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Spotlight: Trijicon delivers dependability, quality and performance to the LE community

Learn how Trijicon’s products stand up to the toughest conditions

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Company Name: Trijicon, Inc.
Headquarters: Wixom, Mich.
Signature Products: Trijicon ACOG, RMR, Electro Optics, Night Sights, AccuPoint

Trijicon has led the industry in the development of superior any-light aiming systems since the company’s founding in 1981. World-renowned for its innovative applications of tritium and advanced fiber- optics, Trijicon manufactures the most advanced riflescopes, red dot sights, electro optics, and iron sights for law enforcement, military and sporting applications.

1. Where did your company name originate from?

Trijicon’s name can be broken down into three parts. The “Tri” is for the tritium used in our products. The “icon” refers to our goal to be an icon in the gunsight industry. The “j” connects “Tri” and “icon” together and makes three dots in the word, which resembles our tritium-filled night sights.

2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?

Glyn Bindon was the inspiration behind starting Trijicon. While visiting friends in South Africa in 1980, Mr. Bindon met a friend who had developed a luminous gunsight. This gentleman had hoped to sell it in America. Mr. Bindon brought a sample back home and soon discovered there was a market for the sight. He thus began his move into the gunsight business – working off the shelf in his home family room.

3. What are some of your signature products?


Our most iconic product is the Trijicon® ACOG. It is a fixed power, dual illuminated sight (fiber optic/tritium) that is extremely durable. No other magnified optic has been used more in combat than the ACOG.

The Trijicon RMR red dot is designed to be as durable as the legendary ACOG. With a patented shape and proven electronics, it offers unsurpassed durability, speed, and precision to any style or caliber of firearm.

Trijicon also leads the industry in image quality, ease of use, and durability with its line of Electro Optic thermal riflescopes. Trijicon’s advanced thermal imaging riflescopes are trusted by the most demanding military and law enforcement users.

4. Why do you believe your products are essential to the police community?

The mission requirements for law enforcement officers in the areas of accuracy and force decision making are greatly enhanced by Trijicon’s high quality magnified and non-magnified optics. In the law enforcement profession officer/community safety, as well as officer/agency liability are paramount to effective mission accomplishment. In the areas of dependability, quality and performance, Trijicon products meet these uncompromising standards.

5. What makes your company unique?

Trijicon is a family-owned business committed to offering the most innovative, durable and largest portfolio of aiming solutions. With an emphasis on exceeding our end-users’ expectations and with products designed and engineered in the USA, Trijicon is uniquely positioned to deliver industry-leading products.

6. What other products does Trijicon offer for the LE community?

The Trijicon Credo line of tactical riflescopes include low power variable models as well as first and second focal plane options. Credo riflescopes deliver an incredibly clear sight picture, green and red illuminated reticles, superior target acquisition and rugged durability.

7. What do your customers like best about you and your products?

Trijicon is honored to have partnered with the law enforcement community for decades, and we continue to search for innovative new technologies to protect those who protect us. Trijicon products stand up to the toughest situations and offer proven, increased accuracy and field-tested durability that work every time, including in low-light situations.

8. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?

The most rewarding part of serving the first responder community is the trust and confidence that these men and women have in Trijicon’s commitment to provide them with the best products available to help them meet their duty requirements.