Trijicon RMR Review

Trijicon RM07 Holographic Sight

I have long been a fan of holographic weapon sights since the introduction of the Bushnell Holosight in 1996. I have used the Bushnell Holosight on M4 Carbines, M1A rifles, Ruger 10/22s, Thompson Center Contender pistols and 1911 handguns. After speaking with Firearms and Combatives Instructor Kelly McCann, he convinced me to try a Holosight on my defensive carry pistol.

Before settling on the Trijicon RMR, I tried a pistol sight made by another company. The small dot and lack of easy adjustments made me return it. Although the sight was accurate, but target acquisition was extremely slow and unlike use on a rifle, there were no backup sights to fall back to (these small sights replace the pistol’s rear sight in the factory dovetail).

When I heard that Trijicon was coming out with a smaller version of their Reflex sight called the RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) I took a gamble. The dot was much larger at 6.5 MOA, which solved the problem or slow acquisition I had with my previous sight.

Other sights may be less expensive than the RMR and are fine for range toys or use in competition. But when it comes to personal safety and self-defense, I for one, will gladly spend the extra money and go with the RMR. It’s the only way to go for those who want a compact, tough, dependable holographic sight for use on a defensive carry pistol.

Specs and Features

  • Eight brightness settings, including an auto-adjust feature
  • Aluminum housing
  • Dials feature audible clicks for quick, easy adjustments
  • 45mm long
  • 1.2 ounces (with battery)
  • Battery life of up to 4 years at the medium brightness setting

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