Study shows up to a 26% improvement compared to traditional iron sights.
In a recent Norwich University study* of traditional pistol iron sights versus the pistol mounted Trijicon RMR® red dot sight, the RMR was hands-down more accurate. The study participants shot in a variety of distance/speed situations. In every stage of the study, those shooting the handgun/RMR combo hit the center mass of the target with greater proficiency no matter their previous skill level.
*Results based on 2011 Study conducted by the Department of Justice Studies and Sociology Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.