EOTech is one of the hottest brands under the L-3 Communications umbrella. However, the U.S. Military has recently discovered the company’s assurance the sights would function in extreme temperatures does not hold true. This stunning announcement has continued a tailspin effect on what has been one of the world’s largest and most popular holographic red dot sight manufacturers.
EOTech really soared into the public lexicon as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went into full effect. America’s military recognized much of the combat was street to street, house to house, and room to room. With combat occurring in close quarters, the standard iron sights on the M-16 and M-4 rifles were just not efficient. Red dot, or holographic weapons sights technology had been steadily improving for decades, and the military was eager to give its troops a head’s up advantage in fast target acquisition and aiming points to win the fight up close. The Trijicon ACOG is an outstanding optic for medium to longer ranges, but EOTech reflex sights provided a great solution to close quarters battle.