Fear & Loading: Trijicon ACOG—One Million Served

by
posted on September 20, 2017
acog.jpg

Well, the company’s not quite there yet, but sometime in the next four weeks Trijicon will build its one millionth 4x32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight—more affectionately known by enthusiasts and those who’ve used it on the front line of freedom as the ACOG. It’s no small feat, especially considering the breakneck speed at which technology has advanced since the first one rolled out of the factory in 1987 (top image).

It really comes as no surprise, though, because it’s the product of company founder Glyn Bindon’s dedication to innovation and engineering. In firearm circles, he’s known best for cutting-edge optics and the Bindon aiming concept, but before he grew his “gun” legend, he was part of the team at Grumman Aerospace that collaborated with NASA on a lunar module valve in Apollo 13 that outperformed its design specs—one of the components that played a role in averting the flight’s nearly catastrophic conclusion. 

When that mastery of physics and mechanics met Bindon’s knowledge of eyesight/aiming/firearms, the ACOG was born. Thirty years later it’s arguably the most successful optical sighting system ever designed. To celebrate, Trijicon is hosting the 24 Days of ACOG Sweepstakes at MillionthACOG.com.

The festivities begin on Oct. 1, and run for 24 straight days. Visitors to the website can enter once each day for a chance to win a prize package, but on the last day (Oct. 24 to 25), you can register for the grand prize every hour, for 24 hours.

Daily winners will be announced during that day’s keyboard-clicking marathon and the grand prize winner’s name will be released Oct. 26. Trijicon has some awesome gear lined up, from some of the industry’s finest, too. Here’s a list.  

No purchase is necessary and if you visit the rules page you’ll see there’s a lot of Trijicon optics heading to new homes next month. If you haven’t added one of the company’s Brilliant Aiming Solutions to your collection, here’s your chance.

 

Latest

X-Vision Night Vision Rangefinder
X-Vision Night Vision Rangefinder

Preview: X-Vision Night Vision Rangefinder

Costing only a fraction of competing products, the Night Vision Rangefinder from X-Vision Optics is an economical tool for short-range hunters—both before and after the sun goes down.

Tips & Techniques: How To Remove Stripped Or Stuck Screws

Let's face it, sometimes we mess up and strip out a screw head. Sometimes it's stripped due to corroded threads. Nonetheless, with a few simple tips and proper tools, you'll be well on your way to loosened fasteners.

Trend-Setting Precision: Manufacturer-Run Long-Range Clinics

A quiet trend has begun in firearm industry and, judging by the response, the approach could quickly spread. While more and more gun companies are holding highly successful free events that provide fans a chance to take their latest models for a short “test drive” at a range, a pair of precision-rifle companies have launched something very different.

Review: CMMG Banshee Mk10 Pistol

CMMG offers its radial delayed blowback action Banshee line of large-format pistols based off the AR-15 in a 10 mm Auto chambering as well, with the Banshee Mk10.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Franchi Affinity Turkey Elite

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Franchi USA Affinity Turkey Elite in 20 gauge, a package designed for the pursuit of wild turkey.

The Armed Citizen® Sept. 23, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.