The Best Trijicon RMR

If you’re looking for a miniature reflex sight, then the Trijicon line of RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) sights is definitely for you.

A good RMR sight is going to let you keep both eyes open and acquire targets very quickly. There are lots of people and professional shooters that sport Trijicon RMR sights on their guns, from Glocks to Sigs to rifles like AR-15s.

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In this post, our experts break down the best Trijicon RMRs on the market today and what you should be looking for in a quality miniature red dot sight.

Trijicon RM09 Adjustable RMR LED 1.0 MOA Red Dot Sight

1 minute of angle. This RMR is the one that you want to put on a longer-range weapon for accuracy as pin-point as possible, while still keeping a round dot, as opposed to a jagged glint of light found with some cheaper sights. In comparison to other versions of the Trijicon RMR, your eyes are the biggest limiting factor with this one. If you can see it without magnification, you can pop it.

Like all RMRs, you can adjust the brightness, but it’s still a tiny dot no matter how much you crank the voltage, and isn’t going to be as fast on target as a larger dot. For a such a tiny dot, you would think that Trijicon would make the adjustment clicks a smaller incriment, like ½ or even ¼ MOA. For most people, the 1 minute of angle windage and elevation adjustments won’t be an issue, as it’s hard to worry about 1 inch at a hundred yards when you aren’t using magnification.

Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA Adjustable LED Red Dot Sight

This RMR comes with a 3.25 MOA dot and variable brightness. The dot size here is similar to your run-of-the mill reflex sight, but done the way that Trijicon does. You get a crisp dot and the rugged reliability that you expect from a top manufacturer.

The dot size is perfect for use with an in-line magnifier, but you’ll have to prop it up, losing the low-profile nature of an RMR. Still, you are only a mounting system away from coupling this sight with a 3x fold-down magnifier for long-range use. If you are buying for a pistol, I would suggest a larger dot for the fastest acquisition possible. This RMR is for your rifle, but it could work on a pistol.

Trijicon RMR 6.5 MOA Adjustable LED Red Dot Sight

This RMR is purpose built for pistols and shotguns. The large dot is fast to acquire, putting you on target quickly. Accuracy will waver as range increases, but a slug gun should still be able to hit paper targets at 100 yards, even if the target is blotted out in your sight picture. You can line your shot up with the edge of the large dot at longer ranges to account for bullet drop.

Simply put, this is a perfect piggy-back for a scoped rifle that will double as a defense gun, or for your birding shotgun. Fast on target, and accurate enough for fast engagement at close range.

Trijicon RMR 9 MOA Dual-Illuminated Amber Dot Sight

If you want to truly be fast on target, you need a big dot, and 9 MOA is plenty large enough for that nightstand or bedside lock-box weapon. This RMR features dual-illumination, giving your a feature common on the ACOG in a reflex sight. That’s right, there’s a tiny tritium lamp to provide you with a green dot on your personal protector, even if you can’t find the light switch in the dark, or on the off chance that the battery runs out.

A 9 MOA dot is perfect for pistols, especially defense guns and daily carry weapons. No worry about proper sight picture in a stressful situation. Put the dot where you need it and squeeze the trigger. There are larger dots available, but this size is perfect for close quarters. A winner in the pistol world, or on a designated home protection rifle or shotgun.

Trijicon RMR 12.9 MOA Dual-Illuminated Triangle Sight

Dual illuminated, using tritium and battery power, the triangle sight picture is new to most of us, as is the amber dot color. When you want a really big dot for fast target acquisition, but also the pinpoint accuracy of smaller dots provide, the triangle reticle is a perfect solution.

Pistol or rifle, long range or short. Zero the upward point of the triangle for long range, and you will be ready for anything. Bright, fast, and on target in an instant without a doubt in your mind, while still having the ability to pop clay pigeons at 100 yards. If you don’t like the color, there are other options available, but despite the very uncommon sight picture, this versatile red dot is a huge win from the makers of the best scopes in the world.