Incendiary Image of the Day: Swampfox Covert Assault Scope Edition

Assault scope

“This special Swampfox riflescope combo [product shot after the jump] comes with a Red laser, tactical flashlight, scope lens covers, rings and allen wrench. The superb optical system is designed with fully coated lens to give clear, crisp contrast and a bright sight image. high precision matching components provide smooth and easy adjustments. The aluminum monotube offers a shockproof and waterproof structure, and the rifle scope is nitrogen purged for fogproof performance. Complete instructions are inside the package, and this combo fits both weaver and picatinny rails.” Yes, but – “assault scope”? . . .

SwampFox Covert Assault Scope (courtesy


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  1. avatar MIKE CROGNALE says:

    Oh crap. Now the antis have something else to bitch about.

  2. avatar JQPub says:

    Haha, yeah, it assaults my intelligence in trying to sell me a tacticooled-up piece of mall-ninjary

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      Mall ninjas got tired of the zombie puke green so everything needs to be “assault” now, apparently.

      1. avatar mlloyd says:

        Everything used to be Heavy Duty. It didn’t matter what washer and dryer you bought, it said Heavy Duty.
        I just bought a new stacking set in “assault red” from Best Buy. I’m so fu—- bad ass! 😉

  3. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    “.. Yes, but – “assault scope”? ”

    Yeah. You grab that bit there like a handle and then whack the other guy with it.

    Sure it’s an expensive club, but it’s your money and you can spend it on whatever you want.

    1. avatar Dry Sider says:

      I’m pretty sure that’s Jabba the Huts’ great nephew’s ship from Star Wars ep37.

  4. avatar William B. says:

    At just over $50, once it predictably breaks and you can’t aim your rifle unless you have a BUIS, you use it as a club to “assault” someone over the head?

    1. avatar Tile floor says:

      Yea I don’t think its a big deal, at that price point I think the majority of buyers will be kids mounting it on cheap airsoft guns. It’s not like it’s going to be the next big thing firearms enthusiasts will be buying lie hot cakes

  5. avatar Grindstone says:

    No VFG attached? Pass.

  6. avatar The Mountain That Rides says:

    Needs a bayonet lug, perhaps a shoulder thingy that goes up.

  7. avatar Paul says:

    at 50 bucks it’d fit real well on a tacticool’d out 10/22. *gag*

    1. avatar PeterW says:

      ..but is it really better than the 4x Crosman I have on mine?

  8. avatar Red in Texas says:

    Gotta polish that turd somehow, might as well give it a tactidouche name.

    1. avatar mlloyd says:

      LMAO @ tactidouche!

    2. avatar Todd S. says:


      I hope that makes the Oxford English Dictionary by 2018.

  9. avatar Cubbie says:

    If that’s covert, I’d hate to see their “overt” model.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      You can view one at your local Planetarium.

      1. avatar Bdk NH says:

        LOL. Seriously.

  10. avatar John L. says:

    Wow! I’ll take three … one for each rail.

    And maybe a fourth for the bottom rail behind the slanted and straight foregrips as a backup…

  11. avatar John Smith says:

    I think the fact that it’s blister-packed is all you need to know.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      That, and the price say’s it all. Typical eBay product.

  12. avatar Spaceman Brown says:

    Why manufacturers still use words like “assault” or “tactical” on their shit is beyond me.

    1. avatar m11nine says:

      and “operator” is missing here. Should have been “Operator/Assault Model”

  13. avatar Ralph says:

    Not just an “Assault Scope,” but a “Covert Assault Scope.” For when you need to assault covertly.

    This item will pair nicely with the “Covert Deadly Sniper One Shot One Kill Sneaky Backshooter Scope” they will be offering next week. You can attach it to your “Scary Black Murder Death Kill Military Assault Weapon” and look vewy, vewy fwightening.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      I think an engrish affectation would be more fitting here…

  14. avatar FoRealz? says:

    Looks like a light saber.

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      They wish.

  15. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    My Hi-Point 9mm carbine NEEDS one of these!

    1. avatar Todd S. says:

      At least it can be thrown away at the same time!

  16. avatar Will in Oregon says:

    I’d like to have two so I could take a dump on one and cover it up with the other one. we could market it as the assault scope turd sandwich.

  17. avatar DrVino says:

    What? No toothpick dispenser?

  18. avatar BDub says:

    Well, in all fairness, it does assault my sense of propriety.

  19. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    What? No back massager?

  20. avatar The Wanderer says:

    When they market a defense scope get back to me. Especially if they have a dash cam version.

  21. avatar Jim Barrett says:

    It won’t fit a modern sporting rifle – only one of those “assault weapon thingies”

  22. avatar Anonymous says:

    What exactly is “covert” about this?

    Features say:
    –> Crystal clear optics for sharp images even in low light

    What is the manufacturers idea of “crystal clear” and “low light?”
    Given the price tag, I would like to know where they got precision ground glass with uniform PVD/CVD thickness coatings produced in a laboratory? Where can I get these lenses for 10 bucks with amazing optical transmittance?

  23. avatar danthemann5 says:

    I’d like to see a gear review; does it live up to its name?

  24. avatar Pieslapper says:

    Assault scope…if all else fails, use it as a club.

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      That would make it, I believe, a Close Quarters Battle Scope. They probably make one.

  25. avatar AllAmerican says:

    It’s how you attract the tacticool mall ninjas. Like the “tactical assault glove”. Place the words “tactical assault” in front of anything and it’s instant +10 kill to death ratio. Reminds me of when 10 years ago when a company was trying to market a replacement to the MRE with the Tactical Assault Ration. The TAR. And just what the hell are you going to “tactically assault” with a ration?

    1. avatar Julio says:

      It would assault you with gastroenteritis. That’s pretty standard for field chow.

  26. avatar Matthew Healy says:

    I’m going to assume it’s targeted towards the airsoft market so that it bothers me less.

  27. avatar Alan In FL says:

    It sounds like a crappy scope to begin with.

  28. avatar mlloyd says:

    Can’t hardly blame anyone for trying to market something to make a buck. That’s part of the American dream! Hell, after Mt. St. Helens blew in 1980, covering much of Washington and parts of Idaho in ash, people were packaging up ash in little bottle and selling it. C’mon, they sell the Clapper for gods sake! Look at the crap they sell on TV! But wait, there’s more. Buy the Assault scope and we’ll send you a deluxe lens cap set absolutely free, a $20.00 value, just pay separate handling and processing. Yes we didn’t mention shipping, that part is supposed to confuse you.

    Heck, if they can have that thing made China or South Korea for $8.00 a copy, sell it here to douche bags for $50.00, why not? I care less if people mount that garbage on their DPMS shit rifles. Have at it!
    That light is in a terrible place for usefulness, but shhhhhh, it can be our little secret.

  29. avatar Bdk NH says:

    This type of equipment is fine for airsoft but dangerous in the real world. I recently went through a carbine course with a guy that had a $500 rifle, walmart bought korean mags, and some half assed assualt tactical optic like this. The $500 rifle would have been ok but the optic caused him constant problems all day as it fogged, loosened, and while constantly lost zero during very basic range use. About half way through the day, the instructor insisted that he borrow a rifle. If the dude ever really needed to use his rifle that optic would have failed him and possibly cost him his life.

    Buy once, cry once and make sure your equipment doesn’t kill you.

  30. avatar 357M28 says:

    If it was available in dove tail. It would turn my Nylon 66 Mohawk into an evil assault rifle. Please!?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      If your Nylon 66 is black it will become an assault rifle. The brown and green ones not so much.

  31. avatar Mark says:

    You’re all missing the “real” benefit of this covert tactical assault ninja mall scope!! It will make your semi auto assault black death killer rifle go from “Pew Pew Pew” to “PEWPEWPEWPEWPEWPEWPEW” the second you install it on the ninja rail.

  32. avatar DJ says:

    They’re gonna corner the airsoft market with this one!

  33. avatar joe_thousandaire says:

    You could totally assault someone with that thing. Just blind them with the flashlight and beat them over the head with it.

  34. avatar 33AD says:

    Excuse me…..but is it mil-spec?

  35. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Hey, RF-

    April Fools is coming up, how about pissing Nick off by having him do an actual review on that POS?

  36. avatar =BCE56= says:

    Mount one on your rifle.
    Then, mount one on each of the rails on the first one.

    Just imagine the look on your friends’ faces. It will be totally worth the $200.00.
    April 1 is just around the corner…

  37. avatar Obiwan1 says:

    This how much shit can I hang on an AR is getting totally outa hand. Its like the guy who does a driveby down the chrome diddy aisle at Pep Boys and turned his car into a rolling offence to natures delicate eyes.

  38. avatar Obiwan1 says:

    I spose after about 30 rounds when the thing goes off the rails inside you could always use it to hammer tacks into the backboard to hold up your targets.

  39. avatar Jim says:

    Makes the Vortex scope on my .243 look boring.

    Only thing that’s assaulting is our eyes…

  40. avatar Shire-man says:

    Same sort of targeted adolescent advertising that has made everything “tactical” and “zombie” and likely the same mindset that damaged Recoil magazine with their “too powerful for you” article.

    It must work or they wouldnt do it. Apparently there is a glut of adult with expendable income who operate at a fifth grade level and are attracted to buzzword “cool” crap.

  41. avatar Forrestt C. says:

    Yeah, Nick definitely needs to do a review on this POS 🙂

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