Holosun AEMS: Enclosed Emitter Contender

What you see here is the Holosun AEMS, or “Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight”. It apparently has 200% of the glass surface area that prior 20mm micro-style optics provide, with an 11% reduction in size. It does have a proprietary footprint (which is less than ideal) but a number of other features will likely counterbalance this.

Holosun's AEMS in a photo by Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts (during a test and evaluation period).
Holosun’s AEMS in a photo by Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts (during a test and evaluation period).

 

Holosun AEMS

Advanced Emitter Micro Sight

The AEMS, described as a “next-generation rifle dot”, boasts the following features. 

Integrated glass flip caps

The hinged, flip-down lens covers are clear, and we could not detect any appreciable difference in color or clarity whether they were up or down. This is great news particularly if you run your carbine hard or in force-on-force scenarios which are famous for shattering red dot lenses with that lucky UTM or Simunitions hit.” Tom Marshall, RECOIL Magazine

Available in red or green

 Manual brightness adjustability

65 MOA ring with 2 MOA center dot (dot or circle only)

“The aforementioned swappable reticle, in our estimation, is one of the clearest, most crisp reticles we’ve ever seen through NVGs. While there are no dedicated night vision modes, turning the brightness down manually works just fine and, as we said, leaves an incredibly sharp sight picture that does not wash out under our tubes.” Tom Marshall, Ib.

Lower 1/3 co-witness removable base

7075 aluminum housing

3.09 oz. without mount; 5.5oz with mount

200% greater FOV*

11% smaller unit* 

50,000 hours of life on a single CR2032 battery

 

» Holosun AEMS Red Dot Sight

» Holosun AEMS Green Dot Sight

 

An initial look at the features of the Holosun AEMS Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight.
An initial look at the features of the Holosun AEMS Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight.

 

Holosun AEMS Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight

 

*I cannot say at this time what specific models this is measured against, I’m just reporting the specs they’ve provided. 

 

Holosun AEMS Out and About

 

HS AEMS In Use

Greg Skaz
AEMS by Greg Skaz Photography
Holosun’s AEMS from a series of photos by Greg Skaz Photography.

 

Holosun's AEMS from a series of photos by Greg Skaz Photography.

 

AEMS by Greg Skaz Photography

 

AEMS by Greg Skaz Photography

 

AEMS by Greg Skaz Photography

 

Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight

Tom Marshall

Some imagery from Tom Marshall of RECOIL Magazine. Tom was one of those given early access in order to provide some input on performance, durability, etc. 

 

Top down view of the Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight (by Tom Marshall of RECOIL Magazine).
Top-down view of the Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight (by Tom Marshall of RECOIL Magazine).

 

Side view of the Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight (by Tom Marshall of RECOIL Magazine).
Side view of the Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight (by Tom Marshall of RECOIL Magazine).

 

The AEMS in use. Video taken by @tom.marshall.author. Opotic is sitting on a Cobalt Kinetics rifle featuring Rosco Manufacturing barrel
The AEMS in use. Video taken by @tom.marshall.author. Opotic is sitting on a Cobalt Kinetics rifle featuring Rosco Manufacturing barrel.
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