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Old February 28th, 2020, 01:13 PM #1
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Eotech repair

Anybody ever send their eotech in to the factory for repairs?

I have a 512 I think it is that was manufactured in 2003. Itís the old style before the rubber buttons. It was given to me by a friend whoís brother in law was a marine. He is sadly no longer with us. It means a lot to me that he gave it to me to possibly get it fixed to use it. It turns on but the retical does not show up in the window. If I turn it a certain angle I can see that it is on down inside of it but itís just not projecting up on the glass.

I sent a repair request two days ago to eotech but I havenít heard anything yet. Iím 99% positive that it is genuine and my friend told me it was possibly government issued. Iím not sure how true that would be because I canít see the military using a model that does not have night vision capability. At least I donít think itís night vision compatible, it is a older version with only two buttons.
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Old February 28th, 2020, 07:42 PM #2
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Not sure. I have a couple EOs, but have never needed repairs. From their past "problems" and the fact that they're still rolling tells me they will make good. I love my EOs.
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Don't know about EoTech, but Trijicon says if you send them a surplus ACOG, they are keeping it!
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Don't know about EoTech, but Trijicon says if you send them a surplus ACOG, they are keeping it!
Iím going to assume eotech will do the same if it is mil surp. The only thing I was hoping on is the one I have is not a NV model so I want to assume the military would not issue a non NV compatible version.

Eotech has not responded to my repair request. Iím wondering if they look up the sn and see it is gov issue they wonít bother responding.

I didnít even think about all of this when I sent my info in on the repair request. Hope I donít have some feds show up at my door over a broken weapon sight.
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Iím going to assume eotech will do the same if it is mil surp. The only thing I was hoping on is the one I have is not a NV model so I want to assume the military would not issue a non NV compatible version.

Eotech has not responded to my repair request. Iím wondering if they look up the sn and see it is gov issue they wonít bother responding.

I didnít even think about all of this when I sent my info in on the repair request. Hope I donít have some feds show up at my door over a broken weapon sight.
I doubt they will cause a stink. Tell them you got at a swap meet or something.
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I doubt they will cause a stink. Tell them you got at a swap meet or something.
Iím going to call tomorrow and see what they can do. I just need to stop being cheap and buy a aimpoint pro.
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Finally talked to eotech. They say itís to old for them to fix. Said the window is probably delaminated so the retical wonít show up on it. Sucks because the rest of the sight works fine.
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Finally talked to eotech. They say itís to old for them to fix. Said the window is probably delaminated so the retical wonít show up on it. Sucks because the rest of the sight works fine.
That sucks. I'm an Aimpoint guy, but you can't beat Vortex when it comes to warranty work. Sorry to hear.
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Just wanted to comment that when I sent mine in recently to EoTech, they were responsive and offered either a 50% off coupon, or would repair/update my older unit for $79. New models have a 10 year warranty - mine was out of warranty.
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Iím going to assume eotech will do the same if it is mil surp. The only thing I was hoping on is the one I have is not a NV model so I want to assume the military would not issue a non NV compatible version.

Eotech has not responded to my repair request. Iím wondering if they look up the sn and see it is gov issue they wonít bother responding.

I didnít even think about all of this when I sent my info in on the repair request. Hope I donít have some feds show up at my door over a broken weapon sight.
Eotech refused to fix my milsurp years ago, it is also a 512. I then tried to send it in as part of the class action and it was denied because it was milsurp. Sucks. I wont buy another Eotech because of the mess they knowingly created. I did get a nifty carry case for it though.
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