Leupold DeltaPoint Micro

Function Over Form

Leupold has recently introduced a new red-dot sight that directly replaces your pistol’s rear sight, and it’s called the DeltaPoint Micro ($399.99). Our first impressions were that it’s unique, clever, well-thought-out, and most importantly, effective.

The DP Micro features an enclosed emitter, which means no fogging or dot deformation due to moisture, dirt, or debris, making it ideal for use on exposed carry pistols. You’ll also always have a crisp, visible 3 MOA dot each time you present your handgun. Due to its long tubular shape, it’s very easy for your eye to naturally align and pick up the dot upon presentation, very unlike traditional reflex sights, which can leave users (especially new ones) fishing for the dot. It sits so low that it replicates the same sight plane as traditional iron sights — no suppressor-height sights needed here. Yet another benefit to this placement is, should you experience battery failure, the sight acts very much like a ghost ring rear aperture.

Installation of the DP Micro couldn’t be easier … no custom milling or special mounting plates required. If you’ve done a good job centering the optic on the slide, zeroing will be quick and painless using the left side because of the windage and elevation adjustments and supplied allen key.

The DP Micro weighs just 1.1 ounces and slides into the rear sight dovetail of any Glock or S&W M&P pistol (the two model-specific DP Micro sights that currently exist). Simply drift your rear iron sight out of the dovetail and slide the supplied attachment piece in its place. Once mounted, the battery compartment/dot intensity adjustment are easily accessible on the bottom side of the rear of the housing. See it at your dealer, or for more information contact Leupold; Tel.: (800) LEUPOLD; Web: www.leupold.com — Chris Mudgett

Due to its long tubular shape and height that replicates a standard open-sight plane, it’s very easy for your eye to naturally align and pick up the dot upon presentation, very unlike traditional reflex sights, which can leave users (especially new ones) fishing for the dot.