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THE RMR THAT SURVIVED A TRUCK FIRE

IT WAS A FAMILIAR DRIVE
FROM HOME TO THE RANGE
THEN A SEMI TRUCK SWERVED INTO ALEX'S LANE

Alex Jara just wanted some quality range time with his carry firearm: a Glock 48 with a Trijicon RMR® Type 2 Adjustable LED with a 6.5 MOA dot.  

He stowed the firearm into a handgun safe, placed it into his center console and left his driveway towards his favorite range right down the street. Five minutes later, on a two-lane road, a semi-truck suddenly swerved into his lane, forcing Alex and his Toyota Tundra straight into a ditch.

Luckily, he was unharmed.


 

FIRST, THE AIRBAG. THEN, THE FIRE.

“My airbag deployed and I smelled smoke,” Alex explains, “but I was perfectly fine. Pretty lucky, I guess. I casually opened my door and climbed out, and that’s when the engine burst into flames. Then the entire truck caught on fire.”

Within minutes, the fire department arrived and doused the truck with 1,000+ gallons of water. Alex’s insurance agent was slow to arrive, and after 45 minutes, the fire department gave him the “go” to carefully explore the soaking debris for any personal items.



WATER EVERYWHERE

“I knew nothing was left, but maybe the firearm survived. I opened the passenger’s side door and water just poured out everywhere. It was a mess. I opened what was left of my center console, which had been completely underwater, and I pulled the safe out. It wasn’t waterproof or fireproof, just a cheap safe, so I had low expectations.”

Alex opened the safe to find that his Glock was nothing more than a slide with an RMR, along with a magazine. Everything else was melted. But when he held the slide up, he noticed something.

THE RED DOT THAT FIRE AND WATER COULDN’T KILL

“I couldn’t believe it,” Alex says, “but the RMR was still working. It was charred and black on the outside, yeah, and it was soaking wet, but the RMR red dot was still on and as crisp as ever. I was amazed. These things can take anything. I actually have three other RMRs and I’ll trust those through anything.”

 






The legacy of the Trijicon RMR’s durability lives on. And we’re extremely thankful that Alex is safe and sound to share his story.

You can find the exact model of RMR that survived Alex’s truck fire here: 

SEE THE EXACT MODEL OF  RMR

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