Long range. Magnification. For gun enthusiasts that enjoy close range with clearly amplified targets, it is hard to break away from this romance. Some reflex sights make these exact same promises, but only a few can deliver. One of the few who do is the Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex). Just by spelling it out, you know this product comes in a tough and compact shell. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg.
The Brand: Trijicon History in Brief
Trijicon is an all-American brand with headquarters located in Wixom, Michigan. Founded by Glyn Bindon in 1981 as Armson USA, it was first known as the sole distributor of the Armson OEG. An occluded type gun sight using components of tritium and fiber optics in its manufacture, the Armson OEG was produced in South Africa and later on distributed and sold in various markets, among them the United States.
Four years later, after Bindon’s company restructuring, Trijicon was born and began to manufacture its own night sighting devices for pistols. Not content with that, the company was later on able to secure a contract with the United States military to produce the tritium filled TA01 4×32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG).
Presently, Trijicon produces and distributes various optical sighting devices for a several types of firearms including rifles, pistols, and even shotguns. It has likewise captured a niche in the self-luminous optics and night sights market. Aside from slightly radioactive isotope tritium, the primary components of most Trijicon products contain light-gathering fiber optics and are powered by batteries.
Not content with its outstanding engineering that speaks for itself, Trijicon has likewise gained an industry stamp of approval: the ISO 9001:2008. This certification guarantees that in Trijicon, from design to customer service, you can be assured that quality comes first.
The Product: Trijicon RMR
Known as one of the smallest yet the most rugged red dot sight available in the market today, the Trijicon RMR is a remarkable thing comes in a small package. Made with military quality aluminum alloy, the RMR’s patented housing shape ensures durability by absorbing and diverting the force of impact away from the lens.
Despite its small stature, Trijicon ensured that the RMR is not only equipped to the hilt but also user-friendly. With its easily adjustable windage (1MOA per click), no special tools are required. Although there are no visible brightness settings on this sight, it comes with a true-color multi-coated lens that affords the user a wide-band light transmission. Want more? Well, the Trijicon RMR also throws in the parallax-free and waterproof features (up to 20 meters deep) and remains compatible with a host of firearms including carbines, pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The Trijicon RMR is available in several versions:
The RMR LED variety ensures automatic adjustments to accommodate changing lighting conditions. Equipped with a CR2032 battery, regular use guarantees a two-year lifetime.
This RMR variety allows for manual adjustments on the brightness setting. Either set it to auto-adjust or use the eight adjustable settings, the Adjustable LED RMR will ensure your lighting requirements are answered. It is likewise powered by a CR2032 battery that guarantees a lifetime of 4 years at brightness levels between 4 and 8.
This one requires no battery to juice it up. For low light conditions, the Dual Illuminated RMR comes with a tritium phosphor lamp. For other environments, fiber optics make allowances for brightness levels and contrast.