American Rifleman | Preview: Leupold DeltaPoint Micro
The market for handguns equipped with optics has grown significantly in recent years. More and more manufacturers are offering milled slides that can accommodate a range of reflex sights. However, those who have bought handguns with standard dovetail sights have few options for reliable, portable optics suitable for a standard dovetail sight. With the Leupold DeltaPoint Micro, owners of Glock and Smith & Wesson handguns can operate an inconspicuous sighting system with which target acquisition can be carried out quickly and easily.
“When our team designed the DeltaPoint Micro, they knew it had to be three things: inconspicuous, easy to use and nail-biting,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It delivers in every way. No red dot on the market is more compact. The low drilling height corresponds to the same level of sight as iron sight marksmen and enables intuitive target acquisition. and it delivers the legendary robust performance that Leupold consumers have come to expect. “
Leupold led the red dot revolution with its DeltaPoint Pro red dot sight, which is still a popular option for many of today’s shooters. Now the little brother, the DeltaPoint Micro, is a game changer suitable for use with small frame pistols. Even for handcrafted handguns, the sleek, slender profile of this new look makes it easy to carry a dotted pistol without adding unnecessary bulk.
This Leupold DeltaPoint Micro is a completely closed tube with eight lighting levels that you can use to adjust the brightness of your visor to the ambient light conditions. Measuring just 2.25 “long by 1.25” high, the visor features lenses that have been treated with a scratch-resistant DiamondCoat II finish that is designed for the rigors of daily wear. The optics weigh only 1.1 ounces, so the weight of your CCW platform won’t differ significantly after installation.
The Leupold DeltaPoint Micro is powered by a single CR1632 battery in the compartment on the back of the optics and has a continuous runtime of 3.5 years on a medium setting, so it is always ready for use in any defense scenario. Even if the battery fails, you can use the optics as a ghost ring in conjunction with the sight post of your pistol thanks to the smaller bezel of the DP-Micro.
Both the Glock and the S & WM & P DeltaPoint Micro models are equipped with a 3-MOA red dot sight. The suggested retail price for the new optics is $ 519.99. Visit leupold.com for more information.