I was at a gunshow recently and I was pretty amazed at how many vendors were selling fake EOTech optics, I was even more amazed that people were actually buying them! Now if you just need a cheap red dot to put on top of your airsoft or .22 rifle ok, a knock off will do. If your like depends on your rifle however you should do your homework and make sure you’re buying the real deal.
Other than the price, there’s a few tell-tale signs whether an EOTech optic is fake or not. While some obvious knock offs can be had for under $100 and come in a generic looking box, other fakes out there are more elaborate copies. EOTech actually put together this guide on how-to spot counterfeit EOTechs.
When I was shopping for an EOTech sight I made sure I bought it from an authorized dealer just to be safe, I snagged my real deal EOTech 512 at just $365 shipped from Amazon.