Trijicon 1-6×24 VCOG

Trijicon has announced thier first VCOG riflescope. The VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) is a zoom scope, in contrast to their famous  ACOG line of combat scopes which have a fixed magnification. The first VCOG will be a 1-6x power with a 24mm objective lens. A range of reticles will be available with bullet drop compensation for the 5.56mm, .300 BLK and 7.62x51mm cartridges. The reticle is situated on the first frontal plane (meaning the reticle zooms in proportion to the target as you increase magnification).

The scope is illuminated and runs for 700 hours off a single lithium AA battery. It starts shipping in August.


Thanks To Jakob for the tip.

Hat Tip: Solider Systems

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • JT

    I have been wishing they would make exactly this for ages!

    • Ghostalker

      Primary arms has something very similar in a fixed 6X, and they are coming out with a variable power version as well. For those of us that do not operate in operations. It will not cost north of 2k like this fine optic does.

  • And it will cost…one MILLION DOLLARS!

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Completely RETARDED to put the battery at the 6 o’clock position and built the mount into it. This effectively makes the “VCOG” as an AR-15 ONLY sight.

    The height above rail is a fixed 1.5″ now, so, no using it on any gun that isn’t ideal to have at 1.5″ sight height. You could mount this on a ton of other guns if they moved the battery to the side and used ACOG style mounts. Trijicon is so strange sometimes.

    Not to mention this physically looks like the 10 year predessor to the ACOG. Hardly does this appear to be the new tech. Mostly because of the things I mentioned above, but also the turrent and eye piece. This is brand new, stupid expensive, and looks old. Good job guys!

  • 5

    Apparently the blind person who designs their mounts finally got a scope project.

  • Mouse

    I fail to see what this sight offers over the Elcan series of sights. The Elcan is 1x-4x or 1.4x-6x I believe, and they’re half the size it looks like.

  • Aesthetics are secondary, but this is uuuuuuuuuuuuggly. Also, like another poster said, just get an ELCAN SpecterDR. (I say this as I don’t have the 2G’s to drop on a variable battle optic.)

    • I’veUsedAnElcanBefore

      The Elcan has external windage and elevation adjustments as opposed to internal, making it far more fragile.

  • david

    To all those saying the Elcan 1.5-6x is a good alternative. I’d say yeah, but that Elcan is quite big compared to the 1-4x version. The Trijicon VCOG looks considerably slimmer. With that out of the way, Leupold has a 1-8x with their Mk.8 But the Mk.8 is even more expensive… considerably so. S&B has their short dot, which is also more expensive. IOR Valdada has their line of compact variable scopes, too.

    I’m not one to complain about the second rule of cool (looks) when the first rule is excellent (function). It just seems to me that this product offering is a “me too” product with nothing really innovative. I have no doubt that the VCOG is a quality scope