The worst part of getting to do what we do here is when we have to send a product back. I’m not going to lie I stalled the hell out of this article because the idea of shipping the AccuPoint 1-6 scope back to Trijicon pretty much breaks my heart. So it is with a bittersweet feeling I write this review.
We are a Michigan based blog and huge fans of Michigan businesses. As a state, we are lucky to have 2 of the best optic companies located right here in our home state.
While selling products to Michiganders is certainly one place they make money Trijicon has built its business on government contracts and its flagship ACOG. (Trijicon ACOG TA31ECOS Review).
They furthered their reputation on RMR’s (Trijicon RM08G Dual-Illuminated RMR Reflex Sight Review)
Then drove home new products like the VCOG for consumers (First Impressions MI Custom Hybrid M-Lok Rifle)
One thing these products have in common is Tritium. Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. Because if it’s difficult to produce and use in nuclear weapons and reactors Tritium is the 5th most expensive product in the world at $30,000 per gram.
So when people look at the high cost of Trijicon products, it is important that you look at the source of the cost. Not only is this a rare and expensive product it is also one of the most heavily regulated products in the United States.
Trijicon Tackles Consumers
Due to the high cost, regulatory restrictions and extreme overbuilding of their products Trijicon has mainly focused on very lucrative Military contracts.
In the last few years, there has been a shift from the Wixom based company to begin including and creating products designed for the consumer population. While still offering high-quality gear that is overbuilt for the toughest of situations and back by a solid warranty.