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 honestly, people should talk about this site a bit more cuz it's just that good.
Let's check it out!
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
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
Dot Size - 2.5 MOA
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:
- 2.5 MOA
- 6 MOA (New)
For our review, we have the 2.5 MOA model. With 20/20 vision, the dot looks clean, just like other high end red dot sights. It's a great option for an offset rifle optic, as well as a primary lightweight optic.
Parallax is not noticeable at long distance, but it's slightly noticeable at close ranges.
For pistol use, the 6 MOA is a better choice, because it's much better for shooters with astigmatism, and it's big enough for the eyes to naturally pick up without seeing a bunch of emitter starbursts when cranking up the brightness.
Learn more in our comparison guide between 3 and 6 MOA reticles on our site.
Lens Coating & Tint
Leupold features their DiamondCoat scratch-resistant aspheric lens for field use. Since it's an open emitter design, things can fall into the opening and dirt can build up over time.
All we have encountered so far is just wiping the lens clean every time when we feel the need to clean. Overall, it's just like other optic lenses on the market with almost no lens tint or noticeable magnification.
The windage and elevation adjustment turret is 1 MOA/click. It's pretty common across the board for an optic like the DeltaPoint Pro.
The turrets are recessed and will not catch on anything, and the user can dial the turrets by using a flat head screwdriver or a coin.
The range of clicks for both elevation and windage are 60 MOA.
Motion Sensor Technology (MST)
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The MST motion sensor technology helps save battery when the optic is sitting on idle. It activates when sensing motion when you pick it up.
The only downside of a motion sensor optic is during vehicle transport, and the sight will remain 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 DDP 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 downside is that the user's finger blocks the emitter when pressing it, so the user has to press it and move the finger away to monitor the reticle brightness for further adjustment.
It's not a bad design, just something to point out.
The user can access the battery from the top instead of on the bottom. Back when it was just DeltaPoint Pro VS RMR, the DeltaPoint Pro had this user friendly feature that many people liked so they didn't have to remove the sight for battery change or to re-zero the sight.
Since the battery access is so easy, it makes up for the low battery life performance.
The Leupold DeltaPoint Pro has its own mounting footprint. There are tons of mounting plates made available for the DDP.
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 DDP 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 DDP. 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 Leupold DeltaPoint Pro has the widest windows lens compared to the hottest red dot sights like Trijicon RMR and Holosun 507C. (Read 507C review here)
The Leupold DeltaPoint Pro is a top-notch red dot sight. For the price, it's much affordable than a Trijicon 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