For all the readers that own an AR-15, I am sure you will agree that “we all need a run and gun AR”. As for me, I made sure I had one for myself and one for my wife. I've spent money on cheap optics in the past and realized that I needed something reliable. As I searched for a new optic, the Aimpoint Micro T-1 started to get my attention. This optic had many reviews which raved about its reliability, so I thought I’d give it a try. The box arrived at my doorstep and I couldn't wait to have this little guy installed to go shooting with. I wanted a lower 1/3 cowitness but the T-1 did not come with the mount I needed for my AR. As such, I ended up purchasing a Larue mount which was perfect. Once everything was set up, I paid the local outdoor range a visit. The Aimpoint is very, very, and I mean VERY LIGHT weight! Only weighing in at 3 oz (red-dot only), I knew my go to AR would be a lightweight rifle. The T-1 has 4 night vision settings along with 8 daylight settings, which go from dim to very bright. Each brightness setting was perfect for any type scenario. The one thing that I absolutely love about this red-dot is the battery life. The red-dot may stay on a constant “on” for a minimum of 50,000 hours. That is over 5 years on a single watch battery setting “9”, which is bright enough for most situations. This gives me the opportunity to leave the red-dot on and not worry about fumbling to turn it on during a high stress situation. The T-1 is also fully waterproof up to 80 feet. I heard that you can put a bullet through it and it will still be 100% fully functional for duty. Maybe I’ll do a torture test like it in the future. One thing I didn't like too much are the rubber bikini covers. They seemed a bit weak and I will most likely lose them in the near future. The windage and elevation adjustments are located under 2 small caps, which can be hard to adjust but it didn't bother me too much. Once I had it dialed for 50 yards, it was perfect. Overall, this is an amazing red-dot and I can confidently say that it will stay in the family for a long long time. Is it worth the money? I would say yes. It is expensive, but you can never put a price on something you can depend your life on. Its lightweight, its reliable and it will never break on you. Who wouldn't want that?
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: Reliability, battery life, lightweight design.
Target Market: Military, law enforcement and civilian.
FNBs: (Features & Benefits of this product)
- Windage and elevation
- A lot of support in mounts and covers
- Hard anodized, non-reflective finish
- Available in 2 and 4 moa
- 12 brightness settings
- Very durable
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: Black
What others are saying?: Ammo Land
+ Small and lightweight + Durable + 12 light settings. Bright for indoors and outdoors + Long lasting battery