We’ve been carrying the Trijicon MRO Red Dot optics for almost a year. When they first came out we were shocked by the fact that we didn’t have “sticker shock” compared to the rest of the Trijicon product line. Ever since the Eotech lawsuit last November, everyone seems to be looking for something else, I can tell you it’s been almost a year since someone called me on the phone and asked if we sold Eotechs. I still have no idea what’s going on with that company since the lawsuit. All I can tell you is that Vortex, Aimpoint and Trijicon MRO sales have been through the roof and I would have to say that all 3 of those I just mentioned are excellent red dot optics.
Do you need night vision compatibility? Most people don’t. Do you want 3 year or 5 year battery life? Then we’ve narrowed it down to Trijicon and Aimpoint. Do you want something that doesn’t make you feel like you are looking through a rifle scope? Then you’ve arrived at the Trijicon MRO red dots. The MRO stands for Miniature Rifle Optic and it really is a smaller version of the Trijicon ACOG housing. Since we have so many competition shooters and see what they are using, this optics wider field of view usually means improved speed. There are plenty of mount options available from Larue, Bobro Engineering and also the low, 1/3 Co-Witness and Absolute Co-Witness that Trijicon Inc. offers. We have seen so many Law Enforcement switch from Eotech to Aimpoint and Trijicon that, that’s pretty much what we tell people they should be considering.
There are other options out there for people to choose from, but I won’t get into that right now. One thing I have learned in this industry is to be real careful about being the first to buy something, sometimes when you are making an important decision, stick with the products that have a long history of work. Gunvault has been through several changes at the Corporate level, and on the design level, and they have been around a long time and I would have to say that I do recommend them even though I have used, and have seen some of the older designs failings. With all of the people out there that are CCWing, it’s important to teach people firearm safety because they don’t always get that when they purchase a firearm and walk out of a gun shop.
Firearms should always be locked up, sure, that’s your personal decision if you want a gun next to your bed in the drawer, but I’ve seen too many times about that one time a house was burglarized or the son’s screwball friend came over and did something stupid. Gunvault gun safes can be bolted to walls, hidden behind picture frames, bolted to drawers and screwed into the floor. They don’t have to just sit there out in the open. As a matter of fact, it’s really a good idea to always have your gun safe out of visible sight. Always over estimate with the size you buy. There are plenty of people that walk in our store and think they only need a “one gun” safe and then they quickly realize they wish they had more room for a holstered firearm or magazines. If you are carrying a firearm all day it’s probable a good idea to stow it with the holster, and that means a bigger safe. The Nanovault safes are really only good for a firearm and really meant for cars or traveling and won’t fit the gun and the gun holster.