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ACOGs for the US Army

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SOCOM ACOG view(click to view larger) Major General J.N. Mattis, Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, called them “the biggest improvement in lethality for the Marine infantryman since the introduction of the M1 Garand in WWII.” The USMC calls them the first-ever Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) of the United States Marine Corps, and placed a $660 million order for up to 800,000 in 2005. Trijicon Inc. in Wixom, MI calls them ACOG – Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (R) whose Bindon Aiming Concept(TM) permits a both-eyes-open shooting method in fast moving Close Quarter Battle (CQB) scenarios like urban warfare. The soldier has both eyes open for better identification and fewer mistakes, and once a decision is made it’s just “put the dot on target and shoot” – and leave the batteries at home. Now the US Army calls ACOGs their M150 Rifle Combat Optic, thanks to a significant order… Army ACOG(click to view larger) Although the ACOGs have many features which are very advantageous for military use, they were originally developed by Trijicon without government funding. They’re an excellent example of product development, however, because the US Army has now added itself to the customer roster […]

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