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wheelgunner said:
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Yeah, I think so too. I'm relatively new to shotguns but I've put about 1000 shells through this one in the last month. I'm getting really comfortable with this one. I love the EOTech site although it takes most of the skill out of shooting it. It does make it pretty idiot proof though which is what I was looking for.
 

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Sparrow said:
How did you cut your foam for your shotgun to fit so nice?
Used a razor knife like this...



Layed the gun down. Drew a chalk outline around the gun. Picked the gun up, drew a second chalk outline about a quarter of an inch inside the first. Cut on the inside line. Went through about 4 2 sided razors. Was a lot easier than I expected.
 

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kdolloff said:
Nice Gun! Do you feel that the sight was worth the money? I was planing to get one later on.
Money is of course relative. It all depends on how much you have and how much you need. For me it has been worth it. It absolutely takes all guesswork (if there ever was any) out of what you are going to hit.

I like this model because it runs off standard AA batteries which means they are easily sourcable in a pinch.

Also in a CQC environment I believe the EOTech provides the fastest target acquisition. I've practiced shooting from the hip, and quickly raising to the shoulder and as soon as you get it even close to your shoulder you can see the red recticle. It's uncanny how intuitive it is. A big part of my piece of mind is that I now know (after some practice) that if I hand the gun to my wife she can hit what she intends to. Before aiming didn't make sense to her.
 

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kdolloff said:
Is the red dot still easy to see in the sunlight?
Yes. When you first turn it on it defaults to level 12 (of 20) Higher is brighter. I can see the 12 fine in full daylight. I've tried it up to 20 but anything above 15 is so bright you can't see the target. Also it has appropriate electronics so that 12 is the same with new batteries as it is with almost worn out batteries.
 

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kdolloff said:
Is the red dot still easy to see in the sunlight?
Also, it's a dot and recticle on the EOTech It looks like this. The center dot is 1 MOA the outer circle is 65 MOA

 

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hnk45acp said:
Nice Shotgun! I've got a similar set-up except I went with an Aimpoint. EOTech is very nice though! Very cool case :D
Thanks, I initially wanted an Aimpoint and was really close to buying one. I was shopping at a gunshow, and several active duty marines persuaded me to get the EOTech. Their logic was that the EOtech was good for CQC and the aimpoint was better for mid range shooting. I played around with both and endedup going with the EOTech. I'm sure I would have been happy with either. It didn't hurt that the EOTech was 300 bucks and the Aimpoint was $450.
 

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Sparrow said:
How did you cut your foam for your shotgun to fit so nice?
A tip if you want to do an extra clean job - first cut it out with a sharp blade of knife, then use a router (with standard finishing bit) to remove the center. It get messy, but looks great when done. Just be sure to set the depth of the cut not to go all the way through the foam 8)
 

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Zimo said:
Sparrow said:
How did you cut your foam for your shotgun to fit so nice?
A tip if you want to do an extra clean job - first cut it out with a sharp blade of knife, then use a router (with standard finishing bit) to remove the center. It get messy, but looks great when done. Just be sure to set the depth of the cut not to go all the way through the foam 8)
That's a good idea. The foam for the pelican cases comes in three layers though. So you can cut all the way through the middle layer.
 

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Yea, don't forget that 450.00 Aimpoint doesn't come with any attachment accessories. A mount for them ranges from 65-125 dollars extra :)

I wen't with the Trijicon Reflex II with the flatbed mount for my FNH SLP - a little under 500 out the door.
 

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ElectricZombie said:
What model Pelican case is that?

Where did you get the rail to mount the EOTech? Was it hard to put on?
The rail is from mesa tactical as are all the accessories other than the EOtech itself. http://www.mesatactical.com/

The rail that I got is attached to the pistol grip. The guy at the booth in the gunshow attached it while I watched. It looked simple enough and he only used the tools that came with it. It definately does not require a gunsmith. It was a screw in affair with allen wrenches.

The case is a standard pelican 1700 that I picked up at Fry's. I got the idea from these guys although they are pricey.

 

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M Powered said:
Yea, don't forget that 450.00 Aimpoint doesn't come with any attachment accessories. A mount for them ranges from 65-125 dollars extra :)

I wen't with the Trijicon Reflex II with the flatbed mount for my FNH SLP - a little under 500 out the door.
Yeah I see your point but I already had the rail. I really liked the trijicon's too.
 
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