The Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) from Trijicon is a must have sight for the AR15 rifle. There are various models of the ACOG, but generally the features are the same. It is a military specifications Mil Spec item which can withstand extreme temperatures, it is rugged for field use and easy to use.
Here are some of the features which make ACOG a good choice for the AR15 rifle, although it is available for other calibers as well:
- Various models from 1.5×17 till 6×48
- Rugged and military spec item
- Range varies from 200 yards to 800 yards (depending on model)
- Most of them have bullet drop compensation
- Good field of view
- Do not require a battery (most models)
- Different reticle styles and color available
- Shock resistant
- Water proof
- Fiber optic models automatically adjust light
- Tritium reticle that glows in low light conditions and hence no need for battery
- Adjustable for windage and elevation
- Easy to mount and use
The ACOG is milled out of a single piece of Aluminium and is a rugged device. It is specially designed for field use and considering the above mentioned advantages it is preferred for use on AR15 platforms. It is field proven and battle worthy having been in service for a long time. A single ACOG will function for years as the reticle is Tritium material based which has a long life. The good thing is that these devices are available in Pakistan.