Continuing the trend in smaller optics, Leupold and its cheaper cousin Redfield have announced that they’re unveiling two new tiny optics for SHOT Show. The first is the next generation of their Deltapoint, which has a hard shut-off switch and offers the ability to change the battery without taking the optic off the gun. Redfield is also offering their Accelerator, a Deltapoint-esque red dot with a lot of the same features but at a lower price point. Make the jump for the pressers . . .
BEAVERTON, Ore. — With the introduction of the DeltaPoint®, Leupold® set thestandard for red dot sight technology. Now that standard has been raised with the launch of the DeltaPoint® 2.
The DeltaPoint 2 retains Leupold’s patented Motion Sensor Technology, which instantly detects any motion, activates the illumination and adjusts the brightness to the environment, but now also includes a manual brightness adjustment, for those who prefer brighter or dimmer dots.
Also added is a master on/off switch, so the unit can be completely powered down to prevent excess battery drain during transportation or storage. Powered by a CR2032 battery, DeltaPoint 2 does not need to be removed to change the battery.
Extremely rugged, the DeltaPoint 2 features a lightweight magnesium housing, while the squared aspheric lens delivers the widest field of view and the best image quality ever produced in a red dot sight. Dot bloom is virtually eliminated thanks to new lens coating, offering shooters a crisp, clean dot for precise and immediate shots on target.
“The DeltaPoint really set the standard for durability and technology,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The DeltaPoint 2 is easier to use, possesses better clarity and brightness, and generally improves the DeltaPoint across the board.”
From handguns to shotguns to rifles, the unlimited eye relief and generous 60 minute of angle (MOA) adjustments make the DeltaPoint 2 the perfect fit for any firearm. Lightweight, shock proof and waterproof, the DeltaPoint 2 is equally at home on the competition range as it is in the hunting field or the patrol car.
Available in a 3.5-MOA dot or a 7.5-MOA Inscribed Delta, the DeltaPoint 2 features DiamondCoat™ lens coating for scratch resistance and blackened lens edges for optimal clarity.
A cross-slot mount allows the DeltaPoint 2 to be mounted on any Picatinny or Weaver-style rail or bases. The complete mount kit includes specific mounting plates for the most popular handguns.
While the performance and ruggedness has been raised for 2014, the price remains untouched making the DeltaPoint 2 an even greater value than before.
• Weight – 0.9 ounces
• Height – 1.2 inches
• Length – 1.64 inches
• Width – 1.22 inches
From .22LR handguns to .458 SOCOM AR rifles, the DeltaPoint 2 is built to handle the shock of recoil. The DeltaPoint 2 is covered by the Leupold Full Lifetime Warranty, with the electronics covered by the Leupold Golden Ring Electronics Warranty.
BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Redfield® Accelerator™ Reflex sight delivers an immediate, crisp sight picture, no matter the firearm. Rugged, lightweight aluminum keeps bulk down, but performance high.
From handguns to rifles to shotguns, the Accelerator provides four illumination settings to meet any lighting condition, while an automatic shut-off feature helps preserve battery life. The Mangin lens delivers an extremely wide field of view and superior image quality, which are critical in picking up or transitioning between targets.
Unlimited eye relief and 80 minutes of angle (MOA) for windage and elevation adjustment makes the Accelerator the perfect fit for any firearm, from .22LR handguns to 12-gauge shotguns to .458 SOCOM AR rifles. The Accelerator is compatible with today’s most popular red dot sight mounts (sold separately), so options are endless.
For handgun competitors, the Accelerator delivers a fast sight picture with a crisp 6-MOA dot. Rifle shooters will appreciate the lightweight, low-profile Accelerator as a primary red dot sight or as a secondary 1X companion to a magnified optic. Shotgunners will enjoy the Accelerator’s wide field of view when tracking a clay or bird with both eyes open.
The Accelerator comes with a cross-slot mount, compatible with Picatinny or Weaver-style rails or mounts, a mount adapter plate, a CR2032 battery and a protective cover.
• Weight – 1 ounce
• Height – 0.98 inches
• Length – 1.92 inches
• Width – 1.15 inches
Completely shockproof and waterproof, the Accelerator is covered by Redfield’s electronics warranty.
For more information, visit www.redfield.com or call 877-798-9686. Visit Redfield on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedfieldHunting.
Acquired by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in 2008, Redfield is now a brand of the Oregon-based company. The Redfield line includes Revolution™, Revenge™ and Battlezone™ riflescopes; CounterStrike™ Tactical Red Dot sight; Accelerator™ reflex sight; Rebel™ and Battlefield™ roof prism and Renegade™ Porro prism binoculars; Rampage™ spotting scope kits; and Raider™ rangefinders. The Redfield Gun Sight Company was founded in 1909 by John Hill Redfield. Over the years, Redfield became one of the leading American manufacturers of sports optics, known for the performance, ruggedness and reliability of its products. The new Redfield line upholds that tradition and is sold worldwide to hunters, shooters, wildlife observers and other outdoor enthusiasts.