More news in the world of pistol optics, as Shield Sights brings a new Glass RMSc edition to the game. In the wake of Holosun’s notable success with their 507K and 407K red dots, and hot on the heels of the release of Trijicon’s long-awaited RMRcc, Shield is updating their OG slim-frame pistol sight. Given the explosion in popularity of optics-ready slimmer-framed pistols like SIG Sauer’s P365 and P365XL, Glock’s 43X and 48 MOS versions, and the Springfield Hellcat, the market appears to be showing a clear demand both for handguns like these as well as the small optics that are designed to fit them. Most optics-ready slim-frame pistols from makers like SIG Sauer, Springfield, Walther, Canik, and Glock have adopted the standardized footprint of the Shield sight, and most other optics brands (Trijicon being a conspicuous exception) have followed suit.
UK-based Shield Sights was an early responder for this skinny red dot need, having first released a miniaturized version of their previous full-sized pistol optic around the SHOT Show 2018 timeframe. At that time, most pistols still needed to have their slides milled to accept optics, whereas now many more guns are offered with factory-optioned or factory-standard red dot-ready setups. The original RMSc (Reflex Mini Sight Compact) came with a clear plastic window as standard and only offered glass as a custom option. The new Glass edition RMSc now makes this higher-quality glass standard, among some other updates and upgrades. Their September 3rd press release, copied below, provides all the details.
SHIELD SIGHTS, PIONEER OF COMPACT MICRO RED DOT OPTICS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW “GLASS EDITION” RMSc
For Immediate Release – Dorset, England, U.K. – Shield Sights, Pioneer of compact micro red dot optics is pleased to announce it is teaming up with legendary Glock Inc. to present the new “GLASS Edition” RMSc.
The Glass Edition of our RMSc standardizes the popular, ultra clear and scratch resistant glass lens that was previously only available as a custom option. The new Glock Edition also features a strengthened lens housing and upgraded electronics with improved battery contacts to further enhance reliability under all conditions.
“Collaborating with great companies such as Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson, Walther, Canik, and Sig Sauer on creating subcompact optic ready platforms has been a strengthening experience for our brand and has driven users to recognize our unique features and the high quality products that we offer,” said James White, CEO Shield Sights. “I feel the latest collaboration with a company I respect greatly, Glock inc., solidifies the Shield footprint as the new industry standard for sub-compact optic ready pistols.”
RMSc Glass Edition Features
- Shield footprint
- All glass lens
- Strengthened lens housing
- Updated electronics
- 4 MOA and 8 MOA dot options
- 1-3 year battery life
The RMSc Glass edition is currently available for sale through the Shield dealer network or on
the Shield website: www.shieldpsd.com
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.
Photos courtesy of Shield Sights.
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