the other versions of this 30mm RDS (Comp M3, ML3) and the PRO has taken the place of them. Uses the same ACET circuits as them but, the PRO does NOT have an off position. The 1/3N lasts like 3 ish years at setting 7. So theoretically it should last a good bit longer than that at the lowest setting.
    ProsAimpoint, 30MM, FOV, Caps, Lower 1/3 or Absolute QRP2 Mount
    ConsNot enough money to buy more
    By michael desantis
    August 3, 2017
    I recently placed the scope on the rifle I had purchased for my father,SPRINGFIELD ARMORY : SAINT. optics are perfect for this rifle,easy to pick up on either setting of the red father should have no problem with this item
    ProsRed dot easy to pick up,well known name and a big thing for me,RETIRED LEO and EX MILITARY.this product and this company along with the rifle I purchased are BATTLE TESTED.Keep up the GREAT WORK with quality products.
    By Kevin
    Billingsley, AL
    May 14, 2017
    Quality optic.
    Aimpoint make top notch optics for shooters. The Aimpoint Pro is no exception.
    ProsEasy installation and zeroing. Great price for such a quality optic.
    By Phil
    County Line, PA
    May 7, 2017
    Great sight
    Mounted on Mini-30 Tactical proved to be a great sight for this rifle, I will reccommend this sight to anyone.
    By Adam
    May 6, 2017
    Tight optic
    This red dot seems like it should cost more. It's super solid and the quick detach and mount are extremely well built and it's amazing that they are included at this price point. If you're considering this sight know that it is well worth the price, especially considering how well aimpoint stands behind their optics.
    By Dski
    May 4, 2017
    Never disappoints!
    I have a few of these and they are rock solid and work everytime. Great build quality and I actually like the included mount.
    ProsSuper Solid Exceptional battery life
    By Mason
    Pendleton, OR
    April 28, 2017
    Good Optic
    I had this optic for a little over a year now. I put the battery in and turned it on and it has stayed on since. The dot has not dimmed at all. I bought some new batteries just in case but I think it will stay on for the full 30,000 hours as advertised. Although the other day my rifle suffered a 3 foot drop onto the concrete as I was grabbing gear from the trunk of my car. I was dissapointed to notice a shift in zero. I was able to see that it had shifted since it was cowittnessed with my iron sights. I took it to the range and at 50 yards I noticed that it had shifted 2.5 inches left and 3 inches low from the point of impact. That would of been a huge difference at 100 yards. Luckily it was easy to re-zero and I could fit all the rounds into a quarter at 50 yards which is where I zero my AR15. The only reason I was disappointed is you hear all the abuse these aimpoint optics go through and they hold zero. Mine suffered one accidental drop and lost zero. Just remember nothing is unfallible and if you take care of it, it will take care of you. I mounted this on my patrol rifle and have shot it frequently. Through normal use it has held up great. It is a red dot, it's quick for close quarters and with its long battery life I can keep it on and ready. I myself have noticed the the mount comes loose on me after a hundred rounds or so and always needs retightened. But this can be fixed with a different mount. If you work or operate (I use operate loosely) in an area that is wide open ranges I would opt for a magnified optic like a 1 to 4 power. But this suits my needs well. As mentioned before I used this on my patrol rifle. Last winter I saw temperatures below 0. Pulling my rifle in and out of the warm vehicle did not cause my optic to fog up which was a concern for me. I also take my rifle to the mountains with me when I'm riding my ATV. The rifle with optic is mounted on a rifle mount on the front of the ATV. Through the vibration ofor the motor and all the bumps and one time it was put in the ditch the optic has held zero just fine. It's been made to sit in the rain, been snowed on, and even had I've frozen to it and it works great still. Sorry to make this so long I was just trying to make sure I touched all the bases. Overall I like the optic alot. Through normal use it has held zero well. It losing zero when dropped may have been a fluke it landed right on the optic. I'm glad it still works and all it needed was re-zeroed. It has been on a little over a year now so the battery rocks.
    ProsEasy to mount and zero. Super long battery life and does not fog when going to and from hot and cold temperatures. Definitely weather proof.
    ConsMount loosens on me after higher round counts and needs to be retightened every so often. The dot works but is not excellent for engaging further targets although can be done pretty easily out to 300 yards. Past 300 yards the dot starts to take up the target even when turned down.
    By Jack
    March 16, 2017
    Great product
    Great product being offered by a great online retailer that I'm so glad I found also love their cargo pants
    By Rafael
    Chicago Illinois
    March 3, 2017
    High quality optic. You definitely are getting your money's worth.
    ProsLong battery life
    By Jim
    Grand Junction CO
    February 9, 2017
    Best Price I Could Find
    I know this is one of those items that vendors don't have a lot of leeway on as far as price goes but this was the best I could find. I got the Aimpoint for my personally owned patrol rifle. I picked Aimpoint because I am familiar with the product and it's dependability and durability.
    By John Brookie
    December 18, 2016
    Great Optic
    No complaints. Works fantastic.
    ProsEasy to install install and zero.
    ConsDoes not fold.
    By Rich
    Tombstone, AZ
    September 9, 2016
    BCM optic
    So far no rounds down range. Will update with progress status. Gitsum
    ProsNo issues. Plug n play
    ConsNo Cons at this time. Need to time to bore site and zero to meet mission capable status
    By Ed
    Central Florida
    September 1, 2016
    Aimpoint PRO
    I was immediately impressed with the robust design of this optic. It has a solid feel so I expect it to withstand any field use. This is a replacement for an EOTech HWS that I hated parting with due to its red dot design but I took advantage of L3's return program due to issues with some of their sights. When I first turned on the PRO I was a bit disappointed with having to adjust to the Aimpoint red dot. Once I mounted it on my SIG 556 rifle and took it out to the range, that all changed. The sight was very easy to site in. I sited in the PRO 1.2 inches low at 25yards and it was spot on at 200 yards. Hitting a steel plate at the 200 yard range was effortless. Another concern I had with buying the PRO was whether I would be able to use my EOTech 3x magnifier thinking the height above the rail might be an issue. Turns out it was a match made in Heaven! All I can say is I love my new Aimpoint PRO and you will too!!!
    ProsI have other Aimpoints......Micro H1 and T1. Love those two sights and love the PRO! What can I say but the design, simplicity of use, and robust design of these Aimpoint sites will cause me to purchase more Aimpoint products in the future. The folks at LA Police Gear are second to none. My online purchase experience with them has always been very positive with quick delivery, excellent customer service, product availability, and very competitive prices. I will continue to use LA Police Gear for future purchases!!!
    ConsBattery model, availability, and cost. I immediately ordered some spare batteries for the PRO on Amazon Prime. A 3-pack of Duracells for about $10.
    By John
    August 25, 2016
    Great Optics!!!
    Easy to sight in and quick and easy to get on target!!
    16 Questions & 34 Answers
    Michael Greer
    from Carbondale illinois asked:
    August 27, 2017
    Is it recommended to remove spacer when used with Springfield Socom 16
    1 Answers
    That will depend on your personal setup, unfortunately the manufacturer has not provided any information specific to that rifle.
    Customer Service
    on August 29, 2017

    Val Pierre
    from NORTH CAROLINA asked:
    October 29, 2016
    Can this optic be mounted on an Arsenal AK-47 which has quadrails...and still obtain cowitness? If not, is there a sight that you recommend - preferably Aimpoint (or Eotech)? Thanks.
    1 Answers
    Depending on how you want it set up, absolute or 1/3, you may need a different mount/riser.
    Customer Service
    on November 8, 2016

    from Macedonia asked:
    June 20, 2016
    Can you please tell me the mount is siutable / will fit on rail / dovetail of how many mm? 11 mm, 20mm and atc. ?
    3 Answers
    I'm not sure of your question. The length of the mount is 2.75 inches or approximately 70mm. I have it mounted on a mil spec Picatinny rail. I'm not sure what the width of the rail is.
    on June 20, 2016
    from Woodbridge, NJ
    It fits a standard Picatinny rail. Fit my AR platform just fine first time. No issues at all. Zeroing was real easy. Works well with my back up Troy flip up sights. Im very happy with the purchase. Seems like acsolid product so far. This is the first full week of duty use riding around in the rack in the patrol car so we will see how well the mount holds up after 40+ hours this week.
    on June 22, 2016
    from Corona, CA
    I have my set up on a standard 20mm picatinny rail on my AR-15. The scope comes with an adjustable screw plate that should could adjust to different widths.
    on June 26, 2016
    from FORT MILL, SC

    from Darlington, SC asked:
    December 16, 2015
    Will this sight line up with the eotech g33 magnifier?
    3 Answers
    We will see if our customers have any feedback using those two items together.
    Customer Service
    on January 7, 2016
    This sight lines up perfectly with the Eotech G33 magnifier. I use the same set up.
    on January 7, 2016
    from Las Vegas, NV is my setup.
    on August 31, 2016
    from Central Florida

    Richard Mayorga
    from corona, California asked:
    March 26, 2015
    Can I use my 5% discount on this item.
    1 Answers
    yes a 5% discount can be used on this item.
    Customer Service
    on March 26, 2015

    from Virginia asked:
    March 2, 2015
    Can you adjust the brightness on this optic? I am in the NG and I know on our red dots, which I am almost Positive are a version of the Aimpoint PRO, you can adjust the brightness of the dot in order to deal with various conditions (amount of daylight, etc.).
    1 Answers
    Yes this item does have an adjustable brightness level
    Customer Service
    on March 2, 2015

    from PA asked:
    September 7, 2014
    I've noticed that most of the people reviewing or asking questions are referencing the sight's performance on AR platforms or other 5.56/.223 firearms, but I've seen this optic used on AK-platform rifles. Any reasons why this wouldn't be functional, effective, or work as well on an AK in 7.62x39 provided you zeroed it?
    1 Answers
    yes this should do just fine on an AK rifle. once the item has bee zeroed is should shoot just fine without an issue.
    Customer Service
    on September 8, 2014

    from Ohio asked:
    April 21, 2014
    In the product description where it lists the battery type, it says (not included), yet in another question it was asked if this aimpoint pro comes with battery included and it was answered yes. If I'm going to need a battery would like to get one before the sight arrives. Does this come with a battery?
    1 Answers
    These sights do include a battery now but do not include spare batteries.
    Customer Service
    on April 22, 2014

    from Tampa asked:
    March 23, 2014
    Will the aimpoint magnifier line exactly with the existing mounts? Is aimpoint magnifier the best option?
    1 Answers
    AImpoint is one of the best optics out on the market at this time. if you were to get the Aimpoint magnifier we do recommend going with the twist mount as well as this will work with the mounts and system the best.
    Customer Service
    on March 24, 2014

    from Sacramento, CA asked:
    March 18, 2014
    Has anybody tried this optic on an M1 A SOCOM 16? If so, how did it work?
    2 Answers
    I am not sure about the SOCOM but mine is on Daniel Defense...
    on March 19, 2014
    from FL
    Yes, it will work great, with the spacer taken out. I have mine on a M1A Scout Squad which has the rail as the SOCOM 16. It makes quick work of steel silhouettes at 75 meters and in. 200m shots are no problem either, which is as far out as I have shot it. It replaced and EOTech 512.
    on December 9, 2014
    from Haysville, KS

    from Sacramento, CA asked:
    February 26, 2014
    Will this mount to a Ruger Mini 14?
    1 Answers
    as long as you have a standard rail on our weapon the aim point will mount just fine.
    Customer Service
    on February 26, 2014

    from NA asked:
    December 30, 2013
    Will this optic Absolute Co-Witness with fixed or BUIS. or does it have a 1/3 Co-Witness with the fixed or BUIS??
    8 Answers
    on my ar15 with a standard f marked front sight post and a magpul flip up buis it had absolute cowitness using the provided mount.
    on December 30, 2013
    from san jose, ca
    With the provided mount, it's an absolute co-witness. The mount does have a spacer in it that can be removed for a "closer to the bore axis" style mount, but this is the opposite of the 1/3 mount. If 1/3 co-witness is desired, a new mount must be purchased.
    on December 30, 2013
    from College Station, TX
    Lower 1/3
    on December 30, 2013
    from Lafayette, IN
    Yes, it will absolute co-witness with BUIS out of the box. to get a different alignment, one would need a different mount.
    on December 30, 2013
    from Casper, WY
    I have fold down front and rear sights on my AR 15 and it is Absolute Co-Witness with the sights up. I sighted my new AR in using the fixed sights then adjusted the Aimpoint red dot to sit right on top and centered with the fixed sights. Now both are dead on. I am very happy with the Aimpoint Pro.
    on December 30, 2013
    from CA
    The mount that comes with this optic is nice but gives you absolute - if you want lower 1/3 you'll have to purchase an aftermarket mount. Larue and American Defense have some nice options.
    on December 30, 2013
    from Connecticut
    Mine was absolute on a Sig M400.
    on December 30, 2013
    from Galax, VA
    I have troy battlesights(standard height not micros) on my ar... With the spacer on the mount as it comes out of the box it provided a lower 1/3 co-witness when irons are deployed... I removed the spacer and it provides an absolute co-witness with my irons. Im surprised with all these other folks comments about it not providing both lower 1/3 and absolute with and without the included spacer...
    on November 9, 2015
    from AZ

    from Las Vegas, NV asked:
    December 26, 2013
    Does come with batteries-ready to got out the box?
    1 Answers
    Yes, the Aimpoint PRO comes with a battery. All you need to do is put it in and you'll be ready to go.
    Customer Service
    on December 26, 2013

    from Richmond, VA asked:
    December 2, 2013
    Are these optics optimized for 5.56 trajectory? Curious if one would be accurate and withstand recoil of an FAL or similar. I understand mounting would involve utilizing railed dust cover and co-witness most likely not possible.
    4 Answers
    I've had mine on a 7.5" AR pistol, and an 11.5" 7.62x39 AR pistol. Holds zero perfectly. Even after getting tossed around the cab in a roll over crash. Picked it up, brushed it off, fired a mag in the ten ring at 50 yards.
    on December 2, 2013
    from Belvidere, IL
    In response to your question: I mounted my Aimpiont PRO on my short-barreled custom AR straight out of the box and it was dead-on target! I have a flat rail with MagPul back up sights and it co-witnessed perfectly. I've only had it for one week and have already put about 400 rounds through it without a hiccup. The mounting was as simple as you can imagine and the accuracy is impeccable! I've shot out to two hundred meters already without missing a shot. This is a must have for any serious gun fighter!
    on December 3, 2013
    from Washington
    I do not know if the PRO will work only with the 5.56 round, but my assumption is that any red dot, including the PRO, will work with any round, provided that you know the zero and trajectory of your particular one. The Aimpoint product information page at does not specify the optic is for exclusive use with 5.56 and mentions it is for rifles, shotguns and submachine guns. I zeroed mine at 100 yards, so I know I have to compensate for the 5.56 trajectory at longer or shorter ranges. If you learn the trajectory of the 7.62 (.308), then you should be able to work with it in a similar fashion. Probably a good idea to call Aimpro and confirm it will work on FAL or AR-10 pattern rifle. My PRO is mounted on an LE6920 (I removed the carry handle). It co-witnesses perfectly with the standard front sight and a Magpul BUIS rear sight. I found it easy to shoot irons through the PRO, and actually used them as a guide to sight in the PRO initially. Since I knew my irons were sighted in for 100 yards, I simply adjusted the red dot to the top of the front sight as I viewed through the rear BUIS, and my first round was on paper near the bullseye. Also, just about every time I shoot, I remove the PRO from the flat top receiver and use a Nikon P-223 3-9x scope for longer range work as well as get in some iron sight practice. When I put the PRO back on, it has never failed to hold its zero. In my experience, the PRO has been a tremendous value for the money. Very high quality and durable, well worth saving up for. I am not LE or military and for my purposes I can't really see why anyone would pay hundreds more for the other Aimpoints, unless their agency is paying for it. Also, LAPG service and shipping is great, and with a coupon/promotion and/or free shipping it is possible to get the price under $400 (just have to be patient). Hope this helps.
    on December 3, 2013
    from Colorado
    No, it is not optimized for any particular caliber. It's only going to give you a singe 2 MOA red dot, so just like iron sights, wherever you zero it will be your Point of Aim/Point of Impact. It comes ready to mount on a flattop AR platform, however you can take the spacer out and mount it lower for other platforms (AKs, Scout Rails, Shotguns, etc.). I have mine on a M1A Scout Squad and it has no problem holding zero with the recoil from the 7.62 NATO (.308) round.
    on December 10, 2014
    from Haysville, KS

    from California asked:
    September 9, 2013
    Will the Aimpoint PRO mount to a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle?
    4 Answers
    Yes, the Aimpoint Pro will mount to a Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle. Although, it does not co-witness with the front sight. It seems a bit large and is mounted high for this rifle but it will work. It mounts directly to the Ruger Picitanny rail out of the box.
    on September 9, 2013
    from NC
    As long as the rifle has a standard tactical rail it will mount no problem. I looked at a picture of the Ruger and it looks to me like it does.
    on September 9, 2013
    from Rancho Cucamonga. CA
    Yes, it will mount perfectly. Might be a little big/awkward compared to traditional scout scopes, but it will function very well at that location.
    on September 9, 2013
    from North Idaho
    Yes, it will work perfect. If you remove the spacer, it will mount lower and be at a better height for this rifle. I have mine on a M1A Scout Squad, which puts it in the same location as the Ruger.
    on December 10, 2014
    from Haysville, KS

    January 20, 2013
    What in your opinion is the best aimpoint scope for a springfield M1A scout ? I will mount on the forward rail. will I need accessories?
    1 Answers
    If you are looking for a sight, you can't go wrong with the Aimpoint PRO, especially for the price. If you are in fact looking for a scope, it all depends on what you are going to use it for. This Aimpoint sight mounts via standard Picatinny rails, so you will not need any accessories to attach it.
    on January 20, 2013

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