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Old 04-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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Trijicon RMR Review

I had a chance to test out the RMR (RO07 - 6.5moa dot) last weekend along with the red Rudy Project lenses and TCI DEHP.

For the initial test I focused on 3-5 yards using the Dot Torture and 1-2-R-3 drills. These are two of my "go-to" accuracy targets and I thought that they would be a great way to test out the RMR.

It took some time to get comfortable looking for the dot instead of the front and rear sight. A friend that runs one did tell me that it usually takes a solid day of shooting and several hundred rounds to become completely comfortable with an RMR.

I won't say that I'm completely comfortable at this point, and I still find myself looking for the front and rear sight instead the dot. More dry fire practice will help with that.

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Even though I'm only a few hundred rounds through testing, I can see how the red dot will help decrease the time it takes to get the initial sight picture and follow up shots.
The difference between the RM06 and RM07 dot size is neglibable at close ranges.
I played with the brightness settings, and I don't think that I will have to worry about wash out during bright, sunny days.
I focused on accuracy instead of speed, so I mostly stayed with the lower settings to mitigage blooming.
The dot highlights how much your hands move.
The RMR provides a great handle for racking the slide (hand, belt, bench, leg, etc.) and will come in handy during the next class.

TCI DEHP are amazing. They are very comfortable, and even shooting my SBR indoors, I didn't need to add a the Surefire Sonic Defenders as secondary protection. I had my buddy that owns the range just try them on and he was immediately sold and is ordering a pair for himself and his wife. The gel inserts sealed right around my shooting glasses, unlike the Howard Leights.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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I had a chance to test out the RMR (RO07 - 6.5moa dot) last weekend along with the red Rudy Project lenses and TCI DEHP.

For the initial test I focused on 3-5 yards using the Dot Torture and 1-2-R-3 drills. These are two of my "go-to" accuracy targets and I thought that they would be a great way to test out the RMR.

It took some time to get comfortable looking for the dot instead of the front and rear sight. A friend that runs one did tell me that it usually takes a solid day of shooting and several hundred rounds to become completely comfortable with an RMR.

I won't say that I'm completely comfortable at this point, and I still find myself looking for the front and rear sight instead the dot. More dry fire practice will help with that.

Take-aways:
Even though I'm only a few hundred rounds through testing, I can see how the red dot will help decrease the time it takes to get the initial sight picture and follow up shots.
The difference between the RM06 and RM07 dot size is neglibable at close ranges.
I played with the brightness settings, and I don't think that I will have to worry about wash out during bright, sunny days.
I focused on accuracy instead of speed, so I mostly stayed with the lower settings to mitigage blooming.
The dot highlights how much your hands move.
The RMR provides a great handle for racking the slide (hand, belt, bench, leg, etc.) and will come in handy during the next class.

TCI DEHP are amazing. They are very comfortable, and even shooting my SBR indoors, I didn't need to add a the Surefire Sonic Defenders as secondary protection. I had my buddy that owns the range just try them on and he was immediately sold and is ordering a pair for himself and his wife. The gel inserts sealed right around my shooting glasses, unlike the Howard Leights.
I really can't wait to try yours out. I had a feeling that the dot would emphasize movement remorse. I'm curious about using the thing for racking and stuff though. I imagine its on there ultra-secure, but still seems odd to me to make it a handle haha
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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It's keyed into the slide, so the torque applied is not supported by just the screws that hold it down.

I've read a few AARs from people using RMRs, and one first hand account of the RMR being used and taught to be used as a handle. They really are very well designed.
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Excellent! Great to hear about the RMRs. They are really gaining popularity on pistols, and I think there is a future with them in mainstream pistol combat and duty use.
The TCIs make a massive difference in quality. They are very expensive, but they are worth every penny. I'm glad to hear that you like it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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Excellent! Great to hear about the RMRs. They are really gaining popularity on pistols, and I think there is a future with them in mainstream pistol combat and duty use.
I do too, and I think that Smith and Wesson is positioning themselves nicely with the release of the M&P Core. If I didn't have two 19s, I would have been a little hesitant to send the slide off to be milled but it was really a no brainer. I've got a one day basic pistol class coming up in May, and I my plan is to run the RMR in it.

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The TCIs make a massive difference in quality. They are very expensive, but they are worth every penny. I'm glad to hear that you like it.
They are expensive (even though I found a 10% off coupon code), but I would do it again in a heartbeat. Losing my hearing is not worth skimping on adequate protection. I'm increasing the number of classes and shooting indoors that I'm doing, so I think it's a wise investment. With the Howard Leights, I had to double up by using the Surefire's which was negating the entire purpose of using electronic ear pro to begin with.
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I have one for my fn45tac and even though I have only shot once with it, I must say its amazing.
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This is my best friends setup with a RMR. I personally have problems with follow up shots with them, its a training issue though.

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I have the dual-illuminated RMR05 (9 MOA) on my Benelli m1014 which has pretty good ghost ring sights already but I wanted to try out a reflex sight with it. Not as big a deal with buckshot but it does help more when I'm using slugs.
It requires a rail accessory to fit on shotguns to lift it up a bit, I got the Trijicon RM33 Low Picatinny Mount.
I have the option to fit it to a handgun if I want to at some point but most likely get another if I do. I like it as it's compact size isn't too obtrusive compared to some of the other reflex/red dot sights I looked at.
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