THANKS for participating in our Live Chat with Trijicon, Inc. We were blown away by the number of questions and are sorry we couldn’t get to them all! As promised, here is a summary of the most frequently asked questions and answers. If your answer did not get captured here or you have another product question, we’d still love to hear from you!
Q: The production of high tech optics seems extremely complex and complicated. How did Trijicon get its start?
A: Our company started as a pistol night sight manufacturer in the 1980s and have worked our way up in the optics world!
Q: What is a Trijicon RMR?
A: For more info see here: http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=RMR
Q: How many RMRs can I put on my rifle before it becomes too ridiculous?
A: Never too many!
Q: Where are Trijicon sights manufactured?
A: Wixom, Michigan! All products are 100% made in USA or 100% assembled in the USA.
Q: The RMR seems to have a home in several uses from pistol, to shotgun, to CQB rifle, but what is the best application per Trijicon’s recommendation?
A: All of the above. Originally it was designed for the AR platform, but it’s perfect for all those mentioned.
Q: What are the dot sizes and colors available in the RMRs?
A: Click the models on the left bar and you can see all the options: http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=RMR
Q: Any chance you will make a dual illumination RMR with a 3 or 4 MOA red dot?
A: It is almost impossible to get the fiber optics that small to reduce the size of the dot. Right now, the 7 MOA fibers about as thin as your hair, and it is tough to go any smaller than that.
Q: Which one of your products would you recommend for my AR in a 3-gun match?
A: The VCOG would make the most sense for a AR platform in a 3-gun application. We just came out with the new VCOG, 1-6x magnification, first focal plane, same durability as the original ACOG. Will be available soon! Check it out: http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=VCOG
Q: What are the benefits of using a Trijicon Reflex sight?
A: Trijicon Reflex sights are battery free and extremely durable.
Q: Do you make a triangle dot in a RMR?
A: Yes, RM08 & RM08G have a triangle. Check them out: http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/electronic-sights/reflex-sights/trijicon-rmr-dual-illumination-sights-prod55663.aspx
Q: Any way to dim the RMR?
A: We have adjustable brightness RMRs product code RM06 and RM07. Check them out: http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/electronic-sights/reflex-sights/trijicon-rmr-adjustable-led-sights-prod55662.aspx
Q: In light of competing red dot sights, what drove the development of your SRS weapon sight?
A: We developed it to reduce size and tube effect, also have dual power sources of the solar panel, and battery back up. Not to mention a 1.75 MOA dot, smallest on the market.
Q: Is the RMR rated for magnum calibers?
A: Technically an RMR will hold up all the way up to a .50 cal.
Q: How much abuse can the RMR take?
A: Tons! We have put it through the tortures of full-on military spec testing.
Q: Has Trijicon done endurance testing that could be shared and/or whether there are referenceable LE agencies using the RMR on duty guns
A: Excellent questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our LE reps will provide you with some more specific information.
Q: I was wondering if you guys plan to do something similar to the ACOG TA31 ECOS for other calibers like 300 AAC BLK?
A: We just introduced a 300BLK ACOG. Check it out here: http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product3.php?pid=TA33-C-400063
Q: Does the RMR have a light signature from the front when it is turned on?
A: It does not. Due to the coating on the glass, the dot is not visible from the front side.
Q: I’m looking for a good, lightweight, solid secondary sight setup. Would the RMR stay intact if snagged on a branch or similar object?
A: The RMR is lightweight and its ruggedness makes it ideal as a secondary sight. The RMR only weighs 1.2oz with the battery installed and can definitely handle getting snagged on a branch or similar object.
Q: Is the RMR magnified?
A: No, RMRs are not magnified.
Q: Do you still inscribe Bible verses on your optics?
A: Yes, all of our non-government products still have the Bible verse inscription.
Q: Are your Trijicon RMRs waterproof with fog-proof lenses? Also, do you have an auto-off switch that can be programmed?
A: Yes, both waterproof and fog-proof. Adjustable RMRs can be shut off, but not programmed to do so.
Q: Why should I buy more a more expensive optic over the cheaper ones? Does lens quality make that much of a difference?
A: Lens quality, while important, isn’t the only reason to purchase one optic over another. Overall build quality, functionality and durability are all equally important as well. Trijicon manufactures optics that excel in all of those areas and then we back them up with a limited lifetime warranty (limited because the warranty only applies to the original owner).
Q: How can you tell an original Trijicon from a counterfeit?
A: If you think you have a fake, give us a call and we can check the serial number. Our phone number is 248-960-7700.
Q: Any new optics in the works?
A: Yes, there are always new innovations being made. Continue to check out Brownells and Trijicon websites for new releases.
MOUNTING & COMPATIBILITY QUESTIONS
Q: Will a side mount on an AR platform be as accurate as a top mount and will it sight as quickly as a top mount?
A: Yes, they are equally as accurate if zeroed in that position, but this is mainly based on personal preference.
Q: Would the RMR would work great for an AR as well as a handgun (e.g. Glock or 1911)?
A: Yes, it is ideal for both AR and pistols. For pistols we would recommend the battery operated, but it is personal preference and your shooting environment. Personally, we like the RM07 or RM02.
Q: What Trijicon optic is best suited for use on a pump shotgun?
A: Check out all of the RMRs we have available. These are great on any shotguns: http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/electronic-sights/reflex-sights/trijicon-rmr-dual-illumination-sights-prod55663.aspx
Q: Does Trijicon make a 45 degree mount for the RMR?
A: Yes we do! Check them out: http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/electronic-sights/mounting-hardware/rm55-rail-offset-adapter-sku892000085-31907-79087.aspx?sku=892-000-085
Q: Are there any special accommodations that would be required to mount this on a 45 or 90 degree offset rail to allow for a traditional scope use in addition to the RMR? What range are these optics typically sighted in for?
A: One must zero the RMR in that position. Rifle zero is generally set for 50 yards. Pistols are variable.
Q: Will the RMR function well on a carrying handle on a standard AR15?
A: Not right now, we only have mounts available for flat top rails
Q: Which model of RMR do you recommend for use on a milled pistol slide?
A: We would recommend a RM07 or RM02, but it is personal preference
Q: Can the end user put a RMR on an ACOG or does it need to be put on at the factory?
A: The end user can install them, no problem! Just need a mount and the RMR.
Q: Will you make a VCOG scope without the integrated mount?
A: The VCOG mounts can be removed, but you’ll have to use other flattop mounts. It will not accept rings.
Q: Do I need to get a custom slide like the below or have my existing slide milled to accept the RMR?
A: Trijicon offers a dovetail mount for the RMR on numerous handgun platforms.
Q: What, if any, is the power source for the RMR?
A: We have options available for battery operated as well as dual illumination (battery free). Learn more: http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=RMR
Q: What batteries are needed for the RMR sights that use them?
Q: What is the battery life of the RMR?
A: Roughly 15,000 hours of continuous on.
Q: Does the RMR need batteries to operate?
A: We have options available for battery operated as well as dual illumination (battery free).
Q: Can the RMR be left on or should it be turned off after use?
A: The only RMR that can be turned off is the adjustable version RM06 and RM07 battery life is graded for 15,000 hours of continuous on usage.
Q: With the advent of better battery technology, do you think you will ever end up doing away with your fiberoptic light gathering sights and replace them with battery only?
A: I don’t foresee us doing away with the fiber optic/tritium, that is what we are known for, but batteries will still run out at some point and you don’t want to be caught in that situation with no batteries!
Q: What is the average field life of the battery on your SRS?
A: 3 years of continuous use at brightness setting 7 of 10. And the solar cell assists that making it even longer.
Q: Is the RMR night vision compatible?
A: Yes, they are.
Q: I need a good night sight for my 1911 what would you recommend?
A: My favorite: HD night sights! Check them out: http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/sights/sight-sets/1911-colt-cut-hd-night-sight-set-orange-front-outline-sku892000124-42614-116471.aspx?sku=892-000-124
Q: I have seen the Ameriglo brand night sights, and even though they are a different brand, they are marked Trijicon on the rear sight. Does Trijicon own Ameriglo, or is it a supply deal, or what?
A: You will see Trijicon stamped on several different night sights made by other companies. This is because we install our tritium lamps in them and therefore are required to stamp Trijicon on them by the NRC.
Q: What power scope would you recommend for a DPMS .308 and at what yardage is optimum?
A: We would recommend the TA11E ACOG, as it’s lightweight and able to range up to 800 yards. Check it out: http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/scopes/rifle-scopes/ta11e-acog-3-5x35-scope-red-chev-308-sku892000107-24987-111976.aspx?sku=892-000-107
Q: What is the most effective range with this sight?
A: For an RMR rifle set-up, many tend to zero at 50 yards.
Q: Can the tritium be replaced or does a new scope need to be purchased?
A: The tritium can be replaced if the tritium in your optic dies. There is a small cost involved, but possible. Feel free to contact our customer service dept.
Q: What is the average length of life on a set of night sights?
A: The tritium lamps are warranted to glow for five (5) years for orange night sights, twelve (12) years in green and yellow night sights from date of original manufacture. Warranty info here: http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/support/warranty.php