Fighters: LAAAZERS!

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Six months from now, what will you be wishing you did today?

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Green light.

Red light.

Nothing but IR light.

What do you have?

How do you mount it?

What don’t you have any more, and why?

Links and model designators are helpful.

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7 thoughts on “Fighters: LAAAZERS!”

  1. Pogosays:I always thought ‘boresighting’ a good 5mW+ laser pointer with a pair of binoculars could be very useful in certain situations.Reply
  2. m rappsays:plain old Steiner DBal I like red , good IR, good controls , dependable , use with NODs of course , light weight, works . some models come with a white light if you need one ?Reply
  3. Jake98says:I was lucky enough to stumble across several real PEQ-15 that a police department was surplussing. Apparently their legal department was skittish about the high powered setting and eye safety. Rather than just locktite the safety screw in place they sold them at noticably under their cost. I just wish I could have gotten more than I did.Mounted top with the surefire dual switch and scout lite on an Arisaka mount.Reply
  4. Walter Sobchaksays:Only a couple pistol lasers here, they are plain old red dot, crimson trace on one and a laserlyte that isn’t on anything because it has some funky batteries I can’t find. They both work good, they are accurately sighted in. I think they speed up targeting for an old slow out of practice and not very good person. Could be useful for making a point. My buddy has a viridian green laser and its way stronger than the red dot. I’m sure IR is the cats ass if you have nods and all that.Reply
  5. Sigproshootersays:Dbal is notoriously difficult to retain a zero. Ask John Lovell.
    Peq15 , proven issues kit for many reasons and years. Ask any troop whose been there.
    Russian Perst. Just do it. Jess sayin. Ivantactical ftw.
    Green only, red sucks.
    With Perst you get actual usable vis laser. Usable ir laser and the unicorn, a usable ir illuminator that works close AND long range. Something you don’t normally find as a civvie. Thanks FDA.
    The major benefit with dual band lasers is the bus and it are slaved. RE: zero without 2 people or even firing the weapon.
    Before the butthurt get on here and try to qualify their gear or worse yet their lack of it,
    After dark you are a useless victim without this base level gear AND the practical use/understanding of it.
    There are more folks out there with it than most realize, some of them are not your friends.
    If they have it and you do not.
    Anybody who has ever used it will agree.
    And for those who say but,but,but, I ain’t got the money/need/or whatever excuse, bet you have other useless shit that makes you feel good that costs less than a quality nvg setup, matter of fact I’ll guarantee it.
    It’s currently the best force multiplier out there, along with quality cans.
    As I stated in an earlier post, serious folks have, use and understand this gear.
    The rest are fucked 1/2 of a 24 hr cycle.
    Think about that for a second, seriously for once.Reply
  6. tb14says:My personal thought is visible lasers are a bad idea on long guns. I think they have a role used on CCW as a backup aiming device but they are mostly unusable daylight.A dual beam ir/visible laser aiming module can be useful if they are slaved together, allowing you to sight in the IR laser with the visible laser.For night vision use, an IR laser is essentially a requirement. The dbal i2 9007 model is a decent option that is more “affordable” than others, around $800. Holosun has a model that looks promising around the same price point. There are better units out there but price quickly rises to $1200-1500 and up. At normal ranges for defensive use, civilian legal ir lasers are perfectly adequate.I mount at 12 o’clock and prefer a dual function tape switch like the unity tactical model to be able to activate either the ir or a white light.Zero for constant offset.Reply
    1. sigproshootersays:Nope, not necessarily.Re: 1200 etc.
      Read my above post, check out my recommendation, Intel is good, accurate information is best.
      This shit matters, spend the time it deserves, it’s only going to help you.
      Agreed on your parallel/constant zero.
      But that only matters at distance beyond a usable 14/7/15 etc.
      A poi zero is fine < 300.
      But having either is better than nothing for sure.Reply

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EDITOR ONLY, 74 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.

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