During this year`s Eurosatory, Aimpoint - Swedish manufacturer of weapon sights - showed the advanced prototype of Acro P-1 reflex sight designed for pistols, and as a backup for rifles equipped with magnified optics.
Units shown in Paris are part of the prototype run as Aimpoint did not choose the mounting standard for pistol slides yet. Manufacturer`s representatives claim that the Acro P-1 sight should be available on the market before the end of 2018.
Aimpoint Acro P-1 is a miniature enclosed type reflex sight. It has a 3.5 MOA dot (covers 105 mm of the target at 100 m distance). The device is powered by a single CR1225 battery, which is good for about a year of use when brightness setting 6 (out of 10) is selected. The power source can be replaced without removing the sight from the weapon.
Acro P-1 is compatible with night-vision devices. Aimpoint representatives claim that the new sight is waterproof for up to 25 meters and can operate in the -45 to +71 Celsius temperature range. Acro P-1 will be the smallest one of such devices on the current market - it weights only 60 g.