SHOT Show 2015: Aimpoint’s New Micro T-2

Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line.

The Aimpoint Micro T-2 hit store shelves during fall 2014, but because I was in treestands and ground blinds in pursuit of whitetails, I didn’t get a chance to check it out until I saw it prominently displayed at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas in late January 2015 (photo above).

The T-2 is offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product. But before I get into the nitty gritty about the T-2, it’s time for a quick history lesson.

Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability and extremely long battery life. And not surprisingly, hunters have also found applications perfect for the Micro sights, namely close-range big-game hunting (wild boar, thick-cover whitetails, etc.), as well as turkey hunting.

So what’s new about the T-2? For starters, a new sight housing allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.

The most important development in this new sight, however, is enhanced optical performance. A newly designed front lens, incorporating an important breakthrough in reflective lens coatings, provides a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the Micro T-2. This ensures that no matter what angle or conditions the shot presents, the hunter/shooter is able to get on target quickly and accurately (think dead gobbler).

The Micro T-2 can be mounted on nearly any individual firearm platform, and can be used with all existing mounts that fit the Micro T-1. This sight is also compatible with all generations of night vision devices, and it’s ideal for use with Aimpoints wide range of accessories including the 3X Magnifier, and Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU).

Finally, you don’t have to worry about the battery, either. The 1X (non-magnifying) Micro T-2 has a 2 MOA red dot and can operate for up to 5 years of constant-on use (that is not a misprint!) from just one CR-2032 battery, and it’s waterproof to 25 meters.

If you’re looking for a great new sight for your home defense weapon or tight-shooting turkey gun, the Aimpoint Micro T-2 could be the perfect fit.


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