Gear & Optics|Optics

Recently, Aimpoint has announced a new red dot sight designed for the men and women in the law enforcement community. The new Aimpoint Duty RDS offers LEOs rugged and dependable aiming solution in a compact red dot form for a patrol rifle or carbine.

The Aimpoint Duty RDS was designed from the ground up to be used by the law enforcement community. The Duty RDS features: 3-year battery life, night vision compatibility, a 2-MOA dot, and weighs in at 3.8 ounces.

The new Aimpoint Duty comes in an at attractive price compared to the company’s T2 and Comp M5, which are worth a pretty penny. The new Duty retails right around the same price as the older and bigger Aimpoint Pro. The new Duty RDS retails at $499 MSRP. Compared to the $450 MSRP for the Aimpoint Pro for right now.

The new Duty RDS by Aimpoint offers an
exceptional choice for the price conscious LEOs out there. Providing officers with a red dot sight with outstanding reliablity, dependability, and ruggedness of an Aimpoint product. There is no official release date from Aimpoint but look for the RDS to release in mid 2022.

Below, is the product description and features of the Aimpoint Duty RDS.

Product Description

The Aimpoint® Duty RDS is the red dot sight solution the world has been waiting for – offering Aimpoint quality at a more accessible price point. This compact, high-grade reflex optic was designed to meet the demanding needs of the modern law enforcement officer. The Duty RDS™ (Red Dot Sight) offers a bright, crisp 2 MOA dot that’s ideal for short to medium range target engagements. All new windage and elevation adjustments are flush mounted and waterproof, eliminating the need for protective caps. The turrets provide audible “clicks” when zeroing the optic. The dot brightness intensity switch is a digital keypad with intuitive buttons that can easily be manipulated while wearing gloves. The pressure forged aluminum alloy housing provides durability against extreme abuse and drastic temperature changes. The sight is vibration and shock resistant and submersible up to 80 feet. It is powered by a single CR2032 battery and ACET technology provides over 3 years of constant-on use at daylight position 7 and even longer on the night vision settings. The Duty RDS comes with a one-piece torsion nut mount and the optic features flip-up lens covers – the front is solid and the rear transparent. The sight is fully compatible with all generations of night vision devices.


• 2 MOA red dot for precision and fast target acquisition

• Battery life: 30,000 hours (over 3 years) of constant operation with one battery on setting 7

• Battery type: CR2032 battery (included)
One-piece Torsion Nut Mount

• Flip-up lens covers – front is solid, and rear is transparent

• Advanced optical lenses for enhanced light transmission and ultimate dot clarity

• Windage and elevation adjustments are flush mounted and waterproof – eliminating the need for protective caps

• Hard anodized non-reflective surface
10 brightness settings: 1 off position, 4 night vision compatible settings, and 6 daylight settings

• 1X (non-magnifying) operationally parallax free optic

• Submersible to 80 feet (25 meters)

• Temperature span -49°F to +160°F

• Weight 3.8 oz / 108 g (sight only)

• Length x Width x Height 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7 in / 68 x 37 x 43 mm

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