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You Arent Gettin A Trijicon Soon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Wildalaska, May 10, 2004.

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  1. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

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    Youre not getting a Trijicon optic soon..unless its already in the hands of a dealer..

    Because Trijicon just got a contract to give every Marine rifleman in Iraq a TA 31 (3.5x with Chevron and fiber optic)....

    Thats above and beyon the Army contracts...

    WildgonnabeusingopensightsforawhileAlaska
     
  2. Erich

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    Yoiks.

    Well, it's been hard to find them for a while - nice to know that my money will be safe with me for a while longer.
     
  3. Zak Smith

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    The TA31 is 4x. The TA11 is 3.5x.

    -z
     
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    Got a link?
     
  5. burbanite

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    Guess I'll just have to make use of the one I have...:neener:
     
  6. MrMurphy

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    Considering how well the Marine Squad Designated Marksmen have liked their A4s with Trijicons, I'm not exactly surprised.
     
  7. ocabj

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    You gotta wonder how many people are selling their Aimpoints to jump on the Trijicon bandwagon.
     
  8. SodaPop

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    There is going to be a huge market for the used ones when the soldiers come back.
     
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    Just got one on a WA/RR AR last week! Must have squeaked under the wire!:uhoh:

    Story on my life.:D
     
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    Bummer... Not that I could afford one anyway, but it was always a nice thaught.
     
  11. Mulliga

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    Those ACOGs will be put to better use by our guys in Iraq. I think it's a great idea for every soldier to have a premium scope to use - helps them get the bad guys without killing civilians.
     
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    So if one wanted a scope for an AR but didn't want to spend that much for an ACOG, what other options are there out there?

    I'm particularly interested in something that would mount on a carry handle.

    I want to find something nicer than one of those $39.95 scopes made in kai ai de zhong guo but less than the cost of the rifle itself.
     
  13. Zak Smith

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    When speaking of conventional hunting rifles, it's pretty common to spend about the same on the scope as the rifle.

    The ACOGs with BAC (TA31* and TA11*) are the hottest models out there right now. You might be able find the older one without the fiber-optic - the TA01 - around $600.

    Alternatively, the military is also using the Aimpoint M2 (1X red dot).

    If you want to go cheaper, I suggest getting a conventional low-mid power Leupold VXII or VXIII, like a 1.5-5x.

    -z
     
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    I got mine! :D

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    DSarms said they have them in stock.
     
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    ACOG=AWESOME, The Accupoint shown just above is a GREAT substitue. I got one of each and both work great.

    John
     
  17. Wildalaska

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    Like I said, if your dealer has em in stock grab one...

    I got one TAO1NSN left and one TriPower, I think I will hoard them.

    WildniceopticsAlaska
     
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    I got mine (TA31F).

    "You gotta wonder how many people are selling their Aimpoints to jump on the Trijicon bandwagon."

    Not me. I got both. I can switch between them in seconds. However instead of doing that, I have them on two different carbines. If I could only have one, it would be the Aimpoint.
     
  20. Zak Smith

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    stevelyn,

    The Meprolight products you refer to are similar in function to the Aimpoint M2 or the Trijicon Reflex (both 1X red dots). The ACOG is completely different.

    -z
     
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    Im glad to hear that they are getting some realyl top notch optics to rifleman as a standard issue. It's been a long time comming.
     
  22. Wildalaska

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    Meprolight makes nice night sights.

    They are made off shore in Israel. A little cheaper.

    BTW, the Israeli military uses Trijicons :)

    Ya get what ya pay for

    WildothersubtledifferencestooAlaska
     
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    Out of curiosity, will this fat contract possibly result in reinvestment in manufacturing equpment and perhaps a price reduction on these fine optics?
     
  24. Wildalaska

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    They just opened a new plant and are runnignthree shifts..

    These optics are very labor intenive, thats why they cost so much

    WildtritiumAlaska
     
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