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Leupold Optics – DeltaPoint Pro

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Leupold’s new DeltaPoint Pro has been in the wild for awhile now having undergone live environment evaluation with a variety of shooters including a brief appearance at last Summer’s ‘Fuerzas Comandos’ in Colombia with the 7th SFG(A) team. I got my first look at the mini red dot sight last Summer as well at Leupold’s factory in Beaverton, Oregon and later was able to spend some time on the range with it at Spartan Tactical near Fort Worth. I have to say that I was rather pleased with sight. When I originally saw the integrated rear sight over the Summer I was pretty leery, concerned that it would be a distraction, but once I was able to actually use it the rear sight was very functional and I was able to transition between DeltaPoint Pro and irons quite easily.

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Leupold has listened to customer feedback and specifically addressed the issues with intensity of the dot. Two reticle versions are available; a 2.5-MOA red dot or a 7.5 inscribed red delta and in addition to the auto-brightness sensor which relies on ambient light conditions, you can also set manually the intensity you want via push button. The dot can be adjusted for sighting in at 1 MOA per click. The DeltaPoint Pro features tool-less battery replacement for the CR 2032 3v. Leupold has integrated their Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the sight into a battery-saving standby mode. Conversely, when the MST senses motion, it turns on but there is a manual off mode as well. Leupold has introduced something new to the DeltaPoint Pro (as well as two other really cool new products we’ll show you next week); the sight is waterproof to 66 feet.

As you can see in the gallery below, the DeltaPoint Pro is modular in design and can be run slick or fitted with a rear sight designed to cowitness with the reflex sight. This rear sight is used in conjunction with a suppressor-style front sight. Look for additional rear sight options from other manufacturers. The mount kit comes complete with 11 different mounts. Additionally, risers are available for use with rifles including Picatinny mount.

Shipping Late June with first priority to military customers.

Here is their press release for this new sight:

Leupold Introduces Rugged New DeltaPoint Pro

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., introduces the DeltaPoint Pro, a ruggedized reflex sight built to withstand the hardest recoil, while still delivering a crisp, immediate aiming point on pistols, rifles and shotguns.

This next generation of the legendary Leupold DeltaPoint features a lightweight aluminum housing, shrouded in a spring steel armor. This light but rugged frame houses a crisp, clear aspheric lens, generating a wide field of view and outstanding image quality.

“The DeltaPoint Pro was built with the warfighter, back country hunter and defensive pistols in mind,” said Tim Lesser, director of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “For these folks, a sight problem can mean more than a bad score on a pistol stage.”

The DeltaPoint Pro maintains Leupold’s Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the sight into a battery-saving standby mode. When the MST detects motion, it instantly reactivates the sight, so it’s ready when you are. A manual mode allows the sight to be shut off when not in use.

An auto-brightness sensor continuously samples the ambient light and adjusts the DeltaPoint Pro to provide optimal reticle intensity. For those with specific brightness preferences, a manual adjustment overrides the auto-brightness sensor.

Waterproof to an industry-leading 66 feet, the DeltaPoint Pro now allows for the battery to be changed from a top access port, removing the need to remove the sight. Two reticle options are available. A 2.5-MOA red dot or a 7.5 inscribed red delta.

In the event of a battery failure, the DeltaPoint Pro has an optional rear iron sight designed to cowitness with the reflex sight. A tall, suppressor-style front sight may be required.
The DeltaPoint Pro can be installed using a cross-slot mount on a Picatinny, Weaver or other rail base. For flat-top AR-pattern rifles, a cross-slot riser mount is also available. As with previous generation DeltaPoints, an all-mount kit includes both cross-slot mounts, as well as adapter plates for most of the popular handguns on the market.

From .22s to .458 SOCOMs, the DeltaPoint Pro can handle the recoil without a loss or shift of zero. Its light weight and small package makes it a great choice for the growing number of people mounting reflex sights on defensive handguns. A light tunnel reduces any unwanted illumination leaks during low-light tactical usage.

Long battery life and Leupold’s industry-best Gold Ring Electronics Warranty make the DeltaPoint Pro a worry-free sighting option. From duty pistols to turkey shotguns to AR rifles, the DeltaPoint Pro is ready for anything.

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