The ACSS Vulcan Reticle was teased back during TFB Gun Fest 2021 and since then it has been issued a Utility Patent by the US Patent Office (US 11,150,052 B2). Created by Dimitri Mikroulis and contributing company Primary Arms Optics, the ACSS Vulcan combines a center aiming chevron with a very useful large outer circle that aids the user in bringing the chevron within the limits of the window and has thus far become a very popular pistol mounted red dot reticle.
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ACSS Vulcan Reticle System Granted Utility Patent by US Patent Office
The design and technology behind the ACSS Vulcan reticle set it apart from anything else on the market, This utility patent reflects the ingenuity put into this unique aiming system, which addresses some of the most challenging problems associated with mini reflex sights.”
- Stephen Morgan, Director of Product Marketing at Primary Arms Optics
The utility patent now grants protection for the reticle’s unique “visual correction” system which allows the user to correct their sight picture when the optic is held at an operable eye distance from the sight when one or more aiming marks are in a field of view of the optical sight the one or more non-aiming marks are outside the field of view of the optical sight.
For longtime users of red dots on pistols, this feature might not seem like a huge improvement over frequent and structured training with a pistol-mounted red dot but it does offer unique benefits in other disciplines of shooting outside of a booth at an indoor gun range. During dynamic shooting situations where the user is moving, this can help you maintain a sight picture even throughout the dynamic movement. It could also greatly benefit those who are forced to shoot with their non-dominant hand which usually requires more mental and physical effort in order to bring up a proper sight picture. The ACSS Vulcan Recticle can aid with this by providing you with instant visual feedback about where the chevron is in relation to your hand’s position giving you a faster sight picture.
This will obviously mean that we will be far less likely to see the ACSS Vulcan Reticle system in other red dots but there is still the possibility of the reticle being used under license from Primary Arms on other platforms. What are your thoughts on this recent utility patent granting and do you think patents like this help or hinder the development of firearms technology?
ACSS Vulcan Reticle System Granted Utility Patent by US Patent OfficeThe Firearm Blog is written by Luke C. for www.thefirearmblog.com