Aimpoint Announces New Micro S-1 Shotgun Sight at SHOT Show 2017

Aimpoint Micro S1 mounted to a shotgun barrel

Aimpoint announced the release of the new Aimpoint Micro S-1 sight at SHOW Show 2017. Designed specifically for use on shotguns with a ventilated rib, the Micro S-1 greatly enhances hit percentage for waterfowl and upland bird hunters, on the sporting clays course, and provides a compact, low-profile optic for turkey and deer shotgun hunters. Aimpoint Micro S1 mounted to a shotgun barrel The innovative carbon fiber reinforced mounting system positions the Aimpoint Micro S-1 on the lowest possible optical axis without adding unnecessary weight. The optic may be attached directly at any point along the ventilated rib, and currently includes interchangeable adapter plates to fit most Browning, Beretta, and Benelli shotguns.

The big, bright 6 MOA red dot provides an optimal combination of target acquisition speed and visibility. This sight incorporates many of the design advances Aimpoint has learned over 20 years of service with the U.S. military, so reliability in the field is unmatched.

“Adding the S-1 sight to your shotgun provides a quick point of reference, and increases your ability to hit a variety of targets from the trap course to the pheasant field. The Micro S-1 will quickly become your new best friend.” – Andrea Cerwinske, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Aimpoint Holding, Inc.

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Comments (7)

    1. Yes, there is a bore sight for a 12 ga. It is the insertable laser type, like those used to sight in a rifle. Here is a link –

      However, shotguns are usually sighted in by patterning for bird or buckshot – that is mounting and firing the shotgun at a pattern board, usually a 4′ x4′ or so piece of plywood painted white with a black circle in the center. Sometimes it is a large paper target mounted on a frame.

      The shotgun is mounted in the normal manner and fired at the center of the pattern board from 25 to forty yards away. A certain percentage of the shot should be within a certain distance of the center, 3 feet, as I recall, and the shot should be evenly distributed above and below a horizontal line through center and left and right of a vertical line similarly placed. If not, then your mount is adjusted to even out the pattern.

      Shotguns can be sighted in with slugs as one would do with a rifle, assuming you are using some kind of sight like a red dot. Usually, sighting in for slugs is done at 25 yards and seldom at more than 50 yards.

      Turkey guns are a special case. Any shotgun can be a turkey gun, but it is sighted. You can use the beads on a conventional shotgun, or add a sight. I have an EoTech XPS on my turkey gun. I use #5 or 6 shot and pattern it using the sight to sight in on the center of the pattern board. The sight is then adjusted to get the pattern in the center of the target, as you would do with a rifle.

  1. I agree with Jim. Deer, turkey hunting may be useful however, clay and bird shooting is a matter of leading your target and using this product may not enhance your ability to be successful.

  2. Good comment Jim, and I was wondering the same thing. I have a mid and front bead on my Citori special sporting O/U and don’t see how this dot would work any better on clays, which is all I shoot with the gun, especially leading the target. Hopefully someone with experience with the new sight or one similar will chime in.

  3. This might be useful in turkey and deer hunting, but I don’t see the application in trap, clay, skeet, or upland game. Shotguns are not aimed at the target, but rather are pointed and in some cases, the target is actually covered by the barrel of the shotgun as it is moved to the target.

    Is someone has experience with using this or a similar sight with a shotgun on clays or upland game, I would certainly like to hear it.

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