Trijicon® Inc., Launches the New MRO™-A Brilliant Aiming Solution™ For Red-Dot Optics

August 13, 2015

Wixom, Mich. – Trijicon® takes the science of the red dot sight to the next level with the Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic or MRO™, a red-dot sight tough enough for combat, the mean streets of law enforcement, competition shooting or hunting in the harshest of environments. Light and rugged, the Trijicon MRO mounts easily, zeros quickly and adapts to almost any shooting scenario.

 With its large objective lens and shortened optical length, the MRO virtually eliminates the “tunnel vision” or tube-effect common to so many red dot sights. The 2 MOA dot is bright and crisp, and is perfectly sized for fast target acquisition at CQB distance out to extended ranges.

 The MRO features eight brightness settings, including two that are night vision compatible, plus one extremely bright setting for use with lights or in very bright outdoor conditions. And, it gets an amazing five (5) years of continuous use on a single 2032 battery!

 Half-minute adjustments with 70 MOA total travel allow for zeroing in most any configuration on a variety of platforms. What’s more, no special tools are required-windage and elevation adjustments can be made even with the rim of a 5.56mm casing. The brightness control atop is ambidextrous, so your shooting hand need not leave the fire control area. The MRO is parallax free, with infinite eye relief for quick and accurate engagement no matter your position. 

 Trijicon engineers built-and tested-the MRO to operate in temperatures ranging from -60F to +160F. Waterproof to 100 feet, chemical and corrosion resistant, and housed in 7075-T6 Aluminum, the MRO can withstand the rigors of combat, sub-zero mornings on an ice-encrusted hunting stand or bouncing between stages during a competitive shooting event.

 The MRO. A compact and rugged aiming solution, perfect for real-world operators who need to get the job done-fast and accurately.

 MSRP: $579 without mount; $629 with mount. 


The RMR as a primary optic

Using a one power optic on your AR15 has become the official hotness for serious HSLD broperators everywhere. Most shooters seem to gravitate towards the Aimpoint optics for their rifles, however there is another great option out there. I’ve been using a Trijicon RMR as a primary optic on AR15 and AK47 rifles for several years now, and have tested it in match conditions with great success.


If you read the November issue of GunUp the Magazine, then you’ve seen the setup I’m currently running on my AR. Just one lonely RMR on the top of the rifle…and it’s absolutely TOP. The current RMR design is rugged enough for serious field use, and has great battery life. On my AR I’m running the RMR02, which doesn’t have manual brightness adjustments for the dot and uses a 6.5 MOA dot. I also have an RMR06 with adjustable brightness and the 3.25 MOA dot that I’m considering putting on my Ruger Scout Rifle as part of the optic test of magnified optic vs. non-magnified optic.

Now, with an RMR you’re not going to be shooting sub-MOA groups at 100 yards off the bench. But if you need to hit an IPSC B/C target at 100 standing offhand, you absolutely can. It adds almost no weight to the gun, and has all the obvious benefits of a red dot optic. While it may not be for everyone, if you’re looking for a rugged, effective 1 power optic for your rifle, think about the RMR. Right now I’d recommend the RMR01 or 02 models, and will be testing the 06 later next year on a .308.