The aimpoint sight drastically increases the speed at which the firearm enthusiast can line up his targets while preventing eye strain and maintaining the accuracy at the same time. These scopes are designed to take advantage of reflected LED light in order to place a red dot on targets. Only the shooter can notice this red dot. There are many disreputable manufacturers and vendors who sell counterfeit sights without the oversight or approval of the company. Counterfeit aimpoints can harm the target, user or the firearm; and they will probably lack some of the features provided by the hardware of genuine aimpoints. In order to spot a fake product, you should first notice the casing. The true sight and magnifier will feature the logo on flip covers and a unique serial number on the base or on the side of the hardware. After you verify that, turn the device on and make sure that it utilizes red reflected LED targeting. The red dot shouldn’t be visible with a naked eye. Aimpoints don’t use the standard targeting with a laser, but the dots become visible only through the sight. Fake devices often use a dot color different than red. After you verify that the red-dot feature works perfectly fine, adjust the intensity of the hardware using the knob found on the base. The genuine devices produce a distinctive sound of clicking for each adjustment degree. Finally, fire a weapon using the gear in order to check the issues of quality. The hardware of aimpoints has an extraordinary battery life that lasts for years without losing its intensity. The fake products fail all or some of these measures of performance.