Introduction of Aimpoint Acro
On 24 May 2021, Aimpoint held a webinar during which they presented the second generation of Aimpoint’s Acro red dot sight to their business partners around the world. We first saw the Acro red dot (Gen I) at Shot Show 2019 where it attracted plenty of attention among handgun shooters and hunters. This compact, enclosed red dot has been given a facelift; in this short article, we will present the upgrades associated with it.
Aimpoint Acro Battery Life
The new Acro P2 and C2 re dots have a CR2032 battery compartment, and it is still on the side, meaning that you do not have to remove it from the firearm in case the battery dies, thus avoiding the re-zeroing process. You can expect five years (50.000 hours) of constant-on power at the medium setting.
The first generation of red dots was powered by a small CR1632 battery that could not provide a battery life equal to that of their bigger Micro models. It took the Aimpoint engineers a while to figure out how to make the battery compartment bigger whilst keeping the size at the same level of compactness.
Improved Ergonomics of Aimpoint Red Dot Reflex
Aimpoint managed to improve the ergonomics with buttons that produce more tactile clicks when compared to the previous generation optics. The same applies to the turrets. None of these protrude out of the housing, so you can rest assured that it will not come to any unintentional settings changes during use.
New Flip-Up Covers
The recesses at the edges of the housing are not there by sheer coincidence. They allow the user to install flip-up covers and thus maximize protection against scratches. Once opened, they can be fixed in two positions, at a 90-degree angle in relation to the lens, or at a 270-degree angle in relation to the lens.
Red Dot Sight Built to Last
Enclosed Aimpoint red dot – sights are ultimately protected against all kinds of damage. Nothing can get between the diode and the lens, making shooting possible in the harshest conditions. The optical part is protected by a durable housing that is slim enough to provide minimal obstruction of the target.
Aimpoint Acro Models
The second-generation Acro optics models are available in two versions:
- C-2 (commercial) and
- P-2 (law enforcement). The differences can be seen in the list below.
Aimpoint Acro P2 vs C2
Operating temperature range from –45 °C to 71 °C
10 brightness settings, 6 daytime, 4 NVD
Submersible to 35 meters
Operating temperature range from –30 °C to 60 °C
10 brightness settings, 8 daytime, 2 NVD
Submersible to 5 meters
Aimpoint Acro P2 and C2 Footprint
Aimpoint Acro P2 and Aimpoint Acro C2 are equipped with a 3.5 MOA dot reticle and feature the same footprint as the first generation – they both feature Aimpoint Acro mounting standard.
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Aimpont Acro C2
The commercially available C-2 version optics is designed primarily for pistol shooters but popular among hunters as well thanks to its small size and ruggedness. The warranty period for these is 10 years.
Aimpoint Acro Price
Aimpoint Acro C-2 sight version is expected to retail for 527 € while the price of the Acro P2 is available on request.
The market expects only the best from Aimpoint. No changes have been made to the optical part, but we were not expecting any as the first generation already featured an impeccable optical system. The glare and reflections are minimized because of quality coatings, and the dot is as round and crisp as it gets in dot sights.
Even though there is nothing revolutionary about the second generation of Acro sights, the facelift features do make for a better user experience. The production has already started but these are not expected to hit the shelves before August 2021.
When will this be commercially available
Most likely in August 2021.