The TA01 is in my hot little hands. I would like to show you a few of the changes Trijicon made to the Ta01 that we discussed in the last article, as well as deliver a few more visual examples. Consider this as a supplement to the month’s featured article:
As mentioned, the TA01 has been updated with mounting provisions for iron sights or a RMR. Being as I am in a high humidity environment, I may mount the backup irons over a RMR.
The machining on the ACOG is rough, and there is a notable amount of material carved away from the body of the optic. This does not affect performance, but does look like it could use a few more passes over with the milling machine.
So let’s talk weight. How does the ACOG compare weight wise?
The TA01 weighs 14.2 oz with the TA60 mount.
The detachable carry handle weighs 9.2 oz as a comparison.
A variable often weights 14 oz or MORE without a mount. Add a mount and it can add anywhere from 3.5 oz for a Aero Precision Ultralight to 8.4 for the ADM SPR profile quick detach mount.
In Low Light:
Acog’s are excellent in dim lighting conditions. The 8mm exit pupil and 32 mm objective funnel plenty of ambient light to the eye. The 4×32 is among the best in the lineup. The tritium is also strong enough to see with a weapon light depending on lighting scenarios:
So the TA01 is quite adequate in low light shooting scenarios, and bright light shooting scenarios. I find it far more palatable than the TA31F series with its minuscule chevron BDC reticle which can wash out.
The Ta01 is going on my primary rifle. For a while I have been testing ALL KINDS OF STUFF but I have finally put together a Rifleman’s rifle. The ACOG being the latest component added to my Colt HBAR build… The Ta01 is a good addition, and when everything is a compromise we need to choose the best components for our desired goal. Nothing is perfect. The Ta01 is a costly, but a welcome addition to my equipment list. If you are looking at a TA01, check out Brownells.com
“Oh the places we will go.”