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Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

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Product: Aimpoint Micro S-1

1 PRESENTATION

Aimpoint® red dot sights are designed for the ”two eyes open” method which greatly enhances situational awareness and target acquisition. The red dot follows the movement of the user’s eye while remaining fixed on target, eliminating any need for centering.

1.1 Technical specification

Optical system
Magnification 1X
eye relief Unlimited
Clear aperture 18 mm
NVD(2) compatible No
Optical coating Anti-reflection (AR) coating
Adjustments 1 click = 13 mm @ 100 m
1/2” @ 100 yds
Adjustment range ±1 m @ 100 m / ±1 yds @ 100 yds
Dot size 6 MOA(1)
Dot intensity settings 12 settings manually adjusted with rotary switch
Dot color red (655 nm ± 10 nm)
Signature No forward optical signature from the dot beyond 10 meters

 

Power source
Battery type One CR2032 Lithium battery (3 V)
Battery life (3) More than 5 years of use at pos. 7

 

Size (L x W x H)
Sight 63 mm × 43 mm × 41 mm
2 15/32” × 1 11/16” × 1 5/8”

 

Weight
Sight 100 g / 3.5 oz

 

Height of optical axls
Sight mounted on rib 14 mm / 9/16”

 

Materials
Sight High strength aluminum, black to dark gray, non-glare finish
base plates Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Bikini lens covers Rubber

 

Environmental specification
Temperature range (operation) -30 °C to +60 °C / -22 °F to +140 °F
Water resistance Submersible to 5 m / 16 ft.

 

1 MOA: Minute Of Angle, 1 MOA ≈ 30 mm at 100 m or ≈ 1” at 100 yds
2 NVD: Night Vision Device
3 Battery life: Values valid at room temperature for a quality battery

1.2 Overview

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

2 OPERATION

WARNING: Ensure the weapon is not loaded and the safety selector is in the ”safe” position before attempting to install, remove or perform maintenance.

2.1 Install battery

1. Remove the battery cap using the tool.

2. Insert battery (CR2032) with the positive end (+) toward the battery cap as can be seen in Fig. 1.

CAUTION: Check that the o-ring of the battery cap is in good condition and in position to ensure there is no water leakage into the battery compartment.

3. Turn the intensity switch to intensity setting 12 (max.) and tighten the battery cap with the tool.

When resistance is encountered, proceed to tighten until the battery cap comes to a stop.

4. Verify the red dot is visible and there is zero gap between the battery cap and the battery compartment.

NOTE: Remove battery (CR2032) before putting the sight in storage for extended periods.

2.2 Preparations for mounting

The sight comes with 8 interchangeable base plates to provide a secure mount for most shotgun rib dimensions. Use a caliper to measure the dimensions of the shotgun rib to determine which combination of base plates to use.

2.3 Placement on shotgun rib

The sight can be mounted anywhere on the shotgun rib depending on personal preference. A typical placement is about 100 mm / 4" from the forward grip toward the muzzle. Ensure that eye relief is comfortable.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Base plate selection

1. Measure the thickness and the width of the shotgun rib.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

2. Use the base plate selection guide (see back of this manual) to determine which combination of base plates are most likely to fit the shotgun rib.

CAUTION: The mounting of any optic onto the shotgun rib may damage the shotgun if the rib is not suitable for handling the extra weight. Consult local dealer/armourer if unsure of the shotgun rib is suitable for mounting of an optic.

2.4 Mount the sight to the shotgun rib

CAUTION: Do not use any thread locking fluid as it may damage the sight housing.

1. Install the fixed base plate (01 / 02 / 03 / 04) to the sight using the tool (T10 torx). Tighten the screws until a light resistance is felt. Proceed to tighten approximately 1/4 turn until fully tightened (approximately 1 Nm of torque).

2. Install the adjustable base plate (A / B / C / D) to the sight by first placing the washer in the base plate and then installing the screws using the tool (T10 torx). Do not fully tighten the screws.

3. Place the sight on the shotgun rib. Press the sight against the shotgun rib (see Fig. 2) and tighten the screws of the adjustable base plate until fully tightened (approximately 1 Nm of torque). Alternate between the two screws to ensure base plate is installed parallel to the sight housing.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

CAUTION: Ensure the base plates clamp around the shotgun rib to provide a secure fit.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

NOTE: Ensure the sight is installed level to the top surface of the rib.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

CAUTION: Ensure the adjustable base plate is not installed beneath the surface of the sight housing as it will not provide a secure fit.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

NOTE: If the adjustable base plate is protruding more than 2 mm / .08" from the sight housing, or is positioned beneath the surface of the sight housing, change base plates according to the base plate troubleshooting guide.

Base plate troubleshooting guide:

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

  • First try the appropriate primary option in the base plate trouble shooting guide. If this change does not provide a secure fit, try the secondary option.

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

  • Check that the screws of the adjustable base plate are fully tightened after initial firing to ensure a secure fit.

2.5 Zeroing

CAUTION: Do not continue to adjust windage and elevation if you encounter resistance. The mechanism can break if over-adjusted.

1. Adjust the intensity to a comfortable setting for the red dot to contrast against the target.

2. Remove the elevation adjustment cap and the windage adjustment cap to access the adjustment screws.

3. Use the knobs on the adjustment caps or the tool to turn the adjustment screws.

4. Adjust elevation (see Fig. 3):

  • Turn elevation adjustment screw counterclockwise to move point of impact up.
  • Turn elevation adjustment screw clockwise to move point of impact down.

5. Adjust windage (see Fig. 4):

  • Turn windage adjustment screw counterclockwise to move point of impact to the right.
  • Turn windage adjustment screw clockwise to move point of impact to the left.

NOTE: Each click of the elevation adjustment screw and the windage adjustment screw corresponds to a 13 mm movement of the point of impact at 100 m / 1” at 100 yds (or 3 mm at 25 m / 1/8" at 100 yds).

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

3 EXTREME CONDITIONS

  • Extreme heat (moist or dry): no special procedures required.
  • Extreme cold: extreme cold might shorten battery life.
  • Sea spray, water, mud, snow: ensure the battery cap is tightened. Keep lens covers on. Clean lenses and wipe the sight dry after exposure.
  • Salt air: no special procedures required.
  • High altitudes: no special procedures required.

CAUTION: Never clean the lenses with fingers. Use lens paper/cloth. If lens paper/cloth is not available:

  • To clear away debris (sand, grass etc.): blow away the dirt or rinse with clear water.
  • To clean lenses: fog the lenses or rinse with clear water and clean them with a soft piece of cloth.

Base plate selection guide:

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

Aimpoint Micro S-1 Red Dot Sights Instruction Manual

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