[SHOT 2016] Hartman reflex sight

    Kalashnikov USA, Command Arms Accessories (CAA), and a new company called Hartman are all brand names that fall under one industrial group. But in this post, we will be looking at the newer brand, Hartman. The company has released a new sight called the MH1, that has a number of interesting features, and will be coming to the commercial US market this month. It is completely waterproof, and is extremely simple to operate. However, the most interesting aspect of it is something that is completely new to the optics market. It has a “Sleep” and “Awake” mode. So a shooter can place the sight on “Sleep” and this will turn the rechargeable/battery powered optic in standby mode. But when the weapon is moved upwards in a 30 degree angle, essentially moving it from a resting position to a horizontal one in a firing position, the sight has a built in sensor that senses this movement, and the reticle turns activates. In the same way, when the weapon is flipped from one side to another, the reticle activates. But, if for example the weapon is in a vehicle, and all the jostling of the truck, the reticle will not activate. It is a very forward thinking concept. To be honest I was somewhat skeptical of the action as well, until one of the sales reps demonstrated it to me and I saw it in action. It also has a USB port connection, where a user can plug it into a computer or for instance a USB port in your vehicle for charging, and change things like the reticle brightness, set the standby time as well as other features allowing the user to personalize the MH-1 to the needs of the user.

    Technical Parameters

    Remote control Optional IR Push To Transmit (PTT) button with straps, turns sight on and changes reticle intensity
    window Size 35 x 24mm
    Window area 840 mm²
    Aiming dot size 2 MOA dot. 5cm & 100 meter
    Adjustment (per click/range) ¼ mrad per click = 0.86 MOA per click (2.5cm at 100m, 0.9″ at 100yards)/ +-15 mrad/1.5M at 100M
    Power source USB rechargeable Lithium battery plus a backup single Lithium CR123
    Weight 370 gr. ⁄ 13 oz.
    USB User Interface Adjustments Customize sleep mode time activation and reticle intensity
    Mount 1″ Weaver ⁄ MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny mount. Quick detach lever
    Motion sensor Dual X, Z axis. Activation on a 30° motion
    Sleep Mode 10 sec. or 10 min. (user adjustable Sleep Mode reactivation time)
    Material housing High strength Aluminum base and Composed Reinforced Polymer cover
    Recticle Brightness Settings 10 brightness levels (5 day & 5 night presets and user adjustable with USB)
    Optical surface Multi-layer high durability anti reflective coating
    Sealing Nitrogen filled, fog resistant internal optics
    Low battery Indicator Reticle flashes rapidly 2 hours before shutdown
    Night Vision Mode Adaptable to all standard NVD
    Parallax Parallax free
    Charging time 2 Hours
    MIL-STD 810F

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