Shield Sights has just announced the second generation of their pistol red dot sights, the RMS2. According to the accompanying video, the RMS was designed for competitive shooting, while the RMS2 red dot sight was designed for defensive pistols. Interestingly, the RMS2 omitted the slide-out battery drawer in favor of removing the optic to replace the battery, while allowing the mounting screws to maintain the zero. The press release from Shield Sights follows:
For Immediate Release – Dorset, England, U.K. – Shield Sights, Pioneer of compact micro red dot optics is pleased to present the newest edition of Refex Mini Sight, the RMS2.
Building on the foundation of the original RMS, that was designed for competitive shooters, the RMS2 brings features that increase performance for the defensive carry, shooting enthusiasts, and competitors alike. The Shield RMS2 features a strengthened lens housing and updated electronics with improved battery contacts to further enhance reliability under all conditions. The same glass coated polymer lens continues to provide a good balance of being shatterproof while remaining more scratch resistant than an all polymer lens option. Customers have the option to upgrade to an all glass lens if maximum scratch resistance is required.
The RMS2 has been designed without a battery draw to further strengthen the housing and remove any additional failure points in an EDC product. Shields superior footprint includes four location posts and two screws to ensure a consistent and secure interface to hold the sight in place. This system has been proven to be extremely repeatable when sights are removed to renew batteries and when combined with a long battery life has removed the need for the side access battery drawer.
“The explosive growth in the RDS market for concealed carry and general range use has presented new variables that we were eager to consider in the design of the RMS2,” said James White, CEO Shield Sights. “The advancements in technology and additional research in the field has given us the ability to design and deliver an overall better product for the majority of RDS shooters out there”
- Shield footprint
- Glass coated polymer lens (can be upgrade to all Glass)
- Strengthened lens housing
- Updated electronics
- 4 MOA and 8 MOA dot options
- 1-3 year battery life
Product Video: https://youtu.be/krnhih9i0_w
The RMS2 is currently available for sale through the Shield dealer network or on the Shield website: www.shieldpsd.com
The following video from Shield Sights’ Youtube channel gives a brief, comparative look at the RMS and the original RMS2 red dot sight:
What do you think about the new RMS2 red dot sight from Shield Sights? TFB had a chance to review the original RMS if you missed. If you’ve tried the RMS as well, how has your experience been?