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Trijicon Awarded $7.6 Mil for USSOCOM Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics Program

USSOCOM has selected the Trijicon solution for their Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics Program. Under MAS-D, there are four different systems: Handgun Reflex Sight, Close Quarters Sight, Squad Variable Power Scope and Precision Variable Power Scope.

This award is for the Handgun Reflex Sight (HRS), which is designed for rapid day and night pistol target engagements. It incorporates an illuminated dot or shape imposed on a Wide Field of View (WFOV) lens to increase the speed of target acquisition when maneuvering in confined spaces, or in extremis if the primary weapon malfunctions.

With Trijicon winning it is based on their RMR Type 2 and will assuredly be mounted to SOCOM’s Glock 19s.

The RMR’s Aiming Dot features eight adjustable brightness settings including 2 NV and 1 super bright. It’s powered by a CR2032 battery which lasts up to 4 years at a brightness setting of 4 out of 8. Additionally, it automatically adjusts to ambient lighting conditions after 16.5 hours and there is a lockout feature for the buttons. It is also waterproof to 20m.

Trijicon Inc., Wixom, Michigan,* is awarded a $7,626,587 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for handgun reflex sights for the miniature aiming system – day optics program. The handgun reflex sight is a low profile, wide field of view, passive sight for rapid day and night pistol target engagements in confined spaces, while prisoner handling, or in extremis after the primary weapon malfunctions. Work will be performed in Wixom, Michigan, and is expected to be completed by August 2023. Fiscal 2018 defense procurement funding in the amount of $1,158,052 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N0016418DJQ25).

The award was decided on best value. SOCOM plans to field over 14,000 of these optics to its various components.


22 Responses to “Trijicon Awarded $7.6 Mil for USSOCOM Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics Program”

  1. BillC says:

    Red dots are the future, again.

  2. Mic says:

    Not that I mind paying the current price. But does anyone think this will help bring down the price on the RMR’s? Every dollar saved, is another dollar towards ammo.

    • tcba_joe says:

      Of course not. They’ll either charge the gov slightly less than consumers, or push consumer price up to get the gov to pay the old consumer price.

  3. tcba_joe says:

    “it is based on their RMR Type 2”. It is a Type 2 or based on the Type 2? If it’s different, how does it vary from the commercial version?

    • CRW says:


    • Mike says:

      Maybe made in a Deltapoint Pro footprint. On a Primary Secondary modcast Ash Hess said that since the M17/18 are cut to that profile it would be wise to move to that. Or something to that effect.

      • SSD says:

        These are for Glocks.

        • Ton E says:

          SSD how long has SOCOM been running pistol optics before this announcement?

          • PNWTO says:

            There was some insight from a NSW member that optic use goes back to the mid-2000s for some JSOC units.

            I think 3rd Group has had them for awhile.

        • Mike says:

          I realize this, but Pistol 9mm Mk27 Mod 1 1005-01-654-2796 = G19 Gen 3 w/MOS, night sights, and this Pistol 9mm Mk26 Mod 1 1005-01-658-7261 = G26 Gen 4 w/MOS, night sights. So wouldn’t it make sense for Trijcon to make something that would use the same footprint that the Big Army has already adopted?

  4. Horshack says:

    Bros! My TL rocked a dot back in Saudi on his M9. He new the armoror and rocked it hard! Any body know if that blue glock is a LEO model?

    • MikeMcEnery says:

      yeah it is a “special” edition.

    • Stu says:

      Nah Brah!

      Cop models are made strictly out of wood, with a little lemon Pledge to make it shine.

      • Horshack says:

        for real bro? My ATL said no wood models are for hunting only.

        • Stu says:

          Total wood, brah. Think of ‘The Other Guys’ movie, and you got it.

          Don’t ask me what type of wood though. Could be hickory, could be oak, might even be pine. Some police departments just don’t have the cheddar for anything higher on the Janka scale.

    • PNWTO says:

      Stop trolling, Gecko45.

      No one cares about your TL and retail duty.

      • GAND!S says:

        I do.

      • Horshack says:

        Bro! Just trying to help all my brothers out there and my ATL said NO WAy on LEO wood models. Well be crashing doors in April again and wanto rock a red dot on our service revolver that we carry fro the knockdown power! Are team is trying to be fulltime but were getting push back from the town.

  5. XM177E2 says:

    I really wonder, was Aimpoint ACRO P-1 part of this competition?