It’s no secret that I love the Shield RMS (full review here). A simple, lightweight, highly visible, reliable micro red dot? What’s not to love?! Well . . . Shield thought of a few ways to improve on the RMS and, from the sounds of it, they have with the new RMS-W. We’ll get our hands on one soon and start putting it through its paces on a couple of carry guns. For the time being, here’s Shield’s press release:
SHIELD SIGHTS ANNOUNCES THE RMS-W RED DOT SIGHT
12/4/2018 – Dorset, England, U.K. – Shield Sights is pleased to announce the release and full production of the RMS-W. The RMS-W is the water-resistant and ruggedized version of the existing Shield RMS line of sights.
The Shield RMS-W is designed to resist damage from water or other harsh environmental conditions. The RMS-W is gasket sealed to create a watertight fit between the slide and the battery compartment without the need of a special mounting plate. When the sight is properly mounted it will remain watertight at depths of up to 20 meters for 30 minutes.
The RMS-W also features a newly designed frame which adds thickness to the aluminum lens housing as well as a newly designed side profile. The RMS-W will also be the first sight in the RMS line to benefit from the newly developed hard coated polymer lens. These modifications have increased flex strength of the standard RMS sight by over 80% while maintaining the original viewing window and mounting footprint. The RMS-W will fit any slide that has already been cut for the RMS, RMS-C, SMS, or Jpoint.
– The RMS-W is machined from aerospace grade aluminum
– Gasket sealed to ensure consistent waterproofing
– Increased thickness of aluminum housing
– Hard coated polymer lens to resist scratching
– Very fast automatic brightness adjustment
– Very low profile to Co-Witness standard iron sights
– 2-3 year average battery life with standard CR2032 battery
– Weight: 17.6 grams / .62 ounces battery included
The RMS-W is available with the option of 4 MOA or 8 MOA dots with an MSRP of $499
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.