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Drawing a Bead on the New Trijicon MRO

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The Trijicon MRO offers a flexible, accurate and petite aiming solution.
The Trijicon MRO offers a flexible, accurate and petite aiming solution.

When it comes to aiming solutions, Trijicon has always been at the cutting edge. And the Michigan company shows no signs of slowing up its innovations anytime soon.

Recently, the manufacturer expanded its catalog with an optic meant to add little to a firearm's overall bulk, while offering lightning-fast target acquisition. But its petite design isn’t the only advantage Trijicon is offering with its Miniature Rifle Optic. The red-dot sight has also been refined to offer a clearer sight picture, thus creating a more accurate optic.

The MRO is engineered to eliminate the tube-effect with a shortened body and larger objective lens. Overall, the optic measures in at 2.6 inches and has a 25mm objective lens. These features also add some flexibility to the unit, given it can be mounted anywhere on a firearm without causing tunnel vision.

While the Trijicon MRO is an ideal option for close quarters shooting, the 1X optic also has potential to help shooters reach out. In part, this is facilitated through the sight’s 2 MOA red dot. The dot is large enough to draw a clear bead, but not so huge as to blot out a distant target. It also has eight brightness settings, helping it adapt to nearly any lighting conditions.

At around 2 inches in length and weighing around 4 ounces, the Trijicon MRO adds little bulk to a firearm.

The 4.1-ounce unit is also designed to be fine tuned with one click equaling ½ MOA at 100 yards. The optic has a total of 70 MOA total travel, both in windage and drop, allowing it to be zeroed in almost any configuration.

The MRO looks to be ready to tackle long stints in the field with the optic sipping energy. Trijicon lists five years of continuous use on a single 2032 battery.

The unit is also rated to handle the most extreme conditions. It can operate in temperatures from -60F to +160F. It is waterproof to 100 feet, and its 7075-T6 aluminum body is also chemical- and corrosion-resistant. And it is able to endure the roughest treatment without losing its zero or sustaining damage.

Presently, the Trijicon MRO has an MSRP of $579 without a mount and $629 with one.

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