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.
Any price info?
SWFA is showing the Redfield for $199. I didn’t see pricing for the leupold.
$200 MSRP for that is very good, assuming the quality holds up. The FastFire3 sells for more like $225-$250.
That said, the 6MOA dot is on the big side.
6MOA is a nice size for a pistol optic.
What is the quality of Redfield like? Is this a Bushnell competitor?
From initial impressions….Bushnell TRS-25 can be had for around $90, as can the Primary Arms Micro Dots. Aside from the form factor difference, they are all red dots. This weighs a couple ounces less, but has a 6 MOA dot. If it is indeed selling for $200, what justifies the extra $110?
I have a Redfield Revolution 3-9×40. Quality is on par with Leupold vx series and has a lifetime warranty. Their electronic optics have a 2 year warranty. I’m considering between the Burris and the Redfield for a red dot for my Ruger mk3. The Bushnell TRS 25 I had on a 10/22 and it is fine for that but I didn’t like it on a pistol.
It seems more like a Burris Fastfire competitor. The form factor is the price difference.
The Accelerator is on par with the very best dot sights out there for quality. It is not quiet as rugged as the Trijicon but I would consider it a side by side competitor to the Delta point, better than the FastFire 3 and I am not sure about the new Vortex.
I bet a lot of leopuld fanboys will prefer something like the Redfield just because they have the same ownership. But I’m with you- it’s tough to beat a PA microdot unless you’re going with the real deal like an aimpoint or eotech
Leupold bought redfield and are positioning their products for those of us who cannot afford leupold prices. Is a good brand with leupold standing behind it.
Or the eotech price point.
I can’t wait to get one of these for my 22/45.
Love my Redfields. Quality optics that I feel comfortable with on my go to weapons.
I’m a fan of the DeltaPoint – have one on an M329 Smith & Wesson and another on a Springfield MD tactical, both have held up very well. I’d definitely consider either the DP 2 or the Redfield, particularly as the close range sight to supplement the scope on one of my ARs.
Hm, hard cut off switch and better configuration might make the dp a viable option again.
Course, if they still need the near propriatary tool to adjust wdg/elv Still not sure it’s worth it.
Like the Deltapoint 2 changes. Cant wait to see it out for sale – cant find anyone that has it yet.
Couple BIG questions are if the DeltaPoint 2 spec sizes and mounting screw positions will allow you to mount it on a G-34 slide in the same “SLIDE MELT” slot and position of an original model Deltapoint. And if the height at its rear allow it to co-witness with suppressor sights on Combat cut mounted sights.
I am desperately trying to find out when the deltapoint is going to be available.its 06/03/2014, and no word. Please if any can send me a general time this will be available I greatly appreciate it. Thanks James jackson
I wrote to Leupold about the new DeltaPoint 2 and here are 2 responses from 2 different divisions that I received on June 19:
“The DP 2 won’t be out for about a month.”
“The Deltapoint 2 has not been released as of yet. There has not been an official date of release for the Deltapoint 2 as they will not be released until they pass our quality control rigor. The last update we received from development was to expect them to start shipping in late July or early August.”
Hope this helps.
Talked to engineering at LEPOULD Monday about a dovetail for a third generation S&W .He said the end of July
There ya go right from the horses mouth!
I really wanted a Deltapoint 2 but I’m not holding my breath as to a firm release date. Spoke to Leupold today and they said; November 2014
That’s a big bummer for those that would like to buy one.
I ordered one July 31 with an expected available date of Sept. 26, 2014. Now the expected available date is Nov. 12, 2014. When I go to Leupold’s web site there is no longer any information about the Deltapoint 2, just the Deltapoint 1.
The Leupold Delta 2 per SWFA is being dropped. There coming out with a new version called the Delta Pro witch will sell for around 700.00