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Slide Ride RMR Durability


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I realize there is probably hours worth of reading on this topic, but I need this information for a group of my co-workers who are about to order ZEV pistols from DSG. They have priced them with RMR sights but are curious about the durability of the sights on a pistol that will be shot fairly often.

Is there an RMR out there that is better than others?

Have you personally had one quit on you? If so, how many rounds did it last?

Thank you,

Trace

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I did a bit of research in the past when I was debating whether or not to stick a RMR on my 1911 slide. I ended up putting an Aimpoint on my 1911 slide.

Check out this thread on RMR durability, http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=962386. Make sure your buddies get the newer RMR's which supposedly fixes the zero drift problem.

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I have approx. 1000 rounds on my new S&W M&P C.O.R.E ported model with a Trijicon RMR 06 mounted on it and have had no mechanical or optical problems so far. I'm a chief RSO on a high volume pistol range and am on a range 40 hours a week and shoot 6 days a week. The only thing I would suggest you check out before you commit to the Trijicon RMR is the sight window size compared to the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro and the C-More sights. The Trijicon window is quite small in comparison. Will take a while to get used to.

Here are the web pages for your reference

http://www.leupold.com/tactical/scopes/deltapoint-reflex-sights/deltapoint-pro/

http://cmore.com/sights.html

http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=RMR

The biggest sight window out there is the C-More slide ride which is like looking thru a picture window. Waaaaaaaay easier to acquire the target. Unfortunately they don't mount too well on the slides of most polymer guns.

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I've got around 50K rounds on a 9mm Core with a Deltapoint, no problems at all. I retired it this year (actually my wife claimed it :ph34r: ) and I built a new one (non core with C-more shooting 9 major)

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My preference would be as follows

Delta point

J point, similar to Burris, sits lower, auto brightness has +/-

Burris FF lll , we have run the Burris FF lll for quite a while, have had a a few fail, 1 quit, 1 the battery cover came off, they have held-up fine on 45* mounts on rifle, and on 12ga SG, replaced no questions asked under warranty

Trijicon

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I use a Burris FF III, the first one would not adjust for elevation, sent it in about a year and a half ago, received a replacement and it has run fine since then. It's mounted on a 1911 .45ACP on the slide.

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I have a RMR RM07 on my G19. I have about 1k down range on it with ZERO issues. The thing is built like a tank and I just, this weekend, replaced the battery after a year of always on.

For competition I think the RMR is a little small. For carry it is PERFECT!

Edit to add: I assume they will be getting the co-witness sights as well. That is a must!

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I started with a Leupold DeltaPoint on a G17 and then went to an RMR on a G34. Zero problems with either of them. The slides were milled and the optics were "buried" and BUIS were installed. I prefer the "dot" to the "Delta", but that's just personal preference.

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