First Look: Trijicon RCR And RMR HD Pistol Red Dots


Trijicon has just announced two new pistol red dot sights, the RCR and the RMR HD.

Despite being a frontrunner in the pistol red dot market, Trijicon doesn’t release new models all that often. So, when the company does have something to unveil, it’s all the more exciting. That’s twice as true today as Trijicon has just announced two new pistol red dots, the RCR and the RMR HD.

Trijicon RCR.

The RCR, or Ruggedized Closed Reflex, is a closed emitter optic that mounts via Trijicon’s RMR footprint. Designed to be durable enough for serious military and law enforcement use, the RCR is built using 7075-T6 aluminum and is waterproof to 66 feet. It features 10 brightness settings (three for night vision and one “super bright”), has a 3.25-MOA red dot and should be able to co-witness any iron sights that are compatible with the original RMR.

A final feature worth mentioning, and one that Trijicon fans have been requesting for a while, is a top-load battery compartment. With it, there’s no need to re-zero the optic after changing its CR2032 battery, although Trijicon says that the RCR can run continuously for six years at brightness setting 5. MSRP is $849.

Trijicon RMR HD.

While it has the same footprint and general profile as the original RMR, the most apparent change present on the RMR HD is its larger window. This will make it easier to find the dot when presenting the pistol and allows for a better view of one’s target. It also features 9 brightness settings (three for night vision and one “super bright”), and they can either be selected manually or automatically by the optic’s light sensor.

As for the reticle, there are two models available, one featuring a 3.5-MOA dot and the other with a 1-MOA dot. Regardless of which you choose, both can also toggle between a dot-only reticle and a 55-MOA segmented circle/dot reticle. The RMR HD now features a top-load battery as well, and Trijicon says that its CR2032 battery can power it continuously for over three years at brightness setting 5. MSRP is also $849 for both variants.

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