noob question

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by SOCOMICEPICK, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. SOCOMICEPICK

    SOCOMICEPICK New Member

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    as the titles says im a total noob to the gun world

    but my question is, in the below pic what is the name/type of that sight on that gun and are they good or bad as comparied to other kinds of sights

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  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Guessing by the label on the side of it, I'd say it's an Eotech.

    L-3 EOTech Holographic Weapons Systems

    They tend to go through batteries more quickly than tube style red dots, like the Aimpoints. The Aimpoint is also much more water resistant than the Eotech.

    Some prefer the open, heads up style of the Eotech, but I'm not a huge fan of them. They're expensive for what you get.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Matt is mostly correct.

    The New EoTech's aren 't as bad on batteries and the early editions. They are no LED driven light in comparison - but they don't "eat" batteries either.

    I happen to love mine and they offer two distinct advantages over tube models like Aimpoint.

    1) Their housing is aircraft grade aluminum and is pretty damn near indestructable.

    2) Even if the lens gets dirty, gets cracked or is even caked with mud, you don't have to be able to look "through" it's lens to be able to see the holographic image. It's reticle is projected on the operator end and is not dependent on the condition of the glass itself.

    They are however quite expensive, so their are other options available if you are on a budget.

    JD
     
  4. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    is that eotech on an airsoft gun?
    what a waste!
    :eek:

    but yeah eotech's are very nice...
    if you're thinking about getting one you should consider the 512 since it uses regular AA so the batteries are easier to find and cheaper
    :D
     
  5. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Dont even get me started on the airsoft gang...:rolleyes:

    Yup, AA models for the 512 now, and there is a AA model for the 550 series as well. Im with JD and Junho, I like 'em a lot.
     
  6. SOCOMICEPICK

    SOCOMICEPICK New Member

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    hahah i feel your pain..while new to the gun game when i try to watch a gun on youtube or just look up specs or something on google 9 times outta 10 its the freakin airsofters after a while it got extremely annoying and im starting to not be a fan of the crowd either

    but atleast i found a vid of the FAMAS :) and the BEOWULF lol that was awesome and all you do is change the upper lol

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LejLaFCZRXI]YouTube - Giat Famas G2 calibro 5,56 mm[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh9icrjj0ys]YouTube - Future Weapons - 50 Beowulf the ULTIMATE ENTRY GUN[/ame]
     
  7. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    a fan of the famas aye?
    i prefer the G36
    ;)
    but i guess for a bullpup design its pretty good
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I think eotech are crap. That is just me though.

    I would rather have a scope or irons. I have one red dot and it is ok sometimes.