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    • #106611
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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        I haven’t seen much coverage of this sight.

        Shield Sights is a company producing the RMS – Reflex Mini Sight and others.

        Company:

        SHIELD was formed in the early 1980’s in Great Britain. We have a proven track record in providing SF Advanced Shooting Training and in developing innovative products, including:

        Specialist suppressed weapons for Special Forces

        Suppressor and folding stock for Accuracy International British Army sniper rifle

        Electronic target systems

        Range Construction

        30 Years on, we are now one of the leading providers passionate about rapid target acquisition and engagement, SHIELD continues to design, implement and manufacture products that enable our shooters to “Hit the Target Earlier”

        In recent years we have built Mini Red Dots for companies including JP Rifles (JPoint) & Trijicon’s REDDOT, marketed under their own brands.

        SHIELD REFLEX MINI SIGHT

        Parallax free, clear polymer optic, which can withstand up to ten times greater shock impact than products using glass optics. Unlike many competing products, the RMS is designed without a red reflective filter on the lens to ensure minimal visual signature. The sight body is made from aerospace-grade aluminum and has an anodized matte black finish. Variable intensity drive circuit that senses target light levels and controls LED output giving optimum visibility of the dot against the target. Available in different dot sizes, tailored to your application. The RMS fits all mounts readily available for the SMS. The RMS is available with an optional battery draw that allows you to change the battery without having to unmount the sight.

        TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

        OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS
        Light Source: Red light emitting diode (LED) No laser; completely eye safe No radioactive materials

        Red Dot Size Options: 4 MOA dot 8 MOA dot

        Lens: Reflex x1 (no magnification)

        Lens Coating: Anti-reflection No coloured coating, minimises visible signature

        ELECTRONICS

        Battery: One 3V lithium battery, CR2032

        Battery Life: 2 to 3 years – average use >4 years – dark storage

        Brightness Adjustment: Automatic

        Brightness Range: Lowest – Compatible with Night Vision: Highest – Visible against the sky in bright daylight

        EXTERIOR

        Housing material: Aluminium

        Colour: Matte black

        Dimensions: Sight only (Length x width x height) 42 x 25 x 23 mm 1.7 x 1.0 x 0.9 inches

        Weight: 17.5 grams / 0.61 ounces

        Mount: A wide range of mounts are available.

        It sits low enough on a Glock MOS to use standard sights vice suppressor sights.

        Priced at $430 USD from the UK or $399 from Brownells(out of stock).

        Some anecdotal reports it isn’t as robust as say a Trijicon, but maybe worth the trade off for compact size and weight savings even if true.

        I have no hands on experience, but I am happy to see a company pushing for even a smaller package.

        So at the least worth watching.

        There is a RMSc version of the extremely popular RMS is a slimmed down version of the RMS designed to fit on single stack pistols such conceal carry handguns such as the Glock43, Smith & Wesson shield and the 1911.

      • #106612
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          Shield RMS
          Dimensions: Sight only (Length x width x height) 42 x 25 x 23 mm
          1.7 x 1.0 x 0.9 inches

          Weight: 17.5 grams / 0.61 ounces

          Shield RMSc
          Dimensions: Sight only (Length x width x height) 40 x 23 x 22 mm
          1.6 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches

          Weight: 16.40 grams / 0.57 ounces inc Battery

        • #106613
          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
          Moderator

            For comparison here are the Trijicon RMR dimensions and weights.

            LED
            Dimensions: Sight only (Length x width x height) 46 x 28 x 25 mm
            1.8 x 1.1 x 1.0 inches

            Weight: 34 grams / 1.2 ounces

            Adjustable LED
            Dimensions: Sight only (Length x width x height) 46 x 30 x 25 mm
            1.8 x 1.2 x 1.0 inches

            Weight: 33.2 grams / 1.17 ounces

            Dual Illuminated
            Dimensions: Sight only (Length x width x height) 46 x 30 x 25 mm
            1.8 x 1.2 x 1.0 inches

            Weight: 34 grams / 1.2 ounces

          • #106614
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

              Consider the comparison between Shield RMSc and Trijicon RMR.

              The RMSc is half the weight, 6 mm less length, 7 mm less width, and 3 mm less height.

              Is this reduced size and weight important?

              Like many things, it depends on your application and preference.

            • #106615
              Roadkill
              Participant

                With these does your slide have to be milled? If so, is anyone doing it in the US being as these are from Britain?

              • #106616
                Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                Moderator

                  With these does your slide have to be milled?

                  Depends on application, but there are many already doing such machine work.

                  The RMS has been in the marketplace for almost 2 years and has the same footprint as the JPoint (manufactured by Shield for JP Rifles).

                  The RMSc is new for 2018.

                  Remember I am not necessarily recommending this Shield series of sights, but am happy to see a further reduction in size.

                  Since I wasn’t aware of them until recently and like the concept, thought others maybe curious. I am considering purchasing one. At the least they may help push the development of smaller products by other sight makers.

                • #106617
                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                  Moderator

                    Remember that while these are new under their own brand name, they are not new.

                    Sold under other brand names for many years, you may know the Shield Mini Sight as the Firepoint, Tasco Optima, Trijicon RedDot or JPoint.

                    RMS-C: The New Slimline MRDS from Shield Sights

                    Excerpt:

                    U.K sightmaker Shield Sights is releasing a hangover cure for slimline, subcompact pistols. We’re not talking about a handful of aspirin and a gallon of water, but a compact version of the RMS mini red dot sight called the RMS-C. It’s designed to fit the latest batch of defensive pistols, such as the Glock 43 and Smith & Wesson Shield. The narrower MRDS is also the perfect width for a 1911 slide.

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