Got my New Trijicon Tripower mounted on my AR (pics)


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arinvolvo
September 1, 2004, 03:27 AM
I finally got my Tripower, and so far i like it....I have not yet shot with it....only just zero'd it with my lazer boresighter.

I really dig the chevron reticle, and inside (dimly lit) the tritium shows up pretty well. The fiber optic light gatherer works well also.

It also has a slot to insert a small cyalume stick....so im not sure why they dont call it the Quad power.

1. tritium
2. fiber light gatherer
3. battery
4. back up cyalume

The drawbacks i see so far are these:

1. A lot of plastic. from the 30mm tube back, ALL plastic.
2. no flip caps...and will be almost impossible to fit aftermarket caps, due to the battery and cyalume compartment that extend all the way to the back (there is only about 1mm of round body in which to work with on the back)
3. Muzzle side signature (may be reduced with a kill flash) which brings me to the last one:
4. No Killflash available. (Aimpoint KF does not fit, i tried)

I really DO like the chevron, and i think i may prefer it to the Aimpoint style 4moa dot. I HAVE an Aimpoint M2 in the mail to me now...SO it will end up being a shoot out as to which optic wins the right to reside on my rifle.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program and WildAlaska, as he asks the pertinent questions, such as: "wheres the flash suppressor???":D

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1215962

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arinvolvo
September 1, 2004, 03:29 AM
close up.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1215964

Bartholomew Roberts
September 1, 2004, 09:45 AM
Have you tested the unit in the dark with the batteries turned on to see if it causes the fiber optic ring to glow when battery or cyalume power is applied?

The previous Tripower I used had an issue with that and Trijicon's solution for it was a plastic cover for the fiber optics when using back-up power. I'm interested to see if they have fixed that since I don't see the cover on yours.

arinvolvo
September 1, 2004, 11:22 AM
I have NOT checked that, but the unit DOES come with a little cover for the fiber.

Wildalaska
September 1, 2004, 02:16 PM
The fiber optic still glows, albiet less than earlier..

Wheres the flash hider?

Bet ya paid waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy too much for the Tri Power

WildrubitinAlaska

Darkside
September 1, 2004, 03:01 PM
OK, Wildbetyoupaidwaaaaytooomuchalaska, how much do you sell the Tripower for? You can PM me if you do not want to post it publicly for some reason.

Darkiamwaitingwithbellsonside:D :D

arinvolvo
September 1, 2004, 08:45 PM
i paid 460:what: for it shipped to my door.

arinvolvo
September 2, 2004, 03:00 AM
P.S. PM or email me Ken...tell me how much more i payed than i should have.

arinvolvo
September 3, 2004, 03:11 AM
Just an update.

I got my Aimpoint m2 today...

I think it wins. Scope caps, all metal design...and the reticle is brighter....

the tripower reticle washes out in noon sun, with light colored desert surroundings. too bad too....I really wanted to like it....and i really prefer the chevron reticle.

j.wise
September 3, 2004, 09:21 AM
I understand your sadness. I originally bought a Trijicon Reflex for my rifle, then when faced with the facts about it "washing out" in bright lights, I took it right back to the store and swapped it for an EOTech. I like the EOTech, but I like the idea of no batteries better. Oh well...

Did the Tripower still wash out when you used the batteries? With my G36 dual optic for my SL8, it has a light gathering fiber optic thingy, AND battery back-up. If there isn't enough light, or if it's TOO bright, you can always just turn the unit on (use the battery) and it's perfect. I kinda figured the Tripower would work the same.

rick_reno
September 3, 2004, 10:11 AM
Please post your "shootout" results when the Aimpoint arrives.

Wildalaska
September 3, 2004, 03:36 PM
The tripower, unlike the relfex, does not have a polarizing filter that prevents wash out..Im gonna talk to them about the problem.

The reflex filter is so effective that I can use it in snow ion a sunny day

WildtrijiAlaska

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