Trijicon 1-8x28 VCOG Riflescope (Red Circle-Crosshair MRAD Reticle)

BH #TR18X28MRAD • MFR #VC18-C-2400003
Trijicon 1-8x28 VCOG Riflescope (Red Circle-Crosshair MRAD Reticle)
Key Features
  • Multi-Purpose Reticle, First Focal Plane
  • Partially Illuminated, 11 Levels
  • 0.1 MRAD Impact Point Correction
  • 35 MRAD Windage & Elevation Adjustment
Trijicon designed the highly versatile 1-8x28 VCOG Riflescope, or Variable Combat Optical Gunsight, to give users the flexibility they need to effectively adapt to changing conditions—from rapid CQB to long-range marksmanship.
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Trijicon VCOG Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Reticle
  • 4Use and Handling
  • 5Construction Details

Trijicon designed the highly versatile 1-8x28 VCOG Riflescope, or Variable Combat Optical Gunsight, to give users the flexibility they need to effectively adapt to changing conditions—from rapid CQB to long-range marksmanship.

It features a 1-8x zoom magnification with a 28mm objective lens to maintain a low profile with reduced snag hazards for fast and stealthy movement. The fully multi-coated optical system is designed to improve light transmission, reduce image distortion, and deliver optimal visibility in any situation. For engaging targets quickly and accurately, this gun sight is equipped with an MRAD-based segmented circle-crosshair partially illuminated reticle located in the first focal plane. It has an LED-based illumination system with 11 selectable brightness levels, including two that are night vision device compatible and one that is ultra-bright for clear visibility in full daylight conditions. To get you precisely on-target the turrets adjust at 0.1 MRAD per click with a broad 35 MRAD adjustment range on both the windage and elevation.

Its 7075-T6 aluminum alloy maintube is durable yet lightweight and is treated with a hard-anodized matte black finish. To withstand extreme conditions the housing is nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging. The built-in Picatinny/Weaver thumbscrew mount provides strength and stability while mounted and precise re-mounting repeatability without having to re-zero the sight.

Export of this device described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, as prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 120-130, and/or by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security, as prescribed in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 730-780. For further information contact the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and/or the Bureau of Industry Security.

Optical Performance

  • 1-8x zoom range offers reliable use at close quarters and longer range
  • 28mm objective lens diameter
  • Fully multicoated optics ensure bright and clear high-contrast views with limited distortion
  • Generous 109' field of view at 100 yards on 1x ensures maximum situational awareness, 13' on 8x improves accuracy at longer ranges


  • MRAD-based reticle design is optimized for precision shooting at all distances
  • Illuminated segmented outer circle is ideal for short distances on 1x power, with red center dot and non-illuminated crosshair for improved ballistic drop compensation and wind adjustment at higher power and longer range
  • First (front) focal plane placement: When magnification is adjusted, the reticle size changes proportionally, so subtension values remain accurate at all powers
  • Red LED illumination is easy to see, even in bright daylight
  • Eleven total brightness settings with two that are night vision compatible and one super-bright setting for full daylight visibility
  • Individual "off" positions between each intensity level enable a fast return to desired level
  • Powered by one lithium or alkaline AA battery

Use and Handling

  • Designed for the both-eyes-open "Bindon aiming concept" style of shooting
  • "Fin" zoom lever makes magnification selection fast, easy, and precise
  • 0.1 MRAD per click impact point correction
  • Broad 35 MRAD windage and elevation adjustment range
  • 6 MRAD of travel per rotation
  • Tethered caps protect turrets without the possibility of losing them while making windage and elevation adjustments
  • Long 4" eye relief provides a generous eye box for flexible mounting positions
  • Massive 11.8mm exit pupil on 1x, 3.5mm on 8x

Construction Details

  • Lightweight and durable 7075-T6 aluminum alloy housing
  • Scratch-resistant and low-reflectivity hard anodized matte black finish
  • Nitrogen filled to be resistant to internal fogging in extreme conditions and temperatures
  • Waterproof and submersible to 66 feet
  • Thumbscrew mount is compatible with Picatinny/Weaver rails
  • Made in the USA
UPC: 719307313101

Trijicon VCOG Specs

Magnification1 to 8x
Objective Lens Diameter28 mm
Field of View1x: 109.2' @ 100 yd / 36.3 m @ 100 m
8x: 13.1' @ 100 yd / 4.3 m @ 100 m
Exit Pupil Diameter1x: 11.8 mm
8x: 3.5 mm
Eye Relief4 to 3.9" / 10.2 to 9.9 cm
Reticle TypeMRAD Circle-Crosshair Dot Reticle (First Focal Plane)
Illumination TypeLED
Illuminated ColorRed
Brightness SettingsAdjustable Brightness (11 Levels)
MountingPicatinny / Weaver
Impact Point Correction0.1 MRAD per Click
Windage Adjustment35 MRAD
Elevation Adjustment35 MRAD
Water ResistanceWaterproof to 65.6' / 20 m
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Battery1 x AA
DimensionsLength: 10.8" / 27.4 cm
Weight31.5 oz / 893 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.795 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 7.1 x 4.9"
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is the vcog night vision compatible?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes the Trijicon 1-6x24 VCOG Riflescope is night vision compatible.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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