Fact 1. It’s Ugly.
Just like your mother-in-law, it’s carrying a little extra weight around the backend. Function before fashion, the Leupold DP Micro works and it’s tiny. They had to put the electronics and the battery somewhere and they ended up hanging over the back of the slide. While it’s not pretty, it’s very functional and doesn’t get in the way of a proper two-handed grip or stick up above the gun.
Fact 2. It’s the smallest and toughest red dot sight on the market.
There is literally no other red dot in existence that is even close to the size of the Leupold Delta Point Pro. It sits less than half an inch above the slide.
Fact 3. The DP Micro has been in R&D for 6-7 years.
The DeltaPoint Micro didn’t just get developed and dropped on the market. I shot an original prototype in Bend, Oregon 6-7 years ago. It’s been going through testing and prototyping for years now.
Fact 4. It’s completely sealed making it waterproof, dustproof, and fogproof.
This is important because almost all other red dots have a small (open to the elements) hole that the laser emitter shoots out of and onto the lens. Dust, dirt, lint, snow, rain, and other particles can block the emitter making the red dot useless (it’s happened to me multiple times). Because the Delta Point Micro is completely sealed, it’s immune from the biggest downfall of almost all other red dots and is therefore much more reliable.
Fact 5. The batteries in the DP Micro should last for 3.5 years on the medium setting.
If you leave the dot turned up higher than medium, the sight will automatically shut down after five minutes of no movement and automatically turn back on the moment it senses movement, thus increasing battery life. The batteries are the common 1632’s and are very easy to change.
Fact 6. The red dot housing acts as a backup rear ghost ring sight with the stock factory front sight.
DP Micro mounts low in the rear sight dovetail and sits at approximately the same height as the factory iron sights. It’s technically a ⅓ co-witness but at self-defense ranges, the front sight anywhere in the circle will result in hits. Should your electronics or battery fail at an inopportune time your backup is already in place.
Fact 7. Should anything go wrong with the optic all of the electronics (including the battery) are housed in the rear round thing that hangs off the back.
“Round thing” is a technical term. Should you break it, send in the battery housing with the electronics and Leupold can send you a new one without even dismounting it from your gun. No re-zero required.
Fact 8. It fits on existing Glocks and S&W M&P’s that aren’t milled for red dots.
It fits all non-MOS Glock models and all Smith & Wesson M&P handguns.
The takeaway is that it works on all of the older models of Glocks and all of the S&W M&P’s without needing to alter the slide in any way. Suddenly your Gen 3 Glock can have the benefit of a red dot without needing to send it in for expensive surgery. It’s also easy to mount.
Fact 9. Mounted to your gun it will likely still fit in the holster you already have.
Fact 10. It’s durable.
I’ve now shot approximately 3500 rounds through the Leupold DP Micro. I haven’t had any issues.
Fact 11. You don’t have to re-zero when you change the batteries.
Zeroing is simple. There is a windage and elevation adjustment just like on a rifle scope. The DP Micro has 100 MOA of elevation and 180 MOA of windage adjustment.
Fact 12. The DP Micro contains a 3 MOA daylight bright dot.
It’s big enough to see and precise enough to be very accurate. After getting used to the sight, I could hit 3 inch knockdowns and other small pieces of steel much further than I ever could with iron sights. There are eight different brightness settings and Leupold claims it’s compatible with NV. I didn’t test the NV aspect.
Fact 13. The Leupold Delt Point Micro weighs just 1.1 ounces.
The housing is made from aluminum making this sight extremely lightweight. You won’t feel the weight difference either carrying or shooting your gun.
Fact 14. Because of how low the DP Micro sits on the gun, it’s easier to find the dot when you’re first learning to shoot a red dot.
There is a learning curve with finding the dot on all red dot sights. Dry fire practice is the best way to learn to quickly and naturally find your dot. The process is easier with the DP Micro because of how low it sits on the slide.
Fact 15. MSRP is $519.99 but you should be able to find it for a street price of $399.
Leupold released the DeltaPoint Micro in January 2021 so you should be able to find them for sale.
Fact 16. It’s made in Oregon, USA.
America. We should support American manufactures whenever we can. Enough said.
Fact 17. The Leupold DeltaPoint Micro comes with Leupold’s Lifetime Performance Guarantee.
Basically, they’ll repair or replace it for free for anyone in possession of the sight.