So I sheared off something (doesn't matter what) the other day, while doing what I really think was perfectly normal installation. Dealer is very nice, replacing the broken bit for free but also said:
...Eotech does not recommend using a screw driver to tighten the weaver bolt. Try a quarter, it has worked for me.
(no, it's Picatinny not Weaver but whatevs)
Which... seems odd to me. I mean, I am used to things like some iron sight adjustments, and a fair percentage of hunting-class scopes having the windage/elevation adjustments with a curved slot, to work better with a coin.
But I always assumed this was just allowing for the hacky solution of rednecks who don't have tools, but may have loose change in the floorboards of their pickup truck. It also seemed really, really pointless for military stuff, I mean "you think I go into combat with loose change in my pocket?"
But this seems to say that some mfgs have actually set up their equipment specifically to work with coins, for not just fitting slots but for the torque you can get off two fingers on a coin. With things like every gunsmith having a coin soldered to a driver handle, this is weird to me.
But, I always want to know the truth. I am open to learning. Anyone know for sure about this?