On what mount can you install Shield RMS? And with which optics can you share the same mount? In this article we look in detail into the Shield RMS red dot mounting surface.
Shield RMS uses the same footprint as Shield RMSc standard.
That means that you will be able to use the same red dot mount and red dot plate as Shield RMSc uses.
In other words, any red dot mount or plate made to fit RMSc footprint will also work for your Shield RMS optics.
You can see more red dots compatible with Shield RMSc footprint standard in this article.
Shield RMSc footprint consists of four sockets in the corners of the sight and of two screw holes in the rear of the sight.
The front as well as the rear socketes are 17mm / 0.66 inches far from each other. From the rear sockets to the front sockets the distance is 32,8mm / 1.29 inches. Position of these four sockets corresponds to position of pins that are on a mounting surface of any mount for this standard.
The screw holes are positioned in the rear part of the optic device. These function for fixation of the sight to the mounts. These two screw holes are 14mm / 0.55 inches far from each other.
The screws that are to be used for these screw holes are always included in the package with the sight.
Other optics sharing identical footprint
Other than Shield RMS, this footprint is also used for other red dots. You can use the same mounting profile also for following optics:
- Shield RMSc
- Sig Sauer Romeo Zero
- Swampfox Sentinel
- … and other, as per the complete and actualized list here
Other red dot footprint standards
The sight uses the RMSc footprint standard. That is not the only standard on the market. Below you can find other popular mounting standards: