I've seen the scopes doctor duck is talking about. An older married couple from Pell City Al. has been peddling them along with NcStar and a handful of older Millets at a lot of the Ms., and Al. gun shows. Prices seem to range from $230 - 350 . While they LOOK quite tacticool, I was not impressed with optics clarity.And considering the bulk of their products, I would say they must have a nice profit margine to be made off the unknowing.
If doctor duck's brother got a good one, consider him lucky.