Posted: 3/12/2005 7:35:41 PM EST
an interesting one to buy for less money?
Yes I know about them being hard to buy due to manufactures restricting them and FDA regs. This is for an LE purchase.
This would be for an M4 platform.
I'm running a PAQ-4C right now, and several guys I know run PEQ-2s, and PEQ-2As.
Here's the rundown...
Insight Tech makes the:
PAQ-4C IR Aimer ($1000-1500 for NIB, current market price)
PEQ-2A (ITPIAL) IR Illuminator and Aimer ($1500-1800 for LNIB, current market price)
NVEC makes the:
Vital-2 IR Aimer ($1800+)
ATTILA-200 Illuminator and Aimer ($???)
Almost everyone that has used both NVEC and Insight products prefer the NVEC hands down. With that being said, there is nothing wrong with either the PAQ or PEQ.
The OTAL-IR also seems to be a good choice, and IIRC they're running for around $800-1000 right now. Several people that I know that run OTALs are doing they believe the aluminum body is more durable than the Insight Tech's plastic body. I can't comment on that, because I've got no experience with the OTAL, but I have seen PEQs with cracked bodies.
Right now the problem isn't so much restrictions as it is availability. Even if you're LE you're going to be hard pressed to get anything right now.
What about the new AIMPOINT? $1000 list.
Thanks. Now I also saw something at the Shot Show -- either at the LaRue booth or at GGGAZ. It was a nice small mount that held two cylindrical laser modules. I think they said the entire package with IR and visible would be $800. Anyone know what this was?