The Mako Group: Trade Your EOTech Optics for Meprolights

If you are an EOTech owner looking for an upgrade the Mako Group has an offer for you. For a limited time, until April 15, 2016, the Mako Group is taking in used EOTech optics and offering significant discounts on two popular Meprolight optics in return.

The offer is good for any EOTech sight, no matter what its condition is or even if it works. Electronics and aerospace firm L-3 Communications, manufacturer of EOTech optics recently settled a major lawsuit filed by the federal government on behalf of the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security over concerns about the performance of EOTech optics.

Multiple sources including military users have reported problems with EOTech sights losing their zero after undergoing significant temperature shifts and failing to return to zero after going back to normal temperatures. The Mako Group is taking advantage of this recent turn of events, offering discounts on Mepro RDS PRO and Mepro MOR optics.

Both Meprolight sights have been tested thoroughly by the Israeli Defense Force and have proven to be durable, long-lasting and consistent in lab conditions and in the field.

“Military, law enforcement and civilians alike need their optics to perform at peak efficiency in all weather and temperature conditions,” said Mako Chief Executive Officer Addy Sandler. “Both of these battle-tested sights are designed and built in accordance with military specifications.”

You don’t have to be an active-duty soldier to need your optic to maintain its zero. Major temperature shifts happen across the country and that affects hunters, recreational shooters and law enforcement. In many states even the inside of a vehicle parked in the sun can break into the triple digits in a very short period of time. And Meprolight is more than aware of that.

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The Meprolight MOR is a complete aiming system with a powered reticle and visible and infrared light laser pointers.

The Mepro RDS PRO is a AA battery-operated, LED-powered red dot sight with a 1.8-MOA reticle. Depending on the power setting the optic can provide up to 10,000 hours or more on a single easy-to-find AA cell, and it has multiple daylight power settings, night-vision settings, an auto shut-off function and a low-power indicator to give you the heads up that it’s time to drop in a new battery.

It’s a large red dot sight that offers a very wide field of view and is tough enough that it can shrug off serious blows to the window and sight body without harm. The Mako Group is offering $250 rebates to anyone looking to exchange their EOTechs, bringing the total price down to $445.

The Mepro MOR is a more advanced optic that combines a red dot sight with a complete pointer system including a red light laser sight and optional infrared laser indicator for use with compatible night vision systems. It is offered with multiple reticle options as well, a large 4.3-MOA dot or a bullseye reticle.

The MOR runs off three separate power sources to ensure functionality at all times. The reticle is lit with a light collector by day and powered by a tritium lamp at night and boosted by a battery-operated LED for enhanced visibility under all conditions.

It’s not an inexpensive sight but Mako is making it a lot more appealing with $400 off the sticker price in exchange for your old EOTech, bringing the price down to $885 for the base models. Depending on how much you paid for your EOTech sight, that alone may make up the difference.

This is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to participate in the EOTech refund process, which can take time. This is a quick and easy way to get behind a new optic without a lot of hassle.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Allan Doyle December 16, 2016, 10:13 am

    There was a cigarrete commercial a long time ago that said “I’d rather fight than switch” and that seems to apply to this trade-off.
    The Mako is a good sight, but not one that I would pay over $1,000 for after turning in my perfectly good Eotech.

  • Bobo December 16, 2016, 4:26 am

    I’m in Nevada where the temperatures by me never go go below freezing during the day. My eotech has always held zero. No thanks.

  • Raleigh Thomas March 4, 2016, 7:41 pm

    AFTER sending them my EOTech, their sight is ‘only’ another $885> up??? For that money, my optics will say ‘Aimpoint’ on the side. Did Trump hatch this deal for you?? Jeeeeze…

  • Robert Brooks February 20, 2016, 12:43 am

    Yes, each year I have two times when I have to re-zero my Eotech. In spring, when it goes from cold to hot (three inches up and two inches right). The other is in the fall, when the temp goes from hot to cold(three inches down and two inches left). It’s been the same for the last six or seven years. Anyone who shoots should check their zero regularly. Things like rough use, temp changes or clothing diffs. Hell, the military even has regular season as well as night firing qualifications for a reason.
    Different atmospheric and climatic conditions will effect your shooting in ways that you will need to know about. Just shooting under artificial light, and then in day light may yield different results.
    Not that I’m defending Eo, but after this long, I still don’t need to change.

  • Michael Wilson February 19, 2016, 12:45 pm

    NO THANKS! Why would I give you a perfectly functional EOtech when I can give you a damaged eo and get the same rebate. This is a normal, par for the course, crap marketing ploy for an over priced piece of equipment. And, by the way, what cha goin to do with all the eo’s that you get???? ;] bye now.

  • JOHNNY EASTON February 19, 2016, 10:56 am

    I believe the price after trading my old faithful and dead-on 555a65 is 885.00 for their “base” model. I’d have to say thanks but no thanks.

  • Marcelino February 19, 2016, 10:45 am

    It’s a good marketing ploy, congrats to whomever thought of it. But no thanks Mako Group.

  • Randy February 19, 2016, 9:25 am

    Having gone through the experience of having a Meprolight on backorder for months, never receiving one, and dealing with poor customer service from The Mako Group, I have gone elsewhere.

  • Johnny Van Zandt February 19, 2016, 7:33 am

    As much as I would like to to try out the Mepro sight, I think I will pass on this. You could send your Eotech in to L3 for the refund which would fully fund an Aimpoint PRO/ACO or a Trijicon MRO. You could sell your Eotech and be within about $150 of the same optics.

    Sending them an Eotech and then spending another $445 to get their sight just does not sound appealing to me. At least, not with the other options that are available at this time. YMMV

  • Berq February 19, 2016, 6:11 am

    As someone whose life or ability to compete isn’t riding on my EOTech sight, and who can’t remember when I last went shooting when it was -40°F or 122°F, I wasn’t too enticed by the idea of spending $450 to remedy a problem with an optic that I still otherwise really like, even if it’s lost some of its snob appeal. But props to the Mako Group for figuring out a way to buy a bunch of decent hardware half-price.

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