Gear Trijicon MRO: Miniature Rifle Optic Recoil Staff August 12, 2015 Join the Conversation Rumor control (rumour, if you spell it like our boss) has been spinning at top speed lately with images and possible specs of a new Trijicon optic, news of which was apparently leaked Monday. Rumors are true – Trijicon Inc. is launching the new Minitature Rifle Optic, which they describe as, “…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.” A large objective lens and short optical length is intended to mitigate or even eliminate the “tube effect” common to many red dots. It features a 2 MOA dot with 8 brightness settings (including 2 that are NVG compatible) and one bright setting for use with WMLs or in very bright outdoor conditions. Trijicon says you'll get 5 years (yeah, five) at day setting from one LED 20132 battery. Adjustments are 1/2 MOA with 70 MOA total travel allowed, and adjustment can be made without tools. Windage and elevation can apparently be manipulated with something as simple as the rim of a 5.56mm casing. Brightness control on top is amidextrous and the MRO itself is parallax free; the objective lens is 25mm. It's 2.6 in. long and weighs 4.1 oz. with battery (does not count mount). The 8 total settings are: NV1, NV2, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6/Super-Bright. Says Trijicon, “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 Trijicon entry into the compact electronic red dot market will MSRP at $579 by itself, $629 with mount; it will certainly look nice in your safe (and on the range) next to your ACOG and Accupoint. We have a few of these bad boys headed for our editorial staff, so stand by for further. Here's some more explanation according to the spec sheets: Large Viewing Area– Allows faster target acquisition and engagement with reduced “tube effect” Adjustable Brightness Settings– Eight brightness settings with a mid-position ‘Off' feature Ambidextrous Brightness Control– Brightness dial is equally usable by left or right handed operators without having to remove hand from fire control East-To-Set Adjusters– Adjusters provide positive-click reticle movement in 1/2 MOA increments and require no special tools for operation Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Housing– Forged 7075 housing and fully-sealed construction protect against the toughest elements Surface-Flush Adjusters– Eliminates snag hazards and ensures against inadvertent adjustment or loss of zero Superior Quality Glass Lenses– Multi-coated lenses provide superior clarity and light fathering capabilities with zero distortion and provide for a crisp dot reticle Parallax-Free 25mm objective LED Illumination Source– Powered by a single CR2032 Battery Dimensions– 2.6 x 1.7 x 2.0in (w/o mount) Weight– 4.1oz (w/ supplied lithium battery and w/o mount) Waterproof to 30 Meters– Dry-nitrogen filled to eliminate fogging Single Lithium Battery– 5 years of continuous use at day-setting 3 Limited Lifetime Warranty You can visit Trijicon's homepage here, or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Oh, and don't forget about the upcoming Trijicon Shooting Challenge. It's coming up fast. Explore RECOILweb:Preview - Redback One Combat Training SystemsBuildsheet: The Sleeper Retro AR Clone BuildDry-Firing is No F---ing JokeSneaky Bags CRB: Lower Vis Weapon Transport NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.