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Posted: 7/5/2004 9:56:39 PM EDT
Has anyone tried the Tripower? Has anyone seen one? They seem pretty hard to come by. I just ordered a DPMS Sweet 16 flat-top and am planning to mount a Tripower (if I can find one) A coulple of questions; I want to use the quick release mount sold by Trijicon, will I need that 1/2" spacer for my flattop? Also, is there a difference between Weaver and Picatinney? I want to use the Leupold Qwik Release Weaver mounts to have the option of using a Leupold 3.5-10x50 for longer ranges shots. I am a newbie, and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 5:15:02 AM EDT
I was told by a gun dealer I'm close to that when he tried to order a tri-power from Brownells that they would not take his order due to the fact that Trijicon is not filling order for the tripower until further notice. They are really gearing up for ACOG orders for the military. In fact they are going to be slowing down or stopping making tritium sights shortly as well to work the military orders.

Good luck on finding a tri-power.

Personally I would go with something somewhat more robust such as an Aimpoint/Eotech (sorry Lumpy) before I would go with a tripower. HTH.
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 5:21:25 AM EDT
I pick up my tri-power out of layaway this friday.......
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 8:39:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 8:59:03 AM EDT
How can you tell old production or new production?
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 9:01:27 AM EDT
I haven't seen the new/improved model, but the red haze was very evident in my early Tripower. Or get the serial number and call Trijicon customer service.

Were you able to examine the optic?
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 9:07:09 AM EDT
I examined the optic, and looked through it indoors, outdoors, daylight and in darkness. It looked fine. I even looked at an aimpoint and eotech at the same place and decided on the tri-power. I'm satisfied with my choice, and cannot wait to pick it up to mount it on my bushy a3 le carbine with a sir.
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 9:12:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 9:14:49 AM EDT
Seen one.....they exist.
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 9:20:20 AM EDT
Put it on layaway in june. If I mount it on a sir, will i need a spacer kit for the arms ring mount?
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 9:33:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2004 10:08:30 AM EDT
Good. Thanks for the info. When the project is complete I will post pics.
Link Posted: 7/8/2004 10:13:51 PM EDT
I have a tri-power and it works awesome, I have an original model so there is a red ghosting effect in the lower left quadrant, but it doesn't interfere with use in a significant way

only time I have had to use the batteries is in twilight conditions, works great with night vision as well
Link Posted: 7/8/2004 10:43:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2004 10:45:16 PM EDT by 5Point_Five6]
I really have my heart set on the TriPower, but I do keep my options open. I have heard a lot of
good things about the Aimpoint (M2, I think). What are advantages with the Aimpoint, or some of
the other ones? Also, would I need that spacer for a flattop? Am I able to use Leupold Qwik
Release Weaver Rings to mount directly on my flattop? If so, which ring height should I use? I'm
mounting a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x50mm. Thanks.
PS: Where did you layaway that Tripower?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:17:36 PM EDT
I picked up one today 8/28/2004. A new production one from a reputautable dealer. Also got the ARMS mount. Cannot wait to get it sighted in for Black Rifle Day!
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