Hartman is a new and innovative company focused on designing products that will meet the rigorous demands of the professional shooter, worldwide armed forces, and law enforcement. Today we will take a closer look at the Hartman MH1 Reflex Sight.
In order to begin designing the most state-of-the-art reflex sight a lot of research and attention to detail had to go into what a reflex sight could offer the shooter. For example, in today’s world, a reflex sight needs to be fully operational without chance of failing in a close quarters combat situation. In order to ensure this, the Hartman MH1 reflex sight is designed to be USB rechargeable as well as several other technological advancements.
The brains behind the Hartman MH1 reflex sight is CEO and co-founder Mikey Hartman founder and former 20-year commander of the IDF marksmanship and sharpshooting school.
Mikey Hartman in his time has overseen training of more than half a million IDF soldiers in his career. As the writer and creator of the Israeli Defense Force tactical shooting doctrine, Mikey Hartman’s goal has been to bring the technology of the modern reflex sight to the 21st-century operator.
Hartman MH1 Reflex Sight
One of the first main advantages of the Hartman MH1 reflex sight is the easy accessible ambidextrous user interface. The rear panel is angled at 20 degrees allowing the shooter access to the activation buttons while wearing night vision or while a magnifier is mounted.
- Ergonomic design with an angled rear Activation button
- Remote Controlled sight with Smart Battery consumption
- Made in Israel
Both right and left side buttons activate and power down the MH1 reflex sight as well as increase and decrease reticle brightness magnitude. The Hartman MH1 reflex sight is also one of the only remote-controlled reflex sights available. This allows the shooter to not have to remove their support hand from the rifle in order to activate the MH1 reflex sight.
The Hartman MH1 also offers the largest field of view through the sight allowing operators the advantage of mounting night vision, magnifiers or even to utilize backup iron sights as a co-witness.
The reticle comes in a variety of options that offer the shooter reliable near 0 parallaxes resulting in increased accuracy. The MH1 also offers smart battery consumption allowing for a CR123 battery to be activated once the internal USB battery charger has begun to drain. The fighter friendly low battery indicator also allows the shooter to know exactly when the backup CR123 battery needs to be activated or when the USB rechargeable internal battery needs recharging.
A built-in memory chip allows the MH1 reflex sight to turn off within either 10 seconds or 10 minutes, as well as the built-in dual motion sensor, activates the reflex sight reticles’ once the shooter shoulders their rifle.
The built-in motion sensor only activates when the weapon is motioned into a shooting motion. For example, the MH1 reflex sight will not turn on if the reflex sight is in a moving car traveling down a bumpy road but will turn on once the rifle has been shouldered and is ready to fire.
The Hartman MH1 reflex sight is designed to function in the most challenging of environments making this reflex sight one of the most rugged designed optics. The MH1 also includes an easy and quick attachment via the 1913 Locking Mechanism.
Once attached, the MH1 reflex sight is absolutely one with the operator preventing any glare from the durable antireflection coating and the invisible reticle from the target side of the lens. Even when the brightness magnitude of the reticle is turned up to the highest setting, the target side of the lens will never reveal the operator’s position to the enemy.
Finally, the MH1 includes a nitrogen filled internal optic in order to ensure that the optic is completely sealed to avoid any moisture, fog or even dust particles from entering the reflex sight.
Operating with the Hartman MH1 Reflex Sight
The Hartman MH1 reflex sight is a dependable reflex sight that can be mounted to virtually any rifle platform. Most commonly the MH1 reflex sight can be seen on the AR15 rifle platform however, the rise of the PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) rifle platforms have begun to utilize the MH1 reflex sight.
This can be seen with the company CAA Gear Up, the rise in popularity of the Micro RONI, which turns a Glock into a Short Barreled Rifle. Mikey Hartman works closely with the company CAA in order to bring an already popular and reliable rifle chassis the best reflex sight available on the market.
The new AK Alpha being released sometime next year within the United States has also featured the Hartman MH1 reflex sight atop the AK47 rifle platform. This innovativeness has increased the demand and popularity for the Hartman MH1 reflex sight in every firearms market for every operator.
With several reflex sights available for operators very few offer a completely ambidextrous user interface with the design of 21st-century technology. Many reflex sights are battery operated causing the operator unnecessary risk if malfunctions occur with battery usage.
The Hartman MH1 reflex sight can be recharged via a USB cable, the same common charging cable that most cell phones require. This allows the operator even more comfort and reliability as the MH1 reflex sight can even be recharged while driving to and from the shooting range.
Setting up the Hartman MH1 Reflex Sight
Upon opening the Hartman MH1 reflex sight immediately plug in the internal battery to the USB charger. This can be done either a power outlet or a computer.
Upon plugging the MH1 reflex sight into a computer a program can be utilized that allows the shooter complete customization of their reflex sight needs. For example, specific sleep modes and memory can be activated that meet the operator’s specific requirements as well as adjusting for brightness magnitudes for utilizing night vision.
Once the Hartman MH1 reflex sight is attached than sighting the optic is a breeze. Typically the reflex sight can be properly zeroed in just a few rounds given the right weather conditions and range requirements.
Once zeroed the MH1 reflex sight holds a near perfect 0 parallax allowing the shooter to complete training in a variety of battlefield positions such as shooting from behind and underneath cover such as vehicles and more. The Hartman MH1 reflex sight is available from a variety of retailers and is quickly becoming one of the most popular and well known reflex sights available for purchase.
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