Mulling over a Trijicon RMR, anyone here use one?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by banjoGSD, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. banjoGSD

    banjoGSD New Member

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    This would be for a Colt Gold Cup. As I understand it, the RMR can be mounted WITHOUT making new holes in the pistol. That aspect is super-important to me. I'm worthless with bladed/open sights, at least with anything approaching quickness. Given time I can line stuff up but it's not fun. I've used red-dot type sights on a Ruger MKII slab-side and enjoyed it(Aimpoint 3000). A holo type sight on my National Match would make it way more fun to shoot I think(hope).

    So if anyone has experience with the RMR lemme know, or experience with another holo sight that requires no modification to the pistol please say something.
     
  2. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The RMR is a great sight and tough as nails. I also found the Burris Fastfire III to be a wonderful pistol sight that replaces the rear iron sight. Both can be used to rack the slide, with either a hand or a solid object such as a table or door frame. The RMR is a bit clearer and brighter in my experience, but not by much. That might differ from person to person.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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  4. banjoGSD

    banjoGSD New Member

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    TekGreg-

    Can the FastFire be had with a grip activation? Can you easily power it on with one hand? I use a shoulder holster(weak side) so flipping it on with my thumb an option?
    I'm debating on making the 1911 my CC piece, so easy sight activation is sort of needed. I use a HK compact right now and I have muscle memory tied in on it, it's just no fun to practice with. I do, to keep me fresh but I sure do enjoy the 1911 a lot more.