While I really wanted to get a T-1 or H-1 I really didn't have the cash to spring for one.
I ended up getting a Vortex SPARC mini red dot a few weeks ago for $199 including mounts.
While the battery life is measured in months instead of years like the Aimpoints, the batteries are cheap, it's waterproof/shockproof and seems like its a very well made lower cost option.
I am very impressed with it so far, but only time will tell if I need to test Vortex's lifetime warranty
Hellfire, Doom, Watch the hatred spin
Beyond the speed of sound---
Fire it up, Let the engines roll
It's time to burn it down