Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2012, 13:48   #1
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
New Eotech

Sold a gun today and picked this up!

Black Rifle Forum

Just a 512 for range fun. I figured AA's are cheap so doesn't matter how fast I burn through them.

Black Rifle Forum

It is cowitnessed to my flip ups.

Black Rifle Forum


Can't wait to go have some fun!
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 13:51   #2
MarcDW
MDW Guns
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Maine USA
Posts: 5,079
I like the AA versions the best on rifles anyway.
Otherwise the cost of batteries becomes a PITA.
__________________
Glock Armorer - FFL/01/08/SOT
Importer of fine firearms
see
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
for current inventory
MarcDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 13:57   #3
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
Same reason I stopped my Surefire flashlight passion. I'd rather just use cheap batteries. Plus, all the best deals on the 123's are online and I want the instant gratification.
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 16:28   #4
Made Man
Glock-o-holic
 
Made Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Eastern Kentucky
Posts: 707
Nice, you'll love the EOTech. Seems like the most popular are the CR123 battery versions, I chose the 512 for the same reason you did, AA batteries are easily obtainable and cheap. The lithium ones are what I like. I ran the "thumb" screw for awhile, I like the allen screw better.

How do you like the MATECH buis? I have yet to try mine, I haven't decided on what flip-up front sight I want yet, so I haven't used it.

Black Rifle Forum
__________________
.40 S&W Club #423
Black Rifle Club #606
INFIDEL

Last edited by Made Man; 02-14-2012 at 16:29..
Made Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 16:37   #5
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
I like it a lot. I can shoot groups under an inch at 50 yards with them, which is pretty good for me. They seem plenty sturdy too.
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 16:42   #6
Two_Clicks
Senior Member
 
Two_Clicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 709
I love mine and strapped it to a Larue QD mount.
Two_Clicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 16:42   #7
Made Man
Glock-o-holic
 
Made Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Eastern Kentucky
Posts: 707
Quote:
Originally Posted by liberty911 View Post
I like it a lot. I can shoot groups under an inch at 50 yards with them, which is pretty good for me. They seem plenty sturdy too.
Cool, cool, yeah I agree about the sturdy part. How about the yardage adjustments? Very close to what it says?
__________________
.40 S&W Club #423
Black Rifle Club #606
INFIDEL
Made Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 16:48   #8
G30Mike
Say When!
 
G30Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Joseph MO
Posts: 431
Nice, I have a 512 on layaway at my LGS. Was gonna go with an Aimpoint, but i like the way the Eotech is setup better.
Congrats and enjoy!
G30Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 17:03   #9
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Made Man View Post
Cool, cool, yeah I agree about the sturdy part. How about the yardage adjustments? Very close to what it says?
To be honest, I've only taken it out to 100 yards. I zeroed it at 50 and everything seems to be right. I did have to make a LOT of adjustments to the front sight to get it where I wanted, but once there it has been great.
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 17:05   #10
KiloXray
Senior Member
 
KiloXray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarcDW View Post
I like the AA versions the best on rifles anyway.
Otherwise the cost of batteries becomes a PITA.
This seems like a valid reason to consider Aimpoint optics. Batteries that last YEARS, even if left on the entire time. Hell you could get 10 of them up front an have almost a lifetime's worth.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
KiloXray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 17:08   #11
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by KiloXray View Post
This seems like a valid reason to consider Aimpoint optics. Batteries that last YEARS, even if left on the entire time. Hell you could get 10 of them up front an have almost a lifetime's worth.
I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 17:34   #12
Made Man
Glock-o-holic
 
Made Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Eastern Kentucky
Posts: 707
Quote:
Originally Posted by liberty911 View Post
I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!

Thanks for the info man.
__________________
.40 S&W Club #423
Black Rifle Club #606
INFIDEL
Made Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 17:44   #13
KiloXray
Senior Member
 
KiloXray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by liberty911 View Post
I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!
LOL, I'm sure you arent the only one! Id love to have a T1 with a 65 ring!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
KiloXray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 19:44   #14
RJHUB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 451
Man I am jealous. Just kidding.
I finally broke down and ordered a 512 last week from ******. Guess what? On back order. Bummer.

Congrats on getting yours. I used my brothers last week
and they are awesome.

Nice rifle. What kind of strap is that?
RJHUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 20:00   #15
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJHUB View Post
Man I am jealous. Just kidding.
I finally broke down and ordered a 512 last week from ******. Guess what? On back order. Bummer.

Congrats on getting yours. I used my brothers last week
and they are awesome.

Nice rifle. What kind of strap is that?
Thanks. The strap is just a standard nylon sling that comes with Colts. Nothing fancy, but it works. I will eventually get around to getting a nicer one as soon as I can wrap my head around spending $30 on another mount. I'd like to move the sling swivel back near the receiver. Until then, I will stick with stock as I can still use it to good effect.
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 20:12   #16
norton
Senior Member
 
norton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Land of Lincoln, the growing years
Posts: 6,933
This is my eotech. It was given to me by a veteran of the Iraq war, a Sgt. in the USMC. He carried it on his second tour.
__________________
Tinker to Evers to Chance.

Last edited by norton; 03-08-2012 at 20:19..
norton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 21:03   #17
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by norton View Post
This is my eotech. It was given to me by a veteran of the Iraq war, a Sgt. in the USMC. He carried it on his second tour.

That is awesome!
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 23:34   #18
Chowser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Cleveland, OHIO
Posts: 1,746
I buy my 123 batteries in bulk. Comes out to less than a $1 each. I use them in my eotech, flashlights, taclights, lightsabers, etc.

They actually have 3.0V rechargeable batteries that I've been trying out in my TLR-1 with good results.

I burn through batteries at work so I hope the rechargeables will last, if not, $1/batt isn't bad. I sell to my coworkers for $2/batt. instant profit. else it's $13 for two batts at Walmart for them.

Black Rifle Forum
Chowser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 08:17   #19
M&P15T
Beard One
 
M&P15T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 10,590
Dunno about battery life issues with Eotechs. I've gone at least a year without changing batteries, and have never had any issues. My current batteries are at least a year old, if not more.
__________________
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC 430 BC) Power should only be given to those that want it least.
M&P15T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 10:41   #20
liberty911
Senior Member
 
liberty911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 323
That's good to hear!
liberty911 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 22:24.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,110
270 Members
840 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31