To many, the Aimpoint Micro T-1 is the standard by which other red-dot optics are judged. The Micro T-1’s reputation has grown each year since its introduction in 2007. However, there is a newcomer that has generated a lot of buzz in the last two years: The Trijicon MRO.

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Trijicon is no stranger to building durable sights for the world’s harshest environments, and the MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic) — launched in 2015 — is a perfect example of the expertise and experience the company builds into its gear.

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Watch the below as The Loadout Room’s Garand Thumb examines what makes each optic so great and the factors a user should consider when looking at both.

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