ACOG vs LPVO (Primary Arms ACOG with ACSS Aurora)

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Published 2020-04-21
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All Comments (21)
  • Wes Donovan
    *mouth breathers who have never had to carry a rifle further than from the car to the range lane*: "The Acog is a brick"
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  • marcspaz
    I realize this video is a couple years old... but still a great video and the closing is wonderful advice.
  • Vasco Jorge
    Battery life on an Acog is about 7.5 billion years.
  • Tom Jacobs
    I think Trijicon should adopt that slogan.

    “Trijicon ACOG. Powered by the fucking sun”
  • Mr. Drums
    Question on eye relief... If ACOG eye relief is somewhat problematic... can you simply add a magnifier with a larger eye relief? I've never tried. Just curious if this combo might provide the best of both worlds? It would also increase magnification, allowing you to purchase a less costly ACOG. Again... Juut curious how dumb this question is?
  • James Michael
    A good way to train with both eyes open, at least from my experience anyway, is to get an optic and cover the front lens with black tape or a scope cap. That way your non dominant eye sees the target and your dominant eye, which is focused on the reticle and is superimposed. It worked for me.
  • Matt BD
    "Is it heavy? Then its expensive, put it back" - Dude that gets eaten in Jurassic Park
  • Høney Bàdgér
    For those complaining about an ACOG, haven't had enough time to put it through its paces. A good friend of mine stopped a metal pipe from caving in his nose with his rifle and it hit directly on the ACOG. Not only did it survive, it held its zero true.

    Any scope that is accidently dropped into a porta-shitter and survives has my respect.
  • Zachary Edwards
    You would not believe how many people I knew in the Army that didn't know what eye relief was. Every time we did a class on marksmanship, they would never mention it, they would just talk about getting the same sight picture. Then I would see privates with their eye like 2-3 inches back. Then when I asked the NCOs about it, they never knew what I was talking about. And they couldn't figure out why so many guys couldn't zero their weapons or qualify. And this isn't one unit. I was in for 12 years across like 5 units, and it was always the same thing.
  • David B
    The AR is as heavy as 10 boxes, I can’t imagine a brick on top of it !
  • ptschafer
    It's amazing how optics have evolved over the last 20, 10, heck even 5 years. There's multiple quality players in the LPVO game, micro dots, precision long-range, etc. But you are correct BIG time on Two key things: "Training," and brains. Knowing your equipment and understanding it, and being familiar enough to use it in a split second (training) is essential. I've known a few people who buy a scope simply because "well the reticle is green and it looks cool." But if you ask them why it is good or how it works, there's nothing tangible answered on how it functions or if it is reliable. Good video.
  • Tony
    My wife just now: Why do you always watch this guy, you got a crush on him or something....?
  • The ACOG is the finest combat optic made, it’s record is unbeatable. It’s also near and dear to me and I wish I had the ACSS reticle back in the day.
  • Jo Almería
    "Targets don't stand still. Targets move, people don't want to die." Such an underrated quote XD
  • rhino ranch
    Fixed 4x rifle scopes were fairly common for hunting back in the day. Vortex, Leupold, Burris, Athlon should bring fixed 4x power scopes to the market w/ or w/o illumination
  • One thing rarely spoken about is the acog was originally a carry handle optic and still is. The channel under the optic is meant so you can use the iron sights of a a1, a2, or a3/4. I have my ta31ecos on my urgi upper but I also have a retro C7 with an a1 style upper and use a ta31a4 with the carry handle knob. Very nice and the added bore to optic height is not as bad.
  • Matt Stuart
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  • Jason Dolan
    I was lucky enough to be part of initial testing, in the USMC, with the acog back in 96. I then was able to deploy with it & use it for real world applications during Operation Silver Wake & a few other operations. Only 2 of us in our Company had them, we were the DMs. I loved it & made my post deployment AAR saying, amongst other things, that it should be issued to every Marine. Eventually, as we all know, it was but it took time & a couple wars.
    Besides being able to enhance/extend the typical Marines lethality I love the ACOG/RCOs durability. Over the years they've been dropped, blown up, shot, dragged, smashed, kicked, submerged, and been through all manner of abuses but for the most part they shrug off the abuse and keep on working. No product is 100% perfect & I have seen a very few that didn't hold zero but for the most part these things are the main battle tank of the optic world. I'll keep mine.