Coming to the Range: Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic

Trijicon has announced a new competitor in the robust red-dot category: the Miniature Rifle Optic.

At SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show 15 years ago I was ushered into a shooting house with a lot of other writers to watch two professional shooters rapidly shoot dozens of balloons strung down the pistol course. Seconds later they stood with a lot of spent brass around their feet and all the balloons popped and one of them said, “A red-dot makes shot acquisition fast.” Since then red-dot sights have become a fixed part of the market. Many turkey hunters swear by them. An MSR geared for feral hogs begs for a red-dot. And, depending on a person’s needs and firearm choice, they can be great on a handgun.

Now Trijicon has announced a new competitor in the robust red-dot category: the Miniature Rifle Optic, or MRO.

Trijicon is known for quality sights that work and keep working. They say they designed the MRO to be a rugged yet lightweight alternative. They claim its large objective and miniscule length (2.6 x1.7 x2 inches) eliminates the “tunnel vision” some experience with red-dot sights. It has a 25mm objective lens, a magnification of 1x and infinite eye relief. It is powered by a CR2032 battery and has a battery life of 5 years of continuous use (at day-setting 3). It retails for $579 ($629 with a mount).