Trijicon MRO Review: Red dot Optic | MRO or MRO patrol!


Today we are going to review a red dot scope. The scope name is Trijicon MRO, it also has another updated version called Trijicon MRO patrol. We are going to dive deep inside and see what difference this 2 have in between them and which one you should choose. Well, I apologize for not greeting you earlier, hello there this is targetchaser without further a due let’s jump straight into today’s Trijicon MRO Review.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200005 1x25 mm Rifle Scope

Specifications of Trijicon Mro-C

Topic Value
Adjustment At 100 Yards 1/2 MOA
Adjustment Range 70 MOA Total Travel
Battery CR2032
Battery Life 5 Years
Bindon Aiming Concept No
Day Reticl Color Red
Dimensions (LxWxH) (66mm x 43mm x 69mm) with Mount
Eye Relief Infinite
Illumination Settings 8
Illumination Source Battery
Housing Material 7075-T6 Forged Aluminium
Length 2.6 Inches
Magnification 1x
Objective Size 25 mm
Reticle Pattern Dot
Weight 5.8 Oz With Battery, Mount

The specifications don’t sound that bad for a red dot now does it? Well, you are paying a premium price for a red dot so you should get premium features as well. Let’s see if those premium features are only for show or they work too.

Let's Talk About The Trijicon Mro

Build Quality

To sum it up in one sentence build quality is fantastic. You get your moneys worth build quality. Trijicon has been known for there premium build quality for a while now. Let’s be real the US army won’t be taking a low-quality build scope now, would they?

Well yes I know they don’t use the Trijicon MRO but they do use the Trijicon ACOG. Yes, its made with the same aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum. If you researched about scopes enough or used one already you should know by now why 7075 aluminum gets such high praises.


The most important part of a red dot is its glass. You will be looking through the glass for hours, so of course, it has to be good. In the MRO-C-2200005 it is. It’s a fantastic looking glass to look through. Just like always this scope also has multi-coated glass for better durability and also helps to capture better light to allow the shooter to see through clearly.

You might already realize by seeing the picture that it is bigger than your usual red dot sights. It’s probably due to the massive 25mm objective viewing lens. Not gonna lie the bigger the objective lens the better for me. Mainly because you get plenty of viewing area. Which is pretty sweet for a red dot.

Brightness Settings

The scope has an adjustable brightness setting. You can change through 8 levels of brightness setting. Out of the 8-brightness setting 5 of them are for daylight, 2 of them are for night vision and 1 for super bright condition desert form example.

The brightness turret is situated on top of the scope so unlike other scopes, you can use any of your hand to change the brightness setting while not removing the finger from the trigger.

Since the brightness illumination will be powered by a battery so the obvious question should be here how often do, I need to change the batteries. Let’s talk about that now.

Battery Life

They include a 1 CR2032 Lithium Battery with the MRO. The claim on the website is that the battery should last you for 5years if you use it continuously with 3 brightness setting under 21°C. We didn’t use the scope for 5years we are being honest here, so we can’t prove the truth of the there claim.

But according to other reviews and customer feedback, we found out that you will get a pretty solid battery life. You can just plug in the battery and start shooting some targets.

Other Features

We talked about all the main things, I think. So, let’s talk about some extra feature you are getting with the scope. The longevity, well we all know red dots are mainly used for short-range shooting and the shooter might run a lot and take covers.

During that process, the surface of the scope might go under rough scratching. But you have nothing to worry about, the scope is built with aircraft-grade aluminum it can take some solid hits.

Because of that, you don’t have to worry about breaking it from heavy fire recoil pressure. You can either buy the MRO separately or buy them with different kind of mounts from your choosing. Check the link to choose which package fills your necessities.

Now let us move on to The Pros and Cons –


  • Ambidextrous brightness control.
  • Build like a tank.
  • Fantastic glass
  • The objective lens is big and provides a large viewable area.


  • According to some user review not true 1x magnification.
  • Doesn’t come with any kind of accessories.
  • There was some quality issue in the past but that’s fixed last time we checked.

Let's Watch a Video Review

Instead of doing a final verdict here let me give you a small comparison and help you choose the right one.

Comparison Between All The Available Models of Trijicon MRO

You can buy the Trijicon MRO with 7 different variations. Now all of them does shows a different number at the end but they aren’t different actually.

The only difference is between MRO and MRO Patrol, which we will give a difference below this part. For now, let’s mention all the different version you can get.

Let me say this again even though they are supposed to be the different version with the different model number, under the hood they are the same exact thing. Some come with different accessories and some don’t. That is the only difference. hang in few seconds with the trijicon mro review & grab your informations.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200019 1x25mm Patrol Rifle Scope

This version of the scope comes with a quick-release mount out of the box.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200018 1x25mm Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO) Patrol Rifle Scope

This version of the scope comes with a low-profile quick-release mount.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200017 1x25mm Patrol Rifle Scope

Like the title suggests you only get the scope and need to buy a mount from the third party or Trijicon themselves. But doesn’t comes with mount out of the box.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200005 1x25mm Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO) Rifle Scope

Comes with a mount but not quick release.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200004 1x25mm Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO) Rifle Scope

Comes with a low-profile mount.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200006 1x25mm Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO) Rifle Scope

As the name suggests comes with a lower mount.

Trijicon MRO-C 2200003 1x25mm Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO) Rifle Scope

Last but not least, comes without a mount. You have to buy a mount separately if you choose this option.

Would you like to read our more review (!). Well, Here you go

MRO vs MRO Patrol

There isn’t much to differentiate the two scopes we reviewed today. The review topic was Trijicon MRO Review. We did that we reviewed the MRO Patrol we also reviewed the MRO. Let’s scope out the main difference first.

  • The MRO Patrol is slightly bigger than the MRO.
  • Excellent battery life on both.
  • MRO patrol is heavier.
  • Same 25mm large object viewing lens.
  • The MRO Patrol also comes with lens cover and mount where you have to buy those separately with MRO.
  • You get ARD/Kill flash with the MRO patrol which you don’t have in MRO. This feature might be the biggest deal-breaker between the two.

Final Words

There you go folks, hope you enjoyed our Trijicon MRO review today. We hope we were helpful to you guys. That’s all for today’s review, hope to see you again in the next one. Till then hope you have an amazing day/night, this is target chaser signing out.

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