Does Trijicon inscribe biblical references on its consumer products?
Yes, Trijicon places a small biblical reference on the products we sell. It is a tradition started by our founder and we continue it as a reflection of our company values. Although Trijicon has now offered to remove these references for military issued products, we will continue to inscribe our consumer products with biblical references.
What is Tritium?
Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. It is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas that reacts with the human body in the same manner as natural hydrogen. Beta rays from the tritium hit phosphors to create the glow you see. Tritium has a half-life of 12.5 years, which means that in that time the lamp will be half as bright as it originally was.<
Is Tritium harmful?
According to documentation by health physicists in statements on file at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), it would take the simultaneous rupture of 10,000 of these small glass capsules in a small room 10 foot by 10 foot to potentially constitute a radiation health hazard. For this reason, customers need not be concerned about the potential risk of the night sight system. Furthermore, our front sight is 0.018 curies and the two rear sight dots are 0.018 curies each. A complete sighting system is 0.054 curies. This is less than many tritium watches, which have up to 0.200 curies or roughly four times as much radioactivity. In addition, the weapon is not as close to the body, and in less constant use than a watch.
I enrolled in the Trijicon Competition Shooters Program a few years ago but do not see the competitions for rewards being sponsored on your website anymore. Is Trijicon still supporting the shooters?
Trijicon is proud to support the shooting sports industry and its members. For 2009 we will be moving our shooter’s incentive program in a new direction. We will no longer be rewarding just the winners for using Trijicon to win, but working towards supplying all shooter with our products. To accomplish this Trijicon will be supporting the matches themselves with more donations to the prize tables, raffles and/or door prizes. We expect more people to have the opportunity to win our products through this change.
Are all Trijicon products “Made in USA”?
Most Trijicon products are “Made in USA”, meaning that we manufacture them in our factory in Michigan. Only the Trijicon AccuPoint is “Assembled in USA”, meaning that we do not manufacture this product but we do assemble the parts in our Michigan factory. In our attempt to provide our customers with the best quality products at a reasonable price, we have determined that it is best to import the riflescope housing and glass from a supplier in Japan. When the materials arrive in our factory, we make it into a Trijicon AccuPoint by installing the fiber optic/tritium illumination module, assembling the scope, setting the parallax and packaging the scope for sale. Whether made or assembled in our factory, every Trijicon product is built with the same focus on quality and precision.
What is Cerakote™?
Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physicals performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength and hardness. Trijicon offers select products in the following Cerakote colors; Flat Dark Earth (FDE), Sniper Gray and Olive Drab Green (OD Green).
Does the Cerakote™ paint used on Trijicon products have slight variations in color from one optic to another?
Yes, as with all paint processes, Cerakote is created in batches. One batch can be slightly darker or lighter than another. One batch may have a bit more gloss than the other. This is due to the way the paint is processed and a very slight variation in the mix can cause slight variations in color or gloss.