I have three Trijicon ACOGs. Yes, they're expensive. But extremely high quality always is.
Eventually, I intend to equip two more of my rifles with ACOGs.
They're worth every penny of that $1,000.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost