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EOTech Is Discontinuing The Integrated Fore-End Lights (IFL) Product Line

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

EOTech has announced to all distributors that they are discontinuing the Integrated Fore-End Lights (IFL) product line, citing an inconsistent supply of materials from their vendors. The full release can be read below:

October 20, 2014

Dear EOTech Distributors:

This letter is to inform your company that EOTech is discontinuing the distribution of its line of Integrated Fore-End Lights (IFL). The discontinuation will include all models and sku’s, for both the Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 firearms. Effective immediately, all existing purchase orders in EOTech’s system will unfortunately be canceled. We are giving notice of these product changes in order for your company to adjust its product purchasing records and close any orders that are pending.

We request that you carefully review these changes and notify your buyers so no future orders are placed. Additionally, effective immediately, MAP restrictions will be lifted to assist you in the movement of current inventory.

Warranty and customer service inquiries regarding the product line will continue unchanged per the L-3 Warrior Systems/EOTech contact information provided in the product literature.

If you have questions and would like to discuss the changes noted above or if you need information about adding new products to your program, please contact your EOTech sales representative directly and they will provide additional information and options.

The decision to exit this business was due to the inconsistent supply of materials from our vendors. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in helping us, help you, minimize the impact of this product discontinuation on your company. We would also like to thank you for your continued support and success of the EOTech product line.

www.eotechinc.com

X320 Thermal Imaging Device from EOTech

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The L3 Thermal Eye X320 Night Vision Thermal Imaging Device is a monocular camera initially unveiled during SHOT Show. I had the chance to try one out earlier this year during an industry hog hunt and was very impressed.

X320 increased

The X320 is offers 320×240 resolution with white hot, black hot, and 3-color modes. Capable of 2x, 3x, and 4x zoom, it can detect human activity from up to 800 yards away. An onboard video port allows for simultaneous recording, and included user interface software allows for customizable camera features. The X320 is capable of a run time of up to 6 hours on 2 AA batteries. Available in either 30 Hz or 9 Hz.

www.eotechinc.com/thermal-vision-devices/model-x320xp

Sneak Peek – Laser Battery Cap from EOTech

Friday, January 10th, 2014

You may recall the Laser battery Cap from Elite Defense. EOTech has picked it up and it launching it at SHOT Show as a product in their line.

EOTech’s Holographic Weapon Sight technology will now be available commercially with lasers. EOTech has designed a new drop-in replacement Laser Battery Cap (LBC) that can be used on all 512/552 Holographic Weapon Sights.

Laser Battery Cap

The EOTech LBC combines the lightning fast target acquisition of the Holographic Weapon Sight with the versatility of integrated aiming lasers to create an optic capable of excelling in any environment. These battery caps offer a low power red visible and IR laser making them ideal for home defense, CQB and force-on-force training.

The LBC’s operate through the use of an easy on/off toggle switch and come with an accessory port for a remote pressure switch (sold separately). They run on easy to find Lithium AA batteries for between 36 and 60 hours depending on laser type and usage. They are also waterproof to 10ft for up to one hour.

John Bailey Director of Product Development stated, “The 512 and 552 Holographic Weapon Sights have been some of our most successful products. This new Laser Battery Cap (LBC) doubles the aiming capability of the HWS without incurring the added cost of an entirely new sight.”

The new EOTech LBC’s are available in 4 configurations:
• LBC: laser battery cap accessory, Visible Red Laser, compatible with all 512/552 models. MSRP: $285.00
• LBC2: laser battery cap accessory, Visible & IR Laser, compatible with all 512/552 models. MSRP: $429.00
• 512.LBC: 512 Holographic Sight with the LBC. MSRP: $729.00
• 552.LBC: 552 NV compatible Holographic Sight with the LBC2. MSRP: $979.00

LBC -Laser Battery Cap Specifications

Visible Aiming Laser:
Output Power: 5mW
Wavelength: 635nm (Nominal)
Class IIIR

IR Aiming Laser:
Output Power: 0.7mW
Wavelength: 900nm (Nominal)
Class I

Operating Temperature:
-40 to +140 F

Updated: EOTech to Discontinue Insight Branded Lights

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

This email went out to dealers early this morning from EOTech:

Dear EOTech distributors and sales representatives:

This letter is to inform your company that EOTech is discontinuing the distribution of its line of Insight branded weapon lights. The discontinuation will include all models and sku’s, including the following family of lights: M3, M3X, M6, M6X, X2, X2L, WL1 and WMX200. The IFL (Integrated Fore-end Light) remains strongly positioned in its category and will continue unaffected by this announcement. (emphasis added) The effective date of this change will be January 1st, 2014 and all existing purchase orders in the system will be honored. We are giving notice of these product changes in order for your company to adjust its product purchasing records or to make any final lifetime purchases of the discontinued products that are still in supply.

We request that you carefully review these changes and notify your buyers to place your company’s final purchases for available discontinued products as soon as possible. Orders will continue to be accepted until the end of the calendar year but only while supplies last. Additionally, effective immediately, MAP restrictions will be lifted to assist you in the movement of current inventory.

Warranty and customer service inquiries on the product line will continue unchanged per the L-3 Warrior Systems/Insight contact information provided in the product literature.

The decision to exit this business was due to the industry trend in this product category for low cost, foreign made devices. As EOTech product always has, and will continue to be built in the USA, the decision was made to exit this business and focus on the core product line and on our operations here in the USA.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance in helping us help you minimize the impact of this product discontinuation on your company. We also thank you for your continued support and success of the EOTech product line.

UPDATE: They aren’t going away. Insight will continue to produce and sell these lights.

What Lurks in the New York Night

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Haley Strategic Partners recently held a Disruptive Environments Urban Darkness exercise in New York. Participants were a mix of law enforcement narco/counter terrorism background.

In the photos, look for BCM, Mayflower Research, Smith Optics, Mechanix Gloves, Battery ACOGs, EOTech, HSP Thorntail Light Mounts, Surefire Mags, HSGI pouches, G-Code Holsters, B5 Systems and Arcteryx LEAF.

HSP discovered that Arc’teryx Wolf Grey is great for interiors but found Croc actually more suited to the “yellow” light of the NYC night. The team ran a mix of Croc tops with their civy Raider pants in graphite.

www.haleystrategic.com

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Granted, the market is changing and companies that have sold a lot of gear to the US military over the last 10 years have got to come up with ways to diversify their market. We thought we’d seen ‘zombie’ everything until now. EOTech has developed a ‘Zombie Stopper Holographic’ sight. We have this sneaking suspicion that the reticle is shaped like the biohazard symbol. Additionally, they’re offering a ‘Holographic Hybrid Sight Kit as Seen in MW3.’

It’s interesting marketing…Sure, we get it. But this might just be too much. We are definitely looking forward to EOTechs military and tactical offerings.

If you’re at SHOT Show see them in booth #20159.

www.eotech-inc.com

Caveat Emptor – EOTech Counterfeiting Update

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Back in April Isaac Cheuk Hang Tse and his office manager, Pao Sheng Yang were charged with manufacturing and selling a counterfeit mark and possession of an assault weapon. Specifically, they were selling counterfeit EOTech sights.

Now, there’s been some justice in this case. According to an EOTech press release –

A Southern California businessman and his office manager have pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit (EOTech) high-tech rifle sights over the Internet. Orange County prosecutors say 65-year-old Isaac Cheuk Hang Tse, a co-owner of Anaheim-based Field Sports, and 34-year-old Pao Sheng Yang pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling counterfeit goods and possessing an assault weapon, both misdemeanors.They were initially charged with felonies. City News Service says Tse was sentenced to 60 days in jail and he was placed on three years’ probation. Yang got 90 days in jail and three years’ probation.Prosecutors say Field Sports manufactured and advertised about 700 counterfeit gun sights and 200 magnifier systems for sale online. EOTech is the United States-based corporation that has the copyright on the manufacture and sale of the sights and magnifiers.

Fugitive Sought in Gun Sight Couterfeiting Case

Monday, April 4th, 2011

According to a story by the Associated Press, and a tip from Tactical Fanboy

An arrest warrant was issued last week for Yongming “Steven” Sui, the 37-year-old chief executive officer of Anaheim California-based Field Sport Inc., who has been charged with counterfeiting about 700 EOTECH gun sights and 200 magnifier systems for sale online, with a retail value of about $475,000, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

It is believed he is in China. He faces two felony counts of manufacturing and selling a counterfeit mark and possession of an assault weapon. His business partner Isaac Cheuk Hang Tse, 65, and office manager Pao Sheng Yang, 34, were arrested last week and face the same charges. They are slated to be arraigned April 22.

We have mentioned counterfeit products in the past and how deadly they can be for military, LE and other tactical users. Last time it was counterfeit boots and the time before that tourniquets. This time it’s sights. It is imperative that individual purchasers buy quality products from reputable dealers. It is equally crucial that acquisitions personnel for units and agencies verify that the equipment they are buying is the real thing and actually meets the requirements of the end user. It is too easy for a credit card holder to be duped into purchasing look-a-like items because they are saving a few bucks. Once again, purchase from reputable sources of supply and verify the items are correct upon receipt.