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By Drew Bryant
February 2nd, 2023,

Shield Sights is well-known for making solid and rugged red dot sights geared toward compact, subcompact, and micro-compact handguns. The company has found great success with its popular RMS and RMSc red dot sights design for the G48, SIG P365, and Springfield Hellcat. At Shot Show 2023, Shield announced four new optics coming to market, the AMS, the RMSd, the SIS2, and the CQS.

Below are the product descriptions for the new optics from Shield Sights.

Product Description

Shield Sights AMS

Advanced Mini Sight, the latest offering from Shield Sights, is an enclosed pistol sight offering co-witnessing capabilities to standard height iron sights and still mounts to Shields’s famous footprint, enabling customers to fit this sight without complication to a vast range of factory-made, optic ready pistols from the industries best manufacturers.

The AMS was conceived by smashing together the best features of two military-proven Shield Sights, the SIS and the RMSw, both sights bought by UK special forces.


• Mounts to Shield famous footprint

• Utilises Shields patented mechanism, enabling a Co-witness to standard iron sights, considerably reducing training times and costs

• 12-stage manual brightness adjustment, inc 3 NVG settings.

• Shields switchable interface LED allowing the user to choose from 1 of 4 reticule options.

• Thirteen thousand hours battery life, calculated using 2MOA LED on setting 6 using CR2050 Battery.

Shield Sights RMSd

An all-new parallax-free, “Hard Dip Coated ” – Acrylic optic, which can withstand up to ten times greater shock impact than products using regular glass lenses. Unlike many competing products, the RMSd is designed without a red reflective filter on the lens to ensure a minimal visual signature. The sight body is made from aerospace-grade aluminum and has an anodized matte black finish. Variable intensity drive circuit that senses target light levels and controls LED output giving optimum visibility of the dot against the target. Available in different dot sizes, tailored to your application. The RMSd fits all mounts readily available for the SMS. The RMSd has side accessible battery drawer that allows you to change the battery without having to unmount the sight.


• Red Dot Size Options: 4 MOA dot, 8 MOA dot

• Battery: One 3V lithium battery, CR1632

• Battery Life:  1 to 2 years – average use > two years – dark storage

• Brightness Range: Lowest – Compatible with Night Vision: Highest – Visible against the sky in bright daylight

• Lens Coating: Anti-reflection No colored coating, minimizes visible signature

Shield Sights SIS2

Four sights in One

Shield has taken the incredible performance and strength of their military-proven red dot sight, the CQB/CQS, and made it even better. The fantastic performance, weight, and durability have been given an extra dimension by the added convenience of 4 switchable reticules and brightness adjustment settings via the touch of a button. Now not only do their sights automatically change brightness to suit your environment, but we added the simplicity of a manual mode for you to set your sight to perform in the exact conditions you require.

As with their flagship product, the CQS, the SIS has an automatic light meter that will automatically dial up or down the brightness of the reticule to adjust to your environment so there will never be flaring. But sometimes, your target will be in a bright background, and you’ll be in the dark. This is where their new 12-level manual brightness adjustment comes into its own—allowing you complete control over your reticule illumination to suit your every need—command and Control – 4 sights in one, all with absolute precision. With a press of a button, you can now select between 4 reticule options. You can cycle through the different interfaces to choose the preferred reticule depending on your preference, offering the user complete control over a mission-specific setup.

Shield’s unique technology does not rely on moving parts within the sight, meaning that each time you switch the reticule, you know that your dot is still on target. The SIS was the next product step in their combat-proven heritage and has been designed by listening to customers and gaining real-world application feedback from Special Forces, Law Enforcement, and Military users across the world.

The CQB was the smallest, most challenging, and lightest in its class. Coming in at 2.29 ounces, Incredibly Shield has managed to up the technology within and lower the weight even further, with the SIS coming in at 2.16 ounces!

Shield Sights CQS

For 2023, our battle-proven range of rifle sights premiers with the release of the CQS2. A highly anticipated revision to our tried and tested CQS , its roots going back to our CQB ( Close quarter Battlesight ) developed during the Future Integrated Soldier Technology program ( F.I.S.T ) for the British Army, which required DEFSTAN-specific testing.

Aimed directly at the civilian sports market, the CQS2’s list of revisions takes into account all the latest developments in micro red dot sight technologies along with cutting-edge manufacturing processes allowing us to enclose a complete electronics upgrade package in an all-new aerospace-grade aluminum body.


• Battle-proven product lineage

• Upgraded electronics package

• All new aerospace grade aluminum body

• Redundant power supply options

• Choice of on/off/auto/max via single access button

• Multiple reticle choices available 2MOA , 4MOA , 8MOA, and 65/2MOA Ring and dot

• Submersible to 1m for 30 minutes

• Modular Adapter Plate ready

• Picatinny adjustable height rail mount included

• Full range of mounting plates and systems are available

The four new Shield Sights will be hitting the market at different times later this year. To check out Shield’s new optics or their other red dot sights, click here.

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