I have had the Trijicon 7MOA dot in my possession for about a week. I chose the dual illuminated version for set it and forget it use. I have not had range time with the optic yet but have had plenty of time to examine and play with it. So far I see it as simply an augmentation to my iron sights. It is lightweight, rugged, and wonderfully simple. Windage and elevation are 1moa audible clicks. I really appreciate the fact that I can still use my iron sights to make elevation
adjustments and shoot on targets at father ranges while using the RMR. Raising the
elevation wheel on the rear of my chopped A4 handle simply lifts the dot
off the front post. I will be playing with this “feature” and my zero to keep it useable in such a way if possible. Again, I have not been to the range with this one yet.
One thing to keep in mind is that my photographs don’t capture the dot intensity as it actually presents itself to the eye. In the photos the dot seems to have lost some impact. DITTO when the optic is in the bright sun, for in direct sunlight glows like it is radioactive. It does bloom in direct sunlight but nothing that would impair the dot’s ability to do its job.
Being that it is absolute co-witness I left my large ghost ring up and thus my irons are always deployed. The RMR, like all battery free reflex dots, has limitations when it comes to backgrounds and lighting.
The kung-fu is strong with the RMR: as you can see from the photo even white backgrounds don’t wash out the dot. The dot may appear less quick to the eye but the dot remains usable. However, the RMR fails the age old bane of reflex sights… interior windows to a bright sunny day. When peering from my dark bedroom to the bright day outside the dot washes and irons must be utilized. The dot does not totally wash out, but who wants to search for the faint dot in such a situation?
So far I am happy with my purchase. The RMR has value to me in that it has zero electric parts to fail and augments my iron sight setup well. Once I get a flip down rear BUIS i will be a happy camper. It is also light, something I didn’t think too much of until I mounted my 1-4x variable. I feel that it will augment my equipment for carbine competitions quite well.