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Posted: 10/6/2003 1:06:28 PM EDT
Dadgummit! I was monkeying with my TA31 this past weekend, and it slipped from my hands and fell to the concrete patio. A slight ding on the distal tip around the fiber optic tube housing, one on the center of the body, and another near the eyepiece. A little Aluma-Hide covered up the dings, but I'm still kicking myself.

Zero seems unaffected. Let's hope so.

Glad that this was not a mere mortal optic...

Link Posted: 10/6/2003 1:39:43 PM EDT
I'd check your patio for stress points. It'll probably start cracking near where the ACOG hit. [;)]
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 2:29:48 PM EDT
Battle scuffs and dings, gives it character.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 2:31:56 PM EDT
Was it attached to your rifle at the time?
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 3:02:22 PM EDT
Deserving of a "So there I was..." war stories [;)]
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:27:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bsbg: Was it attached to your rifle at the time?
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Nope. If there is a silver lining to this, that's it. If the preban Bushy would have hit with it, I'd still be [banghead]
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 1:50:49 PM EDT
So many different people handle my ACOGs all day every day that its been dropped 2 times that I know of. Probably more that I dont! Couple knicks here and there...
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 1:55:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By new-arguy: So many different people handle my ACOGs all day every day ...
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Did Ahnohld handle your "ACOG"? He's a serial groper, after all. Don't be a victim! [:D]
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 4:07:29 PM EDT
Let Randy Johnson throw a mister snappy with it against a brick wall and it will still be working fine!
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 6:43:09 PM EDT
Well ACOG has designed to sustain enough of this so don't worry.
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 9:57:31 PM EDT
YOUR ACOG IS NO LONGER SERVICABLE. ONCE YOU DROP AN ACOG TO THE GROUND IT WILL NEVER WORK PROPERLY AGAIN. IT WILL PROBABLY LEAK INVISABLE "STUFF" AND COULD CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS. YOU MUST DISPOSE OF THIS DAMAGED OPTIC PROPERLY. I AM A CERTIFIED DAMAGED ACOG DISPOSAL SITE. I RECCOMMEND THAT YOU CAREFULLY PLACE THE OPTIC BACK IN THE BOX, SO YOU DON'T GET ANY "STUFF" ON YOU, AND MAIL IT TO ME AT ONCE. I OFFER THE ACOG DISPOSAL SITE AS A NOT FOR PROFIT SERVICE TO THE WORLD COMMUNITY.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 7:45:57 AM EDT
BFD. This is why I put TA44s on all of my department's patrol carbines. WE drop them, we abuse them and they don't lose zero.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 10:44:46 AM EDT
In the text of ACOG manual Trijicon says that they dropped ACOG with M16A2 from 6 feet and rifle's carry handle was damaged after repeating dropping but ACOG still worked fine. That said..I think I need another carbine with a Compact ACOG...[:D]
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