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Posted: 8/3/2019 12:34:31 PM EDT
Looking to get a new IR laser. Would prefer for it to also have a couple laser. Slave adjustments would be awesome.

Durability is big on my list. Realistically I would only use it out to 100 yards to hunt with.

A version of PERST, Holosun, used Steiner? Something else? Don't have $1k+ to put into a laser right now.

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 12:46:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JoeMal:
Looking to get a new IR laser. Would prefer for it to also have a couple laser. Slave adjustments would be awesome.

Durability is big on my list. Realistically I would only use it out to 100 yards to hunt with.

A version of PERST, Holosun, used Steiner? Something else? Don't have $1k+ to put into a laser right now.

Thanks
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Perst 4 in the EE. No IR Illum, but it has slaved Vis/Ir lasers.
https://www.ar15.com/forums/Equipment-Exchange/Zenitco-Perst-4-Gen-2-Green-dual-IR-visible-laser-designator/148-1902522/?page=1&anc=-1

Yes, that’s $10 or so more than direct from Ivan’s website, but it’s already here in the US so you don’t have to worry about it going through customs or whatever (just worry about USPS )

I’ve dithered back and forth about buying it as I have a Perst4P (Designed to go onto a pistol) and I really like the 4P. The Perst4 would be great on a rifle or sub gun type.
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 1:00:55 PM EDT
I wouldn't mind illumination but I realize that may impact Quality or outdue my budget

Why is that better than other options?
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 1:06:43 PM EDT
I know, not all that helpful but i see high marks with streamlight products, the worst reviews involve comment of them bieng a bit on the bright side. Not sure if a dimmer type of ir was originally desired for their application, its not really my niche, but its quite a bit cheaper than $500

https://www.policeequipmentdealer.com/mobile/advancedsearchresult.aspx?Keyword=Streamlight%20ir#&&page=1&sortField=Price&sortType=DESC
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I wouldn't mind illumination but I realize that may impact Quality or outdue my budget

Why is that better than other options?
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Slaved Vis/IR lasers. Its intensity is dialable, from “holy shit that’s a lightsaber” down to “not blooming at all”.

There are new switches being made that allow for the dual use of (Russian) IR flashlights along with this flashlight.

It’s relatively inexpensive for what you get (slaved lasers and all the stuff listed above).

Cons? Russian made. Warranty is from a Russian company. Instructions tend to be in Russian. Chunky (both in size and weight). High intensity is DEFINITELY NOT eye safe (low side might not be either).

Personally, I’d prefer Russian made over Chinese, but that’s totally up to you.

If I had the $$ to spare, I’d be springing for a Perst2 or Perst3, but that’s more $ than I can spare to spend right now.
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 4:22:54 PM EDT
If you have a slim rail a used OTAL-C IR, a used SureFire M952V/622V and mount the pressure pads at 12 and 3 O'Clock on the rail. The illuminator will ll get you close to 100 yards in urban area while the IR laser will be GTG. You can easily zero it by overlapping your IR laser to your red dot at the furthest distance you can see at night.
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Originally Posted By MunnyShot:
If you have a slim rail a used OTAL-C IR, a used SureFire M952V/622V and mount the pressure pads at 12 and 3 O'Clock on the rail. The illuminator will ll get you close to 100 yards in urban area while the IR laser will be GTG. You can easily zero it by overlapping your IR laser to your red dot at the furthest distance you can see at night.
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+1 and when unity tactical releases the dual lead hot button they can be slaved together.

Video example of a workable setup although not ideal.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NJMtE7yssu0
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Link Posted: 8/3/2019 5:36:48 PM EDT
I just need adjustments to work reliably and it needs to be capable of withstanding being on a hunting gun that's lightly abused.
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Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
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Do tell....
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 6:45:45 PM EDT
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Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
Looking to get a new IR laser. Would prefer for it to also have a couple laser. Slave adjustments would be awesome.

Durability is big on my list. Realistically I would only use it out to 100 yards to hunt with.

A version of PERST, Holosun, used Steiner? Something else? Don't have $1k+ to put into a laser right now.

Thanks
Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
Is this the the unit teased last November? If so you have my attention.
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 7:00:57 PM EDT
I’m voting for the PERST4 on this one.

IF

They prove durable and reliable overtime it is literally the best thing going.

Civ LAMs are an absolute joke so a full powered unit for less than $500 is the best option going.
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 8:12:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paladin556:
I’m voting for the PERST4 on this one.

IF

They prove durable and reliable overtime it is literally the best thing going.

Civ LAMs are an absolute joke so a full powered unit for less than $500 is the best option going.
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Class-1 aiming lasers have never been underpowered for me, out to a few hundred yards.

Illuminators suck. OP didn't ask about illuminators though.

I agree with those suggesting the Perst-4. Or maybe the new Holosun slaved laser unit. That will probably street for pretty cheap, but I don't know.
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Originally Posted By TNVC:
ALL .7mW pointers are way too powerful to begin with under 300 yards IMHO with bloom dots. Anything over that power level unless tamed with IR Lum or shooting long ranges is useless bloom points.

I told Steiner WAY back when along with Surefire more recently during my pre-release X400 IR-V testing I was doing early on for HG work was to either dump the .7mW or have it adjustable. Story I got was "the customer wanted it that way."

I can say times are changing and sometimes you don't want IR Lum for a variety of reasons and just need a good clean shot dot.
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why don't you comment on your earlier post in this thread?
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Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
Looking to get a new IR laser. Would prefer for it to also have a couple laser. Slave adjustments would be awesome.

Durability is big on my list. Realistically I would only use it out to 100 yards to hunt with.

A version of PERST, Holosun, used Steiner? Something else? Don't have $1k+ to put into a laser right now.

Thanks
Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
Interested.

I shoot with thermal but want a laser for a loaner night shooting gun. Thought I'd have to go to $500+.

You guys just doing concept work now, or is something imminent and nearby?
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 8:54:56 PM EDT
I’d be interested in a $200 option
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 8:57:58 PM EDT
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Gauging interest and feedback.
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Originally Posted By snackgunner:
Originally Posted By TNVC:
ALL .7mW pointers are way too powerful to begin with under 300 yards IMHO with bloom dots. Anything over that power level unless tamed with IR Lum or shooting long ranges is useless bloom points.

I told Steiner WAY back when along with Surefire more recently during my pre-release X400 IR-V testing I was doing early on for HG work was to either dump the .7mW or have it adjustable. Story I got was "the customer wanted it that way."

I can say times are changing and sometimes you don't want IR Lum for a variety of reasons and just need a good clean shot dot.
why don't you comment on your earlier post in this thread?
Gauging interest and feedback.
You’ve definitely peeked my interest.
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 9:54:47 PM EDT
I’m interested for sure. I could afford to equip a few rifles at that price.
Link Posted: 8/3/2019 10:15:57 PM EDT
I'd be interested as well.
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 12:11:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TNVC:
ALL .7mW pointers are way too powerful to begin with under 300 yards IMHO with bloom dots. Anything over that power level unless tamed with IR Lum or shooting long ranges is useless bloom points. I get it shooting CQB and shooting Haji in the face at full power. But I am talking short to mid range more precision on a Yote or Hog or anywhere you don't want a bloom dot taking up 40% of the critter. (Edit, in before "that's why I use thermal, )

I told Steiner WAY back when along with Surefire more recently during my pre-release X400 IR-V testing I was doing early on for HG work was to either dump the .7mW or have it adjustable. Story I got was "the customer wanted it that way."

I can say times are changing and sometimes you don't want IR Lum for a variety of reasons and just need a good clean shot dot.
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I couldn't agree more. My IR lasers (LDI/Steiner)are civ legal ones rated at "less than 0.7mW", ALL get a hefty ND filter attached full time whether I am using full power or reduced power setting on the laser. When shooting, I never take the filter off the laser. It is never necessary or desirable at night. Without the filter, the spot is just too bright and I can't even be sure when it's on an animal or the ground under him. Maybe it's my eye's fault. Beats me. But when dimmed with the LDI filter it's better by far. In fact, I have a two filter stack for silenced 22LR at very close ranges which gives me a nice, distinct dot on close targets.

I thought the old LDI ND filters were 90% attenuators, but I see the current Steiners are 80%.

Full 0.7mW suits me only for daylight practice with the daylight pinhole on the NV, and for IR pointer use in conditions (especially in the woods) that reveal the beam path and the target spot for the benefit of others.

If I did have a full power military type IR laser, I'd put a cross generator on it and use it to sweep the countryside to recognize hazards and to reveal the lay of the land to my one good night eye. As a spot it would be useless to me.
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 2:06:08 AM EDT
Add me to the interested list. Right now I just plan on buying a VIR-II for when I'm not at work. but if you deliver what you hinted at then I will probably be in for two of those and sell my TLR-1S to swap for a VIR-II and be extremely happy 3 times
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 8:32:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SpyHawk:

Class-1 aiming lasers have never been underpowered for me, out to a few hundred yards.

Illuminators suck. OP didn't ask about illuminators though.

I agree with those suggesting the Perst-4. Or maybe the new Holosun slaved laser unit. That will probably street for pretty cheap, but I don't know.
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I'm new to the game, but this is what I'm seeing as well, with my LS321G - Viz and IR LASER on Low or High, is all I'll ever need. Illuminator is only good up to 100ish?

I'd say PERST-4. I wouldn't have even gone for the 321G if I didn't get it at cost - kind of the same situation as Joe.

Edit: Oh yeah, forgot about the HS LS117 series - there was a user review on here and the guy liked it a lot, good point.
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 8:36:21 AM EDT
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You’ve definitely peeked my interest.
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Originally Posted By TNVC:
Originally Posted By snackgunner:
Originally Posted By TNVC:
ALL .7mW pointers are way too powerful to begin with under 300 yards IMHO with bloom dots. Anything over that power level unless tamed with IR Lum or shooting long ranges is useless bloom points.

I told Steiner WAY back when along with Surefire more recently during my pre-release X400 IR-V testing I was doing early on for HG work was to either dump the .7mW or have it adjustable. Story I got was "the customer wanted it that way."

I can say times are changing and sometimes you don't want IR Lum for a variety of reasons and just need a good clean shot dot.
why don't you comment on your earlier post in this thread?
Gauging interest and feedback.
You’ve definitely peeked my interest.
Yes I would take 3 or 4 at a $200 price point.
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 10:05:19 AM EDT
If you’re really on a budget, and 500$ is just about the maximum you want to spend, and you’re okay with taking a chance of n foreign gear, you may want to consider the RED laser variant Perst-4. The red is 4mW, IR is adjustable up to 20mW, unit cost is 375$. You could then buy a TNVC Torch Pro II illuminator new for 240$, or a used one for (assumedly) around 200$. This gets you a nice weapon-mounted illuminator, and a full power laser, for a total cost around 550$-600$. My next NV rifle setup is going to have the “Green+“ Perst 4 with a TNVC Torch II on it, that’ll probably be early to mid September. I have a DBAL-D2 on the way right now, and would love to write up a comparison. Both will be mounted on Geissele 13” Mk. IV handguards with 14.5” barrels, and viewed through my new and bright PVS-14 Gen III Omni VII, which totally didnt just have a 1200 Lumen strobe light shined into it from about 6 feet away by some guy.

Ive heard and (seen in pictures) that the VIR-II isnt really all too bright an illuminator, and I have read in another thread that Streamlight will NOT be making rifle adapter switches for it. Honestly, if you could afford night vision, you should be able to save up a little longer and afford a good laser and illuminator for it. Otherwise it’s like buying a Charger and getting the tiny stock model engine in it. Yeah, you probably still wont “need” it, but its really nice to have, and you’ve already got the kit that will give it the full potential it has.

Just my 02¢
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 10:29:07 AM EDT
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Gauging interest and feedback.
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I’ll prepay for three right now.
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 11:11:21 AM EDT
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I'll prepay for three right now.
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This
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Gauging interest and feedback.
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Originally Posted By TNVC:
ALL .7mW pointers are way too powerful to begin with under 300 yards IMHO with bloom dots. Anything over that power level unless tamed with IR Lum or shooting long ranges is useless bloom points.

I told Steiner WAY back when along with Surefire more recently during my pre-release X400 IR-V testing I was doing early on for HG work was to either dump the .7mW or have it adjustable. Story I got was "the customer wanted it that way."

I can say times are changing and sometimes you don't want IR Lum for a variety of reasons and just need a good clean shot dot.
why don't you comment on your earlier post in this thread?
Gauging interest and feedback.
Is this a 2019 item? Trying to decide if I should hold off buying something else now.
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 3:16:18 PM EDT
C'mon @TNVC at least tease some pics...
Link Posted: 8/4/2019 3:46:20 PM EDT
DVOR has a DBAL I2 on sale for $649.
https://www.dvor.com/laser-devices-dual-beam-aiming-laser-intelligent-dbal-i2-ir-pointer-and-led-illuminator.html

Not sure if it's exactly what OP is looking for, and is a bit over his stated budget, but it looks like a deal.
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Originally Posted By MILSPEC556:

Nice that's the i2 model to get IMO as well. IR/IR.

Not exactly sure why they're calling it an LED illuminator though, as I'm preeeeety sure it's a laser based illuminator.
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Maybe they think LED means Laser Emitting Device
Ive read that the DBAL-D2 is a diffused laser-based illuminator, but Steiner says it isnt, calling it an LED. The civilian legal i2 doesnt have an illuminator. The PEQ-2 variant does have an illuminator, but its illuminator is considered “>4mW Class 3r / 835nm” which leads me to believe it actually is laser based.
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 10:37:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TNVC:

Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
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go on... im listening???

I bought a holosun LS117IR a few weeks ago for $250. so far so good.
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 10:46:51 AM EDT
Thanks to those of you that have offered feedback on products that are on the market. It seems as though my initial options are indeed what I should be looking at
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For fuck's sake yes of course we are interested in a laser for under $200.

Link Posted: 8/5/2019 12:01:43 PM EDT
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Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
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Count another as interested
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 12:22:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TNVC:

Does laser have to have IR Lum? Single IR laser .2mW adjustable to .7mW, durable, mounting for long guns and HG's and under $200 work?
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@TNVC is this going to be another tease that takes two years to materialize?
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 1:11:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Hakim_Thumb:

Ive heard and (seen in pictures) that the VIR-II isnt really all too bright an illuminator, and I have read in another thread that Streamlight will NOT be making rifle adapter switches for it. Honestly, if you could afford night vision, you should be able to save up a little longer and afford a good laser and illuminator for it. Otherwise it's like buying a Charger and getting the tiny stock model engine in it. Yeah, you probably still wont "need" it, but its really nice to have, and you've already got the kit that will give it the full potential it has.

Just my 02
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The VIR2 looks like it would be decent for close quarters stuff. It has a lot of flood. Not so much for longer range stuff.

The VIR2 is compatible with all the TLR1 switches, etc and there are rifle pressure switch adapters already available for TLR1, so I'm not sure what you mean.
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Maybe longer....
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Well thanks for stopping in and trolling this thread. Instead of providing more information, you are intentionally being vague. If you aren't allowed or supposed to discuss it, why even post? All you are doing is eroding potential customer opinion about your brand. You know people would be interested in the laser you described, but had to get in here anyway and get your brand out.

At first glance, I'm probably not your targeted customer given my budget. But if you're really making a $200 laser, maybe I am. And maybe others in this thread are, too. Or not. I guess it's your call if you want us to be!

Have a good day. And thanks again to those that have contributed.
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Link Posted: 8/5/2019 2:35:28 PM EDT
It wasn’t a smart ass comment. It was a legit question. If you have a product like you describe is it vapor ware right now? Still in development? Just something you are mulling over? I’m not one of the dog pile on TNVC guys. I’m a very happy customer with the products I have purchased from you in the past.
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 2:46:31 PM EDT
It's vaporware*. They don't have the product. They actually don't even know how to make it.

*The above comment was my trolling attempt at reverse psychology ;.)
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It's vaporware*. They don't have the product. They actually don't even know how to make it.

*The above comment was my trolling attempt at reverse psychology ;.)
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Even if they did have it, there's no way it'd only be $200.

Kind of on-topic $500 IR laser link:
https://tnvc.com/shop/ldi-otal-class-1-ir-laser/
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 4:08:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JoeMal:
Looking to get a new IR laser. Would prefer for it to also have a couple laser. Slave adjustments would be awesome.

Durability is big on my list. Realistically I would only use it out to 100 yards to hunt with.

A version of PERST, Holosun, used Steiner? Something else? Don't have $1k+ to put into a laser right now.

Thanks
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What are you hunting? For coyotes a decent illuminator is a must to get positive ID and for spotting eyes. Under $500 you could look at a used x400-IRC good inline laser and decent illuminator, more than enough out to 100 yards. Other than that a Steiner OTAL-C and a cheaper illuminator will work and keep you close to $500.
Link Posted: 8/5/2019 4:10:16 PM EDT
I would buy a couple as well.
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What are you hunting? For coyotes a decent illuminator is a must to get positive ID and for spotting eyes. Under $500 you could look at a used x400-IRC good inline laser and decent illuminator, more than enough out to 100 yards. Other than that a Steiner OTAL-C and a cheaper illuminator will work and keep you close to $500.
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Mostly hogs. Don't go out on dedicated coyote hunts but would shoot one if I saw it. Thanks for the recommendations I'll look into them
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