Marines sticking with their ACOGs for a while

The Marine Corps Logistics Command last week announced that Michigan-based Trijicon has won a $41 million contract to remanufacture the Corps’ ACOGs.

The Devils evaluated the ACOG as the Rifle Common Optic (RCO) in the early 2000s and, after a recruit training company on Parris Island in 2011 using the optics produced 30 percent more rifle experts than the average company, moved to purchase upwards of 115,000 RCOs for general use.

The newer VCOG will be the SOC, with some 19,000~ acquired over the next few years, but the rest of the force will still be rocking ROCs (ACOGs)

And, even though they will be augmented by the newer Trijicon VCOG 1-8×28 as the service’s new Squad Common Optic (SCO), the RCO will likely endure for at least another decade or more.

More details in my column at Guns.com.

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