Posted July 30, 2018 12:16 am by Comments

By Eric R. Poole


A new, closed-emitter mini red dot sight for pistols.

Aimpoint announced its new Advanced Compact Reflex Optic (ACRO) in June 2018 at Malmö, Sweden. The ACRO P-1 is a small, non-magnifying sight design developed for use on pistols as well as other small arms. It is the promise of a new era for mini red dot sights.

Interest in the use of mini red dots on pistols remains on the rise as they improve a shooter’s precision and speed of engagement, to include those of us with aging eyes.

Early adopters have had to contend with mounting mini red dot sights, which usually require the skills of a machine shop to mill out the rear of a pistol’s slide to properly position the sight. As backup, a set of suppressor height sights had to then be sourced and installed.

Acceptance of the red dot sight on a pistol has led to the introduction of pistols specifically designed for mounting mini red dots including the FN 509 Tactical, Glock MOS series, SIG Sauer P320 family, and several others.

Closed Emitter vs. Open Emitter
The next debate among those who already live by the use of red dot sights will be about open-emitter red dots versus closed-emitter red …Read the Rest

Source:: Guns and Ammo

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