In 2012, Trijicon dropped the Sealed Reflex Sight, or SRS, on the red dot market. At the time, shooters looked at it and thought it was too heavy and cumbersome.

    Then, however, they started testing it and found that not all is what it seems. It turns out that the SRS is deceptively amazing, and Aimpoint’s CompM4 line might see itself in second place.

    Trijicon Sealed Reflex Sight 1.75 MOA Red Dot (Black, 3.75-Inch)

    TRIJICON SRS

    • AR-platform calibrated
    • Parallax free
    • Can be used with night vision
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      Solar powered with battery backup
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      Short body allows for other rail-based accessories
    • It’s heavy; 13.2 ounces with mount
    • Older models that haven’t been re-coated may have a bit of reflection
    • High price point

    Is It Worth Your Money?

     


    Bottom line? Yes. If you’re looking for a red dot that doesn’t eat up battery power but also doesn’t have the ultra-expensive tritium illumination, this is a solid buy. 


    If you also want something that you can beat up, tear up, put through extreme weather conditions, or drop in a pond without losing zero, then this is the purchase you’ll want to make.


    Scope Review and Breakdown

    • Features
    • Specifications
    • Ease of Use and Reliability
    • Battery Life
    • COST

    The SRS price varies in the $800-$1100 range, so it’s not for the faint of heart or pocketbook. For what you’re getting though, the cost is matched in value. With its indestructible durability, this is a purchase you’ll make once and use forever.


    Who is this scope for?

    Type of Shooter

    Type of Gun


    Our Opinion

    The SRS is expensive; there’s no easy way to say that. In fact, for many shooters that may be the deciding factor in the “no” column. For those whose budget can afford a $1000+ red dot, however, there’s no real equal. Considering you can usually find them for less than the suggested retail, you might be able to get one for less than you think.

    The shorter body, larger field of vision, and Bindon Aiming Concept all combine to make a superior red dot optic. Granted it doesn’t have the tritium illumination that the brand is known for. But with the solar panel on the top, chances are you’re never going to run out of power. With the mitigation of the reflection issue, there’s no reason not to have one of these if you can get your hands on it.

    Other Options Worth Looking At

    Aimpoint has long been top of the proverbial pile when it comes to red dots —at least until the Trijicon came along, that is. The CompM4 model offers eight years of operation on a single AA battery, and it’s currently in service with the U.S. Army as their M68CCO, or close combat optic. It has a top-mounted battery compartment on some models and a low-mounted battery on others. They also come equipped with a killFlash anti-reflection device.

    The CompM5 is a high-performance red dot that can also compete with the SRS; in fact, it’s the closest counterpart. It, too, runs the ‘both eyes open’ aiming concept, and is compatible with all generations of night vision devices. Battery life is also excellent, offering over five years of use on one battery. The CompM5 is designed for military and law enforcement but is available to civilians as well.