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Trijicon, Inc. (pronounced Trîj-î-(kòn)) is an American manufacturing company based in Wixom, Michigan that designs and distributes sighting devices for firearms including pistols, rifles and shotguns. Trijicon specializes in self-luminous optics and night sights, mainly using the low-energy tritium illumination, light-gathering fiber optics and battery-powered LED.

Trijicon
TypePrivate
IndustryOptics
Founded1981
FounderGlyn Bindon
Headquarters
ProductsOptical sights, Night vision equipment
Websitehttp://www.trijicon.com
Footnotes / references
Contractor for the United States military

Additionally, Trijicon is a contractor for the United States military and supplies the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) and RX01 reflex sights. The ACOG, Reflex, TriPower, AccuPoint and Night Sights are available to military, law enforcement and civilian markets.

The company's name "Trijicon" comes from combining "tritium", a radioisotope of hydrogen that is the key element utilised in the company's reticle illumination technology, and "icon", meaning picture or image; the consonant "j" was added to help syllabically blend the two words into one portmanteau word. Additionally, the "iji" in Trijicon mimics the "three-dot" design of the Bright & Tough™ Night Sights that was being manufactured when the company was renamed in 1985.

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Trijicon was founded in 1981 by Glyn Bindon as Armson USA, the sole US importer and distributor of the Armson OEG. The Armson OEG was an occluded-type gunsight that used tritium and fiber optics in its construction and was manufactured in South Africa. It was created in 1981 and reached shops in 1983. The gunsight became popular due to its variety of mounting systems for popular rifles and shotguns.

In 1985 Bindon reorganized the company as Trijicon and began manufacture of night sights for pistols. Trijicon introduced a tritium-illuminated telescopic sight for the US Military called the TA01 4x32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) in 1987.

On January 18, 2010, ABC News reported that Trijicon was placing references to Biblical verses on the side of the ACOG sights sold to the United States military. Legal and religious organizations spoke out against the practice and Trijicon subsequently ceased the practice and provided customers with kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes.

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  9. "U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes". ABC News. Retrieved2010-03-02.
  10. Daryl C. Cornett (2011). Christian America?: Perspectives on Our Religious Heritage. B&H Publishing Group. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-8054-4439-1. Retrieved31 May 2013.


Trijicon Article Talk Language Watch Edit Trijicon Inc pronounced Trij i kon is an American manufacturing company based in Wixom Michigan that designs and distributes sighting devices for firearms including pistols rifles and shotguns Trijicon specializes in self luminous optics and night sights mainly using the low energy tritium illumination light gathering fiber optics and battery powered LED 1 2 3 TrijiconTypePrivateIndustryOpticsFounded1981FounderGlyn BindonHeadquartersWixom Michigan United StatesProductsOptical sights Night vision equipmentWebsitehttp www trijicon comFootnotes references Contractor for the United States military Additionally Trijicon is a contractor for the United States military and supplies the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight ACOG and RX01 reflex sights The ACOG Reflex TriPower AccuPoint and Night Sights are available to military law enforcement and civilian markets 4 The company s name Trijicon comes from combining tritium a radioisotope of hydrogen that is the key element utilised in the company s reticle illumination technology and icon meaning picture or image the consonant j was added to help syllabically blend the two words into one portmanteau word Additionally the iji in Trijicon mimics the three dot design of the Bright amp Tough Night Sights that was being manufactured when the company was renamed in 1985 5 Contents 1 History 2 Controversy 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory EditTrijicon was founded in 1981 by Glyn Bindon as Armson USA the sole US importer and distributor of the Armson OEG The Armson OEG was an occluded type gunsight that used tritium and fiber optics in its construction and was manufactured in South Africa 6 It was created in 1981 and reached shops in 1983 The gunsight became popular due to its variety of mounting systems for popular rifles and shotguns 7 In 1985 Bindon reorganized the company as Trijicon and began manufacture of night sights for pistols 2 Trijicon introduced a tritium illuminated telescopic sight for the US Military called the TA01 4x32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight ACOG in 1987 8 Controversy EditMain article Trijicon biblical verses controversy On January 18 2010 ABC News reported that Trijicon was placing references to Biblical verses on the side of the ACOG sights sold to the United States military 9 Legal and religious organizations spoke out against the practice and Trijicon subsequently ceased the practice and provided customers with kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes 10 See also EditAimpoint AB EOTech ELCAN Optical Technologies ITL MARSReferences Edit Kevin Michalowski 28 February 2011 Guns for Personal Defense Arms amp Accessories for Self Defense Iola Wisconsin Gun Digest Books p 126 ISBN 978 1 4402 2673 1 Retrieved 31 May 2013 a b Jerry Ahern 5 October 2010 Gun Digest Buyer s Guide to Concealed Carry Handguns Iola WI F W Media Inc p 122 ISBN 978 1 4402 1767 8 Retrieved 31 May 2013 Robert Brown 2008 THE ULTIMATE BLACK GUN BIG GAME RIFLE Soldier of Fortune Omega Group Limited 33 72 73 Mir Bahmanyar 4 October 2011 SEALs The US Navy s Elite Fighting Force San Diego Osprey Publishing p 103 ISBN 978 1 78096 078 4 Retrieved 31 May 2013 Trijicon Trijicon History Long Duncan 1989 AR 15 M16 Super Systems Boulder CO Paladin Press pp 103 108 ISBN 0873645111 Trijicon History Trijicon Dockery Kevin 2007 Future Weapons Berkeley BERKLEY Publishing Group p 89 ISBN 978 0 425 21750 4 U S Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret Jesus Bible Codes ABC News Retrieved 2010 03 02 Daryl C Cornett 2011 Christian America Perspectives on Our Religious Heritage B amp H Publishing Group p 170 ISBN 978 0 8054 4439 1 Retrieved 31 May 2013 External links EditOfficial website Trijicon AccuPoint Shooting Times magazine This United States manufacturing company related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Trijicon amp oldid 1091952813, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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