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Old March 15, 2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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New high speed, low drag EOTECH mounting practice



Cops in NY state lead the pack!
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Old March 15, 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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DHS Youth Corp Maybe??
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Old March 15, 2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Possibly. He's got on those cool tactical Levi's.
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Old March 15, 2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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Reminds me of these.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...323_142530.jpg

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/...lice-woman.jpg

http://jurmondsarsenal.files.wordpre...1/img_0243.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...Picture1-2.jpg
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Old March 15, 2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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I can almost understand putting in a magazine wrong in a rush in the heat of battle.

But this is an optic we're talking about. It is put on the gun weeks, months before the firefight.

Or maybe the guy saw the movie SALT and thought it looked like a good method...

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Old March 16, 2013, 07:28 AM   #6
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I can understand putting a magazine in backward in the heat of battle but what I can't understand is when you don't feel that mechanical click as it locks into position, that should be a dead giveaway that something is wrong. Trying to put it in backwards maybe, leaving it in backwards, no way!
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Old March 16, 2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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Cop in ny with backward site

http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-conte.../herkimer3.jpg

What do you see when you look through this sight the wrong way? Is it like looking through a scope backwards? Is it safe for the public to have police with this ?

Also, I think I would notice this at a range or somewhere similar. Why wouldn't other cops notice and tell him? Or is it not as obvious as it looks?
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Old March 16, 2013, 08:41 AM   #8
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Old March 16, 2013, 09:41 AM   #9
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Surely, these are simply STAGED photos. These are an example of the kind of things that make LEOs look incompetent no matter how many highly competent LEOs there are out there. I guess there are fools in every profession though.
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Old March 16, 2013, 09:44 AM   #10
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Sorry I cannot get used to our police officers dressing like soldiers. SWAT I understand.
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Old March 16, 2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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Movie pic...
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Old March 16, 2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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Well.....he cant be too smart anyway, he has a grip pod on his AR

He also has his BUIS deployed. Maybe he flipped it up after he couldn't get the eotech to work?
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Old March 16, 2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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Fail!

I say fake or a movie-tv set. Someone call the NYPD Movie & TV unit!

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Old March 16, 2013, 02:51 PM   #14
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He's probably wondering why the manufacturer chose such an odd location for the on/off and brightness controls
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Old March 16, 2013, 05:40 PM   #15
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I believe the EoTech will still work just fine, even if you are looking through the wrong end. They may be wondering why the manufacturer chose such an odd location for the on/off and brightness controls though.
The reticle can not be viewed when viewed backwards through the objective lens.
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Old March 16, 2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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I'm going to go with Clydefrog's answer because I'd have trouble sleeping tonight.
Actually I have to say it makes more sense in reality anyway, I really have to say nearly all movie's/ TV shows get every firearms fact wrong that they can.
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Old March 16, 2013, 06:03 PM   #17
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Old March 16, 2013, 06:05 PM   #18
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We know three things about the officer in this picture.

1) He has never fired that rifle with those sights before. We know this because if he had, he would have fixed the impossible-to-use setup that he has there.

2) Even though he's never used those sights with that gun before, he's trusting his life and the lives of those around him to its accuracy -- and to his ability to use that setup accurately under stress. We know this because he's using it during an actual encounter where lives are at stake.

3) Neither his immediate supervisor nor any of his squad mates know how to use that type of sight, either. We know this because if they did, they would have corrected his error.

That's not a cheap piece of gear.

We can conclude that the people who run his department's budget would apparently rather waste money on cool-looking gadgets than invest in better, more applicable, and more frequent TRAINING for people who bet their lives and the lives of innocent others on their ability to use the gear they have.

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Old March 16, 2013, 07:07 PM   #19
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We can conclude that the people who run his department's budget would apparently rather waste money on cool-looking gadgets than invest in better, more applicable, and more frequent TRAINING for people who bet their lives and the lives of innocent others on their ability to use the gear they have.
More training definitely wouldn't hurt. I think we know a fourth thing about him: either the tip of his right index finger was amputated at some point, or it's on the trigger...
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Old March 16, 2013, 07:55 PM   #20
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The reticle can not be viewed when viewed backwards through the objective lens.
Whoops, guess what I remember reading about EoTechs was wrong. I've never had an EoTech, but I've been wanting one of the newer EXPS style sights for a while now, just haven't had the courage to spend the money for one yet.
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:34 AM   #21
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I think we know a fourth thing about him: either the tip of his right index finger was amputated at some point, or it's on the trigger.
Link to the original ReddiT pic:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-conte.../herkimer3.jpg

Sure looks like his finger is on the mag well to me...
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Old March 17, 2013, 08:23 AM   #22
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So do we have a source for this photo?

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We know three things about the officer in this picture.

1) He has never fired that rifle with those sights before. We know this because if he had, he would have fixed the impossible-to-use setup that he has there.

2) Even though he's never used those sights with that gun before, he's trusting his life and the lives of those around him to its accuracy -- and to his ability to use that setup accurately under stress. We know this because he's using it during an actual encounter where lives are at stake.

3) Neither his immediate supervisor nor any of his squad mates know how to use that type of sight, either. We know this because if they did, they would have corrected his error.
Actually, we don't "know" any of that. It is all inferred. It may be that he has fired his rifle with the iron sights, got the Eotech, popped it on and got a call out. You can see through the Eotech backwards and so he can see his iron sights. Since his supervisors know he can still use his iron sights, nobody has seen fit to have to remove the Eotech during the immediate crisis.
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Old March 17, 2013, 09:08 AM   #23
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Sorry I cannot get used to our police officers dressing like soldiers. SWAT I understand.

The police in such a situation I can understand. The wannabee's without the badge is what I don't get. They're the majority of attendees at every gunshow.
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Old March 17, 2013, 10:25 AM   #24
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Re: Cop in ny with backward site

Come on man

You never dressed up to play cowboys & indians?

Really?

(Sarcasm smilie here)
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I think we know a fourth thing about him: either the tip of his right index finger was amputated at some point, or it's on the trigger.
Link to the original ReddiT pic:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-conte.../herkimer3.jpg

Sure looks like his finger is on the mag well to me...
Yep, you're right -- it shows up much better in that version.
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