November 20, 2021
Trijicon has been a leader in the reflex red dot market for years, thanks to the gold-standard RMR or Rugged Miniaturized Reflex sight. The RMR is a great sight, but its footprint was a tad too large for today’s micro-compact pistols. Trijicon has responded with the RMRcc, the “cc” standing for concealed carry. Suggested retail price is $699.
Really the only dimension different between the RMRcc and the full-size RMR is the width: 0.9 inch for the RMRcc versus 1.1 inches for the RMR.
I put a digital caliper on the RMRcc and got 0.95 inch, and the slide on the test bed I chose for the RMRcc, a Springfield Hellcat, has a slide width of 0.88. So the sight and its adapter plate are just the tiniest bit wider than the slide. You can see it if you look closely, but you won’t notice it in carrying or shooting it.
The body is 7075-T6 aluminum, and the lens is glass that’s multicoated with a true-color coating. It’s waterproof to 66 feet. Dot-size options are 3.25 or six m.o.a.
The RMRcc has a number of features I really like. For one thing, you can turn it off. I realize today’s units, including the RMRcc, have battery runtimes measured in years, but I like the idea of being able to turn off a red dot when I’m not using it.
The windage and elevation adjustments are slotted screws. They’re small, I grant you, but they can be operated with a dime or any small screwdriver—as opposed to a dedicated Allen or Torx wrench.
Also, they feature tick marks right next to the adjustment screw, and the marking on the elevation adjustment tells you each tick is three m.o.a. Check my math, but that works out to 3/4 inch at 25 yards.
Brightness and power on/off are controlled by dual buttons on each side of the lens housing. They’re clearly marked “+” and “-”. There are eight power levels, including two for night vision and one extra-bright.
The default is automatic brightness mode, and there are “lock out” and “lock in” modes affecting whether the manual brightness controls are in play or not. I’m happy with automatic. There’s a power-saving feature that kicks in after 16.5 hours as long as the sight is not in “locked in” mode.
You cannot access the battery for the CR2032 battery compartment without removing the sight. But with a four-year battery life that’s not a big concern.
Fitments include popular Smith & Wesson, Glock, Kimber, Walther, SIG and Springfield guns via adapter plates that are sold separately.
On the Hellcat, the adapter plate places the sight a wee bit higher than the slide. Judging from some Trijicon photographs, this isn’t the case with every gun. And here I should mention that this sight is also intended to work really well on milled 1911 slides.
Back to the Hellcat. I didn’t mind the extra height, and it certainly didn’t affect my performance with it. Having run a full-size RMR as well as Trijicon’s more recent SRO for years, it performed just like I expected: perfectly.
I quickly got it zeroed and set to perforating a USPSA target from various distances and positions. Even though the sight window is relatively small and the sight relatively high, picking up the dot was no problem—whether from Ready positions or drawing from a holster.
The RMRcc is not cheap, that’s for sure, but for the money you get Trijicon’s legendary ruggedness and reliability you can take advantage of on a carry gun.