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  1. If you are comparing iron sights, that is a different area totally. What brand by chance? Also as a FYI, there are a very few places in the world that seal tritium vials. The other brand said "trijicon" because they are using trijicon vials. In comparing night sights, yeah, there isn't a ton of difference until you start looking at more carefully produced sights (Heinie, 10-8, Novack...), depending on gun make/model. In the realm of scopes, things are vastly different. You are talking about precision ground optical lens and their properties, mechanical adjustments that need to be precise, accurate and repeatable, Mounting of the reticle, general construction and design making optics for rugged use. Resolution is a huge deal, and not many folks talk about it, or really understand it in regards to optics. But basically you are looking at the ability to resolve between different objects at different ranges. Better optics typically have much better resolutions, and this makes a massive difference at range. It might give you the ability to tell the difference between a handgun and a cell phone in someone's hand at 600 yards, where a lower quality scope would just allow you to see that something is there. The better light transmissions are going to help at night, low and bad lighting conditions. Having had the opportunity to use a variety of optics, on a variety of weapons, you really can see the difference when looking through higher quality scopes. That said, not everyone needs the top of the line highest quality optics out there. Those that need are not willing to compromise on quality, which comes at a cost. My personal needs are not on that level, so I tend to go with optics that will work for me, while giving me the features and capabilities I want. I'll take the money I don't spend on a US Optics or S&B scope and put it towards more ammo/training time.
  2. No, Same basic features, maybe. Equivalent? No way. Nobody talks much about things like resolution and light transmission. These optical factors make a HUGE difference in what you can actually see, and the conditions you can see targets in. Still, there are some good basic scopes at lower cost ranges that can get the job done maybe 95% of the time. When that extra 5% might mean the difference between life and death, a 2500+ riflescope is inexpensive.
  3. Yes, In a woodland scenario, it can be very useful. These lights are generally overly bright for a walking around light. In the dark if you are suddenly hit by a bright light you loose lots of depth perception and cannot tell distance to target/light very well. If you have people advancing, giving intermittent blasts of light will distract the other team so that they might not notice the group moving in closer, and at distance your light might illuminate or warn of a bad guy that your guys didn't see. So for signaling, and trying to distract attention away from an assault, they can be useful.
  4. Agreed. Red dots are by faster, and you can keep your focus on your target instead of your front sight. Red dots are also easier to use in the dark. If you find yourself faster with irons, there is something "odd" about you.
  5. Eotech doesn't use very good springs in their battery compartment. It isn't a spring issue entirely, if you look in the battery compartment, you can see the spring inside the rubber stoppers, under recoil they compress from the mass of the battery, and after a while, combined with wear on these not so high quality springs, you loose contact. In an Eotech, it only takes a short interruption in power to turn it off. Mine haven't done it yet, but I've seen it happen to others a few different times. Plus, you'd have to intentionally set the EOtech to be on this setting, as they don't turn on at a mid range setting, and when they are this bright it is rather blinding. Fully agree, Eotech's are fast. You have a big CQB reticle, and that 1MOA dot in the middle is good for carbine shots out to 400 yards if you know holdover with a 50 yard zero. Secret about the aimpoints, the comp C3's are the same as the ML3's, except not officially scuba TESTED, and 50-100$ less, mechanically, they are the same. Many of the C3's would likely pass the scuba testing. So, the only reason to get a ML3 is you plan on diving and want the water rating for warranty. If you need night vision, then you get the M3. The M4's are pretty sweet to, but they didn't convince me of having any improvements except being a AA battery powered M3 with a different mount system. Fired a few rounds through them, they were just another aimpoint to me. Trijicon reflex sights are way low on my list. I don't like the yellow and if you are using one in a dark structure, the dot washes out easily if you are using a bright carbine mounted flashlight. Tried one and gave it up. Don't get me wrong, I have a couple Eotechs, and really like them. I just don't have the confidence in them as I do the Aimpoints. Aimpoints new Micro T1 looks really promising, but I'll wait till they have been around and beat up and get thousands of rounds under them first.
  6. If you are looking through a real aimpoint or eotech at very close range, the dot or image will shift. If you are looking at a target at say 25 yards, that dot should stay on the same place on that target regardless of where you eyes are. For shooting with a real eotech, try to make sure you are holding the gun consistently each time. If you are trying to site it in for 15 feet, and you are not consistent, you will have an awful time trying. ALSO, with any red dot site, make sure your eyes are focusing on the target, not the site.
  7. Couple of quick comments. I've used Eotechs for a while now on a few of my toys. Some of my observations: 1. Battery life is no where close to what they advertise. Even with lithiums. 2. Inside the battery compartment there are those two springs at the front end that support the battery. If you leave your Eotech with batteries in it, they compress. After they compress enough, when you fire, you loose electrical contact and the site turns itself off. 3. They sit to low on a standard flat top rail in my opinion. The Larue Tactical eotech mount raises it higher where it works better for me, and you still have enough rail from a BUIS. 4. The larger viewing window of an EOTech is nice, but if the site is off, and you really have to shoot, it is harder to use than a turned off aimpoint. 5. Don't use the thumbscrew, they tend to come loose. This is where I really like the Larue mount, you just loc-tite the site down. 6. For close range and shooting fast, the A65 reticle is wonderful. 7. I don't like where the buttons are, hard to get to quickly. The new sites Eotech is making put them on the left side, which makes them harder to get to for lefties. 8. In my experience, they are not as waterproof as they say they are. Use some silicon grease if you are playing in the rain, or around shallow water. Between the aimpoint and the eotech, I like the aimpoints more for battery life, ruggedness and waterproofness. I prefer the field of view and the big fast reticle of the Eotech for close range drills.
  8. I have no aimpoint or eotech replicas. I do have quite a of the real ones though. I mostly train with firearms and occasionally use airsoft guns as training tools, so using me as an example for buying kno--------------23281168279961 Content-Disposition: form-data; name="dosubmit" Add Reply
  9. No it isn't. They are being robbed from. Justify it however you want, it doesn't make it legal, or right. If you can't fathom that someone hasn't downloaded music from the web, then I feel sorry for you. Some of us live by codes of ethics. Congradulations on being able to find the highest priced multicam clothing as well. I'm really proud you could pull that off, while still falling short o
  10. The only problem I have is that some are long and make it hard to shoot low prone. The best advice I have heard that worked for me was to put pressure on your two grips so that the pressure opposes itself. Like ringing the water out of a towel. It helps control and for followup shots with real guns. Also, I've found it helps to keep my thumb on the same side as my fingers. A piece of pipe insulation foam, two zip ties, and some skateboard grip tape can help increase the diameter. But I like the Tango Down ones as is.
  11. For the record, I have never downloaded music from the internet illegally. I gladly spend extra money for quality customer support, and to stay on the up and up. Those things are valuable to me, if they aren't for you, your loss. Personal info aside.... If a company feels that someone has validated their proprietary work, they have every right to go after them and shut them down. I fully support this. Crye spent a ton of money making a good camo pattern. People are illegally ripping off their design, and others are buying them because they don't want to spend 180USD on a real set of Crye made clothing (I haven't found any sets for more than this yet). If people like hurting American buisnesses, and don't want any new products on the horizon, feel free to support illegal operations undermining American buisness. I for one don't do this. This is akin to one of you coming up with a super neat idea for a great new product. You patent is pending, but along come a few overseas vendors that produce your idea in large scale. You can't beat their price, as you are paying American's for labor. Now all the sudden you changed the market, but you don't see a single dime. Hopefully this will upset you into taking action against those that are stealing from you. It makes future innovation difficult because people don't have morals to support the real deal. For the record, Colt doesn't have "likeness" or such proprietary info, Colt and FN have the TDP for the M16/M4 family of guns. No one else does.
  12. Trichrome, that ins't entirely accurate. Many companies have given airsoft vendors permission to use their names/logos on airsoft guns. Take Wilson Combat and Armalite for example. Also, most of the firearms manufacturing companies aren't to worried about it, as airsoft guns aren't competition for their real products. Same goes for so many airsoft acessories. Hivemind, Feel that way if you want. But you just said that you aren't willing to pay asking price so you are fine going to an illegal source to get what you want. My stance is that if I can't afford the legal stuff, I'm not turning to an illegal black market to get them.
  13. Just an interesting FYI. Please try to buy real multicam and from the real vendors. Crye's Comments
  14. You don't really know how our military and gov't works then. ACU was made to fill a need with a better "sandy & dry places" type of camo with a low signature for night vision. It works well in that role. Less than ideal camo patterns will work if you are still and anyone searching for you doesn't spend serious time trying to find you. The issue was that the perfect pattern for one place, usually isn't that great somewhere else. Patterns like ACU are geared for being a very good pattern in several places. You have to admit that ACU works better in woodlands than the desert patterns. This was the point of ACU.
  15. I have a real steel one. They basically redirect the muzzle blast forward vs sideways. The effect is that it is quieter for you and the people around you, but slightly louder downrange. I would assume that the airsoft clone would work similar.
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