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American Rifleman Archives: Aimpoint Electronic Sight

From the May 1978 American Rifleman: Optical sights which present an illuminated dot on the same visual plane as the target image are not new. Examples, other than the Aimpoint, are the Oxford Gunsight and the Weaver Quik-Point which were discussed earlier in the American Rifleman.

Aimpoint’s Ruby Anniversary

These days you can see more red-dot sights on rifles at the range than irons, but it wasn’t always so. Forty years ago, when Aimpoint debuted the world’s first red-dot sight with its “Electronic,” there was no shortage of critics who claimed the battery-powered device had no place on the firing line, though.

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