On the strength of its value and its compact, easy-to-use design, the TRS-25 swept into first place. "It is a great compromise of cost and performance," Ray said, "the easiest of the four to turn on and off and adjust the brightness level."
Phillips liked the brightness dial, saying, "It rotates over 11 clicks, letting me dial in a fairly dim dot for low-light conditions and a very bright one that can be seen on the brightest of days." He said the elevation and windage dials were user-friendly, and the battery simple to install.
To Mobley, the strength of the TRS-25 was that it had "no unnecessary features; it's just a practical, well-made sight that performs above and beyond its price." He deemed it "very durable…I can see this standing up to years of abuse in the woods."
Vickery appreciated the fact that the battery was widely available. "This is my favorite of the bunch," he said, "so much so that I bought one."
Hits: "Simple design." --Phillips
Misses: "Sight window is a little small." --Ray