Trijicon announced earlier this week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AmeriGlo, a leading supplier of iron-sights made in the United States, with most versions enhanced by tritium inserts or fiber-optic pipes to improve low-light/night performance. The acquisition is expected to be completed in 30 to 60 days with no anticipated slowdown in orders or changes in service.
“The AmeriGlo brand is a natural fit for us,” said Stephen Bindon, president of Trijicon. “This purchase will further enhance Trijicon’s ever-expanding product and brand portfolio, while increasing our manufacturing capacity to better serve end-users across the spectrum.”
AmeriGlo will continue to function as an independent brand and continue to offer a unique product portfolio, with no immediate plans to change members of its team or how they conduct business. The company’s sights are constructed from U.S.-made bar stock steel and, in the case of tritium versions, assembled with tubes of the mildly radioactive hydrogen isotope (hence, highly regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission) from another firm. Since its founding in 2001, the firm’s products have become an extremely popular aftermarket choice with law enforcement, military, self-defense and recreational shooters.
“The team at AmeriGlo looks forward to this new relationship with Trijicon,” said founder Rick Callihan, who will remain with the company. “AmeriGlo customers will see no interruption to the exceptional quality and service they have grown accustomed to over the years. Our dedicated staff in Georgia will remain in place, and we’ll continue making sights for our valued clients.”
Trijicon, founded in 1981, also has a fine line high-performance iron sights, although the company is best known for its famed ACOGs serving in the global war on terrorism. The working relationship between the two companies has historically been a close one, with a number of AmeriGlo night sights shipping in the past with Trijicon tritium inserts.