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Old July 20th, 2015, 21:19   #1
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Killflash or Clear lense?

Hey I am going to buy an eotech holosight but I know I need lense protection. I was wondering which was better a kill flash or a clear lense protector?
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Old July 20th, 2015, 21:22   #2
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Clear lense. Easy to make if it gets broken.
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Old July 20th, 2015, 21:24   #3
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To each their own, I find that kill flashes hinders your sights and lenses cover seems to be made flimsy
but you can get one that goes on your rail
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Old July 20th, 2015, 23:03   #4
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Old July 21st, 2015, 07:07   #5
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Go to your local hardware store and get a sheet of lexan. They come in various thickness.
Stops bb. Cost is approx $5-10 for a sheet and you can make about 15 shields.

Search it and you'll find the links.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 08:58   #6
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Depends if it's an eotech or standard red-dot.
Most Eotech clones have a tinted front section already built in which, when partnered with any type of killflash, makes the sight window incredibly dim.

I've used both, I use clear lens protectors exclusively now.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:43   #7
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Clear lens. No question.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 11:24   #8
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To much noise going on will killflash, prefer clear lens.

Would recommend the "GunsModify Eotech Lens Protector" from an airsoftparts store in the Toronto area.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 11:52   #9
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Had the same problem as EOD Steve; the tinting plus the killflash made it impossible to see out of the EOTech. Of course, people will say that you shouldn't be looking out through the optic in the first place (use both eyes to overlay the reticle onto your target), but if you plan on using a magnifier combo, it won't work because it's too dim. Take gogojuice's advice; buy some lexan and make your own lens protector. Easy and cheap.

Now if you use a red dot or a scope, a quality killflash is amazing.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 13:43   #10
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I prefer the clear lens, easy to replace IF it breaks
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Old August 18th, 2015, 20:39   #11
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i use a killflash on my spectre dr
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Old August 18th, 2015, 20:43   #12
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On my real steel 512, I put a killflash on in the day and a clear one for lowlight.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 21:26   #13
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Originally Posted by gogojuice View Post
Go to your local hardware store and get a sheet of lexan. They come in various thickness.
Stops bb. Cost is approx $5-10 for a sheet and you can make about 15 shields.
I can tell you that the price for Lexan has gone up. I recently shattered my flashlight lens by dropping it only once while I was running. I went to Home Depot for a sheet 11" x 14" for about $15 to make a replacement lens. Polycarbonate sheets are nice and durable, very easy to cut with a jigsaw and shape with an angle grinder.

A fun DIY project that will leave your arm with small bits of PC shrapnel.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 21:59   #14
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An even easier method.. (if you have the right size)

1. Use a hole saw in a piece of wood. Drill right through it (this is your template).
2. Remove the drill bit from the hole saw and use the piece of wood (template) as your guide. Put the lexan below and drill. (the piece of wood / template stops the hole saw from spinning around and gives you nice circles)

Now you have a perfect circle in a matter of seconds
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Old August 18th, 2015, 22:06   #15
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Clear lenses. Kill flashes work on a magnified lenses that sits close to your eye. They suck if you are using a zero eye relief sight like an eotech or red dot. Made my clear lenses out of an old ballistic lenses from a set of Canadian issued goggles.
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