First Look: Trijicon RCR Ruggedized Closed Reflex

posted on August 2, 2023
Lede Trijicon RCR

Trijicon has introduced its Ruggedized Closed Reflex (RCR) optic. Based on the ubiquitous Trijicon Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMR), the RCR is waterproof to 66 feet, and both mechanically and electronically robust. Built with 7075-T6 aluminum using the patented RMR shape, the RCR diverts stresses away from the lenses when absorbing recoil and other impacts.

Beyond the shape, the RCR also shares the RMR’s footprint. Employing Trijicon’s capstan screw design, the RCR mounts directly on any slide or plate that currently accepts an RMR. The capstan screw system is easy to use, and prevents over-torqueing, cross threading and stripping out of the screw head. The RCR is also the same deck height as the RMR, allowing for use with RMR-compatible iron sights.

Brightness settings are adjusted manually with 10 brightness settings to choose from, including three night-vision options and one super-bright option—perfect for the super-bright environs one may encounter in the spring turkey fields. LED illumination is powered by one CR2032 battery. The battery top-loads into the unit without the need to remove the RCR from the firearm and re-confirm zero. Battery changes shouldn't occur often, however. A single CR2032 battery promises to provide six years of continuous use at brightness setting 5 of 10 at 70-degrees Fahrenheit.

A true-color, multi-coated lens provides wide-band light transmission to ensure minimal change in target area color. The 3.25 MOA red dot is easily adjustable for elevation and windage and no special tools are needed. Adjustments are at 1 MOA per click, with a total of 150 MOA travel possible.

The RCR includes upgraded electronics featuring ruggedized battery contacts and electronics to ensure performance and survivability in harsh environments. Adjustment buttons are distinct and ergonomic.

For more information on the Trijicon RCR, visit Trijicon.comMSRP: $849


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