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shwaycool
06-18-2010, 9:36 PM
I was wondering how do you check if a used aimpoint is in working condition and if its authentic? thanks. wondering if i should buy a used one or spring for a new one.

tomd1584
06-19-2010, 10:27 AM
where are you buying it from? What model? Usually, clones only have like 7 brightness settings, but the Ml2, M2, ML3, M3 have 10.

I would do this, in this order:

1. Ask the seller if it works.
2. Ask for the serial number. If its a clone, you can type in the serial # into google and it will pop up most of the time.
3. If FTF, ask to see it before you buy it.

dieselpower
06-19-2010, 10:40 AM
i use ar15.com for things like this, i dont recommend using them for anything else except their trade boards which have the most visability in the gun world.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=367860

NorCalDustin
06-19-2010, 11:03 AM
Easiest way is to ask for a picture of the SN so that you can call up Aimpoint and have them check it. It's also a good way to ensure you dont end up with a Aimpoint that was stolen from the military.