In 1997 the U.S. Army adopted the Aimpoint Comp M electronic reflex sight for the M16A2E4 rifle and M4 carbine series. It was subsequently succeeded by the Aimpoint Comp M XD and new Comp M2, which features a better finish and longer battery life. Besides being a favorite of the military, it has become popular in civilian and law enforcement circles.
The GG&G Standard Aimpoint Ring was designed to maximize the Aimpoint's tactical features. Manufactured from 6061 T6 billet aluminum and Type III hard-coat anodized black, this ring is attached to the base by using a squeeze rail design incorporating a single elliptical thumbnut. There is also a square locking cross bar for recoil control. The ring body has a built-in insulated spare battery compartment with a spare battery cap. This is an important feature and it's located on the side of the ring for easy access. Our ring is extra wide so that only one is required. To clear the M16/AR15 front sight, the low-profile Standard GG&G Comp M Series Ring must be mounted on our Scout length FIRE system rail.
IMPROVED AIMPOINT CANTILEVER RING
If you attach an Aimpoint Comp M series red dot sight directly to an M16/AR15 "flat-top" upper receiver?s integral rail using a conventional ring mount it will be far too low to acquire the red dot without front sight interference, no matter what type of cheek weld you adopt. Our Aimpoint Cantilever Ring permits mounting the Aimpoint Comp M series scopes directly to the receiver's integral rail with the red dot positioned above the front sight post. Yet it?s still low enough so that our MAD or A2-Style Flip Up Rear Sights can be deployed to co-witness directly through the Aimpoint?s optics should its battery fail. The GG&G Cantilever Ring is also designed to place the Aimpoint Comp M series scopes far enough forward so that a night vision monocular can be mounted to the rear in co-alignment and in conjunction with the Aimpoint's night vision compatibility. The newly re-designed GG&G Aimpoint Cantilever Ring is lighter in weight, and incorporates a captivated thumbnut and spring activated sidebar, which aides in installing the mount, especially in low light conditions. The ring body still has a built-in insulated spare battery compartment with a spare battery cap, located on the side for easy access. The rugged GG&G Cantilever Ring is manufactured from solid billet 6061 T6 aluminum and is Type III hard-coat anodized black to mil-spec.