Trijicon TriPower Backs up the Back Up!

Mar 7, 2012 • News, Videos4 Comments

Red dot sights are an absolutely fantastic way to improve your target acquisition speed, but one drawback is that they require a power source.  Many top manufacturers have added backups to their illuminated reticles so that they don’t fail when you need to take a shot.  Whether you’re a hunter, law enforcement or military professional or an avid shooting enthusiast, you have to have a top performing sight at all times.  Enter Trijicon.Trijicon Tripower for GearExpert

We love Trijicon.  Their ACOG rifle scope is one of the most innovative and consistent performers on the market today.  The Bindon Aiming Concept it employs enables the shooter to take shots both near and far quickly and easily, but just because they’ve made waves with the ACOG doesn’t mean Trijicon is done making improvements.  The  Trijicon TriPower Reflex Tube Sight takes red dot sights to a whole new level of performance.

Trijicon Tripower reticle for GearExpert

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They started with an absolutely fantastic red dot sight that is both super easy to use and extremely durable and added their exclusive red chevron-shaped reticle.   The picture above is what you’ll see through the TriPower.  Red dot sights are, by nature, easy to use and speed target acquisition quite a bit.  The chevron reticle makes it even easier to find your target, as the inverted ‘V’ is very natural for the eye to follow.

Combined with this awesome reticle is a very durable design.  The one-piece aluminum body would be tough to break if you wanted to.  It’ll hold up against a whole lot of abuse without problem.  The Trijicon ACOG has become the standard of toughness and consistent performance that other scopes are measured by, and the TriPower stands alongside it as an incredibly reliable scope for many situations.

But what really sets the Trijicon TriPower apart from other reflex sights is the power system.  As the name implies, there are three different power sources for the illuminated reticle.  My favorite, and I’d argue the best to use, is the fiber optics.  What makes fiber optics so great is that the brightness of the reticle is based on ambient light.  In almost complete darkness you don’t need a super bright reticle.  In fact, you should be careful not to have your reticle too bright, as focusing on a bright object in the dark will limit your eyes’ natural night vision.  With fiber optics you’ll almost always have a perfectly lit reticle.

But there are times where fiber optics can’t light up the reticle.  If you’re in total darkness and there’s virtually no ambient light for the scope to gather you’ll have a dark reticle.  To combat this, Trijicon added Tritium power.  Tritium will glow even in total darkness, and it lasts for years.  It’s a great backup in the event there’s no light.

If somehow both of your power sources fail (not likely, but possible), Trijicon wants you to still be covered, so they also included a battery that you can switch on anytime.  A quick adjustment with the buttons on top of the sight gives you the proper brightness.

That’s three different power sources for a single red dot sight!  Trijicon has yet again raised the bar with their fantastic and innovative TriPower Reflex Sight.  You can get yours for a great price from OpticsPlanet!

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4 Responses to Trijicon TriPower Backs up the Back Up!

  1. Eduardo says:

    Nice write-ip Brian, even though the product has been out for well over 5 years. It still offers innovative features and dependability. You should check your company’s own page for the specs, and/or Trijicon’s specs directly from their site, the Bindon Aiming Concept is exclusive of magnified, illuminated aiming points, which this does not have (it is not magnified). Therefore, though this sight is still easy to use at close and far ranges, it does not employ the BAC.

  2. Brian says:

    Absolutely! I was hoping to do one on the SRS, but I haven’t had a chance to see it in action yet. We did get to take a look at it at SHOT Show (http://www.opticsplanet.com/gearexpert/trijicon-srs-red-dot-sight-battery-powered-acog-shot-show-video-803) and it has a ton of great features. I can’t wait to get my hands on it, and when I do I’ll try to write up my thoughts and maybe include a few pics from here at OpticsPlanet.

    We’re also looking forward to spending some time with the Trijicon TARS, which was really impressive at SHOT Show. Stay tuned…

  3. Brian says:

    Hi Eduardo,

    You’re absolutely right, the Trijicon TriPower does not use the BAC. I should have been clearer during that part of the post, but I meant that many of Trijicon’s ACOG scopes use the BAC, and that it is an example of how innovative Trijicon is. One example would be the Trijicon 3×24 ACOG Compact scope (http://www.opticsplanet.com/trijicon-2×20-acog-with-m16-base-amber-dot-reticle-and-bac-ta50-6.html).

    The TriPower is a reflex sight or red dot sight, and offers similar super fast target acquisition. Both sights are designed to be shot with both eyes open so you have greater peripheral vision and a more natural view when aiming.

    Sorry about the confusion, but thanks for helping me clear that up! I want everyone who reads GearExpert to find really useful info on a wide variety of products and activities, so any time there’s an error I greatly appreciate feedback.

  4. Eduardo says:

    Thinking, maybe you meant to review/write-up the new SRS from Trijicon? Or Maybe an RMR? Those are both red-dots, and are both much newer than the Tripower.

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