DeltaPoint Micro from Leupold Optics

Leupold has officially released the DeltaPoint Micro, their new minimalistic red dot sight for pistols.

For shooters who need a red dot sight for their personal carry pistol, the DeltaPoint Micro is a rugged reflex sight that delivers rapid target acquisition, increased accuracy, and legendary Leupold performance in a sleek, low-profile design.

It’s a direct replacement for the factory rear sight. While I’m not overly enthused by the form factor, I do appreciate the technology. Leupold has placed a red dot about as close to the bore axis as possible. I imagine this means you’ll have to get used to it, if you decide to replace a more traditional RDS. But if this is your first use of an RDS, transitioning from traditional sights should be a bit easier as the dot is essentially where you normally find your rear sight. It’s also in direct alignment with the front sight.

Offering 8 power settings, the 3MOA dot is fully enclosed and is powered by a CR 1632 battery. The sight incorporates Motion Sensing Technology for power management and is waterproof rated at IPX7.

Although readily accessible for battery swaps, that battery case looks like it will take some getting used to. Perhaps an updated version will come out with a conformal, internal battery making the whole package a bit more sleek.

Initially, the DeltaPoint Micro is offered to fit either any non-MOS Glock or Smith & Wesson M&P models.

It should be right around $400 street price.

18 Responses to “DeltaPoint Micro from Leupold Optics”

  1. Geoff says:

    Dead video link. Closely related to the projected sales figures…..

  2. Czerta says:

    Can you take your slide apart with it installed?

  3. Davy Crockett says:

    This looks awesome.

  4. Fritzthedog says:

    Jeebus, who didn’t go to design school?

  5. Joglee says:

    Very nice design, makes a lot of sense for a red dot on a pistol. I like that it will use the same muscle memory as irons and not require you to retrain how you draw and present.

  6. Will says:

    If nothing else, points for out of the box thinking.

    • Luke says:

      Thats where I’m at; I like to see new designs even if there are a few misses in the mix.

      I really want a fully sealed pistol optic but that battery compartment is a deal breaker for me in all likelihood.

      • AbnMedOps says:

        Maybe make a doughnut-shaped battery and battery compartment that screws onto the end, and shooter can look through?

    • AAA says:

      exactly, I can see V2 or V3 of this being very cool

  7. Jeff S says:

    Good thing the Safariland ALS is a thing…

  8. Willis Bee says:

    Have you all seen the stuff Bass Pro and Sportsmans Whse can’t keep in stock ? They will sell a ton of these if user can still get hands on ammo to at least practice with.

  9. Alpha2 says:

    I too like that the dot is on the same plane as the irons…probably good for close quarters/self defense role but I cannot imagine trying to shoot precisely at anything at a longer distance than maybe ten yards. I’d like to try one out before I make final judgment. Leupold gets points out of the gate for the innovation, even if it may need some refining.