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Trijicon MRO – Aimpoint Killer?

Trijicon MRO

Trijicon continues to release exciting new products at an incredible rate.  The new Trijicon MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic) is out and Tactical Gun Review was on the list for an early test unit.  As MRO rumors began to circulate the most asked question was, “How does it compare to the Aimpoint Micro?”  We are big fans of the Aimpoint Micro series and have run them on a variety of weapons over the years so we had the same questions.

The first thing you notice is that the Trijicon MRO is slightly larger than the Aimpoint Micro.  For practical purposes it is about the same size and weight as the Aimpoint.  The obvious differences are that the MRO is certainly a bit taller than the Micro and the objective lens is larger (providing a “tapered light path” according to Trijicon).


Aimpoint PRO

Red dots are an almost immediate upgrade for anyone who owns a firearm because they are extremely simple and highly effective. What the hunter, the sport shooter, our military, and law enforcement agents are looking for is a cost effective, low maintenance red dot sight that will handle the most extreme conditions to accomplish the most demanding missions. They don’t want another thing to worry about when operating their weapon, they just want to point and shoot. The Aimpoint PRO goes above and beyond just the point and shoot factor, exceeding all expectations by operating reliably and effectively in almost any condition.


Elzetta ZSM Flashlight Mount

Recently, Elzetta Design sent me their flashlight mount for tactical shotguns. Installation was ridiculously easy. The mount is designed for 12 gauge barrels, but spacers are included if you want to mount the light on a 20 gauge weapon. The mount is simple, robust and made of glass-filled polymer. It attaches easily to any tube-fed shotgun and the required hex keys are included in the package. Placement of the ZSM directly in front of the forearm is optimal. Operating the Elzetta flashlight in the ZSM is natural and requires no extra training.


Tasco Red Dot 1 x 30mm Rifle Scope 5 MOA Dot Reticle

At only $30, how can you go wrong? The sight works and its a decent quality. Ive put around 200 rounds through my AR15 using this. It needed very little sighting in at 50 yards. its not a precision scope……its a red dot used mainly for combat type situations. just put the dot on the target and it goes down. at 50 yds you can put nearly every shot in the black rings. at 100, the dot covers nearly the entire bullseye area, so its harder to be as accurate. but youll still be near enough the center, and easily hit a man or animal at that range. and again, for $30, how can you go wrong? worth every penny.

By: Austin Campbell


Sightmark Sureshot

The Sightmark Sureshot is a great budget optic for all most anything. From hunting to speed shooting to plinking, the Sureshot is light, strong, easy to use, and rather cheap. I know that most people are very skeptical of a sight like this thinking to it will break when it’s used or it won’t hold zero. That is not the case; it holds zero and I haven’t put a scratch in it yet.


Consumer scope review: Primary Arms Gen 2 AA Battery Red Dot

I am a firm believer in high-quality optics. I’ve bought cheap scopes and lived to regret it. That’s why a Zeiss Conquest sits on top of my main hunting rifle.  A Vortex Viper PST 4-16 first focal plane scope is on my other bolt action. They’re both expensive scopes, but well worth the price.


Vortex Strikefire Red Dot Review

Howdy, today I want to go over the Vortex Strikefire Red dot scope. Vortex looks to be putting out some pretty nice stuff these days. I am looking forward to trying out their other red dot called the SPARC and the 3x red dot magnifier soon as well as their Viper Tactical 24x scope. Anyway, today is the Strikefire. Online there are tons of customer remarks on websites that sell the thing and 99.9% of them are very positive. I have to say I agree.


Budget Red Dots: Review of the good and bad.

Hello again, A lot of the reviews we have here on TGR are about some pretty pricey stuff. I have a lot of junk laying around here I paid very good money for too. Leupold scopes, Eotechs, Surefires, Streamlights, precision  rifles and handguns I can’t NOT put on lasers and lights, nightsights, trigger jobs, blah blah blah, you get the idea. It’s not a hobby anymore it’s more like an obsession. I did a series on surplus rifles that are good and inexpensive, the Kaspa scope from Weaver and now I’d like to discuss a few kinds of budget red dot sights that I have used considerably and they all cost under $100 delivered to your door. I’ve found some to be really good and some not so much. I am lucky enough to have a pretty good toy budget but in this country today that is increasingly rare. So I want to get some info out there on 6 kinds of budget red dot sights. 3 I like and 3 I don’t.