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Trijicon announced earlier today that they are producing a new variation of the ACOG design, called the VCOG (the “V” stands for variable). These scopes will feature first focal plane reticles with various different designs (including 300 BLK BDC reticle), all using AA batteries to power the illumination markings instead of visible light or radioactive tritium. These are the first variable power scopes with ballistic compensated reticles that Trijicon has offered, and comes on the heels of their recently introduced TARS scopes while being priced at about $1,000 less. Make the jump for the presser . . .

Trijicon has combined the legendary toughness and function of its combat-proven ACOG and associated ballistic reticles with a new variable optic. The new Trijicon VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) 1-6×24 mm meets the rigorous demands of duty or competition while giving shooters the flexibility to engage CQB targets and out to the maximum effective range of most service rifles.

Designed and built in the USA, the Trijicon VCOG is machined from a 7075-T6 aluminum forging and given a Mil Spec, hard-coat anodized finish. There is a full 90 MOA of windage and elevation adjustment available in 1/2 in./click increments @100m to get almost any weapon system on target.

Lenses are all fully multicoated with a broadband anti-reflective coating that maximizes light transmission while meeting and beating the military’s requirements for abrasion resistance. The scope maintains a constant four inches of eye relief throughout its magnification range and an oversized and knurled adjustment knob makes finding the perfect power setting easy and fast, even with gloved hands.

Before its debut, the VCOG underwent rigorous shock and vibration testing to assure it met the standards of a Trijicon brand optic. The VCOG is waterproof to 66 feet and its illumination electronics are Mil Spec tough. Extra-thick tube walls give the VCOG a toughness advantage over its more fragile competitors. Also tested for smoothness and long-term durability, was the optic’s magnification system—the VCOG offers shooters an outstanding service life under the most rigorous conditions.

Initially, the VCOG will be offered with seven different reticle choices, all of which are located in the first focal plane allowing the ballistic reticle to be used at any magnification. The segmented circle reticle with a centered crosshair can be matched with 175-grain 7.62, 55- and 77-grain 5.56, or 115-grain supersonic 300 BLK loads. The popular horseshoe/dot reticle is available in each of the 5.56 and 7.62 offerings.

The red illuminated reticle is powered by a common AA battery, accessible underneath the objective, delivering 700 continuous hours of runtime at setting 4 of 6 with a lithium battery. A rheostat is located on the main tube, opposite the windage turret, and has an off position between each of its six brightness settings. An integral mount securely pairs the optic with any M1913 Picatinny rail and its height is perfect for flattop M-16, M4, AR-15 and SR-25/AR-10-style rifles. Two slotted screws secure the optic to the rail. At just 10 inches, the VCOG leaves plenty of rail space ahead of the objective for night vision or thermal intensifiers.

Trijicon’s ACOG and ballistic reticles are the most battle-proven, magnified-optic systems in the world. The new 1-6×24 mm VCOG adds tremendous flexibility into the mix while maintaining Trijicon’s high standards of ruggedness. With one optic, operators, law enforcement officers and competitors can engage CQB-distance targets at 1X or roll up to 6X and engage long-distance targets with confidence and precision.

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    • I found the perfect AR optic – if’n it didn’t have an MSRP of $2270. I know I should have married a wealthy supermodel. Damn.

  1. A bit off topic, but is anybody else starting to get borderline homicidal every time somebody uses the word “operator” in a firearms context, or is it just me?

    Telephones, industrial machinery, vehicles, and surgery, fine. Those things involve operators. Firearms? What-the-hell-ever. You go ahead and “operate.” I’ll just keep on doing what my gun was designed for: shooting.

      • And LOCKDOWN.

        gonna have us a lockdown in the neighborhood. run and hide with your head between your thighs. gonna have a lockdown in the neighborhood.

        • We put the neighborhood on lockdown for the operators to complete their tactical mission. Anyone with common sense could see that was the most safe option for the children.


  2. Not as compact or tactical as a TA-01 and TA-31 ill stay with a fixed 4x and add a doctor for CQB this ain’t worth it.

  3. That is awesome, totally unexpected to. I am an optic geek so this makes me happy.
    And its trijicon so its reliable.

  4. Hmmm… pity a Mosin has no Picatinny rail, and that I didn’t win the last (or any) PowerBall drawing.

  5. Do want!
    This will probably be my first venture into the uber priced optic market (I still consider EoTechs reasonable) and sit it on my franken upper 300BLK

  6. This may compliment my next rifle nicely….whatever that ends up being. Good thing that promotion’s coming in May….of course for this I might want to wait for my 2015 promotion.

    This of course assumes I remain single…

    • I would become single if I bought this scope. Looks like a very nice scope, but that MSRP is a killer for me. If I sold everything else Trijicon that I owned, I might be ableto pay for a VCOG.

    • No you can’t… it comes with one.
      This seems like a great optic! For my JP custom babies, only the best is going to do.
      Kahles K16i
      Swarovski BRT
      S&B K dot
      Leopold Mark 6
      Trijicon Vcog
      These are the best choices by far but the perfect scope is Kahles K16i with the best glass, illumination, weight, and FOV

  7. I’d rather have a scope and a miniature reflex sight in an offset mount. A Leupold VX-R 1.25-4x Patrol mounted on top of a rifle combined with a Aimpoint Micro, Trijicon RMR, or Leupld DeltaPoint in an offset mount is a great combination. Rather than turn the power ring to 1x on a variable power scope, you roll the rifle and use the reflex sight for close range. I keep my scope set to 4x.

  8. GeeeeeEEESSSHHH!! Only the gumment can afford to throw that kind of money into an optic and not bat an eyelash. Yeah, I’ll trash out three T-1’s and still have money left, thank you.

  9. The VCOG is great for military use, which is the primary driver of why Trijicon created it. There’s a burning need for optics that can switch between CQC and ‘ranged’ situations on the fly, and being outfitted with either an ACOG or dot sight doesn’t do it. You can check out how it’s solving this problem here.

  10. So damn expensive. I would but it if it were at a reasonable price. Way to many better optics out there at a price that is reasonable. Trijicon lets here the voice of the people. 15FEB2016

  11. So damn expensive. So many optics that are just as durable at a fraction of a VCOG. I would buy one but for that price it’s just unreasonable. I hope trijicon here’s the voice of the people. 15FEB2016

  12. Checked one out – very nice but I had a hard time coming to terms with the price if a regular ACOG let alone this. And it’s probably ITAR restricted so us Canadians couldn’t have one anyways. (ITAR for scopes seems abit excessive) . Anyways – very nice scope but just too many $$$


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