Up to now, Shield‘s RMS has been one of the best and the most popular red dot sights for pistols. Extremely light, compact and reliable, RMS can withstand an enormous amount of shots without problems. The feature that contributes to its durability is the glass which is made out of polymer. The housing is made of aluminum with a matte black finish. Another reason for its popularity is its low-profile design – RMS sits nicely on a pistol (its edges do not look over the edges of the pistol).
Shield has decided it was time for an upgrade. With RMSc, they wanted to create a sight that would be perfect for compact, concealed carry pistols such as Glock 43, Smith & Wesson shield, etc. When the user tries to mount the standard RMS sight on these pistols, the edges of the mount do not align with the edges of the pistol. The RMSc is approx. 2 mm narrower so that its edges do not protrude from the sides of the pistol once mounted.
Shield has come up with another variant which they named RMSw. It is identical to the standard RMS but is completely waterproof (RMS and RMSc are not waterproof).
The RMSc model is already available in stores while the RMSw is expected to enter the market in the last quarter of this year. With both models, the buyer can pick from two dot sizes, 4 and 8 MOA.