In this Leupold DeltaPoint Pro review, let's take a look at this awesome red dot sight's specs, and how it compares to other top brand products.
It's been out on the market for a while now, and people are still talking very positively about this sight and making accessories for it.
Let's check it out!
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DeltaPoint Pro Review Specs
Magnification - 1X (No noticeable magnification)
Sight Window - 25.7mm X 17.5mm
Optic Dimension - 46.1mm X 33.2mm X 33.0mm
MOA Adjustment - 1 MOA / Click
Operating Temperature Range - -20F to 120F
Battery - 1 CR2032 (Top loading)
Weight - 1.9 oz
Field Of View
The DeltaPoint Pro's field of view is large. It's very comparable to the Trijicon SRO without the enlarged top portion.
Please check out the comparison section for more images.
Picking up the dot is fast and effortless.
The dot sizes are available in:
In our review, we've been using the 2.5 MOA model. With 20/20 vision, the dot appears crisp and clear, similar to other high-end red dot sights. It's an excellent choice for use as an offset rifle optic and also as a lightweight primary optic on 9mm subguns.
We've observed that parallax is not very noticeable at long distances, but there is a slight degree of parallax noticeable at close ranges.
For pistol applications, the 6 MOA model is a preferable option, and Leupold is now making them available to the market. This is exciting news for those who have been seeking the 6 MOA option, as it was previously hard to come by. The 6 MOA dot is especially beneficial for shooters with astigmatism, as it's large enough for the eyes to naturally acquire, and the emitter starbursts do not obstruct the larger dot.
Learn more in our comparison guide between 3 and 6 MOA reticles on our site.
Lens Coating & Tint
Leupold incorporates their DiamondCoat scratch-resistant aspheric lens for field use. Due to its open emitter design, there's a possibility that foreign objects can enter the opening, leading to the accumulation of dirt over time.
Our experience has been quite straightforward—whenever we feel the need to clean it, we simply wipe the lens clean. In essence, it's similar to other optic lenses available in the market, featuring minimal lens tint and no noticeable magnification.
The windage and elevation adjustment turret on the DeltaPoint Pro optic is set at 1 MOA per click. This is a common adjustment setting for optics of this type.
The turrets are designed to be recessed, ensuring they won't snag on anything during use. Users have the option to adjust the turrets using a flathead screwdriver or a coin, making adjustments straightforward.
Both the elevation and windage turrets have a range of 60 MOA, providing users with ample adjustment range to fine-tune their point of impact.
Motion Sensor Technology (MST)
MST motion sensor technology conserves battery power by activating when it senses motion, even when the optic is idle.
However, a drawback of this technology occurs during vehicle transport when the optic remains on as long as the car is moving.
For the age of the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro, it's a piece of technology that many optic companies are using today on their products like the Sig MOTAC and Holosun's ShakeAwake.
The battery life is the most disappointing part of the optic because it only lasts 300 hours on high brightness intensity and only 1600 hours on low intensity.
The MST helps, but I can see why the DPP lost the fight with other optics based on this spec.
Reticle Brightness Adjustment
The adjustment button isn't immediately intuitive when you first pick it up, but you quickly learn how it works.
There is only one adjustment button on top of the battery access. Press the button to cycle total 8 settings from low intensity to high intensity.
The reticle will flash on the highest intensity and the lowest intensity.
The only drawback we've noticed is that when users press the button, their finger can block the emitter.
This means that to monitor the reticle brightness for further adjustment, users need to press the button and then move their finger away. It's not a negative design aspect, just a noteworthy point to mention.
Users have the convenience of accessing the battery from the top, rather than having to access it from the bottom. In the past, when comparing the DeltaPoint Pro to the RMR, this user-friendly feature of the DeltaPoint Pro gained popularity. Users appreciate that they don't need to remove the sight for battery changes or re-zeroing.
This easy battery access compensates for the relatively lower battery life performance, making it a favorable choice for many.
The Leupold DeltaPoint Pro has its own mounting footprint. There are tons of mounting plates made available for the DPP.
Most modern full size optic ready handguns offer plates for this optic, and there are picatinny rifle mounts available for this sight as well.
Please check out this guide here for more DPP mounts information.
The build quality of the housing unit is impressive. We have shot many red dot sights available on the market so far, and we and others really like the Deltapoint Pro. The sight is made with durable aluminum housing with a protective shield around it.
It's a 1X red dot with unlimited eye relief.
Accessories Sold Separately
There are tons of mounts you can buy for this optic. You can find them on Leupold's website or from aftermarkets.
The sight comes in a simple and well packaged box. Inside you get:
- DeltaPoint Pro
- 3V CR2032 battery
- Protective cover
- 2X M4 Torx head screws
The Leupold DeltaPoint Pro is a top-notch red dot sight. For the price, it's much affordable than a RMR. Its wide lens window and top battery access make it a very user-friendly optic.
In addition, the motion sensor technology sets the bar for new optics on the market. If you like Leupold products, this is a great sight to buy for pistol and rifle use.
- Wide glass window for pistol use
- No noticeable lens tint or magnification
- Top battery access. No sight removal required for battery swap
- Added lens hood for extra protection. Can be replaced
- Offers 2.5 MOA (great for rifle application)
- Also offers 6 MOA (great for pistol applications & shooters with astigmatism)
- Low battery life (1000 hrs VS 50,000 hrs is a huge difference)
- Motion Sensor Technology can't compete with what's available today on the market