The flurry of new micro-compact handguns like the Springfield Armory Hellcat and SIG Sauer P365 to hit the market recently has people falling in love with carry guns all over again even if we allegedly own enough already (we know deep down inside that is never true). The one absent piece to the puzzle that is missing is micro red dots; attainable, American ones. The latest trend in the industry is to red dot “all the things.” Fortunately for all of us, Trijicon has some good news for all of our tiny carry guns that previously could not be easily or feasibly outfitted with a red dot. Trijicon is proud to debut their new RMRcc (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex for Concealed Carry) and it is meant to fit all of the most popular concealed carry pistols on the market with a more slender footprint yet an ample window to see your dot and hit your mark.
Wixom, MI – New for 2020, Trijicon, an industry leader in miniature reflex optics, has set a new standard for pistol optics with the introduction of the RMR®cc. Born from the legendary Trijicon RMR®, the thinner, lower profile RMRcc provides fast, both-eyes-open target acquisition, accurate aiming, and proven reliability for concealed carry pistols, and is a great addition to the extensive line of durable reflex optics offered by Trijicon.
Weighing a mere 1 ounce with battery installed and measuring less than 1 inch in width and height, the RMRcc is ready to pair with any pistol to provide the ultimate concealed carry setup. The RMRcc is constructed from 7075-T6 aluminum, tested to Military Standards and backed by The Science of Brilliant® testing methodology that Trijicon applies to every product. Its patented shape absorbs impacts and diverts stresses away from the lens and is designed to withstand the rigors of hard use under the most severe environmental conditions. ‘Trijicon is proud to offer pistol owners an optic designed around their needs and built to Trijicon’s standards for durability,’ said Chuck Wahr, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trijicon. ‘Users can have confidence in carrying a pistol equipped with the RMRcc.’
The RMRcc keeps all the great features of the RMR, including easy-to-use buttons, a common 2032 battery with up to 4 years of illumination, and a wide variety of mounts to fit today’s most popular concealed carry pistols. The RMRcc is available in either a 3.25 or 6.5 MOA dot size and provides a bright, illuminated aiming point under any condition. Best of all, the RMRcc is parallax-free, meaning simple “point and shoot” operation with superior accuracy.
The RMRcc is designed to be thinner than the RMR, making it ideal for mounting on popular single stack and subcompact pistols. The RMRcc is also well suited to mount to 1911 style pistols, and durable enough to stand up to the harsh recoil generated by the .45 ACP and 10 mm.
For the ultimate in confidence, the RMRcc features an automatic brightness mode and 8 manual positions for custom settings. A Button Lock-In Mode prevents accidental adjustments to your preferred brightness setting, while a Battery Conservation Mode adjusts the aiming dot to ambient lighting conditions after 16.5 hours without a button push to further extend battery life. Windage and elevation adjustments allow for quick and easy zeroing with no need for any special tools or devices.
As stated above, the new Trijicon RMRcc is not vastly different than the original RMR by appearance. It is slightly shorter in overall height and narrower in its width. We are talking about only 1/10th of an inch in width and 2/10th of an inch in height, but that can make all the difference. With dozens of carry guns with factory mounting options available (see the list below provided by Trijicon), the RMRcc more appropriately fits smaller carry guns so nothing overhangs the slide to snag or drag during use.
Another structural or appearance change is the placement of the lens. This is best conveyed visually as seen in the photo above, but the lens is higher in the RMRcc than in the RMR. For people who shoot a lot of volume through red dots, this could translate to acquiring the dot faster. The lens of the RMRcc is perfectly in line – flat – with the rear of the red dot housing as seen in the photo below.
A small group of media was invited by Trijicon (TFB included), prior to the announcement of the RMRcc, to come out and shoot the new red dot first-hand with lots of Federal Premium ammunition. My personal everyday carry (EDC) pistol has an RMR and after 2 days of shooting the RMRcc, I found no difference in the speed or accuracy at which I could engage targets with one versus the other.
The MSRP for the RMRcc is the same as its counterpart, the RMR, with it set at $699. Only time will tell as to what height of popularity this new American made red dot will climb to. Now for the most important question I always ask: what do you think? Would you jump in on this new red dot and outfit your whole fleet of carry guns? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.
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