The Holographic Weapon Sight maximizes the operator's peripheral vision, which allows for faster target acquisition and gives the operator greater control in the engagement zone. The features built into EOTech® holographic weapon sights provide a number of advantages:
L-3 EOTech has become aware of several counterfeit offerings of the HWS and magnifier product line. Produced in China and Korea, and distributed throughout the US, these counterfeit products are red-dot sights built to look exactly like a Holographic Weapon Sight on the outside. Often, the appearance between the genuine EOTech products and the counterfeits is nearly indiscernible, including replications of registered trademarks.
Counterfeit products are replicas of real products, designed to take advantage of the superior value and reputation of the real product.
Unscrupulous overseas manufacturers and criminal elements in the United States are selling counterfeit L-3 EOTech holographic weapon sights to consumers, as well as police officers and soldiers. The counterfeiters closely replicated the outside appearance of the L-3 EOTech sights while some included L-3 EOTech logos and labels to make them appear to be genuine L-3 products. Unlike the counterfeits, all L-3 EOTech holographic weapon sights, as well as the consumer models sold by Bushnell, are made in the U.S.A.
Common identifiers of counterfeit EOTech products include:
- A visible LED light positioned inside the sight cavity
- NV push button that switches the LED to a different color instead of to a night-vision mode
- Lack of an EOTech manufacturing and serial number sticker
A real hologram records and reconstructs the light field that bounces off a 3-dimensional object. This is done in a way that allows depth information to be preserved. The recording also includes many viewing directions simultaneously. That way, the viewer can change perspective by moving their head.
EOTech has been receiving reports that counterfeit product is being offered for sale by sellers at Amazon.com, eBay, Alibaba/AliExpress, Gunbroker and other 3rd party marketplaces.
For the safety of our customers and protection of EOTech's reputation in the marketplace, our Brand Protection Team wishes to remind consumers that sellers at Amazon.com are not necessarily trusted sources for the purchase of genuine EOTech product. We have reports of bait and switch tactics which have been used in some instances where sellers advertise using a picture of genuine product but fulfill with counterfeit product.
Product offered at gun shows or private person-to-person sales, especially at bargain prices, should be validated by visual inspection from our Counterfeit Alert data provided on this website.
If the deal is too good to be true, it most likely is, and requires scrutiny with regard to authenticity or questioned as stolen property. For example, when the serial number is removed or not present, the product is likely stolen or counterfeit.
The authentic L3 EOTech EXPS2.
EOTech has become aware of several counterfeit offerings of the HWS and magnifier product line. Counterfeit products are red-dot sights built to look exactly like a Holographic Weapon Sight on the outside.
The authentic L3 EOTech EXPS3.
The appearance between the genuine EOTech products and the counterfeits is nearly indiscernible, including replications of registered trademarks. Always buy from authorized EOTech retailers.
Counterfeiters closely replicated the outside appearance of the EOTech sights while some included L-3 EOTech logos and labels to make them appear to be genuine L-3 products.
EOTech sights are made in the USA.
Don't be deceived by counterfeit products on Amazon bearing EOtech's trademark. This item is a counterfeit.
If the price is too good to be true, you are likely purchasing a counterfeit.
Unscrupulous manufacturers and criminal elements in the United States are selling counterfeit L-3 EOTech holographic weapon sights.
Don't be footed by clever marketing showing authentic looking trademarked items. The item shown is counterfeit.
Often the differences in appearance between the genuine EOTech products and the counterfeits is nearly indiscernible, including replication of registered trademarks.
This counterfeit, incorrectly labeled as model 558, was purchased from AliExpress.