The Bushnell TRS-25 has won a lot of acclaim as an alternative to the Aimpoint T-1, H-1, T-2 and H-2 series even in professional circles. It costs a fraction of any of the above and is highly robust, only really giving up Night Vision compatibility and battery life, although it is claimed to get 3,000 hours out of a single CR2032 battery. Adjustments are similar to the Aimpoint with no less than 11 brightness settings. The detents for these are very strong. The glass is very clear even at night and unlimited eye relief makes it suitable for handgun use. Lens covers are supplied, but are not connected to the sight when removed and could be easily lost. The adjusters are sealed with O-rings as is standard these days and the sight is fogproof and shockproof up to .50BMG caliber. It is rated waterproof although not to the insane depth the Aimpoint T series are rated to. Construction is the usual aircraft grade aluminum. The TRS-25 reflex sight is supplied with or without a high rise mount for the Weaver/Picatinny mounting system, but, for absolute co-witness on an AR you are better off adding a UTG MAD-0340 20mm riser mount which is quick detachable with adjustable tension. These sell for around $11-00 so won’t break the bank. The red dot is 3 MoA which is a good compromise between precision for distance work and fast acquisition for close range shooting. The sight weighs in at 3.7 ounces without the high-rise mount and 6 ounces with it. Without doubt the TRS-25 is one of the best if not THE best red dot sight available in the sub $200 range. It comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty, plus Brownells’ no-quibble complete satisfaction guarantee.
Source a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot from Brownells, a name you can trust.