Brian Scearse I used a TA31 4x32 for five years while on active duty. I had the same M16 and ACOG for my first three years of service and it took a lot of abuse and still stayed zeroed even after everything it went through. I only had to adjust zero a few times due to the extreme change in elevations I was in, but the zero did not change by much.
During my last two years of service I had received a brand new one my unit had received and deployed to Afghanistan with a ACOG and M4. I love the optic. Very durable and works in every situation that I have used it in. Anything from house to house to open ground engagements.
The Sheriff's department I work for now issued me a Colt M4 with a ACOG mounted on it. The first time I saw the rifle with a ACOG on it I smiled a little because it's a weapons system I am familiar with and it had a optic that I know will hold up against anything that it would be exposed to. I will purchase a TA31 with a RMR for FN FS2000 soon because I know it will hold against anything and that rifle will become my patrol rifle once I get the optic on it. I like my EOTECH I have on the rifle now, but I must admit that I miss the ACOG because it is much more versatile than the EOTECH.
I also have Trijicon pistol Night Sights on my service Glock 31 and on my HK USP45 off duty pistol and have no complaints. In my opinion they are the best pistol Night Sights out there. I have tried numerous brands on different pistols and I regret spending the money on them and not just going with Trijicon in the first place for all my pistols.
Manuel PerezColumbia, Maryland October 7, 2013 - I used Trijicon products while on active-duty and deployed in Iraq. Your products saved lives and am very confident in using them as they are a proven asset.
Joshua MilesAurora, Colorado August 9, 2012 - My first experience with Trijicon was the ACOG I was issued for my M4 on my first deployment to Iraq with the army, I loved how crisp and clear everything was when looking through the ACOG and the fact that it survived over 37 IED blasts inside my Humvee. So as soon as we were told we were going home I placed my order online for a TA01 with a mounted red dot sight to be shipped to my home address for pick up when I got back. I slapped it on my AR15 and zeroed it January 2008, April of 2009 I pulled it off of my AR15 and put it on my issued M4 to take back to Iraq with me, it maintained my zero even after switching it to a different rifle. This second deployment when I had my personal ACOG, it made me proud and just like its predicessor, survived multiple explosions and even getting blown out of the gunners turret on my Humvee and run over by another Humvee, through all of this the only thing that happened to the ACOG was the little plastic cover for the reflex sight mounted in top was crushed twice, and both times when I contacted Trijicon for a replacement they sent it to me free of charge. No matter where life takes me next, whether I remain in the military until I retire or I move to the LE side of things, or civilian defense... I will never trust my life or my buddies life to anything other than a Trijicon.
Thank you for making such an outstanding line of products,
SGT Miles, US Army
Jason MullClarksville, Tennessee June 25, 2012 - I have a long history of using ACOG on an M4 platform. My first experience with an ACOG was a unit issued TA31RCO 4x32 which I used throughout a tour in Afghanistan 2010-2011. This was my first magnified optic that I had used. It proved a be a tremendous asset and improvement in accuracy over iron sites and my old EOTech. My TA31RCO had a defuser which gave me some added comfort on many occasions while I was across the pond. My only complaint was the small red arrow. I prefer an optic to present horizontal and vertical reference lines which this model does not have. On one occasion I had been tracking a moving target along a mountain side for nearly half an hour. That small red arrow had managed to burn its way into my retina and I was seeing when I closed my eyes that night, lol. There was a drawback to the illuminated chevron. On 5/29/2012 I purchased a personal M4 and I bought the M4A1 ACOG. I love this ACOG and I will take it with me on my next deployment. It offers the traditional cross hair reticle and I have deadly accuate with it. The cross hair is all black and offers a small glowing green cross at night which is awesome! I have done some personal training and tests to determine eye fatigue and I do not get any fatigure or retina memory during either the day or night. The M4A1 also manages to do this without the fiber optic strip which draws attention to the scope. I purchased a defuser for the front of the ACOG and I love this setup. The M4A1 also has iron sites which is advantageous for me since my personal M4 is setup for long range shooting and I do not have a front or rear site post. This gives you some up close reflex sites. But, I have tried to fire at a 100ft target using the iron sites and they are not good for distance, stick to the cross hair. But they will get you on target at 25'.
David EhrmanCopperas Cove April 14, 2012 - I have been in the Army going on 30 Year. I have seen the Army purchased lots of new equipment but the best was our ACOG's. It is a great asset to us. It brings a lot of my soldier’s home to their families.
Kyle ArthurSanger February 11, 2012 - I purchased recently(February 6, 2012) the ACOG 3.5x35 and it is SUPERB! I highly recommend Trijicon's ACOGs for all tatically purposed gun systems. When it comes to purchasing any tatically based optics there is only one single source of EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY scopes that I trust, as well as, the MILITARY, and that is TRIJICON... more specifically their ACOG line of rifle scopes. Just to give an idea of the quality of the Trijicon ACOG, when looking threw the scope it appears as if you are look at a HIGH DEFINITION tv program... it is CRYSTAL CLEAR, ACCURATE, TOUGH, and overall just plain RELIABLE... So don't shop around looking at other brands of tatical scopes(because they'll fall short), if you want the best, BUY TRIJICON!!!
Derek BeyerMissoula, Montana November 16, 2011 - I joined the USMC in 2005 and had an Acog issued to when I deployed my first time to Iraq in 2006. It saw combat, IED's mortar attacks and was still dead on everytime. Not only does it hold a great zero but these combat optics made observing potential IED's and enemy activity with some stand off distance possible. I just bought my own USMC RCO for my M4 and i can tell you now it will never come off my rifle!
Nick for one year I used the Trijicon ACOG on my M4 rifle in the Afgahnistan mountains, and would like to tell you how great of an optic it is. During my tour overseas I climbed mountains walked through village and city streets and was a gunner atop my MATV truck, and my ACOG was always with me. My ACOG took one hell of a beating over there and every time I went back to base and checked my zero it was always right on. I sighted it in when I was first issued it and never had to make an adjustment afterwards. Thank you for making a product I can truely say I trusted my life with, the Trijicon ACOG Thanks again, Nick - U.S. Army
Jonathan Carroll First off I just want to say that the ACOG has made eliminating a threat very easy. My father bought an ACOG for my M16 before I deployed three months ago. Recently I was involved in an IED explosion and my ACOG and my weapon were destroyed. It was so tough that it pretty much saved my leg from being blown off. I just wanted to thank you for making such a high quality product, more importantly, a life saver.
Staff Sgt. Jose Casillas The sight was sent to me by one of my best friends as a Christmas gift. It was his way of contributing to the war effort. Probably one of the best gifts I have ever received. Near the end of our tour the road-side bomb attacks were increasing. As my platoon neared the end of a patrol, we began our drive back to our forward operating base. As senior scout, my vehicle was leading our platoon back to camp when a road-side bomb was detonated about four feet from us, knocking me down from my vehicle commander hatch. The blast destroyed my goggles and knocked me out for about two seconds.
On another mission later that evening, I noticed that the reticle on my sight was no longer glowing. I then figured that the blast caused a shockwave whose over-pressure blew out a seal on my ACOG while it was mounted on my M-4 carbine, allowing the tritium to leak out. The rest of the sight seems to be fully functional, and it still holds my original zero. Thank you for your time in reading my letter and for the work in repairing my sight, it is truly the best sight I have ever had in my 8 years of Army service. Take care and thank you all for your support.
Justin CollinsFort Knox, Kentucky I just wanted to comment on what a great product the ACOG is. I was issued one for my M4 during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. I used it day and night, on combat patrols, ambushes and even raids. It was my baby for 12 long months at war. I believe it helped me from meeting my end several times, i can't say the same for the foes i used it on! Thank You very much for putting out such a great tactical scope that could be used by soldiers in a combat theater. I appreciate all your hard work and letting this Tanker become a lethal killer on the ground. HooaH!!!!
Death Squad 3 Out
SSG Collins US ARMY
Dave FallonDistrict of Columbia Here's a photo shot by my Bro with me firing from a blackhawk with my M-4 w/ TA31f ACOG optical scope. Smacking Targets at 300 meters 2 stories up in the air. awsome sight worth every penny!!!!
K. FrakesPhoenix, Arizona Just back from Iraq; had a TA01NSN on my M4 and loved it! All the other guys had "optic envy". Great product.
Sgt. Chris HowardGoose Creek, South Carolina I have to say, bar none, this is the best rifle scope I have ever fired.I am a squad designated marksman for my unit in Iraq and for the M-16A4 (which I carry) and/or M-4 Carbine it can't be beat. Hopefully I can even put one on my own flat-top AR down the road when my budget allows.Thanks for a great product.
Sgt. Chris Howard
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." G.K. Chesterton
Matthew M.International I am currently deployed to Tallil AB Iraq and I was issued an ACOG TA01NSN. I am a designated marksman and responsible for engaging targets from a distance for the safety of my troops. This scope is tougher than my M4 and is accurate right out of the box up to 600 meters. It also has zero parallax. Hands down the best piece of equipment issued next to Gortex. Thank you for creating a durable and accurate piece of equipment. It saves a lot of lives by allowing us to reach out and touch someone quickly and accurately.
Major MahonMilitary Undisclosed, District of Columbia I received these parts promptly, and would like to thank you and your company for the quality of your products, and for the quality of your customer service. An ACOG is as close to bullet-proof as it gets. No other scope even comes close. Add to that the brightest glass--absolutely stunning images from such a small package(!)-and you have a world-class capability!
To be fair, my problems were soldier-induced lost parts (or a scavenge operation)-yet still, you sent out the needed parts...free of charge! That is standing behind a product "above and beyond the call of duty."
And that is why I will do business with your company on a personal level from now on. You stood by me as a soldier---now I will stand by you as a loyal customer. My ACOG TSN is now back on my M4A1, and has done two missions since. I would not want to leave the wire without my Trijicon-equipped carbine. It hits exactly where I aim, always!
Major Mahon - U.S. Army
James Nance Jr.NC National Guard, North Carolina Hello,
My name is SSG James Nance I am a fulltime North Carolina Army National Guardsmen. I was issued and used the TA31F ACOG on my M4 Carbine during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was by far the best optic sight I ever used on the M16 series of Rifles. It was lightweight rugged and easy to use. And stayed zeroed after rough handling. If I should happen to deploy again I sure hope our unit will be able to get more. When we got back from Iraq we had to turn over all optics, night sights, M4's and M16A4's to another Guard Unit to use. I sure hope the ACOG I used is helping someone else now, but I sure miss it.
Thanks for a Great Product,
SSG James E. Nance Jr
Andrew Rowe I have a Trijicon ACOG on my M4 in Iraq. I love your product because it is very easy to use not only for long range shots but for close combat as well. Also the ACOG is a very rugged piece of equipment; I will never use any other brand of optics on any weapon again. I would like to thank you and everyone at Trijicon for making such an outstanding product.
Steve Urquidez This is my first tour in Baghdad, Irag. We run the PSD missions and as the rules of engagement change the enemies never do. We're required to have PID and nothing makes it easier than having a combat optic. Thanks to your ACOG our squad saved one IP (Iraqi Police) and escorted another to safety. Since then I've convinced 12 others in my unit to buy their own ACOGs. No compromises, Hooah
I've been nominated for a Meritory Service Medal for my actions saving the Iraqi Police that day. I would like to thank your products again"......
W. L. I worked as a contractor in Iraq for 6.5 months on my last contract. I was in the Anbar province in an area that was very open with mild terrain. I used a privately purchased ACOG 4x32 scope exclusively on my M16A4. The sight was particularly handy giving me some means of scanning out to potential threats without having to use binoculars. It was extremely rugged and and held up to the daily abuse of hitting vehicles, sand and heat. When I left Iraq I brought the scope home and it now sits on my custom built AR. It is a great scope and I highly recommend ACOG's to my associates.
Cassidy WilliamsonDistrict of Columbia Cassidy Williamson I recently was deployed to Iraq for the war during the months of February 2003 to January 2004. During my unit's deployment there, we paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division realized that more designated marksmen were needed in that environment. Questions were asked about what actions we should take and we found an answer, the ACOG 4x32 scope. I'll be the first one to tell you that it's very difficult to get the Army to invest in new equipment. That is coming from someone who actually uses it, not orders it. But people listened to our requests and our prayers have been answered. We train fiercely with the ACOG in preparation for our next upcoming deployment to Iraq. I know it will not let me down. This picture was taken at a MOUT (urban training) range at Fort Bragg, NC. Nothing special about it except for the awesome ACOG mounted on my m4 rifle. Soon it will aid me and the other few selected marksmen that carry it. I know it will not let us down.
A Serviceman's FatherTexas I have no doubt that this sight aided my son in coming home safely from two tours in Iraq. According to my son this sight allowed him to consistently "out-shoot" every one in his group. My son is in the 101 Airborne 377 FA (Air Assault). Many of the soldiers that saw him shoot called home and ordered the same sight
Jerome FrostGraham, North Carolina This scope has been put through hell this year with me. It had it made at the Police Department, until May 2005 when my Field Artillery unit was called up to do a transportation mission. For over a year we drove missions from bases in Kuwait to bases all over Iraq up to the Syrian border. The scope was on My M249. Due to the cramped conditions inside the vehicle and the enviroment that we lived in the scope constantly got beat up. While training up for the mission and during the mission in Iraq there was over 1,200 live rounds and around 3,200 blanks fired out of my M249 while the Reflex scope was mounted on it.
My unit liked my reflex because of the weight, size, easy use, and that it did not need batteries.
SSG/Det. Jerome Frost
A BRTY 5th 113th FA/Graham Police Department
SSG Nathan Purdy Your Trijicon Reflex sight was the solution to all of my problems. I hate depending on batteries. I hate wondering if my sight will be on when I really need it. I hate wondering if my sight can handle the abuse of combat. I don't do that anymore. This is the only sight I have been 100% confident with. I will be taking your sight to Iraq for a 15 month tour. It will be my second tour and I know how hard the environment can be on weapons systems and sights. I have no doubts. Thank you.
SSG Nathan Purdy
Kyle Bowden "I would just like to say how pleased I have been with my AccuPoint TR21R.
Though I know it is listed as a hunting optic, it has served me extremely well as a tactical scope on my issue M16. While quite a few guys have the issue ACOG, I wanted a variable-power optic, and the reticule on the Accupoint really caught my eye. Now that I have an issue M14 as well, the first scope that came to mind was the 2.5-10x TR22R. I'm really looking forward to it fitting in my budget and trying it out at an 800 meter machine gun range. Thanks for all of your support of all us over here and the great products your company has provided.