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Aimpoint 9000

Post by JLK on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:20 am

At the Canton Regional this summer, while in the USAMU trailer, I had a chance to look at one of
their 208s with an Aimpoint 9000 and really liked it.
Brian Zins told me he was also trying out the 9000 and had good things to say about it.
Does anyone on the board have one?
Do you like it?
Would you buy it again?
Thanks!
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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by Steve B on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:32 am

Were there any reasons given why the 9000 might have used instead of the Micro?

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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by JLK on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:45 am

Steve,
I think some of it is that some folks miss the "tube" of the Ultradot style sights.
There's also the issue of glare some are bothered by.
I have a couple Ultradots and 2 Aimpoint R-1 micros.
I much prefer the micros and they would be all I have except for the price now that the
R-1 closeout sales are all gone and the H-1 and T-1 are the two choices left.

I've looked thru a couple 9000SC's and I think I'd like it as much as my R-1s.
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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by DavidR on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:27 pm

I really cant see the 9000 being great for bullseye, the dot is only 2moa, that is 1/2 the size of a standard Ultra dot plus it weighs close to twice as much as the 1'' UD.7.4 ounces. The amu shooters i saw using them were all using frame mounts rather than on the slide mounts. The ultra dot is tried and true and if you want a 2moa dot, the match dot has one as its lowest setting. Cost is also a factor, much more expensive to buy and batterie thats 5x the cost of a 2032. Jim Henderson told me the only reason he had one was that the amu had a supply of them and decided to use them.

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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by JLK on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:38 pm

David,
I guess to each his own...
I did a quick check and an Energizer brand 2L76 battery can be had for $2.95.
Considering the battery life claimed even though I'm a retired old f@rt I think I can
swing the batt cost.
Also, the 9000SC can be ordered with 4 moa or 2 moa dot.
I respect and appreciate your opinion but I was really wanting to hear from folks that already
own one.
Thanks!

Ooops...PS.
I don't think Henderson would be using one even if the AMU had a boat load of them if he didn't
think he could be competitive with it.

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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by Bullshooter on Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:37 pm

I bought a 4 MOA 9000SC with the intention of putting it over a Marvel. Great optics, but substantially heavier than an UltraDot, and I thought it made the Marvel too top-heavy. If you like the balance, it would be OK for a 1911 frame mount, but it would be quite a challenge to make it work on a slide mount. Mine now sits on top of a tactical AR-15.

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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by DavidR on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:42 am

JLK wrote:David,
I guess to each his own...
I did a quick check and an Energizer brand 2L76 battery can be had for $2.95.
Considering the battery life claimed even though I'm a retired old f@rt I think I can
swing the batt cost.
Also, the 9000SC can be ordered with 4 moa or 2 moa dot.
I respect and appreciate your opinion but I was really wanting to hear from folks that already
own one.
Thanks!

Ooops...PS.
I don't think Henderson would be using one even if the AMU had a boat load of them if he didn't
think he could be competitive with it.
I dont own a 9000 but i did sleep in a holiday inn express the night before shooting next to one Laughing
I dont own one now for the reasons i mentioned and I didnt see any of the 9000 with a 4 dot listed but that would be fine as far as the dot size goes. I had the same scope in a earlier model, so i was only trying to give you a opinion from a previous aimpoint owner, im sure the 9000 is accurate as all aimpoints are. I did think you might be interested in the henderson info since he uses one,as for henderson, he wants the weight, he also had 1911 grips that were made of lead, not what most bullseye shooters want also of interest i thought was his was not mounted to the slide, he had a custom one sided frame mount. I doubt you could get a 45 to function with it on the slide without much hotter loads than most shoot for bullseye. You got me on the batteries, 7 years ago they cost more but now i buy 2032 on line for 4 for 1.00 these days lol!

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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by JLK on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:44 pm

David,
No problem.
Once again I respect and appreciate your opinion.

Your post caused me to check out the battery, something I hadn't done, and to double
check dot size availability. So that was a really good thing.
I don't know what to do.
I would really like to buy another Aimpoint and maybe just go ahead and face the wrath
of my wife and buy an H-1.
Thanks again!
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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by DavidR on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:35 pm

Your in luck a guy just listed a used 9000 in commercial row!

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Re: Aimpoint 9000

Post by Schaumannk on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:04 pm

I know this is an aside, but Jim Henderson said at one of the AMU clinics that I attended that he really likes a very small dot. He shoots with 2MOA and said if he could find a 1MOA dot he would be using that.

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