The idea that was to become EOTech dates back to 1972, when the Michigan State Legislature established the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, an institute dedicated to non-profit research and development. In 1995, EOTech was born, and has been a leader in the electro-optics industry ever since, producing high-tech products for military, law enforcement, and commercial users.
In 1996, EOTech premiered its first-generation holographic weapon sight, the Bushnell-HoloSight. Designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of target acquisition in competitive shooting and big game hunting, the Bushnell-HoloSight won the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence’s Optic of the Year Award.
In 2000, EOTech began production on its second-generation HWS, whose compactness and efficiency paved the way for the HWS for military and law enforcement, which once again received the Optic of the Year Award.
In 2005, the EOTech HWS was selected as the standard close-combat optic by the U.S. Marine Corps, Special Operations, Stryker Brigade and 101st Airborne, and in 2007 its EOLAD 552 with Integrated Laser Aiming Device was made by special request from the U.S. Special Forces.
In 2011, EOTech designed a large-aperture HWS for SOCOM, and in 2012 EOTech manufactured its 1 millionth holographic weapon sight.
EOTech is always on the cutting edge of the firearms industry, and GrabAGun is here to keep you up to date with all of the latest EOTech firearm accessories.