[SHOT 2018] New Shield Sight – RMSc for single stack pistols like Glock 43

    I was a the shooting range last weekend (I hope you were too!)

    My Glock 17 Gen 4 with a Shield RMS Sight still attracts a lot attention and seems to inspire people as IPSC Production Optics is now on trial, and competitors are looking for a way to enter with the Production pistols. While I was there there was actually a guy who was mounting his new Shield sight and zeroing it.

    I came to think about my poor Glock 43 – which I also had with me and let people try – that it’s a shame there are no red dot sights around that fit the slide. (Having written that, yes I am aware there a G43s out there with red dots.)

    Enter the Shield RMSc.

    It’s a compact version of the Shield RMS made for Sub-Compact, EDC and Single stack pistols.

    Below: Shooting the Glock 43 is a bit of a challenge, especially as the distance increases. I’m thinking the RMSc will help quite a lot, as long as you can master the trigger. Notice the flush mount.

    Below: The compact RMSc for Sub-Compact, EDC and Single stack pistols.
    The RMSc version of the extremely popular RMS is a slimmed down version of the RMS designed to fit on single stack pistols such conceal carry handguns such as the Glock43, Smith & Wesson shield and the 1911.

    I really like the Shield sight. My only concern is that the window is easily scratched, which is annoying for both EDC and competition.

    Below: As mounted on the Smith & Wesson 9 Shield.

    RMSc Features:

    – The RMSc is machined from strong aerospace grade aluminum.
    – Very fast automatic brightness adjustment
    – No overhang on the Glock 43 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

    You can chose between 4 MOA or 8 MOA sized dots and the price for the RMSc is 430 USD.

    European pricing can be found here.

    There is also a new mount for the Walther Q5 and Q4 TAC.

    “Yeah it allows for co-witness but we haven’t confirmed if it requires the low front sight yet. These are available from Walther so would be easily achievable.”

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.