Back in June I reviewed Shield’s RMS, or Reflex Mini Sight. I think it’s one of the best (if not the best) red dots on the market for pistol use. It’s a perfect fit for my G19 MOS and is narrower than most, but would still hang off the sides of a G43, Shield, or other single-stack, sub-compact pistol.
With the growing popularity of equipping pistols with optics — even sub-compact CCW guns — Shield has released an even skinnier version of the RMS, called the RMS-C (compact). It’s designed to fit these diminutive guns without increasing the width of the slide. Shield Sights‘ press release follows . . .
SHIELD SIGHTS ANNOUNCES THE RMS-C RED DOT SIGHT FOR SUB-COMPACT PISTOLS
For Immediate Release – Dorset, England, U.K. – Shield Sights is pleased to announce the release and full production of the RMS-C. The RMS-C is a compact variation of the RMS that has been specifically designed to be a perfect fit on sub-compact or slim frame pistols.
The RMS-C is an answer to the rising demand for red dot sights on compact EDC pistols. Until now there has never been a red dot sight that maintains full functionality in a slim and aesthetically pleasing package for sub-compact pistols like the Glock 43 and Smith & Wesson Shield.
“After years of declaring that we make the smallest sights we noticed a space that was not being serviced by anyone. Brought to our attention because the customer base was now happy to mount the RMS on to sub compact pistols and accept the sight overhanging the slide, this was not acceptable to Shield so we set the task of miniaturising our RMS to fit the century old 1911/2011 slides, Glock 43’s, Smith & Wesson Shield’s and other single stack pistol slides”
The RMS-C has the same bolt pattern as the original SMS/RMS so users with slides already cut for the RMS can easily swap sights if they choose to.
– The RMS-C is machined from strong aerospace grade aluminium.
– Very fast automatic brightness adjustment
– No overhang on G43 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
The RMS-C is available with the option of 4 MOA or 8 MOA dots with an MSRP of $430.
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.