Exclusive: Trijicon MRO (Miniture Rifle Optical) REAL Retail Pricing Leak

The Trijicon MRO leaked datasheets have been making waves across the internet. The optic is very small, not much larger in width and height than the generous 25mm objective lens. It has a snag free design with nothing protruding from it other than the brightness adjustment dial. This combined with 5 years of battery life off a single CR2023 makes for a compelling backup sight.

Pricing has been rumored to be about ~$500. A trusted source of mine sent in the below image showing the retail price to be $579 for the optic without a mount. That said, I was also told that the dealer pricing is VERY aggressive, so expect dealers to push these aggressively and for them to sell below MSRP.

mro pricing

I think Trijicon might be onto a winner here!



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  • Mystick

    You’ll find it for less at the dealers and distributors, since the supplier doesn’t want to compete with their own salesmen.

  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    So trying to compete with Aimpoint Micro? I can kinda see this going the same way as the TARS.

    • According to my calculations, the realistic street price on these is going to be $425-$475. I can’t buy an H1 for that, let alone a T1 or T2. Suffice it to say, I think these will be flying off the shelves at $450.

      • mig1nc

        Hells yeah. And honestly I could use the slightly larger lens. It’s right in the middle between the Micro and standard size PRO/ACO/Comp. Looks perfect to me.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Tip: if you are “looking through” a red dot… You’re doing it wrong. The tube could be much smaller and it should work the same way, the dot should be projected on to your vision. I can use my gun and never once “see” the optic, the dot is just overlaid onto my vision. You are not supposed to see a dot in a tube.

          If your brain isn’t combining the dot seemlessly into your both eyes open field of view, that’s something you should try and train into.

          All a larger tube gets you is the ability to be less conformal with your grip and posture. A larger angle between your eye and target. But having shot under, in, around vehicles in ‘broke-back’ and urban probe and other uncommon positions only rarely do I ever have to adjust head to ‘get the dot back’ through a micro.

          • mig1nc

            I get what you’re saying, and I agree. To me, I like having a larger window for margin of error -picking up the dot further out on the edge after moving around bumping around etc…

          • mike

            I just explained this to a good buddy of mine who finally “got it”. your looking past your site at your target. You should never see the optic but only the dot.

      • Johnny On The Spot

        Midway, Brownells, etc are dumping Aimpoint PROs at $390 – like they’re going out of style. So unless size matters to you (ahem), get the PRO, save you $60 and avoid being a beta tester for Trijicon

        • Sianmink

          I don’t see any of the usual suspects selling for under $424.

        • The PRO isn’t appropriate for every rifle, though. It will not go as low as the MRO should be able to, and it’s considerably larger and heavier.

          On the other hand, this completes the trifecta of combat grade $400-$500 optics for me:
          Lower 1/3 Cowitness? Mepro Tru-Dot.
          Absolute Cowitness? Aimpoint PRO.
          Low Mount? Trijicon MRO.

    • Plumbiphilious

      What I really want to see is a direct comparison with an Aimpoint T2 or T1 in terms of glass/dot quality.
      The optic market is dominated by the “buy once, cry once” adage, so a slight savings meaning less than overall quality and reliability (of which the Aimpoint is the standard, despite its obnoxious price tag) would kill the device.
      If it’s cheaper AND just as good or even better, then it’ll survive and thrive.

      • raz-0

        Given trijicon’s track record, build quality and optical quality are not something I’d worry about.

        • No, but given Trijicon’s track record with electro optics. They will find some feature to screw up that results in no one buying it.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Exactly, quality is definitely not their problem.

          Pricing, availability, and weight are their problem. We’ll have to see what street is on this but it seems a few dollars cheaper than the established Micro. The weight is fine. Size is fine.

          Seems like a fair competitor. I don’t know how anyone could make a comment that this Is the TARS in anyway since its price-competitive and lightweight.

          • G0rdon_Fr33man

            The TARS seems just fine, that was not my point. It was just too little, too late, and unproven compared to already established glass-makers. Not that I don´t like competition, and I don´t dislike Trijicon in anyway.

        • Drew Coleman

          Their red dots have had some serious issues though. Not the RMR’s, but the other ones. They had problems with the circuitry showing up in the field of view when the sun was bright.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            No issue. You are talking about their fiber optics which just have that issue as a natural design consideration.

          • Drew Coleman

            No, I am talking about their solar/battery operated red dot (SRS) where you could see circuitry around the dot.

          • 360_AD

            Not only that, dot blooming is an issue with the SRS.

        • Jimbo

          Trijicon’s track record in red dots sucks ass, actually. We all remember that ridiculously overpriced one they produced a while back that everyone tried but hated.

      • Ken

        Glass and dot looked good to me.

  • DIR911911 .

    ambidextrous brightness control . . . fancy way of saying in the middle.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      “Outside of field of view”

      No… It’s not. Last I checked, UP was a direction in my field of view.

      • Jimbo

        Unless your enemies like to fly 5 meters off the ground through the air, it’s not in your field of view.

  • Slvrwrx

    Interesting. at $450 I might consider this over the less expensive options like the SPARC or the Primary Arms

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Dont SPARC. I love vortex but it’s trash. Had two of 22lr and things, one broke outright and the screws on another started to strip from the base I turned up some nicer screws on a lathe and fixed that but it should be a non-issue.

      The PA seems ok for a 22lr, but esp with cheap things, you get what you pay for

      • Slvrwrx

        I have a SPARC on my M92 PAP SBR, and it’s held up great.

      • nova3930

        The PA optics are pretty good for the price point. I wouldn’t trust them on a serious defensive weapon but for a range toy or a hunting rifle they’re more than sufficient. My two main rifles have a T1 and PRO but I have several more with PA optics and haven’t had any issues with them…

        • 360_AD

          PA and various reviewers have torture tested the microdot. It holds up fine to abuse. It’s is just fine for nearly all civilian or LE use. There are times where spending more $ only serve to lighten your wallet. Not necessarily a bad thing, if you run’n’gun with your wallet. Less money left over for pizzas and burgers too!

          • nova3930

            Torture tests are well and good, but in reality they tell you very little other than “that particular example faired fine at this particular time.” You need repeatable processes that are conducted on multiple examples in order to determine real reliability metrics, something I doubt PA and their suppliers have done.
            Secondarily compared to the torture testing that is being an issued US Military optic, what torture testing they’ve done is miniscule. The PA optics are good for their price point, but when it comes to a real defensive rifle, I’ll choose the optic that has undergone real rigorous engineering development, testing along with passing large scale real world use testing.

      • Kivaari

        So, buying an EOTech was a better choice?

  • Sianmink

    5 years on one 2032, good wide objective, 4.1oz+mount, and a dealer cost probably somewhere around mid 350 with very good prices for the mounts as well? 2MOA dot is good too.
    I think this is going to be pretty big. Sign me up for one with a full cowitness mount.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Had agreement up until cowitness 🙂

      • Sianmink

        I like a solid cheek weld, even with dot optics.

      • Kivaari

        Why? I bought an EOTech with a 1/3rd co-witness, it seems fine. This optic has three optional bases at various heights. It appears you could get it where it works without a mount, then a true co-witness and a lower 1/3rd co-witness. It seems pretty flexible that way.

    • Squirreltakular

      If the price actually gets down that low, Aimpoint will have serious competition. Knowing Trijicon, though, I have my doubts.

      • Sianmink

        That’d be the dealer wholesale price, which most mere mortals will never see. Still way cheaper than a Micro T-1, but the Aimpoint is totally proven.

  • Joshua

    This will be huge, given Trijicons build quality and the price point of this Aimpoint will have serious competition given the insane price of their optics.

    • nova3930

      Sure would be nice if they got in a price war….

  • Sianmink

    Of course they’ve gotta use a proprietary mount, instead of going with the well-proven Aimpoint Micro style mount, right?

  • Lance

    Naw!!!!!! If you want a awesome AR scope go with Trijicon’s design ACOG but if you want a red dot get a AIMPOINT or E/O tech (AIMPOINT is a lot better on accuracy though)

    • 360_AD

      Elcan > ACOG. Have both.

      • HSR47

        They’re also twice the price.

    • Jimbo

      In a world where everyone was wealthy.

  • I’d rather post as a guest

    Anybody seen an H2 in the wild?

    • HSR47

      I imagine they’re just like the T2 but without the NV settings, as was true of the T1/H1.

  • Grindstone50k

    I think they’re kind of late to the game. The tacticool market is cooling off (especially now that the war fever is dying down) and most of the people who dived in to ARs were post-Newton newcomers on shoestring non-mall ninja budgets. That’s why Vortex and Primary Arms have become *very* popular. The vast majority of gun owners will not need an optic that can survive an IED. Most will be range toys.

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  • Treyh007

    Looks Pretty cool, but we already have a lot of good $500+ choices, let’s see some $200-$350 choices from Trijicon, Aim Point, etc …… I understand you get what u pay for but there are other good companies out there making good Red Dots for these prices, just wondered if these high shelf manufactures will ever play in that market???

  • akg102

    I have a few Micro T1’s, but would definitely start picking these up if they retail around $450. Dropping $700 per upper gets to be a little pricey.