Aimpoint Micro T-1 Review

Aimpoint T-1 Micro with Weaver/Picatinny mount

Aimpoint Micro T-1 with Weaver/Picatinny mount

The incredibly small, rugged Aimpoint Micro T-1 red dot sight provides an ultra compact 4 MoA aiming solution for law enforcement, and increasingly, military applications. This sight has been adopted by the USAF para rescue jumpers and Dutch KSK special forces and is seeing service in ever increasing numbers with US Army units in Afghanistan paired with the Aimpoint 3xMag magnifier on the Aimpoint TwistMount.

Light but tough

Aimpoint took their know-how in producing ultra-rugged military sights and made an incredibly light unit, so compact that it can easily fit on all classes of police weapon down to pistols and revolvers.

Aimpoint Micro T-1 on Weaver/Picatinny mount with optional riser

Aimoint Micro T-1 with Weaver/Picatinny mount and optional riser

The sight alone weighs three ounces – the same as a set of aftermarket flip up lens covers for an Eotech and a mount can add as little as an ounce to that!

Suitable for use on

  • Rifles
  • Carbines
  • Shotguns
  • Submachine guns
  • Handguns

The Aimpoint Micro T-1 is a grea short to medium range red dot sight on its own. It can also be mounted on top of higher magnification or night vision sights to provide for fast engagement of close range and moving targets. A large array of risers, cantilever and/or quick detachable mounts are available from aftermarket suppliers and Aimpoint themselves to suit almost any application.


Aimpoint Micro T-1 on H&K MP5

Night vision compatible

The Micro T-1 was designed for the outset to be compatible with the whole range of image intensifying night vision equipment, but is especially suited to Gen 3 units.


Aimpoint Micro T-1 mounted on SIG pistol

Ultimate image clarity and brightness

Aimpoint use a special coating that only reflects the red dot’s specific frequency of light, letting almost 100%  of all other radiation straight through. This ensures the best possible image when used with a 3rd generation weapon sight or vision device.  A total of 12 settings (4 night and 8 daylight – including 1 ultra bright) ensures the Micro T-1 can be used round the clock.

Aimpoint Micro T-1 4 MoA sight mounted on 12 gauge shotgun

Unique features of the Aimpoint Micro T-1

  • Ideal for rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, and handguns
  • Weight 3.7 oz. (105g) including mount, sight only 3.0 oz. (84g)
  • 1X (non-magnifying) parallax free optic
  • Compatible will all generations of Night Vision Devices (NVD)
  • 4 night vision compatible settings and 8 daylight settings – one extra bright for use with laser protection glasses or in bright desert sunlight
  • Integral Picatinny-style base allows easy attachment to any rail
  • Patent pending mount is keyed to the sight body to absorb recoil
  • New ACET technology allows 50,000 hours (over 5 years) of constant operation with one battery
  • 4 MOA dot
  • Hard anodized non-reflective finish
  • Submersible to 80 feet (25 meters)
  • Precision adjustments for windage and elevation: top of protective caps fits into holes on adjustment screws – no other tool required
  • Use as a standalone sight or piggybacked on larger magnifying, thermal, or night vision optics


Aimpoint Micro T-1 on AR15 ultra short carbine

Standard features for all Aimpoint® sights

  • Unlimited field of view
  • Parallax-free and unlimited eye relief
  • Unaffected by extreme weather conditions
  • Rugged, durable construction
  • No hazardous materials
  • No laser emission that could be harmful to your eyes
  • Mechanical switch for speed and reliability
  • Increased aiming confidence
Article number 11830
Technology ACET (Advanced Circuit Efficiency Technology)
Working principle Reflex collimator sight – red dot sight
Lightsource LED (Light Emitting Diode) totally eye-safe
Lightsource wavelength 650 mn red light
Red dot size in MOA (minute of angle)* 4
Parallax Absence of parallax – No centering required
Eye relief Unlimited
Night vision compatibility Yes
Anti-reflex coating all surfaces & multi-layer coating objective lens Yes
Magnification No magnification (1X)
Battery One 3V Lithium battery, type CR2032
Battery life in hours ** 50 000 (over 5 years of continuous use)
Battery life in hours **at NVD settings *** 500 000
Dot intensity adjustment Manual rotary switch
Daylight (DL) settings 1 Off & 8 DL of which one extra bright
NVD settings 4 NVD
Material housing Extruded high strength aluminum
Surface finish Hard anodized, matte
Color housing Black
Adjustment 1 click 13mm at 100m, (1/2” at 100yds)
Mounting methods Integrated Picatinny/Weaver
Temperature range -45° – +71° C, (50°- +160° F)
Water resistance – submersible to 25m, (80ft.)
Radioactive components used None
Length 62mm, (2.4”)
Width/height sight only 41 x 36mm, (1.6” x 1.4”)
Width/height including mount 62 x 41mm, (2.4”x 1.6”)
Weight sight only 84g, (3.0oz)
Weight sight with integrated mount 105g, (3.7oz)

* 1 MOA ˜ 30 mm at 100 meters ˜ 1″ at 100 yards.** at room temperature & at setting 8 out of 12.

*** Night Vision Device.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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