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It took a long time for many to believethat optical devices typcially reserved for competition guns would be durable enough for street use. Those of us who follow competitive shooting can t help but notice how quickly competitors can engage targets when using red-dot sights. Their speed is achieved when using a red-dot sight because it has a single sighting plane that merely super imposes a dot over the target. Plus, there s no need to align the front sight with the rear sight and the target. Clearly, the dot optic simplifies the task in more ways than one.
Trijicon recently answered the call for a durable dot sight with the introduction of the Model RX30 Reflex. All of the original features are incorporated into this sight, but the larger lens offers much faster sight acquisition. RX30 features include:
- New 42 mm lens, which gives you the largest sight picture possible;
- Innovative fiber-optics, which
automatically adjust the brightness level and contrast of the aiming point to available light conditions;
- Parallax-free sighting, which enables fast, both-eyes-open target acquisition and accurate aiming;
- Tritium-phosphor lamp aiming reticle, which glows in low-light conditions for precise shot placement;
- Adjustment range of +/- 30 MOA (one click per inch at 100 yards);
- Cast A356-T6 aluminum with hardcoat anodizing; and
- Battery-free design.
The RX-30 also comes with various mounting platforms, such as the M-25 handle mount, Weaver Rail mount, HK Mount and the A.R.M.S #15 throw lever mount. It has only a one-power magnification, so it offers a certain level of clarity but won t enhance vision with magnification. The amber-colored 6.5 MOA dot is easy to see and get on target, and it s intended to be a quick-action, close-combat optic. Trijicon s technologically advanced reflex sights offer shooters the perfect combination of speed and precision under virtually any lighting condition no wash-out here.
Other advantages include a bright aiming point in low light, no light or bright light; quick target acquisition and pinpoint accuracy; large sight picture; and realistic color and design for both-eyes-open shooting.
Myles Waterman of Trijicon tells me that few people really understand how to use a reflex sight. Most people will mount the gun/sight combination and close their support eye as if they re sighting through a rifle scope, which defeats the whole purpose of the reflex. With a combat sight like this, both eyes should remain open to scan the area. When a target is acquired, the brain superimposes the amber dot on the target, while permitting full-field view to scan for additional threats or to track a moving target. Yes, it takes some practice to get used to this, but once you do, you ll never want to go back to a one-eye optic.
Like all things made by Trijicon, this is one tough sight, and it may prove to be popular with street cops and tactical officers all over the world.
Trijicon Model RX30 Reflex Sight:
- Provides a dot-optic feature;
- Has a larger lens for faster sight acquisition;
- Allows both-eyes-open shooting;
- Can be used in all lighting situations; and
- Is available in various mounting platforms.
- One-power magnification.
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