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The vast array of sights available can be pretty overwhelming, even if you do know what terms like MOA and reticle mean. Trying to decide between manufacturers, price points, and features get exhausting after a while, often leading to just buying the one with the lowest price and calling it good.

Thankfully, Trijicon puts out consistently reliable products, so regardless of what you’re looking to do, there’s probably a product for it, and it’ll do what it says it will. The Ruggedized Miniature Reflex, or RMR, product line falls into that category as well, and the dual-illuminated model especially.

Trijicon RMR 7 MOA Dual-Illuminated Amber Dot Sight

Is it Worth Your Money?

Trijicon RMR Dual-Illuminated Sight


  • Small, low-profile, and is highly accurate
  • Holds a zero in bad weather, abusive environments, and over time
  • Comes in red, green, and amber dot colors
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    Nearly indestructible
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    High value for price point
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    Helps build muscle memory and has very fast target acquisition
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    Brand quality


  • May be over $500 depending on model and mount choices
  • Will experience dot washout if using a weapon light, although that can be mitigated with suppressor units

If you’re looking for a colored dot 1X unit that offers battery-free operation and a low profile, then this is a solid buy. It’s got what you need, works out of the box, and is a no-fuss install that will have you shooting better groups quickly, whether you mount it on your everyday carry, hunting rifle, or home defense weapon.

Scope Review and Breakdown

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Ease of Use and Reliability
  • Battery Life
  • COST

It can run the gamut concerning price; much of the cost can end up coming from the mount. There are substantial variations in the rate of the mounts but expect to pay somewhere in the $400-650 range. Depending on the vendor, you may be able to get a coupon or other offer that drops the price.

Who is this Scope for?

Type of Shooter

Type of Gun

Final Verdict

Trijicon RMR Dual-Illuminated Sight

Trijicon RMR 7 MOA Dual-Illuminated Amber Dot Sight

The RMR is a simple piece of equipment that mounts to just about any firearm and provides a dot that can be easily seen in a variety of lighting. While it is subject to dot washout if you’re also running light on your weapon, that’s a standard issue with red dots that can be mitigated with suppressor sights.

The cost can be prohibitive – this isn’t a cheap product. With a price point that can exceed $500 with the mount, depending on how much you paid for the firearm you put it on, you might pay more for the RMR and corresponding mount than you did for the gun. That being said, it’s worth the money; it’s light, versatile, and it’ll do what you need it to do. More importantly, it’ll do it for a very long time. With the RMR, you get what you pay for – arguably the best RMR on the market.

Other Options Worth Looking At

If you decide that the Trijicon Dual Illumination sight is a bit too far out of your price range, you might try the Primary Arms Micro Red Dot. It’s a waterproof 2 MOA dot with a price point under $100 and a battery life of 1,000 hours.

If battery life is non-negotiable, the Holosun Open Reflex is a holographic unit that uses solar energy as its primary power source with a battery only used for backup. Regarding price, it runs between the Primary Arms model and the RMR.