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  • Please help! Some RMR questions.

     Tammy updated 3 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Tammy

    July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t understand where the dot should be in the window. People say to zero the RMR by adjusting the dot onto the front sight and then zero from there, but if you do that, then you need to shoot it with the dot on the irons right? I thought you were supposed you shoot with the dot roughly in the center of the window? If you have the dot centered in the window, shoud the irons also be properly aligned as well, or should the top of the front sight be higher than the top of the rear? For example, if the irons and dot both shoot POA/POI at 25 yards, both sights should be hitting in the same spot. Now if you have the dot on the target and in the center of the window, and the irons are NOT properly aligned like stated above, the dot is going to be on target but the irons will not. Now if the dot is on target and in the center of the window but the irons ARE properly aligned, the irons are going to be shooting way low because height of the dot is higher than the height of the irons, right? At the moment when my dot is centered, my front sight is higher than the rear and I’m having to cant the gun up slightly. This feels totally unnatural and I am not able to get consistent presentations like I can with an irons only gun. Am I doing something wrong? Am I totally over thinking this?

  • c_rawb

    July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Sounds like you are overthinking it. The benefit of a red dot is that the dot moves around the window and can be on target from multiple view points. As long as you zero it, it doesn’t really matter where the dot is in relation to the irons.

  • Nik_Bad

    July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    None of my dots cowitness with the irons. For example, when I shoot my 17 with 5 MOA SRO, the irons (suppressor height) are very low in the optic. It’s a very slight adjustment to get use the irons. With my 19 with a 507c, the reticle isn’t *perfectly* centered in the window. It is also slightly above the irons. It confused me at first, but I got used to it. I now treat the dot like there aren’t any irons and vice versa.

    I asked how to zero an RMR (a RMR?) last summer. I’ll copy the link so you can see what they said. There are some good links that I used.

    Edit: here ya go!

    Tips for zeroing an RMR? Can you fine folks hook me up? from Glocks

  • A-Risky-Fart-69

    July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    When you’re sighting in your RMR, forget about the irons altogether.

    That dot is going to zero where you put it, and since it’s up higher over bore than your irons, they won’t ever co-witness perfectly. Once you get comfortable with that fact, you’re gonna be just fine.

    Getting used to drawing and getting that dot on target is going to take quite a bit of practice, especially if you’ve got a lot of rounds down range with irons only. It took me a long while to get used to my RMR when I put it on. Just like anything, figure out what works best for you, then put the time in.

    You got this!

  • WhutzGoodInDaHood

    July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm


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