Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Sight First Look

For months I have struggled with choosing a red dot sight for my Kavod KVD-15. I am excited to say that I have selected the Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic).

Aimpoint PRO
Aimpoint PRO

This post really isn’t meant to act as a review of the Aimpoint PRO. That will come later. This post is just my way of announcing that I FINALLY made the decision. I’m sure there are many of you that can relate to being overwhelmed by the choices that are available when it comes to buying an optic.

All that being said, I did select the Aimpoint PRO due to all the fantastic reviews I have read and watched. Virtually every review seems to come to the conclusion that this is a high quality red dot, with a very reasonable price. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I’ll be very surprised if this optic doesn’t live up to expectations.

Sidenote: This Aimpoint PRO came from the fine folks at Mounting Solutions Plus. Shipping was incredibly fast! So, a special thanks to them for helping me fulfill my need for instant gratification when making an online purchase!

So, as it stands right now, this is a look at the Kavod KVD-15 (Bet Model):

Kavod KVD-15 with Aimpoint PRO
Kavod KVD-15 with Aimpoint PRO

Aimpoint PRO Specs:

  • Manufacturer: Aimpoint
  • 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 standard 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”)
  • Objective 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

Kavod Custom KVD-15 Bet Specs:

  • Manufacturer: Kavod Custom
  • Caliber: .223Rem / 5.56mm
  • Gas System – Carbine
  • Stock: Magpul MOE Carbine (Collapsible)
  • Grip: Magpul MOE+ Rubber Coated
  • M16 Mil-Spec Bolt Carrier Group, Nickle-Boron (NiB) Coated
  • Barrel:
    • Material: Stainless Steel
    • Barrel Length: 16″
    • Barrel Twist Rate: 1:8″
  • Rail – Odin Works 15″ Sport
  • Trigger Guard:  Magpul MOE
  • Muzzle Device:  A2 Flash hider on 1/2″-28TPI
  • Handguard: Odin Works Sport Forend -15.5” Free-Float Rail
  • Bravo Company Enhanced Mod3 Charging Handle
  • Ambidextrous Sling Mount Plate
  • 2 Magpul 30-round Pmags

Midwest Industries SPLP (Same Plane Low Profile) Flip-Up Rear Sight Specs:

  • Manufacturer: Midwest Industries
  • Sits only .4375” when folded
  • Extremely low profile dual aperture design
  • Locking detent with large surface area for maximum strength
  • Same ball detent battle proven design of #MCTAR-ERS
  • Lock detent button with stepped down turns, to provide a surface you can grab onto if your hands are muddy or wet.
  • Micro style windage knob featuring the same MOA adjustments as the standard M-16: .65 MOA on M-4 type rifles / .49 MOA on A-4 type rifles
  • Made in USA with Lifetime Warranty

Midwest Industries Low Profile Flip-Up Front Sight Specs:

  • Manufacturer: Midwest Industries
  • #MI-LFFR
  • Smooth ball bearing pivot detent
  • Used standard A2 front sight post
  • Automatically lock in the raised position with a locking detent
  • Constructed of 6061 aluminum, hard coat anodized to provide a lifetime of service

The gun vise used to display the KVD-15 is the P3 Utlimate Gun Vise from our friends at CTK Precision.