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Response to a person who was not able to see his RMR's red dot in a darkened room. My experience with this optic has been exactly the opposite, and since I did not attempt to show it in the dark in my FNP-45 Tactical review, I'll do that now.
First up is a shot of what it looks like in a lighted room as a baseline. The camera (a Nikon D5000) doesn't auto-focus in video mode so that's why the perspective changes as I move between the rear sights, the red dot and the front sight. I tried to video this in the dark, I played with the various camera modes and ISO settings. The results were less-than-excellent, so I resorted to taking some stills (which are the last 15 seconds of the video) that show what the RMR looks like in extremely low light.
I think you will see that it is very usable in the dark. Having said that though, I didn't even attempt to show what it looks like while using the TLR-2... trust me the red dot is barely visible to the eye with the tactical light turned on - nothing would show up in a picture.
By the way, if someone is familiar with the Nikon D5000 and shooting video in the dark, please point me in the right direction and I'll try it again.
Trijicon RMR Dual Sight 7.0 MOA Amber Dot
Developed to improve precision and accuracy with any style or caliber of weapon, the Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) is designed to be as durable as the legendary ACOG. The RM05is a battery free sight, featuring Trijicon fiber optics and tritium. Housed in rugged forged aluminum, the RMR is extremely tough yet lightweight. Eeasy-to-use adjusters with audible clicks allow for quick windage and elevation adjustments. The Trijicon RMR is tougher than any alternative and suitable for military, law enforcement and hunting applications. Specifications: - Magnification: 1x - Bullet Drop Compensator: No - Length (in): 45mm - Weight (oz): 1.20 - Illumination source: Fiber Optics & Tritium - Reticle Pattern: 9.0 MOA Dot - Day Reticle Color: Amber - Night Reticle Color: Amber - Bindon Aiming Concept: N - Housing Material: Forged Aluminum
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