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Old 02-26-2016, 03:29 PM
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I remember reading an article about one of the big prop guns and saw photos of wall to wall of guns and piles of optics like EOtech and Aimpoints and it makes me wonder are those dozens on dozens of stuff authentic or are they fakes because an EOtech on average costs 300-500 dollars, Aimpoints a little higher. ACOGs upwards to a thousand, Surefire lights between 100 to 500 and don't get me started on ELCAN scopes, but there was a photo where there's a box of EOtechs and it made me wonder...does the armorer have enough money to buy real ones or can some of them be fakes?
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I remember reading an article about one of the big prop guns and saw photos of wall to wall of guns and piles of optics like EOtech and Aimpoints and it makes me wonder are those dozens on dozens of stuff authentic or are they fakes because an EOtech on average costs 300-500 dollars, Aimpoints a little higher. ACOGs upwards to a thousand, Surefire lights between 100 to 500 and don't get me started on ELCAN scopes, but there was a photo where there's a box of EOtechs and it made me wonder...does the armorer have enough money to buy real ones or can some of them be fakes?
I think MPM said a lot of them were airsoft accessories.
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You think that's why some actors don't look into the glass because there's no dot for them to focus on?
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(I know this is an old topic, but I have been off IMFDB a lot and wanted to weigh in.)

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I think MPM said a lot of them were airsoft accessories.
He did, and he's correct. However, I remember my contact at ISS told me that they tried some of the airsoft optics on their weapons and found that the airsoft versions were too fragile for repeated rentals. He said they use the real thing, but "gutted." This came up because MPM thought that the ACOG used on the M4/M203 from both "Transformers" and "Rambo (2008)" was an airsoft replica. My contact at ISS said no, it's a real one. (See my comments on the "Rambo" page from 2011.)

That being said, I am sure the airsoft versions are often used as stand-ins, just as airsoft weapons have often been used in non-firing scenes.
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Occasionally you see some unconvincing airsoft replica PEQ-2s, such as this example from Smokin' Aces 2.

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Occasionally you see some unconvincing airsoft replica PEQ-2s, such as this example from Smokin' Aces 2.

Isn't that actually a PAQ-4? (Though probably still an airsoft replica.) I don't know how I got that wrong when I did the page - I thought I knew the difference, even five years ago.
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Isn't that actually a PAQ-4? (Though probably still an airsoft replica.) I don't know how I got that wrong when I did the page - I thought I knew the difference, even five years ago.
No, PAQ-4s are smaller.

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No, PAQ-4s are smaller.

Ah, right, good call.
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Based on the rounded edges and the shape of the emitter it looks like they intended it to be a PAQ-4. The reason they make them so large for Airsoft guns is so that you can fit a large battery inside of them (they don't have a laser or anything, they are just a hollow battery box for the gun).
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