Trijicon 1-8X VCOG Selected as USMC Squad Common Optic

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posted on February 27, 2020
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Trijicon’s VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) 1-8x28 mm riflescope has been accepted by the U.S. Marine Corps for use as its Squad Common Optic (SCO). The $64,000,000 contract award will begin with delivery of units in this year. The optics will be manufactured at the company’s Wixom, Mich., factory.

“Our warfighters deserve the very best equipment in defense of our nation,” said Stephen Bindon, Trijicon president & CEO. “The Marine Corps’ SCO evaluation process was extremely rigorous, and we are honored that the VCOG was selected to continue the tradition of battle-proven riflescopes that the Trijicon ACOG began in 2004 as the Marine Corps’ first Rifle Combat Optic.”

Specifically designed for Close Quarter Battle and long-distance marksmanship, the Trijicon VCOG 1-8x28 mm is forged from a nearly indestructible 7075-T6 aluminum housing and is waterproof to 66 feet. The first-focal-plane reticle allows subtensions and drops to remain true at any magnification. Featuring ruggedized electronics, the VCOG includes 11 user-selectable brightness settings, including two night-vision settings.

An integrated dial fin allows easy rotation through the magnification range, and a near-constant eye relief means it requires no head or stock position adjustments. An integrated mounting adapter eliminates the need for conventional ring mounts, allowing users to quickly and easily mount the VCOG to any rail system.

“We introduced the VCOG 1-8x28 to the commercial market in early 2019, but its design was inspired by requests from our warfighters. During design, development and testing, we constantly challenged ourselves to produce a scope that would deliver the performance necessary in the most punishing of conditions,” said Chuck Wahr, Trijicon’s global vice-president of sales & marketing.

Trijicon counts among its users every branch of the U.S. military, Special Operations Forces, U.S. Government agencies, state and local Law Enforcement and many of America’s allies.

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