January 5th, 2021

Mini Red Dot Pistol Optic — New Leupold DeltaPoint Micro

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This is one of the best new pistol accessories we’ve seen in the last decade. The Leupold DeltaPoint Micro is a capable Red Dot optic that mounts on the back of a pistol slide, fitting the normal rear sight slot. That’s very clever. This Micro is much smaller than a typical red dot sight, making this a viable option for a concealed carry pistol. That is a very big deal. You can aim considerably faster because you don’t need to worry about front/rear sight alignment. Plus the battery-powered Red Dot gives a gun owner the ability to aim effectively in dark conditions. Just put the 3 MOA Red Dot on your target.

DeltaPoint Micro Features:

Low Profile Design. Sits so low on the slide that it replicates the same sight plane of iron sights, making it more intuitive to use and more concealable.
Fast and Easy to Mount. Mounts directly to rear dovetail — no need to have slide milled or altered.
Circular Optic Ring. Acts like a ghost ring sight if the battery dies.
Smart Shut-off. Built-in motion sensor shuts off Red Dot after 5 minutes of inactivity, preserving battery.
Adjustable Brightness. The 3 MOA Dot has multiple brightness settings.
Enclosed Diode. Placed inside the housing, the diode is protected from moisture, dirt, and debris.
Lifetime Guarantee. Unlike most electro-optics products, the DeltaPoint Micro is guaranteed for life.

The DeltaPoint Micro is 2.25″ long and 1.25″ tall, while weighing just 1.1 ounces. It’s a direct replacement for the rear factory iron sight and mounts at the same height. Keeping the same height makes it easier for iron sight shooters to adjust to a new system. The Red Dot also aligns with the front sight, making target acquisition fast and intuitive.

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Tim Lesser, Leupold’s V.P. of Product Development, is proud of the new DeltaPoint Micro: “No red dot on the market is more compact; its low height-to-bore replicates the same sight plane that iron-sight shooters are used to, allowing for intuitive target acquisition.”

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CCW Holders are the “target market” for Leupold’s new, low-profile Red Dot product: “For shooters who need a red dot sight for their personal carry pistol, the DeltaPoint Micro is a rugged reflex sight that delivers rapid target acquisition, increased accuracy … in a sleek, low-profile design.” This is not an inexpensive accessory. The MSRP is $519.99 for either Glock or S&W versions.

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Leupold currently produces DeltaPoint Micro optic models for Glock and Smith & Wesson M&P pistols, with more versions (for other guns) likely to be released later in 2021.

leupold deltapoint red dot optic newReal World Review from The Shooting Wire
Shooting Wire Editor Jim Shepherd got a DeltaPoint Micro for testing, and quickly saw its potential: “I decided to mount [the DeltaPoint Micro] on my first-generation M&P Shield. The inability to put an optic on it had become a real problem. To the point it was resting in my safe, not riding in the holster where it accompanied me for several years. The problem wasn’t the Shield, it was my aging eyeballs. I can’t see the sights well enough to shoot [the M&P Shield] accurately.

Even without a lot of range time in on the DP-Micro equipped-Shield, I’ve shot it enough to realize I’m more accurate — and considerably faster — than with iron sights. No more ‘searching’ for a front sight. Now, I’m using dry-fire practice to ‘re-learn’ the Shield with this new optic.” READ FULL Report.

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January 5th, 2021

Brownells NOT-SHOW January 18-22 — Virtual Product Showcase

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The official SHOT Show in Las Vegas has been cancelled this year, due to the COVID Pandemic. But there WILL be a way you can preview new-for-2021 guns and gear. Brownells will host a 5-day virtual event called the “NOT-SHOW”. Slated for January 18-22, 2021, the NOT-SHOW will feature new product introductions and special discounts on a wide variety of merchandise (not just the new releases). In addition the upcoming Brownells NOT-SHOW will have Daily Product Giveaways from January 18-22, 2021.

The Brownells NOT-SHOW has five main sponsors: AeroPrecision, CMC Triggers, Hornady, Stag Arms, and Magpul. New products from these five companies will be showcased in the NOT-SHOW event, along with a many other companies’ offerings. There will be a wide variety of products featured, including optics, reloading tools, and more. But expect special deals on items from the five primary NOT-SHOW sponsors.

Featured Products from Magpul

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Everyone knows that Magpul makes excellent rifle magazines for ARs, as well as AICS-type mags for bolt guns. But Magpul also produces many other quality product including rifle stocks, AR buttstocks, bipods, rifle sights, pistol mags, and sling accessories. Here are some of our favorite Magpul products at Brownells. Many Magpul items will be discounted during the NOT-SHOW event, running January 18-22, 2021.

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New from Hornady for 2021

Hornady will have a number of new products for 2021. These include new RFID gunvaults, two new reloading scales, and new 6mm ARC hunting ammunition loaded with 103gr ELD-X bullets.

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New from Stag Arms — AR15 and AR10 Deluxe Uppers

Along with its current AR-platform upper receivers, stripped lowers, and complete Stag-15 M4-type rifles, Stag Arms will introduce a new line of deluxe AR15 and AR10 platform complete uppers. These will feature high-quality barrels and handguards. Available chamberings will include .223 Rem/5.56, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.8 SPC, .300 Blackout, .308 Win.

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January 5th, 2021

Dance of the Aussie Windflags — Slow-Motion Windflag Vidoes


Photo of Aussie Wind Flags courtesy BRT Shooters Supply.

A while back our Aussie friend Stuart Elliot of BRT Shooters Supply recently filmed some interesting videos at the QTS range in Brisbane, Australia. Stuart told us: “I was shooting in an Air Gun Benchrest match here in Brisbane, Australia. I finished my target early and was awaiting the cease fire and took a short, slow-motion video of windflag behavior.” You may be surprised by the velocity changes and angle swings that occur, even over a relatively short distance (just 25 meters from bench to target).

Here are windflags in slow motion:

The flags show in the videos are “Aussie Wind Flags”, developed by Stuart Elliot. These are sold in the USA by Butch Lambert, through Shadetree Engineering.

Here is a video in real time:

Stuart says this video may surprise some shooters who don’t use windflags: “Many people say the wind doesn’t matter. Well it sure does — whether for an airgun at 25 meters or a long range centerfire at 1,000.” This video illustrates how much the wind can change direction and velocity even in a small area.

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