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Posted: 1/23/2019 6:10:31 PM EST
So the only real option I've seen is a full powered peq, and I see them poop up here and there. Problem is I live in Canada and I've talked to an exporting company and they've said this:

"Due to ITAR not having a clear ruling on the lasers and NOG we would not be able to bring in the items on a normal import. If we get an agent who deems the items not to be allowable to be exported due to them being considered military use items for civilians then our permit application would be rejected. Having out permit rejected would mean many thousands of our products on the import would not be allowed into Canada as they would stop the whole import, affecting many customers delivery schedules.

We can however put them on a permit by themselves just for you, the cost for such a service is $400 to apply for the permit with the state department and various other government bodies. The fee would be non-refundable if the import/export does get declined however."


I'm not so sure about taking the risk. So I wanted to ask for peoples opinions on others laser. I like the Perst 3, but the Illuminator doesn't seem to good past 75 yards from what I heard from others. I want to be able to aim out to several hundreds yards with said device. Some devices I can barely find any info on such as the Newcon LAM 3G. Regardless, any input is appreciated. Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 6:16:40 PM EST
The guy in the other thread is talking about the 2IKS+, not the Perst-3.

The Perst-3 illuminator shines far and is extremely powerful.

Good luck getting what you want due to ITAR restrictions.
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 6:29:30 PM EST
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Do you want an illuminator that can reach several hundred yards along with an IR laser? If so, what type of target are you trying to engage at 700 yards with an IR laser. Unless it is a very large target can it even be done with an IR laser with any accuracy?
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 7:19:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CTM1:
Do you want an illuminator that can reach several hundred yards along with an IR laser? If so, what type of target are you trying to engage at 700 yards with an IR laser. Unless it is a very large target can it even be done with an IR laser with any accuracy?
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I never said 700 yards. Several means more than 2 but not many. I was thinking between 300-500 yards. The PEQ can reach out to 2000m high, and 600m on the low setting. Yes to your first question.
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 9:10:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mzincamo:
The guy in the other thread is talking about the 2IKS+, not the Perst-3.

The Perst-3 illuminator shines far and is extremely powerful.

Good luck getting what you want due to ITAR restrictions.
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Thanks for clearing that up.
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 9:32:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Iron-E:

I never said 700 yards. Several means more than 2 but not many. I was thinking between 300-500 yards. The PEQ can reach out to 2000m high, and 600m on the low setting. Yes to your first question.
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You must forgive me, as guy from this side of the border several hundred to me and people I know means seven hundred give or take a hundred and not just a few hundred, but I see you are using the literal definition.

Again, I have no idea what size targets you are looking to engage or the NV device you are using to engage them with. FYI just because an IR laser and illuminator can go out to 2,000 meters that does not mean you can use it to accurately engage a target at that distance or anywhere near that. Personally I know with dual 14's or a single 14 I cannot accurately engage a predator sized target (yote) at a distance over a couple of hundred yards given the HALO around the IR even with the IR illuminator on. Hell I am lucky to be able to accurately identify a yote at 200 yards with a 14 unless it is in some wide open field with very low vegetation. I have been using IR lasers for almost 25 years to include PAC4C's, PEQ-2A's, Atilla 200's, LAM'S, and a few other high powered units from Laser Devices, and for me the HALO of the IR lasers dot just obscures the target to much even when there is good IR illumination added.

There is vid on YouTube that shows a vid comparing a DBAL civi to a full powered PEQ15 (audio was terrible). When PEQ15 laser is on high at what they say is about 200 yards it is pretty clear that it would obscure any man sized target or predator, again I do not know the size of the targets you are using. Even when the IR illuminator is used the HALO in my opinion is still to large to engage a target accurately. I realize the military throws lead at distances greater than that and hunters do as well, but can they honestly say they have anywhere near the accuracy of a reticle.

My $.02

ETA. I know nothing of the laws on your side of the border or if they have changed over time, but there was or still is a guy on this board who had high powered lasers. As I recall he said he openly sourced them in Canada. In fact when I read that he was able to acquire them in Canada a light bulb went off in my brain, and I thought why not make a run up to Canada to pick up a few. I didn't but it was a thought.
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 10:07:17 PM EST
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Yes I aware I won't be shooting 2000m lol. I just want a full powered device so that I don't suffer any limitations in any scenario when training. Weather in door clearing or long range shooting. But I see, long distances may have some issues with said device. In Canada we don't really suffer from any laws. We can own full powered units no problem. The issue comes from the states. ITAR is a b*tch. And I'm not to sure where else I can get full powered reliable lasers. They even stopped importing ATPIAL-C's about a year ago. There's still some around.
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 10:18:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Iron-E:
Yes I aware I won't be shooting 2000m lol. I just want a full powered device so that I don't suffer any limitations in any scenario when training. Weather in door clearing or long range shooting. But I see, long distances may have some issues with said device. In Canada we don't really suffer from any laws. We can own full powered units no problem. The issue comes from the states. ITAR is a b*tch. And I'm not to sure where else I can get full powered reliable lasers. They even stopped importing ATPIAL-C's about a year ago. There's still some around.
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Have you tried NewCon Optik. Wonder if their LAM3G is available for purchase by regular Joe's.

http://www.newcon-optik.com/products/tactical-optics/lam-3g/
Link Posted: 1/23/2019 10:45:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CTM1:

Have you tried NewCon Optik. Wonder if their LAM3G is available for purchase by regular Joe's.

http://www.newcon-optik.com/products/tactical-optics/lam-3g/
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Yes it is available for civie's. I thought about it but I can barely find any info on it other than the spec sheet Newcon provides. Plus I don't like how it doesn't have a pressure switch on the device itself. I'm pretty sure it comes with a remote switch but I'd try it out if it could accept a dual surefire switch.
Link Posted: 2/9/2019 8:54:40 PM EST
OP- The Perst 3 is probably the best bet, the price seems fair especially from the perspective of the odious "Canada Tax" on everything gun related.

It also has various methods of adjusting your output power so you wont wash out your target at closer ranges.

Everyone else- Our internal laws regarding this kind of stuff isnt what makes this a problem. The problem is that few if any produce anything worth buying up here, and most of those who do have no interest in selling to individuals. Of those that do, anything gun related appears to cost about 30% more at best. (after accounting for ForEx) I like to call it the "Canada Tax".
Link Posted: 2/10/2019 12:41:54 AM EST
Supposedly, there's a new laser illuminator that's been developed by a european company and is outside ITAR that's supposed to be good out to about 800 yds, even with Gen1 or digital, floating around...

Though just to ask the question, rather late, was the OP looking for a laser/illuminator combo, or a laser illuminator?

David.
Link Posted: 2/10/2019 4:00:09 AM EST
Just remember if you are importing Health Canada will seize any laser 3B and over. No one knows if they will seize IR Lasers over Class 1, or if they will permit them in up to 3R, but they have been very consistent in nabbing 3B and up if they know it's coming in. If they do seize it, you may not get the option to even return it to the sender.

Just be aware of whatever route you are going. If you need very powerful illuminators, the SPIR is good and shouldn't be ITAR.
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