Trijicon Introduces the AccuPower LED Riflescope Series

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I love pretty much everything about Trijicon products except for the price (as a civvy).  My favorite optic (in a different era of my life) was their ACOG.  I’m glad to see that they are staying current with tech, and bringing out new products.

Generated from the success of the LED-powered Trijicon VCOG® and TARS™, the AccuPower series is designed for versatility with variable power offerings of 1-4×24, 2.5-10×56, 3-9×40 and 4-16×50. Integrating Aircraft-Grade Aluminum housing, superior quality glass lenses and advanced application-specific illuminated reticles, the AccuPower riflescope offers you the durability and dependability expected from Trijicon.

The AccuPower line features anti-reflective multi-coated lenses with adjustable reticle brightness settings (offering eleven brightness adjustments with an “Off” feature between each brightness setting). They are all powered by a CR2032 battery.

The AccuPower series incorporates a hybrid black chrome/etch and fill illuminated-reticle system available in red or green. Four reticle choices are available: MOA reticle, MIL-square reticle, Duplex crosshair, and a Segmented Circle crosshair with BDC capabilities. All reticles are located in the second focal plane (so the reticle size and appearance remains constant as magnification increases), which should provide a more exact aiming point at higher magnifications and should be faster to use in low light situations.

Personally I’m interested in the 3-9×40 in MilDot which looks to retail at $1,025.  Do any of you have time with Trijicon’s product line?  If so, what do you think?



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • Joe

    I have a accupoint 3-9×40 with amber mil dot reticle and honestly I’m not impressed for what I paid. I think leupold’s AR line of scopes has better glass. Trijicon ran the fiber optic up through the 6 o’clock position in the reticle and that line is wider than rest of he mil dot lines. Also the mil dots on the 6 o’clock position are fuzzy compared to the 3, 9, 12 o’clock positions.

    No doubt Trijicon is well built, but if I could do it over again I would have bought vortex or leupold.

    • I, too, have some trouble understanding how this is going to compete with the Leupold Mark AR and VX-R Patrol product lines. It’d be one thing if these had FO or tritium, but I’m not paying a couple hundred bucks more for the pleasure of having Trijicon branding.

      • ruinator

        Exactly! Brand names are for purses. Gun stuff (for me) is about function

        • Doc Rader

          Yeah. Except for those cheap Aimpoint knockoffs you can find on ebay and what not.

          I have started buying name brand from well established companies with a general expection that they will produce quality and will back their products. I’m not interested in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Optics” any longer (even if I can buy 10 for the price of one name brand).

          I agree it needs to function, but it also needs to continue functioning.

    • Doc Rader

      That is disappointing. I’ve good experience with Trijicon products before (though not this type of scope).

      • If the glass and illumination are substantially better than the competition, they might be able to get away with their pricing structure. I am just skeptical that’s going to happen – Trijicon seems to have started charging the Surefire tax, and it’s getting old pretty quick.

    • Vitsaus

      I agree with you whole heartedly. It was so much easier to sell Leupold and even Zeiss than to sell those Trijicon scopes. ACOGs always sold well enough because of the Call of Duty factor, but when their line of more conventional scopes came out, customers who were experienced could see they were getting more for the same money with one of the previously mentioned brands. I like what Trijicon does with these optics, but they are too optimistic about what people will pay for them. Good stuff costs money, I’m the first to say it, but with the Trijicon line, there’s a point of diminishing returns compared to other major (quality) brands.

  • Squirreltakular

    I love my 3x green horseshoe ACOG

    I’m waiting for FFP scopes to come down in price. I’d be super interested in a budget VCOG.

    • Have you seen the Bushnell 1-4x Throw Down PCL? It is genuinely a really nice scope for the money if you can make use of the BDC reticle.

  • Georgiaboy61

    I own an ACOG TA11H-G 3.5x fixed power optic. It is well-designed, rugged and performs well in its intended tasks. Trijicon’s customer service, however, is indifferent at best. My main gripe, however, is that their technical inquiry department will not share the subtention values of their reticles, vertical or horizontal. These can be determined empirically via testing – which I have done – but it would have been a whole lot easier if Trijicon would simply have sent the numbers and values to me – just as most other optic/scope manufacturers do.
    Given the age of their ACOG product line, the prices for these units ought to be substantially lower than at present. In fact, one of Trijicon’s competitor’s, Primary Arms, produces a scope superior to the ACOG in nearly every way – and for roughly s third of what the ACOG costs!