Trijicom SRO red dot

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by John Deere, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. John Deere

    John Deere Active Member

    Mar 1, 2019
    I just saw where Trijicon is coming out with a new red dot they are calling Specialized Reflex Optic or SRO for short. I can't find anything on the internet so far but looks like it is going to be made for pistols and much easier to find the dot. Unfortunately they didn't move to a more universal mounting solution but it is top loading battery. I got this information in my news feed from Personal Defense World but I can't find a link to post. I hope this is the game changer some of us have been looking for because the only dot I can find with any consistency is a Vortex Venom on a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 PC CORE gun. Everything else I have tried I look like a bobbing dog in the back window of the car trying to find the dot.
  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011

  3. John Deere

    John Deere Active Member

    Mar 1, 2019
  4. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

    Jan 21, 2015
    Pro: Re-designed to have a top loading battery.

    Con: Made the most acquard looking pistol optic on the market.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  5. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I’ll stick with the bottom mount battery and change once a year
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  6. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    MSRP of $700.
    Head over to ARFCOM or Glocktalk.
    You’ll be seeing gently used Gen 2 RMRs for next to nothing soon as people dump theirs to buy a SRO.
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  7. Greg6640

    Greg6640 John 14:6 Supporting Addict

    Apr 20, 2015
    Could have at least modified it to open a beverage bottle, jeez!
  8. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Maybe for a range/game/competition gun but a bit to big for concealed carry. My RMR is already touching my belt. I don’t have any more room for a longer optic.

    I will be sticking with the RMR. 1ED90583-DB0B-4DA9-B311-BA5D02E6A749.jpeg
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  9. theJanitor

    theJanitor Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    I'll likely move one of my RM06's to this. Looking at the pictures/dims. I looks like it'll be more concealable than the new Aimpoint ACRO.

    They have addressed two things I don't like about RMR's, the battery arrangement, and the auto adjust. I'm running type 1's cause I don't like the auto adjust
  10. theJanitor

    theJanitor Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2014

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  11. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Meh,.....I don’t need a Formula 1 air inlet on a pistol

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  12. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    It could look like a dog turd, but if it proves to be the first reflex sight that actually lasts a decent while under a lot of use they will sell a gazillion of them.
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  13. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2014
    I know what you're saying Greg, but Trijicon sold a gazillion RMRs without telling anyone their anticipated life expectancy was 5000 rds. They'll sell a ton of these regardless, and the good news we can look forward to some discounted RMRs as guys make the "upgrade" to the SRO.

    30,000 rds is an improvement, as is the new battery design, but at what cost? The best part of the RMR is it's low profile in my opinion, having a hard time seeing this being an "improvement", particularly when a Holosun is arguably a far better buy given all the options and price.
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  14. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I will be buying spares at a great price then. ;)
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  15. Novak77

    Novak77 Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2019
    I was just looking at getting a RMR. Once everybody abandons ship for this thing, I might finally snag a gen 2 RMR lol.
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  16. Socialist

    Socialist New Member

    Jul 19, 2019
    SRO has the same footprint as other Trijicon RMRs but the front end sticks out too far for a 1911, or my STI 2011. Their manual tells you so. The ejecting brass may hit the sight. Mine looks very close to being hit but I have not tried it yet. I will tape up the low edge and put on some tough clear plastic before firing a round. Will be okay if you can mill your slide as far back as possible so the front of the SRO won't catch brass. Bright , clear, round sight picture.
    SRO part for 1911, AC32058: RMR®/SRO™ Pistol Mount for 1911 Novak Cut - .248, this will take removing the rear site, cheaper than milling the slide. $102 retail. On the Trijicon web site.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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  17. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Why not just set up your pistol to eject brass sideways? That's what we did on open class pistols with the frame mounted scope mounts that fit right on top of, and very close to, the top of the slide.

    Worked for us back in the day anyways.
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  18. Socialist

    Socialist New Member

    Jul 19, 2019
    Thanks, will ask the smiths at STI. Their race guns have the big C-Mores on top.
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  19. David R

    David R Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    I have one, Its been on two pistols. I put it on my DW PM-9 first with a rear sight adapter. Its a big sight. It works great, adjustments are repeatable. I use it for Bullseye and shooting steel pins. I LIKE it! finding the dot is no problem for me, I been doing this a long time. Field of view is enormous.

    Next I had my valor milled for a Burris FF III then put an adapter I found to fit the SRO (RMR). It sits a little high. Mount screws are too wide to go right into the slide, so a plate is needed. EVERY plate I found has co witness sights which I DO NOT WANT. These are for games, not CC. I really don't need a fence post for a front sight that I will not be ever using. I do not want to fill the beautiful TV screen with rear and front sights.

    I bought a plate from Fusion and will be sending my PM-9 slide to DW to have it milled. The fusion plate has a bump on the rear, but not tall enough to be in the field of view. No bump would be better.

    The dot adjustments are fine. there is always a perfect setting for me. I doubt I will ever use full ON. Its like a huge star in the window. I bought the 3.5 ? MOA dot. Next one will be the 5 MOA. I like a bigger dot turned down dim. It stays round instead of being some odd shape. Probably my eyes. Bigger dot is better for steel pins. For Bullseye, Its like the old Peep and globe from rifle shooting. A circle in a circle. Easy Peasy for me.

    I have one gun for personal protection with a dot. It has a Burris FF III and Crimson trace laser grips for co witness. That is my choice. I have other guns for CC most have CT laser grips and night sights.

    The SRO would be fine if kept in the house because the dot is always on when its in automatic mode. It can be switched from automatic to manual or Locked in or locked out of each mode. In automatic, it will adjust the dot where ever the gun is being used, so just pick it up and do what you have to do.

    Edit: The window does get dirty from the ejection port. Read the manual, it can be cleaned with almost anything. I use a plastic cleaner and soft cotton cloth. It needs to be cleaned every 50 to 100 rounds. I am asking to have it mounted as far back as possible. Warranty is 5 years.

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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