Swedish optics company Aimpoint has joined the pistol-ready micro red dot world with their new ACRO Series, an enclosed sight designed to survive in the toughest environments.
Unlike other miniature red dots, the ACRO (which stands for Advanced Compact Reflex Optic) features an enclosed system that has been fully tested for shock, vibration, temperature span and other environmental stresses.
“The development of the Acro P-1 sight sets a new standard for compact pistol mounted reflex optics,” said Aimpoint AB President Lennart Ljungfelt in a press release. “The commitment we make to our customers is to develop the highest performing red-dot sights available. The Acro P-1 optic fulfills that commitment by providing the lightest and most rugged enclosed red-dot sight in its size category on the market.”
Aimpoint says they tested the ACRO with 20,000 rounds on a .40 caliber pistol and designed the unit to be submersible up to 25 meters.
The optic features a 3.5 MOA dot that can be kept on intensity power 6 for up to one year with a CR1225 battery. The battery can be changed without removing the unit from the pistol.
The ACRO is night vision ready with 4 NVD settings and 8 daylight settings, one of which is designed for use on extra bright backgrounds.
The unit is 1.2 inches wide, 1.2 inches high, and 1.9 inches long. It weighs 2.1 ounces, including the battery.
For comparison, here are the specs on three of the most popular micro red dots currently on the market:
- Trijicon RMR Type 2: 1.8 inches long, 1.1 inches high, 1.0 inches wide, 1.2 ounces
- Burris FastFire 3: 1.9 inches long, 1 inch high, 1 inch wide, 0.9 ounces
- Vortex Venom: 1.9 inches long, 1.02 inches high, 1.1 inches wide, 1.1 ounces
The ACRO’s footprint is comparable to its competition, but the enclosed design adds some weight. One ounce won’t make much difference for rifle or shotgun applications, but pistol users might notice the additional weight.
No word yet on price, but considering the MSRP of the Micro T-1, buyers can expect somewhere between $600 and $800.
The ACRO P-1 should be available for purchase in the coming weeks.