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Airborne Infantryman
07-06-2012, 13:46
My Dual-Illuminated Trijicon RMR arrived today. I opted for the 9 MOA dot (RM05), as I felt that was a good trade-off between putting buckshot on target at close range, and slugs on target at farther ranges.

Upon receiving my RMR from Cal's Sporting Armory, I called Trijicon to check date of manufacture.......June 2012 production date. I like that Cal's keeps fresh stock on hand.

I also ordered an American Defense Manufacturing QD mount for the RMR. I must say I am very impressed with the fit and finish of the ADM mount. I do like the QD System, and the tool-less adjustments. The overall size of the mount and the RMR is a little bigger than a Gold Dollar. Small, and light.

I paid $369 for the RMR, and $55 for the ADM low QD Mount.




The RMR comes in a small Pelican case, and comes with the optic, two screws with loctite already on them, a manual, product guide, warranty card, and allen wrench for the mounting screws.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7516246832_3540cccf64_b.jpg

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I will say that in complete darkness, the amber dot doesn't glow as bright as green or red.....however, it is crystal clear.

Outside, in the 1 PM sun, the dot glowed a nuclear-bright amber color.......almost orange. VERY easy to pick up on.

I am overall very impressed with the dual-illuminated RMR. I have 3 of the LED powered RMRs, and they're all mounted on my ACOGs.....however, I can definitely see the Dual-Illuminated version being choice for an application where you want to make damn sure its gonna work every time, such as if it were a primary optic on a handgun or in my case, a shotgun.

I still need to do a range report on my new Trijicon SRS.......the stuff on the "To-Do" list keeps piling up on me.

Mounted on my Benelli M4-

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I decided to mount the RMR all the way forward, as didn't want crap from the ejection port flying up onto the lens of the optic. I've even had a massive face-engulfing fireball come from that ejection port. I can pick the dot up very fast, however, I found I can pick it up a little faster when the RMR is mounted all the way up against the rear sight, however its not a deal breaker having it all the way forward.

FUN FACT: Did you know the Benelli M4 Ghost Ring sight dots actually GLOW IN THE DARK?!?! Never knew that til I took my shotgun into the bathroom to check of the RMR, and behold, 3 little green dots and a big orange dot. I guess the paint is the "Superluminova" stuff that Beretta uses on the 90Two and PX4 Storm pistols.


Close up of the RMR on the ADM mount-

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Best shot I could get of the 9 MOA dot with my crappy camera. Room is dark, with only light from the window. Still illuminates really nicely.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7516311572_ed242d0d3c_k.jpg

I really do see optics such as the Trijicon RMR, the wave of the future. Especially on applications such as handguns (think FNP-45 Tactical), and on shotguns. You get one of the most rugged optics for its size, and battery-free operation.

Trey83
07-06-2012, 17:34
You really do like your Trijicons dont you :rofl: I think that setup beats the heck out of the Burris speed bead.

Airborne Infantryman
07-06-2012, 18:57
You really do like your Trijicons dont you :rofl: I think that setup beats the heck out of the Burris speed bead.

LOL. I am a Trijicon whore.


Might get my Glock 19C slide milled to accept a RMR. :whistling:

CJStudent
07-06-2012, 20:39
That's a pretty interesting sight; any idea how it would do on an AR?

Airborne Infantryman
07-06-2012, 20:45
That's a pretty interesting sight; any idea how it would do on an AR?

I've never used one on an AR, however, ADM does make a mount tall enough for a co-witness with an AR.

I reckon this would be really nice for a lightweight, K.I.S.S. build. :supergrin:

CJStudent
07-06-2012, 21:05
I've never used one on an AR, however, ADM does make a mount tall enough for a co-witness with an AR.

I reckon this would be really nice for a lightweight, K.I.S.S. build. :supergrin:

That's what I'm thinking. I usually keep my ARs with irons, though I've been thinking about an Aimpoint PRO. This, especially since it doesn't need batteries, seems like it might be a better option. Maybe tax time next year!


ETA: Is this the mount?

http://www.calssportingarmory.com/Trijicon-RM34-Tall-Picatinny-Rail-Mount-for-RMR-p/trrm34.htm

Airborne Infantryman
07-06-2012, 21:34
That's what I'm thinking. I usually keep my ARs with irons, though I've been thinking about an Aimpoint PRO. This, especially since it doesn't need batteries, seems like it might be a better option. Maybe tax time next year!


ETA: Is this the mount?

http://www.calssportingarmory.com/Trijicon-RM34-Tall-Picatinny-Rail-Mount-for-RMR-p/trrm34.htm

The RM34 is one mount you can get, however, I highly recommend ADM's offering-

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/242/

Gdirty5
07-06-2012, 23:38
I have the dual Lume rmr also, over all I like it but sometimes in a dim room it can be hard to see and it's very bright outdoors on a sunny day, almost too bright.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a72/disgookonfiya/82484bb4.jpg

CJStudent
07-07-2012, 15:19
The RM34 is one mount you can get, however, I highly recommend ADM's offering-

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/242/

Thanks!

NDCent
07-07-2012, 16:15
LOL. I am a Trijicon whore.


Might get my Glock 19C slide milled to accept a RMR. :whistling:

Have you handled a Deltapoint? Your thoughts?

I'm so confused. I ordered a G35 (having a long wait for it to come in) and have been reading and searching for weeks trying to decide what to buy. I've read every review I can find and searched all the forums. I've narrowed it down to an RMR or the Deltapoint. I like both for different reasons. I'm really not wanting to mill the slide though, at least not yet. It's almost like Glock/1911 fanboys when it comes to reflex sight preference. I realize the RMR is probably more rugged, but I can't keep from coming back to the Leupold, plus most of my regular optics are Leupold.

It's going to be 99% range and target use. Kind of a semi race gun for an older fart, no competition use. Been kind of leaning toward a 3.5 dot too?

Airborne Infantryman
07-07-2012, 16:34
Have you handled a Deltapoint? Your thoughts?

I'm so confused. I ordered a G35 (having a long wait for it to come in) and have been reading and searching for weeks trying to decide what to buy. I've read every review I can find and searched all the forums. I've narrowed it down to an RMR or the Deltapoint. I like both for different reasons. I'm really not wanting to mill the slide though, at least not yet. It's almost like Glock/1911 fanboys when it comes to reflex sight preference. I realize the RMR is probably more rugged, but I can't keep from coming back to the Leupold, plus most of my regular optics are Leupold.

It's going to be 99% range and target use. Kind of a semi race gun for an older fart, no competition use. Been kind of leaning toward a 3.5 dot too?

I have no experience with the Delta Point, or any of Leupold's more recent offerings. :wavey:

However....I prefer my optics to not rely completely on batteries. YMMV, and your uses may dictate otherwise. The best thing is to choose what you think is right for you.