Trijicon

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Trijicon
Private
IndustryOptics
Founded1981
FounderGlyn Bindon
Headquarters,
ProductsOptical sights, Night vision equipment
Websitehttp://www.trijicon.com
Footnotes / references
Contractor for the United States military

Trijicon (pronounced Trîj-î-(kòn)) is an American manufacturing company based in Wixom, Michigan, that designs and distributes optical sighting devices for firearms including pistols, rifles and shotguns. Trijicon specializes in self-luminous optics and night sights, mainly using the low-energy radioactive isotope tritium, light-gathering fiber optics and battery-powered LED.[1][2][3]

Additionally, Trijicon is a contractor for the United States military and supplies the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) and RX01 reflex sights. The ACOG, Reflex, TriPower, AccuPoint, and Night Sights are available to military, law enforcement and civilian markets.[4]

History[edit]

Trijicon was founded in 1981 by Glyn Bindon as Armson USA, the sole US importer and distributor of the Armson OEG. The Armson OEG was an occluded-type gunsight that used tritium and fiber optics in its construction and was manufactured in South Africa.[5] It was created in 1981 and reached shops in 1983. The gunsight became popular due to its variety of mounting systems for popular rifles and shotguns.[6]

In 1985 Bindon reorganized the company as Trijicon and began manufacture of night sights for pistols.[2] Trijicon introduced a tritium-illuminated telescopic sight for the US Military called the TA01 4x32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) in 1987.[7]

Controversy[edit]

On January 18, 2010, ABC News reported that Trijicon was placing references to Biblical verses on the side of the ACOG sights sold to the United States military.[8] Legal and religious organizations spoke out against the practice and Trijicon subsequently ceased the practice and provided customers with kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Michalowski (28 February 2011). Guns for Personal Defense: Arms & Accessories for Self-Defense. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-4402-2673-1. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Jerry Ahern (5 October 2010). Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed-Carry Handguns. Iola, WI: F+W Media, Inc. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-4402-1767-8. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ Robert Brown (2008). "THE ULTIMATE "BLACK GUN" BIG-GAME RIFLE". Soldier of Fortune. Omega Group, Limited. 33: 72–73.
  4. ^ Mir Bahmanyar (4 October 2011). SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force. San Diego: Osprey Publishing. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-78096-078-4. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  5. ^ Long, Duncan (1989). AR-15/M16 Super Systems. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press. pp. 103–108. ISBN 0873645111.
  6. ^ https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/company/history.php
  7. ^ Dockery, Kevin (2007). Future Weapons. Berkeley: BERKLEY Publishing Group. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-425-21750-4.
  8. ^ "U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes". ABC News. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  9. ^ Daryl C. Cornett (2011). Christian America?: Perspectives on Our Religious Heritage. B&H Publishing Group. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-8054-4439-1. Retrieved 31 May 2013.

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