For years Trijicon’s Miniature Rifle Optic has maintained the gold standard in red dots, but that hasn’t stopped the company from working to improve its legendary design.
Trijicon reps told us at this year’s NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits that they developed their new Green Dot MRO to accommodate requests from the hunting and law enforcement communities.
The human eye sees green more easily than red, but red dots have been the go-to for hunters because green tends to blend in to foliage. Trijicon mitigated this problem by developing a “green” dot that is actually more of a chartreuse. For those not familiar with the finer points of color hues, chartreuse is a yellowish-green that appears more readily among the leaves of trees and shrubs.
Trijicon also told us that they developed the Green Dot MRO after law enforcement agents reported difficulty distinguishing between red dots and laser sights. Border Patrol agents specifically found red dots difficult to distinguish from tail lights during traffic patrols. The green dot mitigates both of these problems, and this MRO comes with the same features and durability we’ve come to expect from Trijicon.
The MRO features a large aperture for maximal viewing area, ambidextrous brightness controls, sub-flush adjustors, advanced lens coating, and a fully sealed, waterproof, hard anondized forged 7075-T6 housing. Eye relief is infinite and the dot appears in six illumination settings along with two night-vision settings.
While the red and green MROs are identical in every other area, the Green Dot features one year of continuous battery life while the standard red dot boasts five years.
The model we handled was mounted on the company’s new Quick Release Lever Mount, and all MRO’s have a variety of optional accessories, including flip caps, covers, and offset mounts.
Trijicon priced their Green Dot slightly higher than their red, setting the MSRP at $613. For more information visit Trijicon.com.