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Posted: 12/19/2004 6:34:58 AM EDT
Is there a Killflash made for the TA11 series ACOG's ? If not, why not?
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 9:26:18 AM EDT
Hey Raven,

It would appear that they don't...I'm trying to find out why they don't (if they don't) as well.
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 10:47:44 AM EDT
Yes, it does exist. Tenebraex started making it about six months ago or so, you should be able to get it fairly easily now. Just call Tenebraex directly, they'll let you know where to get one. However, I don't know why you would want to use a kill flash, the thing wrecks the image quality of the ACOG, it looks worse than a Tasco scope with that kill flash thing in the objective. I'd stay away from honeycomb filters unless you are blind or don't mind blurry, ghosting images in your scope.
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 11:29:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2004 11:30:51 AM EDT by RagingRob]

Originally Posted By blackrazor:
Yes, it does exist. Tenebraex started making it about six months ago or so, you should be able to get it fairly easily now. Just call Tenebraex directly, they'll let you know where to get one. However, I don't know why you would want to use a kill flash, the thing wrecks the image quality of the ACOG, it looks worse than a Tasco scope with that kill flash thing in the objective. I'd stay away from honeycomb filters unless you are blind or don't mind blurry, ghosting images in your scope.



Thanks blackrazor...I don't really need one, I'm just an accessories freak.
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 12:55:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2004 1:02:50 PM EDT by Aussie_E]
Here is a picture of one I had on my TA11E before I traded it. Got it directly from Trijicon about 5 months ago. It wasn't cheap (around $50-$60).

As you can see, they did away with the rubberband, and actually use the two clips and knobs at the top to hold it in place. I made a fiber-optic cover from an inner tube that went over the front to secure the killflash better aswell. I have never had a problem of the killfash ghosting or bluuring the image. I have them on my TA31F, Aimpoint, and Accupoint (killflash of a Reflex II with the inner tube to hold it securly) as well as the one that was on the TA11E. On the Aimpoint I found it actually improved the contrast on the dot. I am currently waiting to get one for my Compact ACOG, Leupold Mark 4 and IOR. At lower magnification you can see some effect, but with magnification it is barely if at all noticably to the naked eye.
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 2:46:00 PM EDT
I run Killflashes on my Aimpoints as well as my Leupold Mk 4 M3 and TA01NSN ACOG. It's noticeable in the Aimpoints but not at all in the magnified optics.

Aussie_E thanks for that pic! I'm glad to see that they have updated the design attachment.
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 6:24:20 PM EDT
I found the killflash to greatly reduce brightness of the image through my Leupold 3-9 x 40...
Link Posted: 12/19/2004 10:33:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1001001:
Aussie_E thanks for that pic!



I've never seen that TA11 model before, thanks for the info!   I have them for Aimpoint and TA01NSN, but they didn't bother me that much.   Don't forget the unmagified Aimpoint is a both-eyes-open unit, so the small amount of light transmission it kills doesn't really matter.   And with the magnified Acog, it just looked like aiming through a window screen.   Not a big deal.  
Link Posted: 12/20/2004 8:44:01 AM EDT
Try looking at white piece of paper on a dark background with a kill flash, and you will see some smearing ghosting. Take off the kill flash and see how crisp and sharp it is. It gets worse and worse the closer you get to the edge of the field of view. I got used to a kill flash on my TA-01, and one day I took it off and it was like cleaning the windows on your car, you don't realize how bad it is until you see what it's supposed to look like. Maybe I'm just picky, but if I'm using a $800+ scope, I want clarity, I don't want to trash the image with a honeycomb filter. The only way to kill reflections without loss of resolution is to use a proper sunshade, but the decided not to thread the objective of the ACOGs.
Link Posted: 12/20/2004 4:40:58 PM EDT
Thanks guys,

I knew I had seen one on a TA11 before but could never find any info. on it. I have yet to here back from Trijicon with a part# for it--keep you all posted!!!



Rangers Lead the Way!!!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2004 12:37:03 PM EDT
Would love to know the part number of the TA11 killflash as well.  

I've emailed Trijicon with no word back yet.
Link Posted: 12/23/2004 11:37:26 AM EDT
I see the pic above and wonder why the response I got is:

Thank you for your patronage of Trijicon products. I apologize for the
delay in responding. We do not currently sell a KillFlash for the 3.5x35
ACOGs.

Jim Clark
Customer Service
info@trijicon.com
1-800-338-0563
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm ET
1400-2200 GMT
Link Posted: 12/23/2004 11:44:17 AM EDT
question about the kill flash: is it hard to see your target threw the scope?

Link Posted: 12/23/2004 12:43:11 PM EDT
I got the same email from him also a little while ago. I'm sending him the pic. so he can explain?
Link Posted: 12/23/2004 12:49:43 PM EDT
I sent the pic attached and the link to the pic... wonder if he even bothered to check them out.  

Link Posted: 12/23/2004 5:14:09 PM EDT
Why are you guys so confused about Trijicon's response?   That killflash is made by Tenebraex, not Trijicon.    Asking one company what the part number is for some other company's product...

Link Posted: 12/23/2004 5:26:25 PM EDT
Trijicon has THEIR OWN part#( e.g. TA57 for the 4x32 Tenebraex ARD) and should know what the hell they carry.  These models are specific to the ACOG's and the pic. above proves that Tenebraex does produce one for the 3.5x35 ACOG.  I'm not confused, maybe, Trijicon is!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2004 6:28:17 PM EDT
I asked Tenebraex before and they said they had no intentions of making killflashes for the 3.5x35 ACOGs.  
Link Posted: 12/23/2004 10:13:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aussie_E:
Got it directly from Trijicon about 5 months ago.



OK, I think I was confused, now I got it.  
Link Posted: 12/27/2004 6:46:38 AM EDT
Just got another email back from Trijicon, they DO  carry a Killflash for the TA11 series ACOGs. Part# is TA66 at $43.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:21:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 12:22:40 PM EDT by Aussie_E]
I just found my package from when I got it. Trijicon Model# TA66 and Tenebraex killFLASH Model #A35-ARD.
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