DSEi 09: FN Minimi Para rockin’ a red dot

Korean firm Dong In Optical specializes in red dot sights for machine guns, miniguns, grenade launchers and auto-cannons.

The Model DCL100 Red Dot Sight (below) is designed specifically for the FN Minimi / M249 and FN MAG / M240 light machine guns. It is seen here mounted on the Minimi Para, FN’s short 13.7″ barreled, collapsible stocked, machine gun.

DCL100 mounted on the FN Minimi Para.

The larger Model DCL110 designed for .50 heavy machine guns and 20mm cannons

I have an overwhelming desire to mount one of these on a Ruger 10/22 ๐Ÿ™‚

A big thanks to Groot Mamba for the photos.

Steve Johnson

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  • James

    Is it just me, or does the M249 look like an airsoft gun? That ammo box looks like it has a door on the side and two silver cables running up to the top of the gun. Maybe they show off their red dots on airsoft guns instead of real ones (probably cheaper)…

  • Aron

    @ James

    Yup, that MINIMI does indeed look like an airsoft piece. I can’t blame them for taking that route. Saves ’em thousands of dollars, while still getting their point across! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Groot Mamba

    You can’t take real guns to DSEi. They don’t allow it. You have to close the barrel of any real gun by welding it shut and stripping it of any useful parts that will make it work. Allot of manufacturers had to destroy a real gun to take it to the show…security they say.
    I saw this at IWA 2009 as well. Note that BE Meyers are distributing the Korean sights by Dong In in the US. Thatโ€™s a big name behind Dong In…makes one think

  • Edward

    So that HK416 with the “H&K-type” stock instead of the M4 stock…

    … a fake?! Oh the horror *crocodile tears ensue*

  • Destroyer

    it is indeed a airsoft M249 para because i imagine it is difficult getting a hold of a real one (in the US it can be possible by talking to a local national guard unit, though im not so sure in S Korea).

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