Aimpoint Jumps Into the Micro Red Dot Game with New ACRO P-1

Aimpoint’s new offering features an enclosed design for added ruggedness.

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 battery can be replaced without removing the optic from a pistol.

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.

The ACRO P-1 has eight daytime settings and four night-vision settings for the 3.5 MOA dot.

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

SEE ALSO: Aimpoint Micro T-2 Sights Now in Flat Dark Earth – Quantities Limited!

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.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over two years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco.

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  • Russ H June 16, 2018, 7:31 pm

    Finally! Aimpoint has entered the game. The difference with the Aimpoint and all the others is the Aimpoint is combat ready – literally. Any Aimpoint device will take a lickin and keep on tickin and I have no doubt it is likely 3-4 times more sturdy than anything else out there. Having said that, it is also unlike anything out there (in looks) and it will take some time for the public to embrace it, particularly with that price tag. I have no doubt this will be the premier micro-red dot available and will soon find itself at the tip of the spear in the SOF community (if it isn’t already). Once the word gets out that SOF is using them Aimpoint won’t be able to get them on the shelf fast enough.

  • Darryl June 16, 2018, 3:38 am

    so do they only make these for a glock? seems as though everything is made for glocks and not much else. surely they know people have other guns then glocks. not that i would put one on my pistol anyway. just use the iron sights and get use to them as most times if you’re in a shoot out you’re not going to be trying to aim looking down the pistol but pointing at what you’re shooting at and trying to hit it.

  • GuruOfGuns June 15, 2018, 9:52 am

    Well even Aimpoint can can make a bad decision, 6-8 hundred dollars and enclosed? Don’t think it will fly.

  • Mike June 15, 2018, 9:41 am

    No Thanks.

    I will stick with the Trijicon RMR, from a company right here in the USofA.

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