RMR HD red dot sight
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The enclosed emitter RCR wasn’t the only new red dot sight Trijicon announced yesterday. They also introduced the new RMR HD. In addition to a slightly larger window than a standard RMR, Trijicon bills the new RMR HD as ruggedized and designed for duty gun use by law enforcement and the military. It features selectable reticles, an onboard forward-looking sensor to automatically adjust reticle brightness, and still has the standard RMR footprint. Here’s Trijicon’s press release . . .

The Trijicon RMR created the standard for what a miniature rugged reflex optic should be. Not coincidentally, the RMR immediately became a favorite duty optic, and Trijicon RMR optics have been proven in the most demanding environments on earth by U.S. Special Operations, law enforcement agencies, and individuals in personal defense situations.

Now, Trijicon once again sets the standard with the new RMR HD, an optic specifically designed for the evolving needs of law enforcement and the armed forces.

Built on the foundation of the Trijicon RMR Adjustable LED model, the RMR HD features a large, clear lens made from tempered glass and has the same footprint as the RMR. The larger lens provides an unobstructed view of the target and aids in finding and tracking the reticle more easily.

The new RMR HD reticle allows the user to toggle between a 55 MOA segmented circle reticle with a center dot, or a crisp dot-only option, both of which include a new super bright setting and an additional night vision setting. Models are available with either a 1.0 MOA or 3.25 MOA center dot.

In auto mode, the RMR HD’s advanced forward-looking light sensor automatically adjusts dot brightness to the target environment for effective use in any lighting scenario, including the use of a weapon light. The auto-brightness range can also be customized so that the auto mode will vary in a higher or lower range depending on the user’s preference, and a button “lock out” mode will keep the RMR HD in auto mode even if a button is inadvertently pressed.

With nine brightness settings, controlled by larger, more responsive buttons, the user can also easily select which brightness level they would like when in manual mode and “lock-in” that setting indefinitely if they choose.

The RMR HD features a top-loading battery compartment, allowing the RMR HD’s single CR2032 battery to be replaced quickly and easily without the need to re-confirm the zero of the optic. The battery will provide over three years of continuous use at the dot-only brightness setting 5 of 9 at 70ºF.

The RMR HD is compatible with all existing RMR mounts and optics-ready pistols and is designed to fit many existing optics-ready duty holsters. The RMR HD is also sized to work with optic-height co-witness sights built for the current RMR or SRO.

The patented RMR-shape of the forged 7075 T-6 aluminum housing absorbs recoil and other impacts and diverts stresses away from the lens. Built with Trijicon’s precision engineering expertise, the optic’s elevation and windage adjustments are audible, precise, and repeatable, without the need for any special tools. The optic is waterproof up to 66 ft., is drop tested, vibration tested, and will operate in extreme temperatures.

The Made-in-USA Trijicon RMR HD is ready for those who require a feature-rich optic with high performance and ultra-reliability.

For more information on the new Trijicon RMR HD and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military, and law enforcement markets, visit Trijicon.com. Follow @Trijicon on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

MSRP: $849


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  1. Obviously the US Government contracts have impacted Trijicon’s pricing. A realistic street-price of around $500 would sell tens of thousands in the civilian market. I place this in the “Nice to Have – But, RU F’ng Kidding Me” category.

    • OGIM,

      Yup…That’s a mortgage payment, or,
      A year of practice ammo, or,
      A dozen bottles of fine bourbon, or,
      A nice gift for the wife.

      • @LS
        Good evening,
        …or a new pistol…
        Just read about H&K coming out with a stack and a half micro-nine. Used to carry an H&K P-2000 with my department…liked it. I’m interested to see what they are bringing to this crowded market considering that they are about 3-plus years late to the party.

        Back to Trijicon: The reason I work part-time as a retiree is to fund my firearm follies (as my spouse calls my obsession). $849 for a fancy RDS is a bit more than most regular tax-payers can afford and my obsession does not include an RDS in this price range.

        Hope your area is doing well…the forest fires are closing in on my corner of Montana. AQI sucks!

        • OGIM

          Prayers for the safety of you and yours, including property and livestock. For those around you, also!!

    • Yes that’s true. As a Trijicon dealer 20+ years ago we sold 4x ACOG’s for $500 at retail. Once the US military adopted them they jumped to $800 overnight. Now they’re $1200+. They do make nice stuff and unlike my 2012 Jeep grand Cherokee the parts aren’t made in China.

  2. How far behind Holosun and Sig are they in offering that reticle option? I’m sure Trijicon is better, made in USA, etc. That doesn’t excuse the fact that they’re that far behind in offering a popular feature. I think Sig’s new one is made in the USA as well. I bet that Trijicon is a tank though.

    • Better? They might win by a point or two in the rugged department but that’s about it. They are only just now getting “innovative” features like a top loading battery and multiple reticles that Holosun and others have had for years. At twice the price. If they want that much they better make something twice as good and this ain’t it.

    • sigs new one is assembled in the USA. it’s notable at best. but it’s like saying designed, or engineered, or sold, or bought with US dollars in America, or shipped from a warehouse in the US. Its screwdriver level stuff, which might improve quality control, but it is far far from being made in the USA. It’s a step in the right direction but it’s marketing deception that preys on patriotism.

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