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MacDaddy
02-07-2009, 1:20 PM
Just got one on eBay. It seems I have an older version than the one shown on the BeamShot web site. Mine has metal adjustment screws -- the new one has shielded plastic screws?

Old one (mine):
http://www.quarton.com/image/3_01_11_01.gif

New one:
http://www.appliedlaser.com/greenbeam2000.jpg

Anyone have experience with these? Is there a diff I need to be concerned about? I would relist mine and buy a new one if it was worth it.

Also, I have to say, my reading vision is pretty blurry immediately after playing with it indoors. No, I'm not so stupid as to aim it at myself, but it reflects pretty brightly off of white painted surfaces.

aplinker
02-07-2009, 2:26 PM
gotta love how they don't list an output...

$300 for this thing? Yikes... Maybe you only paid $200.

For a gun "toy" like a rifle laser is, I'd have looked here...
http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.911

MacDaddy
02-07-2009, 2:54 PM
I paid $180 shipped. Price was great IMO.

I believe this laser is 532nm 5mW.

My vision is definitely a wee bit blurry now. I was aiming it at a white painted surface about 20 feet away. Pretty freakin' bright. I hope I didn't give myself LASIK.

aplinker
02-07-2009, 4:00 PM
5mW isn't enough to do any damage unless you force yourself to stare into the beam.

Diffuse reflections won't hurt you.

MacDaddy
02-07-2009, 4:02 PM
Well that's a relief. Thanks.

Do you by any chance know the difference between the old GreenBeam and the new one?

aplinker
02-07-2009, 5:10 PM
Well that's a relief. Thanks.

Do you by any chance know the difference between the old GreenBeam and the new one?

I know lasers, but I don't know their products.

Looking on their site it just looks like they updated some features, like a locking mechanism indicator. I wouldn't sweat the difference.

TheBundo
02-07-2009, 6:25 PM
5mW isn't enough to do any damage unless you force yourself to stare into the beam.

Diffuse reflections won't hurt you.

Even in a mirror?

EBR Works
02-08-2009, 7:22 PM
You got a good price! I have the newer model for which I paid $299 at Cabelas. I have used it on my AR carbine but have since moved it to my AK pistol. :D

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/gb.jpg

MacDaddy
02-08-2009, 8:01 PM
For anyone who cares, my vision seems back to normal. Maybe it was a temporary side-effect. Or maybe I need to lay off the crack.

MacDaddy
02-08-2009, 8:03 PM
I would really like a civilian-legal version of the Insight AN/PAQ-4C (http://www.insighttechgear.com/products-paq4c.htm). Anyone know if such a thing exists?

http://www.kiesler.com/shop/ProductImages/PAQ4C_lg.jpg

tacticalcity
02-08-2009, 9:37 PM
I would really like a civilian-legal version of the Insight AN/PAQ-4C (http://www.insighttechgear.com/products-paq4c.htm). Anyone know if such a thing exists?

http://www.kiesler.com/shop/ProductImages/PAQ4C_lg.jpg


Run a search for this...

INSIGHT CARBINE VISIBLE LASER
Mfg Part No: CVL000C

I am out of them...but they are very simular in appearance.

MacDaddy
02-08-2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks! Is it red or green?

rabagley
02-09-2009, 7:50 AM
Even in a mirror?

He said "diffuse reflection". A diffuse reflection is the scattering from a matte painted surface, cloth, pretty much anything that's not "shiny". Mirrors do not reflect diffusely but are "specular reflectors". Most things are both diffuse and specular reflectors (some light gets scattered, some gets directly reflected).

But you are correct that looking into a mirror reflection of a 5mw laser will eventually cause permanent damage. Class IIIa (~5mW range) means that if the laser is directed into the eye, you should involuntarily blink your eye shut before permanent damage occurs but it is possible that small amounts of permanent damage will occur. If you try to look at it, you'll damage your eyes pretty quickly.

Just be sure to obey the label on the side: "DO NOT LOOK INTO APERTURE WITH OTHER EYE" and you'll be good. :)

MacDaddy
02-09-2009, 2:15 PM
For anyone else who cares, I just got word back from the Midwest/Central Sales Manager at BeamShot that "the green laser modules [in the old and new models] are exactly the same."

ShooterMcGavin
02-13-2009, 7:31 AM
Look on Ebay. There's an asian outfit that sells AN/PAQ-looking stuff at a fraction of the actual thing, with pics of the lasers and illuminators in their auction listings.

I would really like a civilian-legal version of the Insight AN/PAQ-4C (http://www.insighttechgear.com/products-paq4c.htm). Anyone know if such a thing exists?

http://www.kiesler.com/shop/ProductImages/PAQ4C_lg.jpg

MacDaddy
02-13-2009, 8:48 AM
I've looked, but I never find any AN/PAQs on eBay, real or counterfeit. If you see one, please drop me a link.

maxicon
02-13-2009, 1:29 PM
There's a guy who takes apart Chinese PEQ clones and converts them to IR. He's very knowledgeable in the gun laser world, and has put together a how-to here:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=20&t=375627

MacDaddy
02-13-2009, 1:57 PM
What I really want is a visible green laser for the top rail that's low profile enough not to get in the way of the EOTech. The LaserMax mounted "upside down" on the top rail would be ok if the laser wasn't dead center. This is why I want a CVL AN/PEQ. But I believe those are red. Thanks to tacticalcity for turning me onto it though.

aplinker
02-16-2009, 4:32 PM
What I really want is a visible green laser for the top rail that's low profile enough not to get in the way of the EOTech. The LaserMax mounted "upside down" on the top rail would be ok if the laser wasn't dead center. This is why I want a CVL AN/PEQ. But I believe those are red. Thanks to tacticalcity for turning me onto it though.

You can use an offset mount like LaRue or Daniel Defense.