There is certainly no denying that Aimpoint as consistently set the bar high for countless micro red dot sights in today’s market. For decades hunters and shooters have worked with military grade red dot sights which in size were considered fairly large and consisted of a wide 30mm tube and also featured a battery compartment on the side. Despite these micro red dots being exceptionally effective in combat, sports shooting, and hunting, they all added unnecessary weight and bulk to the firearm. They began to prove cumbersome, especially for enthusiasts who would often compete in shooting. However, when the time came that Aimpoint launched their very own micro red dot series, they decided to take the long battery life, durability, and reliability of the much larger red dot sights and crammed all the good stuff into a much smaller and lightweight package that could still handle all the rough and tumble of the field.
Aimpoint offers its Micro H-1 for a number of applications.
The Micro H-1 from Aimpoint is a perfect example of a lightweight red dot sight for the hunter or competitive shooter. It features a 1X magnification and is readily available with either a 2 or 4 MOA sized dot. The Micro H-1 is also exceptionally featherweight in comparison to most sights and weighs in at 3.7oz (with integral mount). Aimpoint Micro H-1 with free weaver tactical offset rail adapter can be effortlessly mounted onto a number of different applications and can even be installed on a variety of different mounting systems depending entirely on the use.
The Micro H-1 from Aimpoint boasts exceptional battery life.
The Micro H-1 from Aimpoint uses Aimpoint’s excellent Advanced Circuit Efficiency Technology (referred to as ACET). This allows for outstanding and unrivalled long-lasting battery life. The Micro H-1 boasts a battery life of up to five years while also taking up far less rail space than other sights in its league. It also boasts a much smaller 3V CR2032 battery.
A revolutionary change in field of view.
With many thanks to the Micro H-1’s compact size, it means that the sight takes up far less field of view, which means much more of the target is actually visible. This feature is incredibly fundamental for hunters and also competitive shooters. For enthusiasts who have opted to use the more common 30mm red dot tube, may find getting used to the much smaller 20mm red dot tube a little difficult at first and you may even discover that you prefer it much more. An additional yet fundamental benefit of the Micro H-1’s unlimited field of view is that provides shooters with the ability to fire with both eyes open, this is an exceptionally important skill when faced with a defensive situation.
The Micro H-1 from Aimpoint is also far faster to acquire a target with when compared with the standard AR-15 iron sights for example. In a home defense situation, there is no denying that seconds matter and the Micro H-1 can help shave off those seconds when engaging a potentially life-threatening intruder.
The Aimpoint Micro H-1 is has been designed to be parallax free, which means it’s incredibly forgiving in when it comes to centering the dot. Place the dot on target and shoot. The battery compartment on the Micro H-1 can be located on the right-hand side of the optic and has been cleverly integrated into the sight’s brightness adjustment knob.