Aimpoint To Display The New Duty RDS At The SHOT Show 2022
13 Jan 2022
Next week will see a big event in the firearms (and airsoft) industry events calendar as it will be the NSSF SHOT Show 2022 in Las Vegas. Whilst some of the big names in the industry have pulled out due to Covid-19 concerns, there are still industry leaders that will be showing up such as Aimpoint which will be displaying its new red dot sight, the Duty RDS, at the event.
The Aimpoint Duty RDS is primarily marketed to Law Enforcement Organisations that are looking for a durable and budget friendly optic. It surely would be mistaken for the popular T1 and T2 red dot sights that the company offers and this has a bright, crisp 2 MOA dot, useful for short to medium range target acquisition. A glove-friendly digital keypad controls the brightness intensity.
The windage and elevation adjustments are flush mounted and you can clearly hear the clicks when adjusting and these are waterproof, requiring no protective caps. As for power, it draws from a single CR2030 battery and is compatible to all generations of night vision devices.
As for the price, it is said to be “budget friendly” at US$499.00. A number of airsoft players should be able to afford a real deal Aimpoint at that price if available in their countries, but for the even more budget conscious airsoft player, it will always be waiting for a company in Asia to make an unlicensed replica good enough for airsoft use.
Press release below:
Aimpoint Launches The New Duty RDS Red Dot Sight
Aimpoint Launches the new Duty RDS (Red Dot Sight) to meet the demands and budgets of today’s law enforcement agencies.
Malmö, Sweden – Aimpoint, the leading manufacturer and innovator in red dot sighting technology has announced another revolutionary product with the release of the all new Aimpoint® Duty RDS™ sight. Built to meet the demands of today’s law enforcement agencies, this high-grade reflex optic offers Aimpoints’ premium product quality in a compact package at a budget friendly price point.
The Duty RDS™ offers a bright, crisp 2 MOA dot that’s ideal for short to medium range target engagements. The windage and elevation adjustments are flush mounted and waterproof, eliminating the need for protective caps. The turret adjustments provide audible “clicks” to aid in zeroing the optic. The brightness intensity switch is a new digital keypad designed for ease of use even while wearing gloves.
A 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 25 meters. Powered by a single CR2032 battery, the ACET technology provides over 3 years of constant-on use at daylight position 7 and even longer on the night vision compatible settings.
The Duty RDS comes with a one-piece torsion nut mount that attaches to MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails, providing absolute co-witness with standard height iron sights. The optic features flip-up lens covers that allow the user to engage targets with the lens caps closed in an emergency, or to aim into direct sunlight. The sight is fully compatible with all generations of night vision devices.
“Law enforcement agencies face many challenges on and off the streets.” said Jonas Ardemalm, Director of Professional Sales for Aimpoint AB. “Aimpoint created the Duty RDS as a sighting solution that law enforcement agencies can rely on to provide top performance with very little maintenance. A sight that is always ready, always on, easy to use, accurate, fast on target, and at an accessible price point.”
For over 45 years, Aimpoint has been the trusted choice of military and law enforcement end users worldwide. We maintain this position by listening to the needs of these end users and creating products that can be trusted to perform under the most demanding conditions imaginable. Aimpoint is proud to stand with the men and women who serve and protect our communities.
For more information on the Duty RDS optic or any other Aimpoint products, visit the company’s webpage and webstore at: www.aimpoint.com.