Identifying Counterfeit Shooting Products

    Trijicon counterfeit

    Even though it says Trijicon ACOG, $39.99 plus free shipping will probably not get you the real thing.

    Counterfeiting was limited to currency and Rolex watches when I was growing up – or so it seemed anyway.  In today’s global market, nearly any brand name product can be counterfeited and sold online.  This includes items of interest in the shooting market.

    Now, more than ever, there are a lot of people looking to take advantage of the unwary trying to get a good bargain.

    Fortunately, there is a website that documents counterfeit products and how to spot them.  The Counterfeit Report covers a lot more than just shooting products, but there are quite a few firearms related products documented.  For example:

    If you are buying from eBay or any unknown source, it might be worth your while to check the site before sending your money.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is