The market for red dots has exploded in the last few years, yet the perfect red dot still does not exist. Most of the red dots available on the market look very similar to each other and you wonder where the power of innovation went. It’s therefore interesting to welcome Leupold’s new product, the DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight. The model is fully enclosed, mounts directly to the rear sight dovetail and is low-profile – it has the same height as factory iron sights. The intention is of course mainly for concealed carry and personal defense firearms. Above and below you can see it mounted to a Glock 22 Gen4.
Below you can read LEUPOLD & STEVENS’ product announcement:
Leupold Launches Game-Changing DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged,
lightweight, and clear sport optics, is pleased to announce the launch of the new DeltaPoint Micro, a fully enclosed, low-profile red dot sight designed specifically for concealed carry and personal defense firearms.
Featuring an incredibly compact and revolutionary new design that is easy to conceal, the DPMicro mounts directly to the rear sight dovetail and sits at the same height as factory iron sights.
The red dot aligns with the front sight, delivering rapid target acquisition and improved accuracy.
Launch-day models will fit all non-MOS Glock® models and the Smith & Wesson® M&P® line of handguns.
“As our team designed the DeltaPoint Micro, they knew it needed to be three things: low-profile, easy to use, and tough-as-nails,” said Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It delivers on all counts. No red dot on the market is more compact; its low height to bore replicates the same sight plane that iron-sight shooters are used to, allowing for intuitive target acquisition; and it delivers the legendarily rugged performance that Leupold consumers expect.”
Lightweight and rugged, the DeltaPoint Micro is 2.25 inches in length and 1.25 inches in height–while weighing in at just 1.1 ounces. DiamondCoat II scratch-resistant lenses ensure it stands up to the roughest conditions, and a fully enclosed LED provides complete protection from the elements–as well as dirt and debris.
The DP-Micro features Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System, which provides unmatched light transmission, industry-leading glare reduction for a clear image in harsh, direct light, and the resolution and clarity that professional guides and shooters demand in the field. Crystal-clear lenses eliminate distortion and color inconsistency. The red dot mounts quickly and easily to the factory rear sight dovetail for co-witnessing the front sight, and eliminating the need for aftermarket rear iron sights.
The CR1632 battery required for the DP-Micro will survive 3.5 years of constant runtime on a medium brightness setting. It is supported by Leupold’s Motion Sensor Technology, which puts the sight into sleep mode to prevent battery drain after five minutes of inactivity, and reactivates the sight upon movement.
In the case of battery failure, the DP-Micro serves as its own backup sight.
“If the battery dies or you experience some sort of failure, the DeltaPoint Micro can be used like a ghost ring sight,” said John Snodgrass, Tactical Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
“By putting your front sight in the bottom-third of the window and using the two milled holes on the back to align with the front sight, you’ll still be able to get on target fast, without adjusting grip or presentation. When it comes to personal protection, you don’t want to leave anything to chance–and the DP-Micro doesn’t.”
The DeltaPoint Micro is waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life. It is proudly designed, machined, and assembled in the United States at Leupold’s Beaverton, Ore., factory.
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Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, familyowned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems, tactical/Gold Ring spotting scopes, and performance eyewear in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories, and pro gear.
The DeltaPoint Micro™ is a fully enclosed, low-profile red dot sight designed specifically for concealed carry and personal defense. Until now, there hasn’t been a compact red dot sight suited for pistols with smaller frames and lower sight profiles, but the DeltaPoint Micro changes the game. Mounted directly to the rear sight dovetail, the DeltaPoint Micro sits at the same height as factory iron sights and aligns the red dot with the front sight, giving you faster target acquisition and improved accuracy. And with eight levels of illumination, you can easily adjust the brightness of your red dot to match current conditions. If you need a rugged and reliable red dot for a conceal carry pistol but don’t want to deal with replacing factory sights or complicated mounting systems, then the DeltaPoint Micro is for you. Current models fit Glock® and Smith & Wesson® M&P® handguns only.
Below you can see the version for Smith & Wesson M&P pistols.
DeltaPoint Micro for the S&W. Note that the battery compartment has a different angle compared to the Glock version. I assume this design will only work on striker fire handguns?
The reticle is a 3 MOA red dot. It supports night vision devices, but not white phosphor equipment. The sight acts like a ghost ring sight if the battery dies.
The MSRP for both Glock and S&W versions of Leupold DeltaPoint Micro red dot sight is $519.99.
The question that emerges is how good it is? And how will the market meet Leupold’s new red dot? Please let us know what you think of this new product.