I like to always make my shot. I like to line up my rifle and hit a target at whatever distance is necessary, and I like to do it fast. I tend to bang my scope and rifle around and I need to know it’s going to last. I like tough guns and I like tough rifle scopes. I like the Trijicon ACOG. Let’s talk about why.
Tough? Oh, the ACOG is Tough Alright
One of the first things I look for in a scope is its toughness. Can it handle a beating? It doesn’t matter if you’re out hunting or on the battlefield, at some point you’re going to slam your rifle against something or drop it. Maybe you have to drop to the ground at a moment’s notice. I’d hate to have my rifle scope suddenly fail me because of a little jarring. That’s never a worry with the ACOG. Check out the video above. Chase is one of our resident Product Specialists, and like he says, the ACOG is a tough and reliable scope. He used his in the Army, and he’s not the only one. The Trijicon ACOG is widely used by military professionals. The US Military loves the ACOG, and that’s no surprise since these scopes were originally designed for the military. Fortunately there are ACOGs available for everyday folks like you and I.
Check out the ACOG 4×32 M150 Rifle Scope. It has solid aluminum forging for incredible durability, and this is further complemented by the easy to use windage and elevation adjustments, which feature tethered aluminum caps (you DON’T want to take a cap off and have to put it in a pocket or hold it in your hand. That’s an easy way to lose them!) and the scope is internally adjustable so you don’t have to worry about a little shaking or bouncing around to throw you off target.
But when you think toughness, that’s all about relying on your scope, right? You need to KNOW your scope will perform well at all times. Well, there are other scopes that are tough, but you’re running around, using it for long hours and then the battery dies. And we all know the battery always dies at the WORST possible moment. That’s another place the ACOG beats other scopes. It uses a combination of fiber optics and tritium to light up the reticle. The fiber optics gathers ambient light, which is really the best way to light up the reticle, since in bright light you’ll need a brighter reticle. In low light you wouldn’t want a super bright reticle because it would make it difficult to see your target. Fiber optics give you balanced reticle brightness.
But isn’t the ACOG Tritium Powered Too?
While fiber optics are one of the best ways to light up a reticle without needing a battery, at times there simply isn’t enough ambient light for you to get the reticle you need. Because of this Trijicon added Tritium to give you enough power for any situation. When I say there’s a ton of reliability here, I mean it. You can always count on your ACOG, even in extremely low light situations.
So the ACOG is Reliable, but is it Versatile?
Much of what makes the Trijicon ACOG so reliable also makes it one of the most versatile rifle scopes on the market today. The fiber optics and tritium enable you to use the ACOG in virtually any lighting conditions, and he one-piece aluminum waterproof construction, tethered turret caps and super tough design make it capable of withstanding almost any beating you throw at it.
Check out the picture above. Those lens caps are great for keeping your lenses clean and scratch free, and they flip open in next to no time. But what if you’re in the field and you need to take a shot RIGHT NOW? Not in two seconds. Not in one second. NOW. Even though the lens caps flip up really easily (seriously, check out the video, it’s a breeze) sometimes you can’t take the time to move your hand up to the cap. Trijicon thought about this too, which is why the caps are transparent. They provide great protection for your lenses, but if needed you can see through them. Sure, you won’t have as bright and clear an image as with them open, but when it’s a matter of life and death you will still be able to take a shot.
And if for some reason you don’t like the lens caps you can completely remove them. This makes the scope a little more compact (and it’s already only about 16 ounces and 7.3 inches long) and allows you to use it the way you want.
Versatility… Reliability… What DOESN’T the ACOG have?
Well… it pretty much has it all. The Trijicon ACOG is one of the best fixed lower power scopes on the market today. It’s been popular year in and year out since it first hit the market, and while Trijicon will no doubt find little ways to make improvements, there are few improvements to be made. It’s just that good. The Army uses them. Hunters around the world use them. If you’re not already, you should be using them. The ACOG you buy today is going to be the best scope available for years and years. You don’t have to worry about it becoming dated. We love the Trijicon ACOG Rifle Scope, and you will too.