In defence of the clone

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    sonny
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    stoti

    If you don’t want to spend the money on an Accu Tac or Atlas, I completely understand. However there are other options that are not clones. Clones are usually crAp anyway! Buying clones hurts US businesses and costs US manufacturers a ton of money in sales and trying to protect their intellectual property and patents. I have a clone that I bought before I knew the problem this is causing, so I’m not judging anyone. Just be aware these clones, Atlas, Accu Tac, Leupold, Zeiss, hurt the real manufacturers, it’s a huge problem and a big part of the trade war going on with China. It seems that most people these days subscribe to the notion that if it’s not hurting me it’s okay.

    Stoti

    most of the hpa compressors people on this sight are using are built in china and re labled so the companys can mark them up for profit. let me also ad a peculiar thing happened to me, I was asked to support the NRA (20 bucks) and they throw in a pocket knife and a hat. Guess where they were made…China. Go figure.

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    Peskadot671
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    Sorry, I'm not in defense of the clones but that's just me.  China gets enough of my money with other crap I buy and don't care about.  When it comes to guns/airguns (My passion), I want the best I could afford.  Some people are willing to settle for less and that's okay with me.  In the end, it's their money. 

    I've bought high end production pocket knives from China, not clones but legit models they designed and I've been more them happy with them.  Like other members here, I would rather get the UTG bipod like Centercut posted or an original design that gets good reviews.  At least I know what I'm buying and it's not marketed as something it isn't.  This is just my opinion. 

    ATTACK OF THE CLONES!  BEWARE…………or not.

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    stoti
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    Sonny, I have nothing against product made in China. Lots of things are rebranded and sold under multiple names, there’s  nothing wrong with that. Not really the same as making exact clones of a product and profiting off of the legitimate companies start up, research and development, marketing, advertising, sponsorship of shooters and events, etc… That’s a big part of why the real products cost so much. 
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    I get it stoti, I was just stunned a organization like the NRA couldn't use a company here in the US to supply them with their merchandise.

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    Yeah, that it a bit ridiculous! It seems that it always boils down to the bottom line. You'd think the NRA would know better.

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