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

Trijicon MRO also has another updated version called Trijicon MRO Patrol. Which is not a regular rifle scope but a red dot scope. We‘ll dive deep inside and see what difference these 2 have and which one you should choose.

Trijicon Mro Patrol: Outlooks

Trijicon Mro

Specifications | Magnification: 1x; Objective Lens: 25 mm; Adjustment @100 Yards: 1/2 MOA; Reticle Pattern: Dot; Housing Material: Aluminum; Illumination Settings: 8; Weight: 5.8 Oz.

Build Quality

To sum it up in one sentence build quality is fantastic. You get your money’s worth build quality. Trijicon has been known for its 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 & VCOG. Yes, it’s 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 praise.


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 settings. Out of the 8-brightness settings, 5 of them are for daylight, 2 of them are for night vision, and 1 for super bright condition desert for example.

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

Since the brightness illumination will be powered by a battery 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 5 years if you use it continuously with 3 brightness settings under 21°C. 

We didn’t use the scope for 5 years we are being honest here, so we can’t prove the truth of there claim. However, 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 features 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 kinds of mounts from your choosing. Check the link to choose which package fits your necessities.

Different Versions Of The Trijicon Mro

Instead of doing a final verdict here let me give you a small comparison and help you choose the right one. You can buy the Trijicon MRO with 7 different variations. Now all of them do show a different number at the end but they aren’t different actually.

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

Let me say this again even though they are supposed to be different versions with different model numbers, under the hood they are the same thing. Some come with different accessories and some don’t. That is the only difference.

Mro vs Mro Patrol

There isn’t much to differentiate the two scopes. (two scopes?) Well, 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 a lens cover and mount which you have to buy 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.


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


  • According to some user reviews 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.

Trijicon Mro Patrol Review Summary

There you go folks, You can choose which one’s features you like. those are like beasts. Honestly! I can say those are worth your money.

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