Aimpoint Launches New Micro T-2 Sight

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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 Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in mid-October 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product.

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From the Aimpoint press release:

Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Feedback received from professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which 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 user is able to get on target quickly and accurately.

“Instead of merely making improvements to an existing product, our development group started with a completely new design” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “in terms of the optical components, the Micro T-2 takes the level of performance available from a compact sight to an entirely new level. It also provides features and performance formerly available only in much larger optics.”

The Micro T-2 can be mounted on nearly any individual weapon platform, and can be used with all existing mounts that fit the Micro T-1. This sight is compatible with all generations of night vision devices. The Micro T-2 is ideal for use with Aimpoint’s wide range of accessories including the 3X Magnifier, and Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU). The Micro T-2 can operate for up to five years of constant-on use, using just one CR-2032 battery, and is waterproof to 25 meters.

The Micro T-2 will be available from Aimpoint dealers nationwide. For more information on Aimpoint or the company’s products, visit our webpage at www.aimpoint.com



Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • Coolguy

    Wonder if the T1 will drop in price.

  • Axel

    The performance they get out of their batteries is mind-blowing every time.

    • MclarenF1Forever

      The battery life can be 5 years, but it is at a setting that is not usable when there is a decent amount of ambient light. I typically have to set my M4S and H-1 at 9-10 clicks from off. At these settings, the batteries will NOT last 5 years. I believe the 5 years rating is if the setting is around 5-7 clicks up from off.

      That said, batteries are cheap enough to replace once a year.

  • big daddy

    I’d give up some of that battery life for a lower cost. They are just priced out of my reach for my non-operator needs.

    • LongBeach

      It is a really big chunk of change, that’s for sure. It’s a really good piece of kit though, the only problem is that Aimpoint knows it! Take a look at the new Hi-Lux red dot that’s coming to market, it looks to be somewhat comparable but around 1/2 the price.

      • Try the Lucid HD7 $250 retail and can be had for less.

        http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/08/15/lucid-hd7-sight/

        • big daddy

          I’m kind of new to optics. I have a Vortex and a PA. I found that moving them far forward works great for me. There are SO MANY now it’s mind boggling I’ve seen the Lucid and will check out the Hi-Lux. The question is that with my age and sight do I need a red dot with magnification and if so how much? So yes the Lucid looks interesting.

        • Bubba

          Phil….why do you promote equipment made by the Chinese Commies ? You support firearms freedom. But then you want to promote products made by slave labor, in a country where private ownership of firearms is prohibited upon penalty of death. It is time people stop buying products like the ChiCom manufactured Lucid. And folks like you stop promoting them.

          • Giolli Joker

            Chances are that you’re writing those words with a computer mostly, if not all, made in China.

          • Bubba

            You’re probably correct. Like so many other products in the USA one cannot buy a computer, let alone electronics, made by Americans for Americans. So what does that tell you ? What it tells me is that the nation has sold out it’s sovereignty to the Commie Chinese. In less than 15 years we no longer produce much of anything. So, if you’re an American….try finding a job in manufacturing. You can’t. We have TRILLIONS of dollars in trade deficit with the Commie Chinese. They OWN us thanks to folks like you who accept the destruction of the nation.

          • valorius

            Aimpoint is made by swedish muslim coddling socialists….amd is vastly overpriced.

          • Bubba

            So Valorius, do you not think you have a socialist, errrr I mean a communist in the West Wing of the White House ? So, as you cite the Swedes as socialists you justify the Commie Chinese crap ? But I digress. I don’t argue your remark that the Aimpoint is Swedish. However, can you tell me and others here what the USA trade deficit is with the Swedes ? How many jobs has the USA fedgov allowed to be outsourced to the Swedes ? Granted, two wrongs do not make a right. But this glorification of Red Chinese products helps to continue the loss of USA jobs and sovereignty.

            Open your eyes Valorius. Our nation no longer exists. We do not produce products for our own consumption. We no longer have borders. And there is a Muslim in the White House (and in many fedgov agencies appointed by the Usurper-in-Chief). But,hey keep buying that Chicom garbage like the Lucid. Unless you have a .gov job (which you most likely do) you won’t be able to afford even the cheap Lucid.

          • valorius

            The diffence is, we dont like it and are trying to change it.

            Socialism is commie light. I wont support it with my $$$

  • 1911a145acp

    Please tell me the rheostat is really on the LEFT side…….

    • Risky

      I think you’re looking at it backwards. In the picture you’re seeing the front of the sight.

      • 1911a145acp

        Exactly my point. If that is the correct front to rear orientation- Then the knob appears it will be on the RH ( wrong side) for easy manipulation for the majority of RH shooters. I keep a firing grip on the weapon and fine tune the dot for what is needed at the moment w/ the LH.

        • Curious_G

          Your first time seeing an aimpoint?

          • 1911a145acp

            Hardly. Bought my first MK I in1985……you?

          • Curious_G

            I have a few but they all have controls on the right – so that placement seems standard for them.

          • DonDrapersAcidTrip

            watch out, gun owner dick waving going on here!

          • Curious_G

            That sounds gross – I hope you aren’t in a school zone.

      • 1911a145acp

        I am very familiar as to the orientation of the current T-1. I was sarcastically hoping that the image was flopped and that Aimpoint finally put the knob on the proper side- IMHO…..

  • Bubba

    Seems like a regurgitated press release from this past June announcing release in September. Now they bump it up to October. Then November. Those interested MIGHT see it at Shot Show. What a crock.

  • john huscio

    I’ve found that I prefer the open-box field of view RDS to the scope style ones. The new meprolight tru dot has my full interest

    • Weight.

      On a pistol, I would agree that a 30mm tube dot has an edge over the Micros, but on a rifle, it doesn’t really matter.

  • Gwolf

    So they caught up to some of the ancillary features of the Primary Arms Advanced Microdot. Yeah but Gwolf, this says Aimpoint on it and operators operate with them on real operations.

    My bad.

    I know it’s gonna be good, but is it priced appropriately or are you paying hefty a name recognition / bragging rights up charge?

    Full disclosure, I own three Aimpoints but I am also just as happy with my Bushnell TRS-25 and PA Microdot when I am dicking around shooting paper or hunting squirrels.

    You?

    • Battery life is something like 5 years.

      I want my carbine to be ready to go.

      I have 5 or 6 Primary Arms red dot sights, but I can’t leave them on.

      • GettoPhilosopher

        The new PA RDS’ have 50,000 hour battery life.

        • “8-hours auto shutdown”

          One of the most-loathed features of the EOTech sights. Why’d they do that?

    • raz-0

      You are paying for the IP on the long battery life circuitry, the additional QC testing, some more expensive manufacturing choices such as how they assemble bodies and optical components, and swedish labor practices. Plus an upcharge for being aimpoint.

      The aimpoint pro is an example of a simpler manufacturing method resulting in less labor reduces the cost (plus I think they are giving up some on charging you for older circuitry designs and less of an aimpoint tax).

      The reality is probably that the whole line should be approximately the price of the aimpoint pro.

  • ClintTorres

    I believe it’s named “T-2” because it’s as expensive as the movie was to produce. Either that or it’s made from a mimetic poly-alloy.

  • valorius

    Looks like my original post on this thread was deleted?

  • Bubba

    Hey Phil “I Love My Red Chinese Lucid” White. You didn’t have the nuts to reply to my question a couple days ago. Let me ask you once more:

    “Phil….why do you promote equipment made by the Chinese Commies ? You
    support firearms freedom. But then you want to promote products made by
    slave labor, in a country where private ownership of firearms is
    prohibited upon penalty of death. It is time people stop buying
    products like the ChiCom manufactured Lucid. And folks like you stop
    promoting them.”

    Then again, you sucked at the trough of the taxpayer for how many years ? 30 ? So, you have that steady flow of taxdollars paying your retirement. You could give a damn less how USA manufacturing no longer exists. So, what the hell, promote the slave labor manufactured Lucid product. Right Phil “I Love My Red Chinese Lucid” White ?