New York – -(Ammoland.com)- A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards Eotech sight on his combat rifle.
As users on Reddit were quick to point out when the image was 1st posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless.
Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.
The officer is using a ‘military style’ assault weapon with a close quarters combat sight that costs roughly $500.
‘It’s disturbing to think that 1) none of his buddies corrected it, and 2) he’s in a real-life situation with his optic on backwards, which means he’s never fired that rifle with the optic on it, which means it isn’t zeroed and he thought it was OK to show up to a gunfight with an unzeroed weapon,’ wrote one Reddit user.
New York is the same state that recently passed the NY SAFE Act restricikng ownership of the same type of rifles to regular New York citizens, with one of the reasons being that they do not receive the same training as SWAT “Only Ones”. To add insult to injury the New York legislature is in the process of passing an amendments to the SAFE Act to exempt police from this law.