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Aimpoint Officially Launches New Micro T-2 Sight


New sight offers additional features and enhanced performance

Chantilly, VA – October 1, 2014 – 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 mid-October 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. Feedback received from 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 devices, 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, our development group started with a completely new design” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “in terms of the optical components, 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 T-2 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.

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Micro T-2

The Micro T-2 will be available from Aimpoint dealers nationwide. For more information on Aimpoint or the company’s products, visit our webpage at www.aimpoint.com.

We spoke with Aimpoint last week and they said this was coming VERY soon. They weren’t kidding. Can’t wait to get our hands on one.


26 Responses to “Aimpoint Officially Launches New Micro T-2 Sight”

  1. Stephen says:

    Flat. Dark. Earth.

    Please and thank you…

  2. Chuck says:

    I get that the big feature is clearer glass. The dot is still 2 MOA. I’m sorry, I’m just not seeing a big improvement over what is already a really great sight. Couldn’t the new glass be put in the T1?

    • mike says:

      Not uncommon to use a new part number or name an item the next in a line when you make improvements. I see this as a step forward for Aimpoint and I hope it will do good things for the street price of H1/T1 optics.

    • AbnMedOps says:

      “Then it could be the T1, plus a little bit more.” “….um, these go to eleven.”

      Actually, on a more serious note, I’d love to see a knowledgeable, non-sales pitch, detailed article on the theory, practice, pros/cons, and current state-of-the-art of all the various flavors of sight optics. It’s easy to get lost in all the unexplained terminology and hype. I’d suggest someone like Peter Kokalis as author.

      • SSD says:

        Is hot up the folks at Shotgun News if your interested in Mr Kokalis although Dave Fortier who writes for Shotgun News does a great job with these sorts of articles.

    • Andrew says:

      The T1 was already near perfect, therefore the improvements are minimal. That said, they are improvements none the less and I look forward to this hitting the market and making T1 prices drop. 😉

  3. Chase says:

    I used to have a 2 MOA T-1 with a 3X magnifier behind it, all on LaRue tall mounts. I loved the setup except the dot appeared to be “smeared” when viewed through the center of the magnifier. When NOT looking through the center, the dot then appeared to be round, but I didn’t like the smearing when using a proper line of sight. It occurred regardless of the distance between the two optics. I am curious if this magnification smearing phenomenon exists with the T-2.

    Regarding Flat Dark Earth, I totally agree. I had the FDE Tango Down cover on my T-1, which I felt to be the optimum solution to having caps that stow completely out of the way while providing protection and allowing color options.

    Now I run a Leupold Mark 6 1-6X on a LaRue cantilever mount and love it.

    • mike says:

      I had a similar issue with a 2 MOA T1 on a Seekins absolute co-witness mount. I used an EoTech magnifier and when I got the splotch I switched to a Meprolight then an Aimpoint magnifier. Each had the same splotch. I changed the relief, moved them around, tried every combination and pretty much just had variations of the splotch. While it’s still a good reference point for a future hole the splotch was distracting. I found myself taking note of it rather than my target. I too would be interested in knowing if the T2 would alleviate this; I thought my vision was just jacked.

      • Chase says:

        I had other people look through mine to verify it was not just me. I have 20/20 vision.

        I miss being able to cowitness through the T-1 but I have Diamondhead D-45 folding 45-degree sights to accomodate the Mark 6. These sights work really great. I also miss the long battery life that allows leaving the dot on in storage. I have killed at least one battery forgetting to turn the Leupold off.

        • Joe Flowers says:

          Yeahs it’s an inherent problem with the t-1 due to the size of the emitter and other factors. I’d HOPE it got fixed for $120-150 more, but who knows. They should have increased the window size by 8-10mm and made a few more real improvements other than glass and coating–why not just out that glass and coating on t-1s.
          For all we know, this one will have an issue–if it was built from the ground up, then put it through the Daniel Defense test, and see if it does better enough to justify the price. I’ll definitely get one eventually though.

  4. Buck Thomas says:

    Here is to hoping the “Increased Ruggedness” of the T-2’s internal electronic components means a longer service while mounted on pistol slides.

  5. Buck Thomas says:

    ^^Longer service life..cant type today

  6. mikek says:

    Save your money and get the primary arms microdot. It’s been torture tested against shotgun blasts, 30 foot drops, mud, 6 feet of water, and still come out fine and on target. I have yet to see anyone do an equivalent test on an actual aimpoint.

    For those who always say buy once cry once, a question

    Has anyone ever torture tested the aimpoint micro to destruction along side a primary arms and see which dies first or are we just assuming that its 5x as durable because it costs 5x as much ?

    • SSD says:

      I’ve blown one up before and it still worked afterward.

    • mike says:

      I bought the Primary Arms micro dot as a gift for someone last Christmas and I took time with it sighting it in and playing with it on a few of my other guns before the recipient got it. I like the PA Micro Dot, but it’s no T-1. Having used both there are a lot of similarities, but the biggest detractor for me was the PA Micro Dot presenting a smudge UNMAGNIFIED and when you put a magnifier on it there’s a magnified smudge. Any kind of run/gun match should be fine, but for trying to be a bit more precise with the magnifier on a distance shot forces you to guess the center of the smudge for your POI, the the smudge isn’t symmetrical so it’s not terribly intuitive. The PA Micro Dot is DEFINITELY worth the money, but so is the T-1 and I’d rather spend the extra and get the extra out of the T-1. The H-1 would also do, for that matter.

    • Mic says:

      Larry Vickers pretty much did all that when he tourture tested the Daniel Defense. The Aimpoint was still going after having the glass broken. It was shot, blown up, dragged, drop from a helo. It’s on YouTube I believe

    • DP says:

      I have been a long time proponent for the primary arms microdot. I have owned 5-6 of them. They work great for 95% of applications. HOWEVER: for my hard use rifles, I opted to go with a T1 for the following reasons:

      1) much BRIGHTER dot, like night and day difference.
      2) Durability. The PA micro dot mount system sheared off when I tightened it onto my rail system.
      3) Night Vision compatibility.
      4) battery life. enough said.

      I remain a fan of primary arms micro dots. However if you are building a rifle for SHTF/WROL/Ebola (yup it happened) I would recommend you go with a T1. Marshall, the owner of Primary Arms has and will back up the above statement.

      • Luke says:

        agree with DP. I have both, the PA gets put on .22s and to lend out to friends to convince them they need an RDS. glass quality is much better with the Aimpoint, brighter dot, (smaller too maybe? don’t quote me on that) and battery life can’t even be compared.

        and I’ve stripped out the tightening screw on the PA before, a small thing but renders the sight unusable.

  7. Luke says:

    I’ll confess, I didn’t read the article.

    I just saw lens caps and got all excite.

  8. Henrik says:

    None has mentioned the green Scar L’s. Same color as the AK5, swedish soldier probably from one of the units that got Multicam in A-stan. Pictures 100% sure taken in sweden.

    I know Scar L have been on trail for awhile in Swedish army.