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L-3 Eotech Settlement over Fraud.

SoldierSystems.net posted up details on the settlement between L-3 and the US Government over problems with Eotech optics.

Read SoldierSystems article here.

Some of the important notes are that Eotech knew about issues back even in 2006.  Various issues include changing zeros in temperature shifts, parallax error in cold temperatures, moisture entering sights and dimming them.  Also that Eotech knew of these issues and did not disclose them to the government.

More problems with Eotechs?

It is not new that I don’t like the Eotech.
The problems I have had with the three Eotechs I have owned were:
512 Rev F.  Batteries draining in under a month with the unit turned off. Broken battery compartment contacts.
552 Rev F. Extremely dim, possibly due to losing its nitrogen purge.
553 Battery contacts broken. Reticle hard to see in portions of the window, most likely due to lens de-laminating. One of the screws that held the hood on fell out and was lost, turns out the threading in the body had stripped out.

When I worked at a Shooting Range, It was common to see Eotechs break. An Example Broken Eotech

While this is more then enough reason to not recommend Eotech Optics, turns out this isn’t the whole story.

You can learn more about OTHER issues with Eotechs over at Soldier Systems.

Now the issues being discussed include but are not limited to:
Loss of zero in temperature shifts.
That Eotechs are not parallax free.
Adjustment are not actually half MOA but “Approx. 0.5 MOA”.
L3 knows about issues with the Eotechs.

Some of the Eotech fans are already trying to use the argument that if Eotechs had a problem, SEALs, Devgru, etc wouldn’t be using them. Most of us that have served can easily say that the military often issues absolute junk(for example the ILBE pack).

Whether you like Eotechs or not this will be something worth keeping an eye on.

Aimpoint T-1 And Eotech XPS series Size Comparison

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Getting my hands on the smaller Eotech over the weekend, we thought we would take some pictures to compare them in size.  A lot of people ask us about this and we had no chance to do this before now.   For those trying to decide which they want, this may help.  The Eotech is compact, but still no where near as small trim and light as the T-1.  We have often given our opinion on the eotech and how we feel it can not be trusted based on the  many, many instances of its failures in front of us or models we owned in the past. But there are always gonna be those who want them because they see SEAL or some such using them.   Keep in mind even a lot of guys in SOCOM DO not care and will use what is handed to them.  But, the point is, here is a comparison for those who want to see a good side by side. You can do you own research on which one you think will work best for you otherwise.   You can find out thoughts and feelings on the trustworthiness of the Eotech in other posts.