How the Meprolight Mepro M21 Became Standard Issue to the IDF

Meprolight Mepro M21
Meprolight Mepro M21

Farmingdale, NY -( Battlefield technology is always changing. Always has, always will. Israel has been defending its people and its borders for the past 67 years.

Most baby boomers will remember the Six Day War or the Yom Kippur Invasion as well as other attacks over the past decade or two. The IDF has always been outmanned and out gunned by the sheer numbers of the attacking countries. The IDF had to equip its troops with the best gear available and was always looking for technological advances to become a force-multiplier.

The urban house-to-house type fighting required an optic which allowed the soldiers to quickly attain the target and shoot. More importantly, it had to be durable and easy to use. To this end, Meprolight designed the M21 reflex optic. Knowing that young soldiers who might forget to change batteries or leave it turned on, Meprolight’s engineers designed it to be dual powered-fiber optics and tritium. In 2002 it was issued to IDF troops and in 2004 it was introduced to the US market. The attributes that make it standard issue to the IDF make it ideal for any defensive shooter. Once sighted in, it is always on and always ready.

In close-quarter combat, rapid target acquisition and accurate shooting with both eyes open is imperative. The Meprolight Mepro M21 is mil-spec featuring a large 30mm display that allows shooters to accurately identify targets while both eyes remain open. The optic is the first of its kind developed specifically for close-quarter combat and is self-powered, which means there’s no chance of batteries failing. The Mepro M21 is always ready and always on, which is crucial during combat. The last thing a soldier needs to worry about is whether the batteries are charged on their optic, especially in high stress and dangerous situations. The superior design and quality in combination with indisputable reliability is why the M21 is standard issue to the Israeli Defense Forces.

The M21 offers four different reticle options-Bullseye, Triangle, x-reticle or the popular dot with a 4.3 MOA.

Always on and always ready is the best way to define the Mepro M21.

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The Mako Group is the exclusive U.S. distributor of the best tactical equipment and weapon accessories that have been proven in combat. Products designed for the Israel Defense Forces, Israeli Security, and Israeli Police by Meprolight, FAB Defense, Front Line Holsters and RTS Target Systems, are fully available to the U.S. market. Please “like” The Mako Group on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and products.

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Amen and Amen


Been thinking of doing a Tavor/M21 combo for a while now, but waiting for the price to drop a bit more… With AKs & ARs 1/2 the price, can’t see a reason to do it, especially when it pretty much needs an aftermarket trigger to really enjoy it…


I have a Tavor and had the same notion that you express; however, while true that the trigger pull is greater than that of an AR, it is really not an issue. And it is now my go to…with my PWS SB being my backup.

Comrade X

Have a Tavor (under 200 serial number) with M21, the only problem I have found was wash out when inside looking out, something you can live with if you expect it, can always flip up the iron sights too. If I knew about the wash out probably would have gone eotech.

I do like my Geissele Super Sabra trigger change out!

John Ballouz

The simple, indestructible EOTech 512 for me … I have half dozen or so on all my comp & personal pieces.


Israel can use whatever they want. As far as sights, I prefer my AimpointPro’s and Eotechs ! Best sights money can buy !

mike a.

right on,there was a war in israel going on alot of confusion at that time,like the man says read your history or read this. srael apologized for the attack, saying that the USS Liberty had been attacked in error after being mistaken for an Egyptian ship.[6] Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and issued reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to Israeli confusion about the ship’s identity, In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$22.9 million 2017) in compensation to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel… Read more »

Joe kessinger

The reason Israel has never been defeated, is that they are THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY’S chosen people.GOD promised that that land would be their’s forever.look at six day war,baby!.study history.


I don’t know why but there always seems to be a certain group of people that think Jewish made firearms and accessories are some kind of gold standard in weapon systems. I always prefer US made weapons,optics,ammo,etc. over any other ,period ! esp. IDF Jewish made stuff. The reason Israel has never lost a war is because they won’t take on a country that has advance weapon systems like they do (courstey of the U.S.) They like to go after the Palestians because its basically slingshots vs. smart bombs (again,courtesy of the U.S.) That Iranian nuclear reactor just irritates the… Read more »


Are you nuts or a pro muzzle either way don’t want you at my 6


God will always reign and be in favor of the Nation of Israel!!!! The Bible has proven this to be true for thousands of years!!! The wars that have been waged against Israel and the wins are no accident at all. In fact, I challenge you to study these wars in more detail in history and also to read the Bible and the protection that God is giving history!!! Once you fully understand this, I think you will change your tune on this. They used to be just a desert, not they are a flourishing country as the are the… Read more »