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 Spotting Fake items 
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Write up by jim_dandy. Information from multiple sources:

Aimpoints

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=367860

Aimpoint Magnifiers:


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/show ... hp?t=97770

Eotech Holosights

http://www.eotech-inc.com/counterfeit_notice.php
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(PDF file download link)
http://www.eotech-inc.com/documents/Rec ... 204-09.pdf

Grip Pods

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/show ... 893&page=2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCkFDL1P ... re=related

Larue Mounts

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=507122

Leupold Scopes

http://www.leupold.com/corporate/resour ... t-warning/
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http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5957

Trijicon Optics (ACOGS)

http://www.trijicon.com/prod_auth.cfm

Call or e-mail Trijicon with the model number and serial number to verify if it's authentic or a knock-off scope. Knock-offs tend to have the same serial number on all of them.

info@trijicon.com or at (800)338-0563

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Some conventional wisdom for identifying fake ACOGs:
- Should have the digital square.
- "Tririum" = fake.
- A real ACOG will have tritium and be illuminated in the dark.


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Of course they are all made in china. And 99% of the copies out there are nothing more than overages. Meaning when Eotech or somebody orders 1000 holo sights the manufacture will actually make 1500 and re-brand the additional 500 and sell them cheap.

There in most cases is no difference between any of them

Trijicon, Inc., the originator and sole marketer of the ACOG® riflescope (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) has promised to pursue legal action if necessary against New Century Science & Technology, El Monte, California (aka NcSTAR) to prevent that company from marketing a replica of Trijicon's popular ACOG®. Trijicon served NcSTAR with a cease and desist letter during the 2005 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, where NcSTAR was offering its unauthorized replicas for sale and representing them as "an exact copy of Trijicon's ACOG® scope". A Trijicon representative obtained one of the NcSTAR copies during the trade show and it was confirmed by examination that it was, indeed, a virtual duplicate of the ACOG®. NcSTAR agreed to cease distribution of the ACOG® replica was instructed to advise its Chinese supplier to discontinue manufacturing the product. Trijicon will conduct periodic surveillance to ensure NcSTAR upholds its end of the cease and desist agreement.

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