Trijicon RMR04 7MOA Dual Illuminated Red Dot + Glock

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers/Lights' started by MaximaDrvr, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. MaximaDrvr

    MaximaDrvr

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    I picked up the RMR for $444.50 from Amazon, and it arrived in 2 days, with free shipping. The next best price was optics planet for $467, and $550 (MSRP) at the LGS.
    I decided on the non-LED version, so I don't need to worry about batteries, LEDs, or adjustments. It is always on. The tritium is supposed to last for 10 years. This means I pay $44 a year for night time/storm use, but it will work as long as there is a sun. 7MOA is the smallest DI dot offered. I looked at the 9 and 13, but felt they were too large for what I wanted. I may regret that decision later, but only time will tell.

    Here is a picture of the RMR with just the tritium dot. I only have one lamp on, so there is not enough ambient light for the fiber optic to have an impact. Iphone picture:
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    Here is a picture of the RMR during the day,when the room is much brighter. Iphone picture:
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    For the weekly update:

    Sent the slide of to L&M Precision to have the slide machined.
    Slide machined, rear sight relocation, bottom plate for RMR, filler panel for if RMR removed, and refinishing the slide in cerakote came out to $310.

    So far:
    $444 RMR-04
    $80 Ameriglow Suppressor height night sights
    $145 Mill slide
    $35 Move rear sight
    $8 bottom seal plate
    $65 filler panel for slide if RMR removed
    $55 refinish slide
    $30 shipping both ways
    Total:
    $862 in addition to the G35

    Mark sent me these photos.
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    G23 OD frame, lone wolf XXL barrel and DC1 recoil spring locator, extended controls, spring kit.
    Also have threaded .40, threaded 40-9, and stock G35 barrel.

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    All in all, $860 for the RMR, milling and associated work, $450 in barrels, and the glock frame that I choose to use that day. The threaded barrels are for a Thompson Machine QMF-2 that arrives in an untold number of months (approval wait game).

    I figured that I would share for all of you out there considering the awesomeness of going this route.
     
  2. BMiracletx

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    I dont understand paying to move the sight. Why not jsut leave the sight in its stock poistion and have the RMR placed in front of the rear sight?
     

  3. MaximaDrvr

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    Larger holster selection, and from the reading I have done, it is actually faster than having the sights in the rear.
     
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    Fair enough. Makes sense now that you put it that way. Obviously I do not have an RMR, but I am thinking of getting my 35 or 24 done. Thanks for the new perspective.
    :supergrin:
     
  5. Mike Papa

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    Also, the rear sight offers a little protection to the glass when placed in front. And Mark Housel does great work!!! From the proud owner of a G19T1, Glock 19 with ATOM mount and Aimpoint T-1 Micro. :thumbsup:
     
  6. MaximaDrvr

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    The only downside is that it is harder to clean the lense off if it gets crap or buildup on it.
     
  7. RMR17

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    I have read somewhere that you can get a protective film like one that goes on cellphones like Iphone screen protectors.Seems like it would help.
     
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    I didnt realize that you could put a 35 slide on a 23. Very nice set up.
     
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    They do not interchange.
     
  10. MaximaDrvr

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    You have to buy a lone wolf conversion barrel and recoil spring relocator.
    A 23 XXL barrel and DC-1, which run about $200 total.