"Aimpoint originated in Sweden 30 years ago and, as 'Kleenex' is synonymous with 'tissue' and 'Xerox' stands for all copiers, so is "Aimpoint" to red dots. The U.S. Army has been buying Aimpoints for 10 years now, and it's hard to watch the evening news without spotting an Aimpoint on top of an M16. If an Aimpoint can withstand the heat and grit of the Iraqi desert and the cold and snow of Afghan mountains, chances are, it will make it through a couple of weekends of riding through the spring woods slung over your shoulder," so stated Field Editor Phil Bourjaily in a feature about turkey-hunting optics (March 2008, p. 46).
Bourjaily then introduced the newest Aimpoint, the Micro H-1, which weighs half as much as the now classic 9000 model, yet, as he wrote, "has every bit the performance and battery endurance." The Micro, which comes with an integral mount for Weaver bases, offers versatility in its wide range of mounting options. The factory now offers dedicated mounts for guns as different as the Ruger 10/22 rimfire and Merkel double rifles. It can even be attached to a shotgun rib with an aftermarket clamp-on base.
And in its seemingly endless cleverness Aimpoint has given the Micro, now a series of three models, such features as: elevation and windage knob covers that are also tools for turning the knobs; a 4-m.o.a. dot; and 12 brightness settings. "So far, I haven't hunted on a day bright enough that I had to turn the H-1 up to "10" much less "12," wrote Bourjaily.
Oh, and, by the way, the editors have been using Micros, too, and have yet to replace batteries in them thanks to Aimpoint's ACET technology, which allows the sight to run for more than 50,000 hours....