If it has the set screw on the cross screw its a "clone". For what its worth and at the risk of being publicly shamed (or someone attempting to) I actually have one. I fortunately was not scammed, I could not find a real one so I bought from HAO. I wanted to put my hands on it and make a personal judgement. I was satisfied with the quality and it is on my CAG clone. It works fine for me and is good enough for my range use. Do I and have I kicked doors....yes. Would I ever do it with this gun....NO!! My on duty entry gun is 100% no BS, my CAG clone is a "hobby niche gun". Say what you will about my thinking, not concerned with those opinions, I am simply passing along first hand knowledge for the OP and his dilemma. Pretty shiesty if the seller did this knowingly and even more craptacular if once made aware he wont make it right.