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To start a sale, buy or trade thread anywhere in the Marketplace, your Profile must contain:

A. Your FIRST and LAST name as well as your STATE of residence. Your profile privacy settings must be set to at least allow registered users the ability to view your profile info, i.e. - Not set to "Friends only."
B. You must "enable receive email and PM’s" in your Control panel if you intend to buy or sell.

Additionally, you must have a valid email address listed in your registration profile (which can only be viewed by moderators/admin in the vBulletin master page).

Users with obvious fake names, or using false names in their profile will be permanently removed from the forum without warning.


When a member has failed to put their full names and location in their profile, their ads will be deleted WITHOUT NOTICE. You are responsible enough to be involved in firearm activity, so you can be responsible enough to read and understand the forum rules. The posted rules ARE your notice as they are posted throughout the forum. Threads/ads will be restored once a member has updated their profile with first and last name, and state.

2. The Marketplace is intended SOLELY for the mutual benefit of forum members as a resource to support each other's collecting and/or shooting goals.
It is NOT intended for, and will NOT be used by members as a repeated, for-profit venture/operation. This includes:
A. Purchasing items from members on the forum, then posting them for sale at a markup/profit on other commercial sites, i.e. – eBay, Gunbroker, etc.
B. Reselling items at a considerable markup that were recently purchased from CMP.
Members found to have clearly abused this policy will lose the ability to post in and use the Marketplace, and potentially have their forum privileges suspended, temporarily or permanently.

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Additionally, NO posting or linking to listings on eBay, Craigslist, Gunbroker, Reddit, or other outside auction/commercial sites. We will not have the items placed here also. List your product here, try to sell it here, then take it to eBay, Craigslist, Gunbroker, auction-arms, etc.

4. There will be no “auction style” selling here…If you post an item for sale and it says anything like "I will take the highest offer" it will be removed.
We ask that you list your item on just one forum, so there is not confusion and/or issues with an item being sold on another forum when someone attempts to purchase it here. If you do list and sell on another forum, it is your responsibility to immediately update your ad on our forum…if you do not, your privilege to post in the Marketplace and even the forum itself may be suspended, at least temporarily.

If you are considering selling a 1911/1911A1 you acquired directly from CMP, you MUST obtain approval from CMP1911ADMIN before listing it on the forum as purchasers of these weapons are not allowed to resell them as a condition of the purchase. You may reach him via PM or email: [emailprotected]

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6. Omission of information is also known as fraud. It is wholly the responsibility of the person listing an item to describe it ACCURATELY and TRUTHFULLY.
Example: If you are selling a rifle stock that has a 9 inch crack in it you need to disclose that information to the buyer. Do not describe the item or tell the buyer that the stock has "light scratches" only.
If we determine that you defraud a member by failing to disclose facts about your items, your access to this section will be restricted and you may be permanently banned from the forum.



A. Briefly describe your item in the title, along with WTS, WTT or WTB.
B. We do not have any rules regarding notification of a purchase or trade in an ad...it can be accomplished via a post on the thread, a PM, an email, a phone call, a pigeon carrier, etc. However, if you set the terms of your sale, you must follow them! We do not require or enforce any conditions of purchase; however, if a member violates their own terms then they are subject to at least suspension from the Marketplace section. For example: If you say, "First 'I'll take it' gets it," and sell to someone via PM or email without updating your ad and someone posts they'll take it, that's on you. We will not be party to a dispute, but you WILL lose your privilege to post in the Marketplace as a minimum since you failed to follow your own conditions.
C. You must list a price, and make it easily visible, not just lost in the description. Ads without a price will be deleted. It is ok to list a price and OBO (or best offer); however, no auction-style listings
D. As noted in item #4, provide ALL and ACCURATE details. i.e color, size, caliber, year, make, model, condition, defects, etc
E. Post pictures, or at least the links to them. If you are unable to post pics, then make them available via e-mail.
F. List shipping, pick-up or delivery options for the buyer, as well as cost.
G. Be sure to mark your ad as "SOLD" once the items are sold.

8. Do not bump ads older than 90 days without moderator approval. Ads older than 90 days will be locked if they get bumped.

9. Do not bump an ad more than once within a 24-hour period. Ads bumped multiple times within 24 hours will be locked or deleted. Members who continually do this will have their ads locked or deleted, and will lose your privilege to post in the Marketplace.

10. Remove previous bump posts so as to keep the size of the threads to a minimum. Nobody wants to have to search through 4+ pages of "Bump" or "ttt" posts simply to find information on the item listed.
If not removed, mods will remove them and/or delete the thread if it gets out of hand.

11. If you commit to buy or sell, please contact the seller or buyer within 24 hours with a PM or email to make arrangements.

12. If an item is sold, please mark the thread as such. This will help eliminate the old threads coming back up, as well as help those looking for specific items.

13. For WTB items anywhere in the Marketplace:
- Only respond to a WTB ad if you possess the requested item or have specific knowledge of that item’s availability. For example, do not post, “Check eBay” or “Check Gunbroker.”
- Once you have found/purchased the item(s) desired, delete the thread so as to not waste other members' time and allow for other threads to have visibility.

14. Keep the classified threads clean of extraneous/fluff comments and questions, regardless of how innocent or praiseworthy. This prevents derailing the thread and generating wasteful, opinionated discussions, as well as surreptitious bumping of threads.
If you have a technical or knowledge question relating to a listed item, start a new thread or search and add to an existing thread.
If you want to thank or praise a seller or item, DON'T do it in the sale thread as it unnecessarily bumps a stale thread, and said comments will be deleted. Instead, do the person the courtesy of posting in the Buyer/Seller Feedback section here:

Basically, if you don't have a question DIRECTLY related to a sale/trade/purchase of a specific thread, don't post! And this particularly applies to stomping a member’s ad concerning their asking price as there is a tendency to post negative replies when someone lists an item for sale that others consider overpriced.
We will not tolerate members stomping another member's ad concerning their asking price.
This also includes posting low-ball offers. If you want to make an offer lower than the asking price, even if it states OBO, do it via PM or email.
If an item is sold and the listing member deleted the price (which is their prerogative) and you want to know what the price was, do NOT post in the thread…send the member a PM.

Those who continually stomp or hijack other member's ads will face temporary, and even permanent suspension of their forum privileges.

15. No duplicate or multiple threads in different sections for the same item. Pick one section, the most applicable, and post there. Additional duplicate threads will be deleted.

16. You may not use the signature block function to solicit purchases, trades and/or sales. That is why we have the Marketplace...post a thread with your specific WTB, WTS, WTT ad.
You may have up to two lines stating you are looking or searching for a particular rifle/weapon and serial number.
As with individual posts, signature blocks/lines are subject to the same forum rules and will be handled accordingly if they violate any forum rules, policies/procedures or take up too much room of a post.


- Buyers and Sellers should verify each other’s identity before sending money and/or products. If possible, get each other’s phone number and have a quick conversation to confirm the transaction details.
- As a suggestion: sellers should consider using delivery confirmation to avoid conflicts from buyers; saying they never received the products.
- Buyers, get to know the seller a little before you blindly send cash. If something does not seem right; it probably isn't. If something seems too good to be true; it probably is. Contact a moderator or report a thread/post that appears to be a scam.
- Respect fellow members. This section is a great place to support/help out fellow members and occasionally make new friends. Please be respectful to your fellow members. Maybe try selling here to a member instead of eBay, maybe save them a buck or two. If you have any questions, problems or concerns feel free to contact a moderator or admin.
- We do not require members to keep ads, or keep a listing price in the thread. It is your ad, so you are free to delete it at your discretion, as well as remove the asking price if you so desire. If someone is curious about the price for what an item sold, contact the seller via PM…do NOT post in thread.
- Lastly, don't forget the <b>Buyer/Seller Feedback section</b>

Be sure to express a good or bad experience with your buyer or seller, and let others know what to expect. Also be sure to check there for a member if you are concerned BEFORE you buy.


1. All spammers get banned instantly and permanently.
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How long will Trijicon AccuPoint last? ›

AccuPoint®, ACOG®, ACOG® Crossbow Scope, Reflex, RMR® (Dual-Illuminated Version): The tritium lamp is warranted to glow for fifteen (15) years in fiber optic scopes and ten (10) years in non-fiber optic scopes from date of original manufacture. Please note that tritium will dissipate over time.

Does Leupold still make the Mark 4? ›

This holds true today as Leupold continues to supply all of our military branches with the tools they need to ensure success on the battlefield. To honor the Mark 4's legendary military service, we're offering an exclusive run of the Mark 4 2.5-8x36 MR/T TS-30A2 (quantities are limited).

How does Trijicon AccuPoint work? ›

The Trijicon AccuPoint® features a unique combination of advanced fiber optics and self-luminous tritium. Using dual-illumination technology the fiber optic light collector illuminates the aiming point, automatically balancing the brightness with the shooting conditions.

Where is Trijicon scope made? ›

The vast majority of Trijicon products, including ACOG®, VCOG®, RMR®, RMR®cc SRO®, MRO®, Iron Sights, MGRS®,Thermal Optics and Mounts are designed, engineered, machined, and assembled at our facilities in Wixom, Michigan or Auburn, California, and are therefore 100% Made in the USA.

What ACOG does the Marine Corps use? ›

The TA31RCO is an Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) designed for the USMC's M16A4 weapon system (20” barrel).

Is Vortex better than Trijicon? ›

The bottom line is this; price wise, the Trijicon does not deliver substantially more than the Vortex, and that's why the Vortex wins hands down in this comparison. Price to performance is just much better in favor of the Vortex.

What Leupold scope does the military use? ›

Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life, the Mark 5HD is backed by the company's legendary Lifetime Guarantee.

Is Leupold made in China? ›

Leupold riflescopes are all designed, machined, and assembled in our Beaverton Oregon manufacturing facility. We do not have any other riflescope manufacturing facilities or offices anywhere in the world.

Does the military use Trijicon scopes? ›

Since the ACOG® became the Official Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) of the US Marine Corps in 2004, Trijicon has been honored with many more U.S. Military partnerships—including the RMR® Type 2 being selected as the official USSOCOM Miniature Aiming System Day Optics Program.

Which Trijicon thermal is the best? ›

  • Trijicon Teo Reap-IR Mini Therma: Best for Hog Hunting. The Trijicon Teo Reap-Ir Mini Therma is the best thermal scope for hog hunting. ...
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Can you use a Trijicon ACOG at night? ›

Fully night vision device compatible, the Trijicon 4x32 LED ACOG is also compatible with most other 4x32 ACOG accessories available.

What kind of Trijicon does the military use? ›

The United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps field the Trijicon TA31RCO ACOG, a 4× magnification model with a 32mm objective lens (4×32), with specially designed ballistic compensating reticles that are fiber optic & tritium illuminated, for the M4 carbine and M16A4 rifle.

Where is Leupold scopes made? ›

Beaverton, Oregon. Leupold and Stevens currently have over 700 employees at their factory in Beaverton, Oregon.

What scopes are not made in China? ›

Top Hunting Scope Brands Made in the USA
  • Eotech. Eotech is best known for their rugged holographic red dot sights which are in use by US special forces. ...
  • Leupold. Leupold has been in the optics business since 1907. ...
  • Nightforce. ...
  • Redfield. ...
  • Trijicon. ...
  • US Optics.

What's better than an ACOG? ›

4 Best ACOG Clones and Alternatives

Lucid 4x: Best 4×32 ACOG Clone. NcStar Mark III 3-9X42: Most Premium Trijicon Clone. Monstrum P332 Raven 3X: Best for the Budget. Meprolight Self-Powered Reflex Sight: Best Clone w/ Tritium.

What is replacing the ACOG? ›

The NGSW-FC will replace the close combat optic, rifle combat optic and machine gun optic. But neither the optic nor the weapon will be “pure fleeted” anytime soon, meaning all soldiers and Marines will get it.

What scope do Marines use in boot camp? ›

Trijicon VCOG 1-8x28 Selected as USMC Squad Common Optic.

Is Vortex better than Leupold? ›

Leupold may have a slight advantage with the quality of their scopes' build, while Vortex has the price advantage. Both brands have excellent reputations, even with Vortex's relative lack of experience. Ultimately, if you're in the market for a scope, your choice will probably come down to personal preference.

Which is better EOTech or Trijicon? ›

Trijicon's ACOG is the most consistent and reliable choice for most of the US Armed Forces. Between the two brands, ACOG gets higher marks for durability and longevity. You get higher glass quality, more magnification options, and longer-lasting illumination than EOTech.

Is the RMR still the best? ›

The Trijicon RMR is by far the most popular pistol red dot sight and is considered by most to be the best pistol red dot by far. Oftentimes, the RMR is held as the gold standard of pistol optics and is even used on tactical shotguns, like the Benelli M4, and AR-15 pistols.

What power scope do most snipers use? ›

Most are taken under 70 yards so a scope with 4 to 6 power is more suitable but one with less power in an urban environment is appropriate. The most effective German snipers used 4x scopes in WWII where few had 6x scopes, yet they were taking shots over 600 meters.

What optics do the Navy SEALs use? ›

Holographic optics are very durable and can withstand a beating. It is the optic of choice for soldiers from the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets, and the Marine Raiders.

What scope do Navy SEAL snipers use? ›

The Mark 5HD riflescope was selected as the optic for part of the U.S. Army's Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program.

What country makes the best rifle scopes? ›

Japan is highly regarded as an outstanding manufacturer of glass and scopes. There are more or less only 3 good OEMs in Japan that make rifle scopes. Between the three of them, they produce probably over 95% of Japanese rifle scopes on the US market. However, some manufacturers only buy their glass from Japan.

Is Leupold worth the money? ›

Leupold optics rank among the best in the industry. Considered mid-level on price, Leupold certainly doesn't qualify as middle of the road in their quality. The thing that makes Leupold so special is that they offer high-quality, top-of-the-line optics at an affordable price.

Where are Leupold Mark 5 scopes made? ›

Leupold 5HD scopes are produced in the USA. What is so special about this series is that all scopes feature a 5x zoom factor. Leupold Mark 5HD line-up is lightweight and short compared to riflescopes from other brands with similar magnification.

What is the US preferred sniper rifle? ›

M40 rifle
The M40 sniper rifle
TypeSniper rifle
Place of originUnited States
Service history
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What caliber do snipers use today? ›

At the present time, in both the Western world and within NATO, 7.62×51mm is currently the primary cartridge of choice for military and police sniper rifles. Worldwide, the trend is similar.

What is the most popular sniper rifle in the US military? ›

M24 Sniper Weapon System
Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm, Sniper Weapon System, M24
TypeSniper rifle
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service1988–present
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What is the Trijicon controversy? ›

The Trijicon biblical verses controversy, refers to the stamping of Bible verse references (e.g. "Rev21:23") onto optical sights for rifles manufactured by Trijicon.

What optics do Army Rangers use? ›

Rangers carry the M4 and utilize the new SOPMOD 2 package, which includes the EO Tech 553 holographic reflex site, LA-5 infrared laser, foregrip, the M3X visible bright light (tactical light) and associated accessories.

What scopes do the US special forces use? ›

The M150 is an Advanced Combat Optical Gun sight (ACOG) designed for the US military's M4 and M16 weapon system. It incorporates dual illumination technology using a combination of fiber optics and self- luminous tritium. This allows the aiming point to always be illuminated without the use of batteries.

Which is better night vision or thermal? ›

Is Thermal better than night vision? Thermal is best used to detect the desired game object. Night vision is best used to recognize, identify and harvest the game only if facial recognition is required or for deer depredation.

What thermal scope does the army use? ›

AN/PAS-13C Thermal Weapon Sight

How long does a thermal scope last? ›

The MIL-STD-810 is the most demanding test system for thermal scope, and only the top-rated model can pass. A typical MIL-STD-810 qualified model is extremely endurable, has a lifespan of more than 10 years, and always maintains its highest quality, even in the worst weather conditions.

How long will an ACOG last? ›

Another great feature is their Tritium and Fiber-optic illumination reticles. Almost all ACOG models are battery-free thanks to their Tritium cores and they'll last at least ten years without needing any replacement.

What is the best zero for an ACOG? ›

The TA33 ACOG scope is designed to be zeroed at 100 meters using the tip of the Chevron reticle as the point of aim/point of impact (POA/POI). In order for the bullet drop compensator to work correctly, a 100 meter zero should be verified.

How far can you shoot with a Trijicon ACOG? ›

ACOG 4x32 Scopes with Red Dual Illumination & BAC—M16 / AR15. Features Dual Illumination (Fiber Optic provides daylight illumination and tritium illuminates reticle at night). The reticle ranges out to 800 meters for 5.56(. 223 cal).

What rifle optics do Marines use? ›

Trijicon ACOG 4 x 32 Scope USMC Rifle Combat Optic for A4.

What optics do Marine Raiders use? ›

For CQB operations you will invariably find an Eotech XPS on the rifle. You will often find other optics like the Elcan Specterdr. This is pretty cool because it has two settings; one power, then with a flip of the switch it's four power, with illuminated reticle.

What company did Trijicon buy? ›

Trijicon has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AmeriGlo, a leading supplier of U.S. made night sights. The acquisition is expected to be complete within 30 to 60 days. “The AmeriGlo brand is a natural fit for us,” said Trijicon President Stephen Bindon.

Who bought Leupold? ›

Today the two branches of the Leupold family control about 60% of the shares; the Stevens family owns the rest. Toni Stevens, wife of Robert Stevens's son, John, serves on the board.

Will Leupold replace old scopes? ›

Built for a lifetime of performance - if at any time your Leupold riflescope, mounts, red dot, binocular, or spotting scope doesn't perform, we will repair or replace it for free - whether you're the original owner or not.

Where does Leupold get its glass? ›

Where does Leupold get its glass? At this time, there are no American manufacturers that can supply enough high quality lenses to support our Golden Ring Optics production. Our lens systems are designed at Leupold, by American optical engineers in our state-of -the-art optics labs.

Which Leupold scopes are made in USA? ›

Leupold manufactures a wide variety of scopes for rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders & crossbows used in hunting and competition matches in both fixed and variable power configurations. Every Leupold 'gold ring' optical instrument is made in Beaverton, Oregon, using domestic and globally sourced components.

Is Vortex made in China? ›

Made in China, But the Good Made in China

Like the Philippines, Japanese engineers and optics experts supervise and staff the Vortex scopes production facilities in China to verify adherence to Vortex's high standards. The bulk of Vortex's rifle scopes production occurs in China.

What country are Burris scopes made? ›

Made in the U.S.A

Designed, Machined, and Assembled in Greeley, Colorado. Burris has been making scopes in Greeley for over 50 years!

What is the life expectancy of an ACOG scope? ›

Another great feature is their Tritium and Fiber-optic illumination reticles. Almost all ACOG models are battery-free thanks to their Tritium cores and they'll last at least ten years without needing any replacement.

What is the lifespan of an ACOG fiber-optic? ›

Most ACOGs do not use batteries for reticle illumination, being designed to use internal phosphor illumination provided by the radioactive decay of tritium. The tritium illumination has a usable life of 10–15 years.

How long does Trijicon battery last? ›

The new Trijicon RMR is tougher than any alternative and suitable for military, law enforcement and hunting applications. Over 17,000 Hours of Battery Life Single CR2032 battery can last up to 35,000 hours and up to 4 years in dark storage.

What is the lifespan of a fiber-optic sight? ›

Due to the shelf life of approximately 10 years, few shooters find this diminishing brightness to be a liability. By the time they become too dim to see clearly in the dark, you can replace them. Fiber-optic sights, however, have a virtually unlimited lifespan.

What ACOG scope does the military use? ›

The M150 is an Advanced Combat Optical Gun sight (ACOG) designed for the US military's M4 and M16 weapon system. It incorporates dual illumination technology using a combination of fiber optics and self- luminous tritium.

What is the best distance to zero an ACOG? ›

The TA33 ACOG scope is designed to be zeroed at 100 meters using the tip of the Chevron reticle as the point of aim/point of impact (POA/POI). In order for the bullet drop compensator to work correctly, a 100 meter zero should be verified.

Does the military still use ACOG scope? ›

Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG)

They are conventionally used by the marine corps as well as Army units. The tritium fiber optic allows you to adjust the brightness based on the outdoor setting. It has 4x magnification power with a lens diameter of 32mm.

Can you shoot an ACOG at night? ›

Fully night vision device compatible, the Trijicon 4x32 LED ACOG is also compatible with most other 4x32 ACOG accessories available.

Is Trijicon making a new RMR? ›

The new Trijicon RMR®cc with a thinner, lower-profile design

Born from the industry-leading Trijicon RMR®, the new RMR®cc has the same reliability you expect, designed for concealed carry. The slimmer design fits a variety of pistols providing comfort during everyday carry.

Do I need the RMR sealing plate? ›

If you're mounting an RMR on the slide of your handgun, using a sealing plate is an absolute must. With most RMR and slide combos, the optic is slightly larger than the slide itself, so this ends up leaving a portion of the bottom, where the battery and electronics are located, slightly exposed.

Is fiber optic becoming obsolete? ›

The short answer is no – Fiber optic cables have been around since 1952, and although the digital landscape has changed, fiber won't become obsolete anytime soon. It's pretty hard to compete against the speed of light.

Will fiber optics become obsolete? ›

Wallace said fiber likely won't become obsolete or outdated. Instead, fiber is so future-proof that it will outlast the electronics that currently use the system as internet speeds increase. Consumers will have to upgrade their electronics long before upgrading the fiber itself, according to Wallace.

What are the disadvantages of fiber optics? ›

Disadvantages of Fibre Optic Cable

The cost to produce optic fibre cabling is higher than that of copper. Installation is also more expensive as special test equipment is usually required. As they are made of glass, fibre optic cables are more fragile than electrical wires like copper cabling.


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