Spotlight: Trijicon delivers dependability, quality and performance to the LE community
Trijicon’s ACOG is built to last
Company Name: Trijicon, Inc.
Headquarters: Wixom, Michigan
Signature Product: Trijicon® ACOG
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 and sights for tactical 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 is your signature product and how does it work?
Our signature product is the USMC-approved Trijicon® ACOG. It is a fixed power, dual illuminated sight (fiber optic/tritium) that is extremely durable and built to last in combat.
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 unique in many ways. It is a small family-owned business that values its customers and employees. The company is innovative and is always looking for ways to improve. The use of tritium and fiber optics in products differentiates the company from many others.
6. What do your customers like best about you and your products?
What the LE community likes best about Trijicon products is their quality, durability and dependability under severe working conditions.
7. 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 mission requirements.