One of the newer reflex dot optic offerings by Tru-Glo is the [easyazon_link identifier=”B0082OM10I” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]TRITON 20mm[/easyazon_link] micro optic. The Triton carries most of the features that are in demand by professional shooters, and packages the overall optic in a nicely compact housing. Coming standard with an integrated Weaver-style mounting system, the [easyazon_link identifier=”B008016618″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]TRITON[/easyazon_link] also has the option of a 1″ Picatinny riser mount as well.
Tru-Glo made their name famous with some of the best after-market sights on the market. With [easyazon_link identifier=”B002E6NA0U” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]fiber optic[/easyazon_link] technology, shooters had the opportunity to see in the dark when using “iron” sights. The fiber optic technology takes in sunlight or ambient light, and produces a glowing light in darker situations. I have some Tru-Glo sights on a turkey hunting shotgun, and they’ve proven to be perfect for low light situations.
The [easyazon_link identifier=”B008016618″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Tru-Glo TRITON[/easyazon_link] comes with an integrated low-rise Weaver-style mount for those who prefer a lower profile on their optics. However, a slightly higher optic generally provides a quicker sight picture, and the Tru-Glo TRITON offers an optional 1″ Picatinny riser mount to satisfy those shooter’s needs.
Tru-Glo TRITON Specifications
- Material – CNC-machined aluminum housing
- Magnification – 1x
- Length – 2.8″
- Height – Approx. 2″ with integrated mount; approx. 3″ with 1″ riser mount
- Width – 1.5″
- Weight – 6.4 oz.
- Optic and Objective Lens – 20mm
- Reticle – 5 MOA dot – Option of red, green, or blue
- Brightness Settings – (3) light settings, and an off setting for each color
- Battery – (1) 3V CR-2032 (included)
- MSRP – $123.00 for integrated mount; $160.00 for additional 1″ riser.
- Price much lower at [easyazon_link identifier=”B008016618″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Amazon.com[/easyazon_link].
Elevation and windage adjustments are located on the top and left side of the TRITON body, and are easily adjustable. The brightness controls are found on a textured knob on the left side of the TRITON body. Clearly marked “0-3” in each color, the controls are quickly and easily manipulated. The battery compartment is accessed by a removable cover on the outside of the brightness setting knob.
Tru-Glo Triton Features
- Lightweight ultra compact design
- Unlimited eye relief
- Parallax Free – 50 yards; minimal when reticle kept in middle 2/3 of F.O.V.
- Tool-less, click Windage and Elevation adjustments
- Wide field of view (FOV) – 46′ @ 100 yds.
- Rheostat controlled brightness settings
- Battery included (3V-CR2032)
- Battery compartment – behind brightness setting knob for easy access
- Anti-glare and anti-reflective coatings – 95% light transmission
- Water resistant
- Shock resistant – to 1000g
- Fog proof
- Integrated Weaver-style mounting system – 1″ riser mount option
- TG8020TB – Integrated Weaver-style mounting system only
- TG8020TBN – Includes integrated mounting base and 1″ riser mount
The ultra-lightweight, compact [easyazon_link identifier=”B008016618″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]20mm TRITON™[/easyazon_link] sight features the innovative Tru-Glo Tri-Color Technology with individual brightness settings. The Tri-Color feature provides the shooter with the option of a red, green, or blue reticle. Some readers may not see the benefit of a blue reticle, and believe it is more gimmick than benefit. However, there were some interesting developments at SHOT Show this year that just may expose some of the benefits of blue sighting technology.
This year at SHOT Show the introduction of blue laser sighting technology sparked a lot of discussion. The most common laser sights are red in color. However, red suffers in particularly bright settings, like the brightest times of daylight. Several manufacturers developed green lasers as an alternative. Green lasers are bright enough to defeat the problems of daylight, but do so with a much larger energy drain than red lasers. This year’s introduction of blue lasers was touted as the solution to both problems – a bright sight during daylight, and a sight that used much less energy than green lasers.
The same concept may play out in the holographic sighting systems as well. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B008016618″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Tru-Glo TRITON[/easyazon_link] offering a blue reticle, may provide a superior targeting sight in the brightest light settings. That can be extremely beneficial whether you are preparing to conduct a vehicle take-down, or take down a turkey.
Some [easyazon_link identifier=”B008016618″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]TRITON[/easyazon_link] reviews have advised that the multi-coated anti-glare coatings on the lenses are only average. Some shooters were finding a glare creeping in during very bright shooting situations, and when the sight was facing the light source. In addition, the 5 MOA dot is too big in my opinion. However, on the lower light settings the 5 MOA dot is not has problematic than on full light
The Tru-Glo TRITON can be purchased for half the MSRP on sites like Amazon.com. The TRITON offers an overall nice option in the compact holographic dot sight market. For the price and the features offered, the TRITON 20mm has the potential to be a fine optic selection, overcoming the minor shortcomings.
The Tru-Glo TRITON series also comes with [easyazon_link identifier=”B0082OM7WA” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]28mm[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B0083OJY2A” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]30mm[/easyazon_link] objective lens options, however those optics are in much larger housings.