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Default Trijicon RMR Type 2, Who's getting one and why?

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why meh? updates / improvements are always good.
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I've only read about RMR failures while sitting atop of peoples handguns but never experienced it myself, fortunately.

If I were to suggest a red dot for a handgun, I'd recommend a Leupold Razor. It has a wider field of view, costs less, and holds up well to a violent slide racking back and forth as well as a shotgun's recoil.



Having owned both, I only kept the RMR a bit longer than the Leupold due to aesthetics; looked good on my FNX-T (pic from when I was in Texas).



There's a bit of a learning curve when shooting a handgun with a red dot; just wasn't my thing even though I enjoy and shoot well with a red dot on a rifle.
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About time they made the improvements

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Having gone through three RMR (RM07) in a period of ~14 months after giving up on them, I will give the Type 2 a try.
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I'll add one or two to the party
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I'd be more interested if they'd made the battery compartment on the top, or the side. I don't like that you have to remove the optic and re-zero for a battery swap.
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I'd be more interested if they'd made the battery compartment on the top, or the side. I don't like that you have to remove the optic and re-zero for a battery swap.
Many people have said there is minimal shift when the battery is swapped out.
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I've only read about RMR failures while sitting atop of peoples handguns but never experienced it myself, fortunately.

If I were to suggest a red dot for a handgun, I'd recommend a Leupold Razor. It has a wider field of view, costs less, and holds up well to a violent slide racking back and forth as well as a shotgun's recoil.



Having owned both, I only kept the RMR a bit longer than the Leupold due to aesthetics; looked good on my FNX-T (pic from when I was in Texas).



There's a bit of a learning curve when shooting a handgun with a red dot; just wasn't my thing even though I enjoy and shoot well with a red dot on a rifle.
Thats a Vortex not a Leupold.
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Thats a Vortex not a Leupold.
You're right but you get what I was saying.

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I've been considering an RMR, but don't know what on the CA roster they will mount to with minimal hassle. I can no longer focus clearly on the front sight when wearing distance glasses.
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What size dot do you guys like? I'm thinking about putting an optic on my ccw
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Go with a ~3 moa dot
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Many people have said there is minimal shift when the battery is swapped out.
Even if that is the case, it's not a quick, tool-less swap.

edit: Although, with suppressor-height sights, it's not a huge deal, it's really just more of an annoyance.

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I'd be more interested if they'd made the battery compartment on the top, or the side. I don't like that you have to remove the optic and re-zero for a battery swap.
^This^

That was a major oversight to not include it on the redesign.
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I use the Leupold Delta Point Pro with the triangle. I use the Leupold because the battery is easily replaced (on top), wide field of view, and the prices dropped on them. I sight the tip of the triangle for 20 yards and use the "body" of the triangle for faster close shots. I shoot USPSA.

Note: Mine also shuts off after 5 minutes of non movement. If I pick it up or move the gun the triangle comes back on. I actually timed it and its 5 minutes. Good for a bedside gun.

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I'd be more interested if they'd made the battery compartment on the top, or the side. I don't like that you have to remove the optic and re-zero for a battery swap.
I haven't seen any units with that feature that didn't have an increase in height to accommodate that feature.

It seems to be a trade-off: lower profile vs. easier yearly battery change
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If I didn't already own an RMR, I would get a Type 2 version. It seems like a typical RMR but with improved battery contacts, which is a good thing.
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I use the Leupold Delta Point Pro with the triangle. I use the Leupold because the battery is easily replaced (on top), wide field of view, and the prices dropped on them. I sight the tip of the triangle for 20 yards and use the "body" of the triangle for faster close shots. I shoot USPSA.

Note: Mine also shuts off after 5 minutes of non movement. If I pick it up or move the gun the triangle comes back on. I actually timed it and its 5 minutes. Good for a bedside gun.
I have a Vortex Venom. It needs to be removed to replace the battery. No big deal. Return to zero is 100%.
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I've shot a Glock 34 with a Vortex Venom. Its very impressive. I've shot the Trijicon too. Its very nice as well. I think technology with the small slide mounted dots have gotten to the point where they seem pretty durable.

here's a good read about optics... http://forums.brianenos.com/index.ph...-carry-optics/

OP...Just remember to make sure the adapter plate will fit the weapons dovetail & etc.

By the way....Co-witness suppressor sights too?? Maybe a different topic!

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What size dot do you guys like? I'm thinking about putting an optic on my ccw
I looked into which size to get and from what I've researched from shooters have both (3moa/6moa) most say the 6moa is the best all around as its quicker to initially pick up and again after recoil.
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I use the Leupold Delta Point Pro with the triangle. I use the Leupold because the battery is easily replaced (on top), wide field of view, and the prices dropped on them. I sight the tip of the triangle for 20 yards and use the "body" of the triangle for faster close shots. I shoot USPSA.

Note: Mine also shuts off after 5 minutes of non movement. If I pick it up or move the gun the triangle comes back on. I actually timed it and its 5 minutes. Good for a bedside gun.
The Leupold Delta Point Pro is a phenomenal optic for the money now that they have dropped the price.

Really tough competition for the RMR now, except there are still way more slide cuts for RMRs than Delta Points. Hopefully that changes soon.

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What size dot do you guys like? I'm thinking about putting an optic on my ccw
I've used just about everything from 1MOA to 13MOA

Honestly I find them all usable. I really like the Circle Dot reticle or the Triangle reticle as they add versatility. Large reticle for quick acquisition but you can still use them for precision aiming if needed.

That being said, dot size tends to be user preference and application although not many people can tell the difference between 3 MOA and 6 MOA from my experience. YMMV.

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Thanks for this thread, I didn't know about the Leuopold triangle. I really like the triangle post style in Trijicon's Accupoint series, for the exact reason you already said, so it's kind of ironic that some other company brought that to pistol sights.
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I have a Vortex Venom. It needs to be removed to replace the battery. No big deal. Return to zero is 100%.
IIRC, the Venom battery can be changed without removal from the weapon. You must have a Viper, not a Venom.
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Thanks for this thread, I didn't know about the Leuopold triangle. I really like the triangle post style in Trijicon's Accupoint series, for the exact reason you already said, so it's kind of ironic that some other company brought that to pistol sights.
Trijicon actually brought it to pistol sights first, with the RMR

But it is only offered in the Dual Illuminated model (tritium and fiber optic, no battery). Not available in LED.

Dual illuminated sometimes has the same issue as the auto brightness only sights, where the sight can be washed out to an extent by a brighter target area than the shooter's area (dark range booth and a lit up target, shooting from inside/shade on a target outside/direct sunlight, etc)

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