Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)

Introduction

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro P-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

On 24 May 2021, Aimpoint held a webinar during which they presented the second generation of their Acro red dot sight to their business partners around the world. We first saw the Acro red dot sight (Gen I) at Shot Show 2019 where it attracted plenty of attention among handgun shooters and hunters. This compact, enclosed device has been given a facelift; in this short article, we will present the upgrades associated with it.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro C-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

A longer battery life

The first generation was powered by a small CR1632 battery that could not provide a battery life equal to that of their bigger Micro models. It took the Aimpoint engineers a while to figure out how to make the battery compartment bigger whilst keeping the size at the same level of compactness. They succeeded – the new Acro has a CR2032 battery compartment, and it is still on the side, meaning that you do not have to remove it from the firearm in case the battery dies, thus avoiding the re-zeroing process. You can expect five years (50.000 hours) of constant-on power at the medium setting.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro C-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

Improved ergonomics

Aimpoint managed to improve the ergonomics with buttons that produce more tactile clicks when compared to the previous generation. The same applies to the turrets. None of these protrude out of the housing, so you can rest assured that it will not come to any unintentional settings changes during use.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro P-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

New flip-up covers

The recesses at the edges of the housing are not there by sheer coincidence. They allow the user to install flip-up covers and thus maximize protection against scratches. Once opened, they can be fixed in two positions, at a 90-degree angle in relation to the lens, or at a 270-degree angle in relation to the lens.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro C-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

Built to last

Enclosed red dot sights are ultimately protected against all kinds of damage. Nothing can get between the diode and the lens, making shooting possible in the harshest conditions. The optical part is protected by a durable housing that is slim enough to provide minimal obstruction of the target.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro P-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

Model Range

The second generation Acro models are available in two versions: C-2 (commercial) and P-2 (law enforcement). The differences can be seen in the table below.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro C-2 (Source: Aimpoint)
C-2P-2
Operating temperature range from –30 °C to 60 °COperating temperature range from –45 °C to 71 °C
10 brightness settings, 8 daytime, 2 NVD10 brightness settings, 6 daytime, 4 NVD
Submersible to 5 metersSubmersible to 35 meters

Both models are equipped with a 3.5 MOA dot and feature the same footprint as the first generation (Acro™ interface).

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro P-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

The commercially available C-2 version is designed primarily for pistol shooters but popular among hunters as well thanks to its small size and ruggedness. The warranty period for these is 10 years.

Optics

The market expects only the best from Aimpoint. No changes have been made to the optical part, but we were not expecting any as the first generation already featured an impeccable optical system. The glare and reflections are minimized because of quality coatings, and the dot is as round and crisp as it gets in red dot sights.

Aimpoint Acro C-2, P-2 (Next Generation)
Aimpoint Acro C-2 (Source: Aimpoint)

Conclusion

Even though there is nothing revolutionary about the second generation of Acro sights, the facelift features do make for a better user experience. The production has already started but these are not expected to hit the shelves before August 2021. The C-2 version is expected to retail for 527 € while the price of the P-2 is available on request.

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