Aimpoint started the week by having a Press Conference with the launch of the next generation of their Acro Red Dot sights. The models are called Acro C2 and Acro P2 and the biggest news is that they are now using a CR2032 battery providing 50,000 hours (that’s 5 years) of running time while keeping the same overall physical size as before. Another interesting piece of news is a flip-up lens cover which is available as an accessory in various configurations.
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Below: Starting the week with a press conference with the new Aimpoint Acro C2 and P2.
The red dot is 3.5 MOA and both the C2 and the P2 offer Night Vision compatibility. The optical channel is completely sealed from environmental elements and as usual the new models have been tested thoroughly with 20,000 rounds mounted on a .40 S&W caliber pistol slide.
Below: If you wonder where all the .40 S&W went, look at the pile of brass on the ground.
The new Aimpoint ACRO.
NEW AIMPOINT – ACRO C2 And P2 – The Next Generation of Red Dot Sights
Here is the full press release from Aimpoint:
Aimpoint Launches the Next Generation of Acro™ Red Dot Sights
Malmö, Sweden – Aimpoint®, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has once again advanced the standard for pistol mounted optics with the release of the next generation Acro™ red dot sights. This second-generation sights incorporate an improved LED emitter coupled with a higher capacity CR2032 battery to provide five years (50,000 hours) of constant-on power while getting you on target faster and more accurately.
Designed to endure the physical forces generated by semi-automatic pistol slides, the Acro™ series was the first pistol sight to offer a fully enclosed optical channel to protect the LED emitter. Built to exceed the requirements of the users, the Acro series sights has been tested and proven to withstand the extreme shock, vibration, temperatures, and material stresses generated by firing over 20,000 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition.
The new high efficiency LED emitter provides a crisp 3.5 MOA dot. Protective clear front and rear glass lenses protect the advanced reflective lens system. The new digital intensity adjustment keypad provides a more distinct tactile feel when adjusting the dot intensity, and these controls are now placed next to the battery compartment to help protect the power adjustments against unintentional changes. The recessed edges of the housing at the front and rear of the sight allow for additional flip-up lens covers when mounted on a rifle or shotgun.
To stand up to the high expectations of professional users such as the Law Enforcement market, the Acro P-2™ is built and tested to withstand extreme environment stress while the Acro C-2™ is an alternative for the commercial market. The mounting interface for the next generation Acro is the same as its predecessor with a one-piece adapter plate for mounting directly to the optic-ready pistols.
The sights can also be mounted on Weaver and Picatinny rail interfaces with a quick detachable mount available in various optical-axis heights. And several adapter plates are available, including a plate for Micro™ mount interface, allowing compatibility with all Micro™ sights mounting solutions.
Specialized accessories such as mounts and flip-up lens covers are available for a wide variety of hunting rifles.
“Aimpoint engineers more than tripled the Acro next generation battery life and managed to fit a larger battery into the sight while keeping it accessible to the user and maintaining the exact same compact footprint as the Acro first generation, a daunting task that only our engineers could achieve,” said Erik Jeppsson, Sales & Marketing Director for Aimpoint AB.
Primarily designed for use on handguns, the Acro next generation can also be mounted on carbines, shotguns and hunting rifles or utilized as a backup sight on magnified scopes and thermal imagers. These versatile optics are night vision compatible and are the ultimate solution for extremely low-profile, compact sighting needs.
For more information on the Acro next generation sights or any other Aimpoint product, visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.com.
Larry Vickers appeared in the press conference and promised to do some torture testing like the did with the previous ACRO.
Below: Demonstration of the flip-up covers that can be either transparent, black or with an anti-reflection coating.
Below: The Aimpoint ACRO P-2
The Aimpoint ACROs together with Glocks offers a good alternative for Law Enforcement.
The new Aimpoint ACRO C-2 on a hunting rifle.
The price for the new Aimpoint Acro C-2 was mentioned at €527+VAT during the press conference. The Acro P-2 was quoted as “price on request”.
The new Aimpoints will appear soon at: https://www.aimpoint.com/
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