I think I have found my next mini red dot sight – Shield Sights has just announced the RMSc MRDS, a slimmer version of their RMS for larger pistols. The smaller footprint allows for zero overhang on popular pocket pistols like the Glock 43 and the S&W Shield pistols. Hopefully TFB will get a chance to get some hands on with the Shield Sights mini-MRDS (my words, not theirs).
The press release and additional information can be found below.
For Immediate Release – Dorset, England, U.K.
Shield Sights is pleased to announce the release and full production of the RMSC. The RMS-C is a compact variation of the RMS that has been specifically designed to be a perfect fit on sub-compact or slim frame pistols.
The RMS-C is an answer to the rising demand for red dot sights on compact EDC pistols. Until now there has never been a red dot sight that maintains full functionality in a slim and aesthetically pleasing package for sub-compact pistols like the Glock 43 and Smith & Wesson Shield.
“After years of declaring that we make the smallest sights we noticed a space that was not being serviced by anyone. Brought to our attention because the customer base was now happy to mount the RMS on to subcompact pistols and accept the sight overhanging the slide, this was not acceptable to Shield so we set the task of miniaturising our RMS to fit the century-old 1911/2011 slides, Glock 43’s, Smith & Wesson Shield’s and other single stack pistol slides”
The RMSC has the same bolt pattern as the original SMS/RMS so users with slides already cut for the RMS can easily swap sights if they choose to.
- The RMS-C is machined from strong aerospace grade aluminum.
- Very fast automatic brightness adjustment
- No overhang on G43 or S&W Shield
- Very low profile to Co-Witness standard iron sights
- 2-3 year average battery life with standard CR2032 battery
- Weight: 17 grams / .60 ounces battery included
- The RMS-C is available with the option of 4 MOA or 8 MOA dots with an MSRP of $430.
SHIELD was formed in the early 1980’s in Great Britain. Shield continues to manufacture the world’s smallest, lightest, toughest mini red dot sight. Sold under other brand names for many years, you may know the Shield Mini Sight as the Firepoint, Tasco Optima, Trijicon RedDot or JPoint. Based on our in-depth knowledge, accumulated through 30 years in the industry, we are continually seeking to develop innovative products that will enable you to hit the target early.