Aimpoint Micro T-1 Review

Aimpoint Micro T1 Red Dot Sight Review

The Aimpoint Micro T1 is astonishingly small, as its name implies. At just over three ounces (including the foundation) it’s simple to forget that it is mounted on most firearms.
To say the Micro T1 is an easy red dot sight would be reductive. What the T1 does is not complex, but the sight is anything but simple. Interior is an LED and especially coated lenses. Yet the anodized aluminum case isn’t substantially larger than a 12 bore shotgun shell.

It’s battery operated. Aimpoint says the battery will continue something like up to five years.

What it does

Quite simple – look through the sight and you will see a red dot over the target. Some great benefits of this ought to be noticeable. The luminous red dot makes considerably simpler target acquisition.

The Micro T1 does not have any of the more cumbersome aspects of some scopes. There isn’t any limit to the field of vision and no essential eye relief spaces. The Micro T1 may be utilized on pistols, shotguns, or rifles.

What it does not do

It does not magnify. That is built into its layout. This enables the Micro T1 to be utilized in close quarters. If you’re shooting at greater distances, the T1 could be coupled with other optic apparatus (provided that you have room on the railing to mount everything).

Though it can be used in conjunction with both it does not supply any thermal or night vision features.

Does really it work?

Something this little cannot possibly stand up to the mistreatment most firearms in active service go through, right? Do not let the size deceive you. It can take anything you dish out. Without losing its hold on the railing, the foundation is even constructed to absorb recoil.

The Micro T1 reveals a miniature red dot right, which makes targeting extremely easy.

At 100 yards, the red dot covers an inch of the target. It’s extremely hard to assess the Minute of Angle claims with a Mossberg 500. Does it certainly shoot at 4MOA at 100 yards? I cannot tell. I really could fire slugs out of the 18.5″ smoothbore barrel, but that still would not show anything. For birdshot or buckshot, the T1 is dead on.

This Mossberg 500 has a railing over the receiver, thus mounting it was simple enough. In bright day, the T1’s maximum settings are readily observable (the maximum designed to be used in desert conditions).

Nevertheless, this is not a typical Mossberg 500. This is a Tactical Light Forend. With its basic bead sight, targeting is largely reflexive–which is the reason why I was interested in the Micro T1 to begin with. Nevertheless, the real possibility was seen when it’s dark.

The light from the Mossberg illuminates the target. However, the centre of the cone of light is somewhat lower than the point of aim. At greater distances, the diffuse spread from the forend mounted light is quite a bit broader in relation to the impact point. The Aimpoint’s lowest settings, in combination with the light of the Mossberg, make shooting during the nighttime as easy as shooting during the day. Simply do not turn the light off. In the event that you do, all you will see is a small red dot.


I cannot see anything to criticize about the Micro TI. The optic isn’t expensive. It sells for around $650. Virtually indestructible nature of this miniature optic and the streamlined design makes it quite versatile.