For those who own weapons, it can be difficult finding quality parts and components that weren’t made overseas. In this article, I’ll be looking at rifle scopes made in the USA.
Which Manufacturers Produce American Made Rifle Scopes? (The Short Answer)
After doing a little digging, I found 4 companies that manufacture rifle scopes in the USA. They are EOTECH, Leupold, Nightforce, and Trijicon.
Rifle Scopes Made In The USA (4 Options)
Now that we know which companies offer rifle scopes made in the USA, let’s look at each one in a little more detail.
EOTECH is an optics company that was founded in 1995. The company’s headquarters is located in Plymouth, Michigan and it is a pretty well-known company that manufactures military-grade rifle scopes. The company also sells clothing and a few other things, but for this article, I’ll be focusing on its rifle scopes.
The company has been designing and manufacturing its weapons sights in the US since 1996. However, in 2016, the company introduced a new line of sights called the Vudu series, this particular line is made in Japan. But aside from the company’s Vudu line, it looks like the rest of EOTECH’s weapon scopes are made at its facility in Michigan.
According to the company website, EOTECH focuses on product quality and not product quantity. When it comes to weapons, there’s no margin for error, that’s why EOTECH manufactures its scopes to the highest possible standard ensuring that your sight will never let you down.
As for its products, as you can imagine, there’s a lot to choose from. EOTECH has a very extensive range of sights to suit all needs. From thermal and night vision sights to holographic and hybrid sights, the choices are almost endless. Here’s a link to its scope sight page.
Founded in 1907 Leupold is a well-established company that manufactures sporting goods and optics. It is an American-founded company and its headquarters is located in Beaverton, Oregon.
While it is an American-founded company, not all of its production is carried out in the US. According to several sources, Leupold manufactures lots of its products in China and Japan. Luckily this doesn’t seem to be the case for its rifle scopes.
All of Leupold’s rifle scopes are designed and manufactured at its facility in Beaverton, Oregon. According to the company’s official website, it doesn’t have any other facilities that manufacture its scopes other than the one in the US.
Leupold also owns Redfield. So, if you encounter any Redfield rifle scopes then they are made at the same facility where Leupold makes all of its scopes. For those wanting to take a look at some of Leupold’s rifle scopes, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a link to its rifle scope product page.
Located in Lavonia, Georgia, Nightforce manufactures high-quality military-grade weapon scopes and weapon care and repair kits. Nightforce is serious about its products and only uses the finest materials for its rifle scopes.
According to Nightforce’s website, “You cannot buy a higher quality rifle scope.” Its scopes are tested in a pressure tank that simulates the pressure of being 100 feet underwater. Its scopes are placed in that environment for 24 hours to ensure that they are waterproof. The company also freezes and heats its scopes to ensure that each one can withstand the harshest of conditions.
As for its manufacturing location, Nightforce makes its scopes at a factory located in Orofino, Idaho. I did however find an article stating that the company used to manufacture scopes at a facility in Japan, but I couldn’t find any concrete proof of this from a credible source.
For those wanting to have a look at some of Nightforce’s American-made rifle scopes, here’s a link to its rifle scope product page.
Trijicon is the final entry on this list. It was founded in 1981, it is a very well-known scope manufacturer and it manufactures military-grade products. Whether you are looking for a thermal scope, red dot sights, iron sights, or just standard rifle scopes, Trijicon has them all.
The company conducts the majority of its manufacturing at its facilities in Michigan and California. Most of its products are 100% made in the US. However, a few of its ranges make use of components that come from Japan. The rifle scope ranges that have Japanese components are the Huron, Ascent, Tenmile, and Credo rifle scopes.
Trijicon has manufactured and sold rifle scopes to various branches of the military as well as those working in law enforcement. So, needless to say, the people at Trijicon know their way around a scope.
For those wanting to have a look at some of Trijicon’s rifle scopes, here’s a link to its product page. Just keep in mind that some of the scopes contain components that come from Japan. Just check the model names above to find out which of its scopes have Japanese parts.
A Note For Readers
As I was doing the research for this article, I found out that there are lots of companies that offer counterfeit scopes of some of the brands above. It looks like the rifle scope industry is full of individuals attempting to sell knockoff goods.
Each of the entries on the list above contains links to the companies’ official pages. I’d strongly recommend only using official sites to purchase an American-made rifle scope as there are lots of fake/counterfeit products listed on various third-party sales sites.
Also, if there are any American rifle scope manufacturers that we may have missed, then please leave a comment below as we like to keep our articles up to date with the latest information.