Trijicon

 founded in 1981
Wixom, Michigan

“Tritium” the key element in the company’s innovative illumination technology, and “icon”
Additionally, the “iji” in Trijicon mimics the “three-dot” design

 

  •  founded in 1981 by Glyn Bindon as Armson USA
    – 1972 aeronautical engineer at Ford Motor Company
    – worked on the U.S. Navy’s F-8U Crusader
  • 1981 visited South Africa, met a guy who made gun sights
  •  Imported the Armson OEG
    – occluded-type gunsight, used tritium and fiber optics
    – manufactured in South Africa
    – popular for rifles and shotguns
  • 1985 reorganized as Trijicon
  • 1985 began manufacture of night sights
  • 1987 4×32 Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG)
  • 1988 Trijicon Night Sights were adopted by the FBI
  • 1996 1×24 Reflex Sight
    – adopted by the U.S. Special Forces
    – for the SOPMOD M4 Carbine kit
  • 1998 AccuPoint 3-9×40 dual-illuminated riflescope
  • 2002 TriPower, first triple-illuminated reticle
  • September 2003, Glyn Bindon died in a plane crash in Alaska
  • 2007 launched Trijicon Red Dot
  • 2009 500,000th 4×32 ACOG scope produced
  • 2017 produced the 1,000,000th ACOG\

 

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