Aimpoint has updated their popular fully enclosed Acro red dot sight to accept standard, widely available CR2032 batteries that provide 50,000 hours of constant on time…all in the same form factor as their original Acro red dot.
Here’s their press release . . .
Aimpoint®, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has once again advanced the standard for pistol mounted optics with the release of the Acro P-2™ red dot sight. This next generation sight incorporates an improved LED emitter coupled with a higher capacity CR2032 battery to provide an astonishing five years (50,000 hours) of constant-on power while getting you on target faster and more accurately.
Designed to endure the intense G-forces generated by semi-automatic pistol slides, the ACRO™ series was the first pistol sight to offer a fully enclosed optical channel to protect the LED emitter. Built to exceed the requirements of the user, the Acro P-2 has been tested and proven to withstand the extreme shock, vibration, temperatures, and material stresses generated by firing over 20,000 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition.
The new high efficiency LED emitter provides a bright, crisp 3.5 MOA dot. Protective clear front and rear glass lenses guard the advanced reflective lens system. The new digital intensity adjustment keypad provides a more distinct tactile feel when adjusting the dot intensity, and these controls are now placed next to the battery compartment to help protect the power adjustments against unintentional changes. The recessed edges of the housing at the front and rear of the sight allow for additional flip-up lens covers when mounted on a rifle or shotgun.
“Aimpoint engineers more than tripled the Acro P-2’s battery life and managed to fit a larger battery into the sight while keeping it accessible to the user and maintaining the exact same compact footprint as the Acro P-1, a daunting task that only our engineers could achieve,” said Erik Jeppsson, Sales & Marketing Director for Aimpoint AB.
Primarily designed for use on handguns, the Acro P-2 can also be mounted on carbines, shotguns and rifles or utilized as a backup sight on magnified scopes and thermal imagers. The versatile optic is night vision compatible and is the ultimate solution for extremely low-profile, compact sighting needs.
For more information on the Acro P-2 sight or any other Aimpoint product, visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.us
I have two of the gen 1 units and like them, but with the standardized batteries and longer life in this gen, I guess I’ll be spending me some more money.
i like it. it looks like a tiny barn sitting on your pistol. 🙂
If only it didn’t cost as much as the pistol. Otherwise I’d love to get it.
It’s also the only fully enclosed water submersible RDS which means it can take a lot more abuse and be used in a lot more situations that most of the other RDS’s out there. You get what you pay for and from a manufacturing POV Aimpoint is high quality.