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MATBOCK Monday || ARD Sight


The MATBOCK ARD (Aquire Read Deploy) is a new 40mm weapon sight designed and manufactured in the USA.  Made from anodized aluminum and mountable on either side or top rails, the sight has a digital LCD screen that outputs the range of 40mm projectiles given the angle of the weapon, the weapon system and the round used.  Currently, the sight is configured for m203, 320, PGL6 weapon platforms as well as multiple rounds to include HE and non-lethal rounds.  More weapons and rounds are to be brought online and each weapon sight can be updated with the new software.  The simplicity of the sight is what makes it so adaptable in a firefight.  Simply estimate the range of the enemy and raise the weapon to achieve that desired distance.  After the first round impact is visualized, the operator can adjust fire to bring him/her on target very quickly.


The images below are a preproduction version and the production model is half the size and weight of those pictured.  The unit runs off of a 123 battery and has 2 buttons to turn the unit on and off, cycle through the menus, and select the line desired.  MATBOCK currently has multiple Gen 1 models available for testing with the Gen 2 models expected to come off the manufacturing line in just 8 weeks.  Please contact to request a testing model.


13 Responses to “MATBOCK Monday || ARD Sight”

  1. J.V. says:

    Those sights work for exactly one angle of inclination. How is the user supposed to aim in all other instances?

  2. JB says:

    Wow that thing looks like it was invented 30 years ago. Where did they find that display?

    I was actually pretty good at the 203. I could hit a chest at 250M so I’m not sure that bulky thing would help me much.

    • MATBOCK_CEO says:

      JB – please see here “The images below are a preproduction version, and the production model is half the size and weight of those pictured. ”

      We kept the function of the ARD sight simple, so the brand-new 18yr old soldier could pick this system up and suppress the target with little to no training (KISS). We knew a lot of guys that were very proficient with the previous sights or your typical “Kentucky Windage,” but again these were designed and built targeting the brand-new soldier. That all being said, we have plenty of tier-one operators also putting these into your toolbox.

      • Pro Patria says:

        Matboc CEO,

        How does the sight elevate? Does the sight body elevate with the pivot areas internally contained?

        And how does it intergrate with an active aiming light such as thePEQ-15, or does it provide that function also?

        • MATBOCK_CEO says:

          As you raise the weapon to the LCD screen will display the distance the round will travel. Match the distance to the TGT and pull the trigger.

          • Pro Patria says:

            I was referring to aiming. The simple notch sight does not appear to allow aiming as you get to longer ranges. Are you indexing off the muzzle device and ranging with the sight display??

    • Bushman says:

      Looks like a pretty modern OLED single-color display to me. So, its appearance depends on how visualization has been programmed.
      This is how similar display looks as a bare part:

  3. Alex says:

    I am always amazed by the diversity of the products that Matbock releases. Keep it up!

  4. Mike says:

    It’s probably too late to incorporate it into the Gen 2 model, but if they incorporated a laser range finder into the Gen 3 model, then the operator could know the exact range to target before angling the weapon up to fire the grenade, thus significantly increasing the probability of a first round hit.

    • MATBOCK_CEO says:

      We are looking to have a version with a rangefinder integrated, but it will not be standard because the intent was to get this sight on the market at a competitive price point to outfit larger units.

  5. James says:

    I have a simple suggestion. Put a white stripe between the rear notch and the front will give a much better index than trying to look at separate sights.

  6. Howard says:

    Interesting. I wonder how it compared to other M203 sights.
    I would think it slower than the M40GL, but perhaps better for shooting precisely?
    There is also the SU-277/PSQ which I know nothing about.
    And the AN/PSQ-18 which has a few floating around for sale. Most of the guys I knew that used them thought they were a waste of weight, but one guy did swear by it.