Gear&Optics|Optics This morning Aimpoint started off the week with a press conference announcing their next generation of ARCO red dot sights. The two new models added to the ARCO lineup […]
This morning Aimpoint started off the week with a press conference announcing their next generation of ARCO red dot sights. The two new models added to the ARCO lineup are: the ARCO C2 and ARCO P2.
The two new ARCO red dots sights feature 3.5 MOA red dot, night vision capable, with a 50,000 hours battery life on a CR 2032 battery. The new C2 and P2 also offers flip-up lens cover for the new red dots sights as an accessory. The new ARCO P2 and C2 underwent rigorous testing before Aimpoint finalized the new builds. Over 20,000 rounds of a pistol chambered in .40 S&W was shot to stress test the new optics.
Below, is the press release from Aimpoint regarding their next generation ARCO red dots.
Aimpoint Launches the Next Generation of Acro™ Red Dot Sights
Malmö, Sweden – Aimpoint®, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has once again advanced the standard for pistol mounted optics with the release of the next generation Acro™ red dot sights. This second-generation sights incorporate an improved LED emitter coupled with a higher capacity CR2032 battery to provide five years (50,000 hours) of constant-on power while getting you on target faster and more accurately.
Designed to endure the physical forces generated by semi-automatic pistol slides, the Acro™ series was the first pistol sight to offer a fully enclosed optical channel to protect the LED emitter. Built to exceed the requirements of the users, the Acro series sights has been tested and proven to withstand the extreme shock, vibration, temperatures, and material stresses generated by firing over 20,000 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition.
The new high efficiency LED emitter provides a crisp 3.5 MOA dot. Protective clear front and rear glass lenses protect the advanced reflective lens system. The new digital intensity adjustment keypad provides a more distinct tactile feel when adjusting the dot intensity, and these controls are now placed next to the battery compartment to help protect the power adjustments against unintentional changes. The recessed edges of the housing at the front and rear of the sight allow for additional flip-up lens covers when mounted on a rifle or shotgun.
To stand up to the high expectations of professional users such as the Law Enforcement market, the Acro P-2™ is built and tested to withstand extreme environment stress while the Acro C-2™ is an alternative for the commercial market. The mounting interface for the next generation Acro is the same as its predecessor with a one-piece adapter plate for mounting directly to the optic-ready pistols.
The sights can also be mounted on Weaver and Picatinny rail interfaces with a quick detachable mount available in various optical-axis heights. And several adapter plates are available, including a plate for Micro™ mount interface, allowing compatibility with all Micro™ sights mounting solutions.
Specialized accessories such as mounts and flip-up lens covers are available for a wide variety of hunting rifles.
“Aimpoint engineers more than tripled the Acro next generation battery life and managed to fit a larger battery into the sight while keeping it accessible to the user and maintaining the exact same compact footprint as the Acro first generation, a daunting task that only our engineers could achieve,” said Erik Jeppsson, Sales & Marketing Director for Aimpoint AB.
Primarily designed for use on handguns, the Acro next generation can also be mounted on carbines, shotguns and hunting rifles or utilized as a backup sight on magnified scopes and thermal imagers. These versatile optics are night vision compatible and are the ultimate solution for extremely low-profile, compact sighting needs.
For more information on the Acro next generation sights or any other Aimpoint product, visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.com.
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