The Trijicon RMR probably has the best reputation among pistol optics for defense and duty use. It’s made from 7075-T6 aluminum and has a patented shape that absorbs impacts and diverts stress away from the lens, increasing durability. We offer the adjustable LED models. The most popular (and effective) models.
The New RMR Type 2 has redesigned and upgraded electronics which have proven through extensive testing to properly function when mounted on slide ride pistol and/or all other small arms. Also included in the new RMR Type 2 are button lock out mode and battery saving features, which make this optic ideal for concealed carry and law enforcement use.
With eight available brightness settings, the reticle can be manually adjusted by pressing the plus or minus buttons on either side of the unit. To switch to auto adjust mode simply press both buttons simultaneously and release. To save battery life turn the optic off by pressing both buttons simultaneously and holding for 3 seconds.
Bullet Drop Compensator
1.2 oz w/Battery
3.25 MOA Dot
Day Reticle Color
Night Reticle Color
Bindon Aiming Concept
Adjustment @ 100 yards (clicks/in)
1 CR2032 Lithium Battery
Over 4 years of continuous use (when used at 70ºF (21ºC)) at setting 4 of 8. *Extreme temperatures (high or low) will affect lithium battery performance.
3.25 or 1 MOA?
The most common option chosen is the 3.25. But we think the 1 MOA is viable as well. The 1 MOA is very handy for longer-range shots and if you want a more refined aiming point. If the brightness is turned up all the way on the 1 MOA version, the dot resembles a 3 MOA dot or larger. So it’s still easy to pick up. Once you start dimming it down it gets nice and refined. More so than the 3.25 version. If you’re new to pistol optics, go with 3.25 MOA. If you’re more experienced and like to dabble in longer range activities with pistols… consider the 1 MOA.
This is the big question. We like the RMR more for conceal-carry due to the fact you can easily adjust the brightness. It’s also a smaller optic and there are more sights on the market that co-witness. The Deltapoint is obviously more cost effective, the window is larger, and the glass is clearer. A lot of it comes down to personal preference. Both are very viable optics.
What distance should I zero at?
The most popular pistol zero is 25 yards. But… we’ve found that an accurate 10 yard zero is generally more effective and the holds are much flatter out to 100 yards compared to a 25 yard zero. Our recommendation is that you zero for 10, make sure your group is tight, and then tailor your zero as you shoot. Particularly if you have somewhere you can shoot some distance. Like 50+ yards. Yes. With a pistol. You can do it. We believe in you.
Can I rack my slide off my RMR?
Oh yeah. RMRs are crazy durable.
How good is the auto setting on the RM06/RM09?
It’s impressive, but auto-brightness settings aren’t very effective once you start introducing weapon lights into the mix. RMRs read light from above to determine what brightness the dot should be. So once you push 400-1000 lumens towards a target/threat, the dot washes right out. Most of the time. Manual is better. Pretend you’re a rally driver.