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View Poll Results: Which brand of sight would you choose to be stuck with forever?
Aimpoint. 43 38.39%
EOTech. 39 34.82%
Iron sights... Because I'm a man. 30 26.79%
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Old February 6th, 2013, 20:58   #31
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Aimpoint.

Long battery life, 3rd party mounting options, and it's not ITAR restricted since Aimpoint is Swedish... meaning if it ever goes tits up, I can send it in for work. Also enjoy the ability to roll my palm on the dial and change the intensity quickly.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 21:11   #32
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Aimpoint.

Long battery life, 3rd party mounting options, and it's not ITAR restricted since Aimpoint is Swedish... meaning if it ever goes tits up, I can send it in for work.
Aimpoint's are on the ITAR munitions list. If you buy one in the US, it is subject to ITAR, luckily we don't need to buy them from the states hehe.
Hell, Elcan Specter DR's are also on the ITAR list even though they are made in Canada!

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Also enjoy the ability to roll my palm on the dial and change the intensity quickly.
Always loved this feature, its so fast for adjustments. Though, I was really happy to see that on the Eotech EXPS units, the buttons now have this really nice tactile "click" to them.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 21:17   #33
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Aimpoint's are on the ITAR munitions list. If you buy one in the US, it is subject to ITAR, luckily we don't need to buy them from the states hehe.
True, I meant in terms of servicing. If I buy a EoTech in Canada, and it dies, I'm screwed since I can't send it back to EoTech... Aimpoint however...

The funniest ITAR I've ever seen is a company that refused to sell a Canadian made CADEX grip to Canadians.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 21:22   #34
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True, I meant in terms of servicing. If I buy a EoTech in Canada, and it dies, I'm screwed since I can't send it back to EoTech... Aimpoint however...

The funniest ITAR I've ever seen is a company that refused to sell a Canadian made CADEX grip to Canadians.
ITAR is a tricky thing, sometimes the Canadian made products are on contract to a different country, and although made in Canada... they can only be sold in said country.

Fear not! you can send ITAR products purchased in Canada back to companies such as L3 for servicing. For example, if you purchase an Eotech from Wolverine supplies. Wolverines will ship it to and from L3 for you. They were legally exported from the US, and thus their serial numbers are tied to exportation paperwork signed and authorized by the state department.

You can even send your Aimpoint back to Aimpoint in the US if the original optic came from their distribution and was legally purchased in Canada, although it is easier to directly send it overseas (Might end up there anyways!)


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Old February 6th, 2013, 22:11   #35
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Aimpoint -one of the few things the US Army did it right....
Camoflage -> Failed
Using Carbine and standard rifle -> Failed
Using 5.56 despite being ineffective with shorter barrel -> Failed
Waste money on 5.56 carbine only to cancel it->Failed
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Old February 6th, 2013, 22:18   #36
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Iron sights because nothing to shoot out or fail. Just point and shoot just like my sidearm.

Outdoors, just trace the bbs in the flight path. Indoors, the flashlight makes the bb path visible.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:07   #37
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They are not selling it to airsofter, they are selling it to RS shooter. The idea is you don't have to ever turn it off. For a defense gun you just pick it up and its there, and for soldier its one less thing to worry about in the field...And a T1 is still $400+ cheaper than a SRS....
They're making an airsoft SRS version as we speak. Also the SRS is $200 more than a t1 don't know where your getting your numbers.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 12:33   #38
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Do the Aimpoints have the NV capability?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 12:38   #39
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Do the Aimpoints have the NV capability?
Yep.

I voted EOTech, by the way... Still regretting selling mine few years back.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 13:12   #40
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I've never used an Aimpoint, but I love my Faux-Tech EOTech, so that's what I voted.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 13:48   #41
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As a paperweight, I'd have to say Eotech. Nothing beats it's flat, balances design when on a desk or table top. It'll never fall, or tip over either; and paperweights don't need very much accuracy, so the Eotech fits right in there.

As far as weapon sites go Aimpoint has my vote. I have an M series (real steel) on my PTW, and it's awesome all around.

For "extreme" CQB I'd say Eotech over Aimpiont, but then I'd probably use iron sights or something different altogether.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 13:57   #42
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They're making an airsoft SRS version as we speak. Also the SRS is $200 more than a t1 don't know where your getting your numbers.
I've seen T1 go from $450-$650, SRS go from $850 to almost $1000....Also, airsoft version of most non-magnified sights are just a RDS with different body, they rarely shares their RS counterpart's characteristic. SRS's big selling point over an Aimpoint or a EoTech is solar power with battery backup(long-ish battery life also), and a big 38mm glass for bright sight picture. Airsoft version won't likely have the solar power, battery life will be shit, and ther glass will be lower grade and it'll just look dark. In the end its just heavier RDS...
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Old February 8th, 2013, 14:25   #43
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I voted Iron sights, because if they aren't enough for airsoft you should probably go to an eye doctor.
If you are looking for that certain look then iron sights won't be enough.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 15:41   #44
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Irons only work if your airsoft gun is accurate, but I know what your saying. A proper sight can improve your shooting, even on an airsoft gun.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 03:25   #45
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Personally I am going to pick Aimpoint but only by a small margin. I actually prefer the Eotech reticle and how a true holo sight works but just out of the pure simpleness and durability of an Aimpoint, it's my choice.

One of the big deciding factors for me is also the battery life on the Aimpoints, you can leave them on all year and not even have to worry about the batteries. Simply change them on a set date every year and you will be good for life. Sure that my not be necessary but why not.

If I had a choice of optic it would probably be an Aimpoint CompM3 in a LaRue LT150 mount. A very close second would be an EOTech EXPS3.

Oh yeah, I like irons too. Just not as much as a nice optic.
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