DBAL-I2 IR Laser with IR ILLUMINATOR
THIS MODEL of the DBAL-I2 features an IR LASER and an INFRARED ILLUMINATOR- NO visible laser component on this model.
New shipment from STEINER expected mid APRIL. Very high demand item- Pre-order now and you won't be charged till it's ready to ship. Yes JRH is about the only place that will NOT CHARGE YOU IMMEDIATELY for a pre-order item!!!
But if you Wait till they arrive we will be filling pre-orders and probably won't have any to stock. These units have not been sitting in stock at all since summer of 2016
DBAL-I2 made in the USA by Laser Devices, a division of STEINER Optics. Brand new, complete with pressure pad switch and quick release mount.
There may be times when a little extra IR illumination at a distance would be helpful to ID a target hiding in thick brush, to check the shadow areas under a vehicle at distance, etc. This DBAL-I2 / PEQ-2 Infrared laser with INFRARED ILLUMINATOR would be ideal in those situations.
All of the same features you've come to love as the standard DBAL-I2 just with no visible laser. In it's place they have put an LED IR Illuminator. Since many people never even use the visible laser component on their DBAL-I2, this model offers a very useful feature.
I've been running one on one of my Arsenal AKs now for a few months and LOVE IT. I find the IR illuminator extremely helpful for deep in the woods applications to about 200 yards. Best of all is that you can see the IR laser aimpoint along WITH the Infrared illumination.
|Wavelength - IR Laser||850 nm|
|Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR Laser||> 250 m|
|Temperature||-40° C to +65° C|
|Special Features||Pre-drilled mounting for optional red dot sight or MIL-STD 1913 top rail|
Runs on 1 CR123 battery, Brand new with 3 year warranty. Black housing standard but Desert tan can be special ordered- call for info. Manufacturer lead time on this item is typically 1-3 weeks and can occasionally run longer- MOVE QUICK when they are in stock and ready to ship.
Why an Infrared laser?
Everyone wants to weapons mount the PVS14 on a rifle. While there can be some advantages to that, there are some serious disadvantages.
1. Whenever an NV is weapons mounted, the weapon has to be brought up to the shoulder to get a "look" around with the night vision. It's cool in the movies where the Seals are patrolling and everyone has their rifle shouldered.... But in the real world few people have the arm strength to go around like that for a long period of time.
2. When an NV is weapons mounted and you are working with others, i.e, in a team tactics type environment- when you need to get a "look" around with the NV, the weapon has to be brought up to the shoulder and then you have to swing the weapon (and your body) around to get a look. In a team tactics type environment you could end up muzzle sweeping your team while doing this. Not exactly conducive to trust and teamwork being swept all the time....
3. God designed you to "look" around by moving your head, not your whole body. With the Night vision head or helmet mounted you can have a more natural and normal "look" around by turning your head, keep the rifle in a safe direction thereby not "sweeping" your team. Then when a target it spotted, the rifle can be brought up, the touch pad on the laser touched and the shot fired.
4. Shooting from a less than perfect shoulder pocket position is easier when the NV is mounted on the head or helmet mounted and the laser used. Quicker for close- in work.
Also, when working with a team wherein most or all are using NV, you can develop "codes" using the IR laser to mark targets, mark areas to investigate or move to, even short morse code type messages can be exchanged with the IR laser and nothing is visible to the naked eye.
Export: The Export of this product without proper licensing is strictly prohibited and falls under ITAR per title 22, CFR, parts 120-130. $25. ship and insurance. Allow 1-2 weeks from the factory. No Paypal on this item due to factory lead time, your CC will NOT be charged until your order is ready to ship. If you use paypal to pay for this item anyways and their is a current lead time your order will be immediately refunded.
Here's a review of the DBAL-I2 laser by PRACTICAL PREPPERS, consultants for the Doomsday Preppers show
See a review of this unit from JRH by PRACTICAL PREPPERS, Consultants for the DOOMSDAY PREPPERS show
And watch a review by SouthernPrepper1 of Doomsday Preppers fame!