Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
11/24/2017 4:44:23 PM
11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 9/23/2004 9:48:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 9:54:23 PM EST by makkoo1974]
Sorry if this has been post before...
Anyway I just find out last week by a friend, but I didn't post it until now because I wasn't sure and my friend didn't give me any links until now.
I can't tell you how many times I have seen people get scamed with Aimpoint replicas specially at e-bay (one of those people is my friend how send me this heads up...) So I told my friend that I want to buy an Elcan, this a while ago and he told me to be careful, it seems that some chinese company is now producing a copy of the Elcan for just $200-$220.
Well from what I have seen in the pictures the Elcan copy looks exactly the same as the real one, so now you know if you find a good deal on an Elcan just make sure it's an original...
So far we have seen copys of Aimpoints, Trijicons, AN/PAQs, U.S. Optics, Leupolds, A.R.M.S. mounts, Knight's Armament...this leaves me with the idea of what's next!?!?! I honestly can't think of something else besides Eo-Tech's... maybe a tank or airplane ...
www.airsoftsupplier.com/product_info.php?products_id=669&osCsid=726d23cb5cb5d09b875653114da7da95
http://www.airsoftsupplier.com/images/DSC00080.JPG
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:54:42 PM EST
I hereby dub that the "elCANT"
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:01:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:03:29 PM EST
... I can only add this

... A defensive/offensive weapon that you are relying on to keep you alive should NEVER compromise effectiveness and efficiency
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:06:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:20:31 PM EST
Stupid me!!!h.gif I posted a dead link...
This one should work...
Elcan Knock off
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:40:32 AM EST
I wouldn't really be worried, just ask for a sight picture through the elcan. It it looks like a red dot, it's an airsoft replica. If it looks like an elcan, then it is indeed an elcan.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:50:38 AM EST
where would one find an acog knockoff?

it sucks expecting the real deal when such a great deal is had and getting no so good of a deal in the end.

maybe he can try and return it or reread the sale info to see if it was false advertisement then report to ebay.?.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:56:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... I can only add this

... A defensive/offensive weapon that you are relying on to keep you alive should NEVER compromise effectiveness and efficiency



But but but, cheap foreign knock offs made for toys ARE effective and efficient. Havent you learned that lately Winston?



You tell em Lumpy. Just look at the Tacpoints.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:37:59 AM EST
It looks like an Elcan so therefore you must first prove to me that is product is NOT better than a real Elcan before I believe it is not as good.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:42:58 AM EST
Maybe it will attract the same group of folks that buy Tacpoints If there's ever any logic in buying a Tacpoint, it can be applied to this chicom knockoff pos.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:07:53 AM EST
Troublemakers -Justin
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:13:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... I can only add this

... A defensive/offensive weapon that you are relying on to keep you alive should NEVER compromise effectiveness and efficiency



But but but, cheap foreign knock offs made for toys ARE effective and efficient. Havent you learned that lately Winston?



Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:17:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Maybe it will attract the same group of folks that buy Tacpoints If there's ever any logic in buying a Tacpoint, it can be applied to this chicom knockoff pos.




blah blah blah
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:04:06 PM EST
Where is my

"GEEZ NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN" pic.......?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:49:54 PM EST
I hope no one actually tries to mount that to a real rifle... Thats just stupid especially when its gonna break from recoil, and IOR 4x is only about a hundred more and its meant for real guns..


Originally Posted By Duffy:
Maybe it will attract the same group of folks that buy Tacpoints If there's ever any logic in buying a Tacpoint, it can be applied to this chicom knockoff pos.



I've got a reason, It's gonna be mounted on a .22, don't want a big honkin BSA red dot, mounts with one ring..
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:40:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 10:41:51 PM EST by HKocher]

Originally Posted By makkoo1974:
... it seems that some chinese company is now producing a copy of the Elcan for just $200-$220...
Well from what I have seen in the pictures the Elcan copy looks exactly the same as the real one, so now you know if you find a good deal on an Elcan just make sure it's an original...

...So far we have seen copys of Aimpoints, Trijicons, AN/PAQs, U.S. Optics, Leupolds, A.R.M.S. mounts, Knight's Armament...



You racist! The Chinese make products that are just as good as anything produced by the greedy, capitalist American (and Swedish in the case of Aimpoint) pigs! You should be happy that they are offering a cheaper alternative. Besides, only rich armchair commandos would waste their money on a REAL Elcan.

BTW they aren't copies. Does Elcan hold the patent on all optic sights? Is a Ferrari Enzo a copy of a Ford Pinto? They both have four wheels and run on gasoline. Is a B2 bomber infringing on the Wright Bro's patent? Of course not.

BTW, my TacCan works great on my plinker. As soon as I apply a can of simulated wear, I'll be good to go...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:54:28 AM EST
chill out jackie chan....cheep chinese knockoffs have been flooding the American market for years...go to your local flee market and look at all the knockoff Nike sportswear....This is illegal if you use the same name to marke the product. I don't think the B-2 was named the Wright B Flyer...so we are talkin apples and oranges here.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:41:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 9:41:43 AM EST by KClapp]

Originally Posted By HKocher:
The Chinese make products that are just as good as anything produced by the greedy, capitalist American (and Swedish in the case of Aimpoint) pigs!



I'm pretty sure the Swedes are socialist, not capitalist. And I thought Aimpoints were made in the U.S.?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:45:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By KClapp:

Originally Posted By HKocher:
The Chinese make products that are just as good as anything produced by the greedy, capitalist American (and Swedish in the case of Aimpoint) pigs!



I'm pretty sure the Swedes are socialist, not capitalist. And I thought Aimpoints were made in the U.S.?



Didn't know that, damn dirty Swedes...

Yeah, Aimpoints are made in Sweden, I know because one of mine has been sent back there twice. I know they have an office in the US, but I don't know if they anything other than sales and customer service.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:55:14 AM EST
Most of that computer you're sitting in front of was probably made in China. Does that mean it's a knockoff too?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:01:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... I can only add this

... A defensive/offensive weapon that you are relying on to keep you alive should NEVER compromise effectiveness and efficiency



Or, simplicity!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:28:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By omega-metroid:
Most of that computer you're sitting in front of was probably made in China. Does that mean it's a knockoff too?



Of course not. All products are created equal. We wouldn't want the poor Chinese workers to feel that their workmanship is inferior to the skills of US or European workers. And of course we must not discriminate against those unfortunate souls that cannot afford the Elcan, yet want a product that looks the same for less.

Therefore to keep everyone happy it is forbidden to compare products on ARFcom. The new ARFcom motto from hence forth shall be: "If it looks cool, it will work well."
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:38:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:58:44 PM EST
What ever happened to "Simulated Wear Boy" anyways?

Oh yea I forgot, Middle School started. LOL

That boy was the king of comedy relief!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:39:34 PM EST
Fucking Airsofters.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:40:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kisara:

I hereby dub that the "elCANT"





No - ELCON
Top Top