Reader Adam S. writes:
EOTech and its parent company, L3 Communications, have been in hot water as of late and it seems that the bleeding will continue. In a show of remorse, EOTech is offering to buy back their holographic weapon sights (HWS) from consumers for full retail value plus $15.00 for S&H. This after they issued a statement to our military stating that some of the HWS models may have a thermal drift issue (inconsistent impact points between the temperatures of -40°F and 122°F). The point-of-impact shift was identified as being +/- 4 M.O.A. That’s horrifying considering most of the models EOTech sells have a 5 M.O.A red dot . . .
This tremendous black eye for the popular optics company after the fraud suit and $25.6 million settlement has left their reputation badly damaged, and their civilian consumers uneasy. That caused droves of people to contacting EOTech about whether their optics were faulty or not. Larry Vickers, a former Delta Force combat vet and owner of Vickers Tactical, was one of the first people to publicly confirm that, as a result of the backlash, EOTech will be buying back optics from consumers for full retail value plus $15.00 S&H.
If you’re an EOTech owner and want to take advantage of the offer, you can visit EOTech’s website and submit a Return Authorization Form.
EOTech has clearly taken a big hit as a result of the suit, the settlement and the negative publicity. It’s good to see, though, that they’re doing right by their civilian customers with the buyback offer. The question is how long the damage will last and how seriously it affects EOTech’s business going forward.