The first few clips in this video were of me doing some 3 gun practice using guns with Trijicon optics, one being the Trijicon RMR, which I’ve already reviewed as part of my Glock 34 MOS, and the other, the review topic of this video, is the Trijicon MRO mounted on my rifle. I have had this optic on my rifle for several months now, have shot many events with it, and, in comparison to the EOTechs and Aimpoints that I’ve owned in the past, can say that the MRO has surpassed many of my performance expectations of a premier electronic optic.
One quick note before diving into the review in-depth: I am reviewing the first generation Trijicon MRO. There is another model, the MRO Patrol, new for 2017, with some additional features that may or may not be relevant for prospective sight buyers. For now, let’s take a look at the technical specifications of the first generation Trijicon MRO.
Technical Specifications Overview
The Trijicon MRO is designed and manufactured domestically. The housing is 7075 T-6 aluminum. Trijicon is known mostly for their Tritium and Fiber optic sights, such as the Trijicon RMR, which require no batteries, but the MRO is powered by a CR 2032 battery. When turned on 24/7/365, it has a battery life of 5 years at the middle brightness setting, which is comparable to the most commonly referenced competing electronic optic, the Aimpoint T2. There are 8 total clicks of brightness adjustment, with the first 2 setting being night vision optic compatible. One subtle but appreciated feature is how the adjustment knob is on top of the optic so it’s easy to adjust with either hand, which is relevant if you shoot ambidextrously. Some other reviewers have argued that the top protrusion of the illumination dial is unreasonably obstructive to your field of view, but the alternative is lateral placement of the dial, and I personally feel having less-obstructed horizontal peripheral vision is more important.