Red dot sights have been the new hotness among pistol shooters and many everyday carriers for some time now. With the availability of a number of excellent small red dots and more optics-ready pistol options on the market, carrying a pistol with a red dot is a much more viable option that it used to be.
But what if your carry pistol isn’t optics-ready? Well, you can buy a new slide or have a gunsmith mill your current slide. But that’s not an inexpensive proposition. And it’s for those people — those who want to try a red dot without altering their pistol — that Leupold has created the new DeltaPoint Micro.
As you can see from the photo above (that’s a G43), the slim DeltaPoint Micro mounts on the rear sight dovetail of your pistol…no slide modification necessary. Simply drift the stock sight out and install the DeltaPoint Micro.
That’s the combination brightness adjustment button and battery compartment underneath the rear portion of the sight.
The 3 MOA red dot co-witnesses with your pistol’s front sight and has unlimited eye relief. Leupold is making models to fit GLOCKs and Smith & Wesson M&P pistols first, with other models to follow.
A big plus of the DeltaPoint Micro design is that it should work with most current holster designs.
Here are the selling points from Leupold:
- Compact design, ideal for smaller pistols.
- 8 brightness settings
- Direct replacement for your factory rear sight
- Tool-less easy change battery compartment
- Extended battery life, rated at 3.5 years if left on medium power
- Motion sensor on/off
- Fully enclosed aluminum housing is waterproof and fogproof
- Acts as a ghost ring if the sight fails
Length: 2.25 inches
Height: 1.25 inches
Weight: 1.1 oz.
The Leupold DeltaPoint Micro will retail for $399. Jeremy will have a first look video posted on Monday and a full review will follow.