Did I fuck up really badly here? I bought an Aimpoint micro T-2 2 MOA sight off Amazon for $700.00.
I'm concerned it might be a fake. Can anyone experienced with aimpoint micro sights please help me determine if its legit or not. I tried calling aimpoint directly and they are closed already.
I can provide more pictures and information upon request.
Pic related, the plain white cardboard box it came in and the foam inside. I found it strange it didnt come with a warranty card. I will dump some more pictures.
Best way to figure out if your micro is legit: Turn it on, and see if it's still on in 4.5 years. If it is, it's legit.
Or...just call aimpoint with the serial # and they'll figure that shit out.
Right side of the sight(from shooters perspective)
Left (I have taken the last half of the serial number off)
>thanks to all those responding. I will respond whn I finish dumping pics
I have a T2 as well. Your pics look legit, nothing about the sight is obviously wrong or not legit. Just call aimpoint tomorrow with your serial # to confirm, but I'm guessing that it's real.
Does the intensity dial spin freely or does it have stop points? Fakes will often spin freely and wont have solid stops at both ends of the dial.
This is the red flag that I noticed. On stock photos I saw T-2 micros have a sort of "bullseye" design molded into the rubber on the front lens cover. I will post a picture of that following the picture of mine.
that bitch goes all the way the fuck to 12! that's operating on the whole another level
And the stock photo of the sight with the bullseye design.
i wasn't even trolling i was trying to be funny but i guess "brighter - less brighter" was a bit too believable by that guy. I should have gone with "on - less on" gomen OP
I've had nothing but good things to say about them and their sellers.
Mainly the front lens cap. Also the plain white box, and lack of a warranty card or any such goodies & #SWAG that are included in most high end gun shit.
if you had to google he won. I mean I'm not a native english speaker and I know that "less brighter" is all sorts of wrong. Instead of spending $700 on sights, spend them on English courses..
Only way to test it is one way.
>throw it on the ground
>try to burn it in a housefire
I tried the first one once when I was buying some dude's acog in a face to face deal and I got a broken nose. You can never know if it is genuine or not, only with this test.
while amazon tries to be legit as fuck and does have pretty good customer service they do get lots of clones for things put up and the like. Ray-bans is probably the only fake item i've ever gotten from them but they took them back no problem and killed the seller within weeks
Well I meant legit as a shop, yes, they do sell copies over here too but they're marked as non-original. I've bought a replacement remote for my Sony TV and it's even marked Sony, but it's just a copy.
just checked amazon, it says batteries required, so maybe they ship them without batteries now and changed the front logo and you are looking at an old stock image with the bulls eye
might could have been a store display. I bought my eotech as the last display model and got 30 bucks off initially since it was smudged up and a bit scratched. Then i got another 15 off for the battery being "used".
And also, I guess technically its not a "new" product since the Amazon seller owned it before I did.
Did your T2 come with warranty card? All mine came with was the sight, the tool, and an instruction manual, which seems very legit, it is heavily laminated and I didnt spot any typos in it. A typo in the booklet is always a dead fucking giveaway.
If it's real (appears to be), it sounds like it's used at the very least.
For that cash, I'd just return it and get one from LaRue.
For an extra $36, you get peace of mind and a nice mount.
>Did your T2 come with warranty card?
It was actually a comp m2 and yes.
That was actually what I was going to do, but then I saw the one on amazon. I don't need a mount. Im mounting it on my SLR104FR with an AK301 mount... Although I guess I could sell it on afrcom or some other shitty forum
No. It was sold to me as "new"
I have no ideax but I've never seen that on illuminated optics. Only on crimson trace stuff and actual laser products. I seem to remember seeing that sticker online on an EoTech, but the one I got from my LGS didnt have it.
>Although I guess I could sell it on afrcom or some other shitty forum
I hope you're referring to the mount, otherwise that'd be a poor move financially.
Unless you got an idiot to pay full price for a used optic
he said Arfcom didn't he?
odd i see that sticker everywhere theres some sort of light sorcery going on.
an eotech and redfield counterstrike
did you buy it from Amazon on Amazon on a 3rd part on Amazon? This is the important part. The page on Amazon will say whether its from Amazon or a 3rd party, it isnt as obvious as it should be.
Heres a sceenshot of my amazon order. It appears to be from "blueorbit"
I would contact aimpoint. They can probably walk you through steps to check if it is legit or not.
If it is found to be counterfit, contact the company through amazon's website and let them know. Sometimes they dont realize the stuff they are selling isnt legit.
>random ass seller with zero information about themselves on their page
>reviews clearly state receiving items not in original packaging, dead giveaway the products are not brand-new
>seller doesn't offer Prime on anything, meaning none of their products go through Amazon's hands; no different than using Ebay
>killed the seller within weeks
>UPS truck pulls up outside the seller's warehouse
>amazon employees get out of the truck wearing jumpsuits
>they're wielding amazon.com boxes with rifles hidden inside
>hear strange buzzing noise
>they cover the employees while they get into position
>mfw amazon goes full Ruby Ridge on bad sellers