Last year, Trijicon won our coveted TTAG Reader’s Choice Awards for their 300 BLK ACOG. This year Aimpoint’s taking home the proverbial optical bacon for their Aimpoint Micro T-2. As the press release [below] points out, the all-new-from-the-ground-up Micro T-2 builds on the success of their already outstanding Micro T-1. The Micro T-2 boasts “a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti – reflective device, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.” In other words . . .
the T-2’s everything the T-1 was only tougher. We like tougher. We also like better. Yeah, the T-2 does it better. It offers “a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the Micro T-2.” How much would you pay? Don’t answer! The sight’s battery’s good for five years of constant-on performance. Now how much would you pay? Primary Arms sells the Micro T-2 for $761.
That’s a lot of scratch for a red dot, but TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia reckons it’s worth the price of admission. So do we. Congratulations to Aimpoint for the win.
New sight offers additional features and enhanced performance
Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in September, 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product.
Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Product reviews with professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti – reflective device s, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.
The most important development in this new sight however, is enhanced optical performance. A newly designed front lens, incorporating an important breakthrough in reflective lens coatings, provides a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the Micro T-2. This ensures that no matter what angle or conditions the shot presents, the user is able to get on target quickly and accurately.
“Instead of merely making improvements to an existing product, we started with a completely new design” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “As a result, the Micro T-2 takes the level of performance available from a compact sight to an entirely new level. It also provides features and performance formerly available only in much larger optics.”
The Micro T-2 can be mounted on nearly any individual weapon platform, and can be used with all existing mounts that fit the Micro T-1. This sight is compatible with all generations of night vision devices. The Micro T2 is ideal for use with Aimpoint’s wide range of accessories including the 3X Magnifier, and Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU). The Micro T-2 can operate for up to five years of constant-on use, using just one CR-2032 battery, and is waterproof to 25 meters
TTAG Readers’ Choice Awards methodology
The poll was conducted using a custom polling application which presented each respondent with a list of options for each category. Respondents could either select from the list, choose not to respond, or add an additional option at the bottom. Any added items would be displayed to all subsequent respondents (any item worthy of “Item of the Year” would, in theory, be added fairly quickly by respondents). Items which were not relevant (outside the time frame or irrelevant responses, like “my homemade ammo” for best ammo of the year) were periodically removed, and all associated votes for that item in that category were eliminated as well. Respondents were discouraged from voting multiple times by having their IP address recorded and banned from making subsequent responses. The polling period lasted 7 full days and elicited 1,104 responses.