Trijicon’s purchase of IR Defense was announced last August. In the presser, Stephen Bindon, Trijicon President and CEO stated, “The night vision market continues to grow at a phenomenal pace and the acquisition of IR Defense Corp. gives us a very unique opportunity to enter this market by providing thermal imaging products to end-users across the spectrum. We see an opportunity to invest in and grow the business while providing strategic technology to Trijicon.”
With FLIR buying Armasight, these are interesting times and clearly signal that night vision / thermal is going more mainstream. Tactical Gun Review is based in Texas where hog hunting has exploded in popularity and there is no better way to hunt hogs than with thermal imaging.
Trijicon has launched a new website – Trijicon Electro Optics.
Here at TGR we are big believers in Trijicon optics and run a variety of their scopes. You can read our Trijicon reviews here.
The Trijicon Electro Optics consists of four thermal imaging scopes.
The IR-HUNTER is offered in four different specifications. One cool feature is their “Edge Detect” that reduces the amount of light compared to the standard white-hot or black-hot settings.
Personally, I am excited about the REAP-IR mini thermal rifle scope. Most thermal scopes are bulky and heavy compared to traditional scope. Lots of electronics and batteries to package. The REAP-IR is only 6.5″ and weighs 20.8 ounces. I frequently hog hunt with a 6.8 SPC SBR with an 11.3″ barrel so a compact thermal sounds awesome.
Stay tuned for our reviews of the IR-HUNTER and REAP-IR.
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices run from $6,000 – $10,000 depending upon model and specs.
Check out Trijicon Electro Optics for full details and specifications.
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