GUN Infrared laser sight for AR

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  1. DrewDown

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    It's not illegal to own or sell IR lasers between individuals, it's illegal for the manufacturer to sell them to the public due to some FDA regulations. There are plenty of them out there than have come into private hands through legal means.
     
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    So if I got it from a trusted friend but don't know exactly how it came to be released from the company would I have anything to worry about?
     
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    I dont think any civilian is suppose to own a Class IIIb
     
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    That's ridiculous. I'm 99% sure that if you pull the IR laser out of a CD player you can see the dot with NVGs. (I should test that one out. :o )

    So what's to keep a broly from rigging that up on his AR?
     
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    It is legal for you to own a sight of this ilk, as long as it's not stolen.

    That being said, I'd rather have a DBALA2 or a PEQ15.
     
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    Laser ratings
     
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    IR is legal for civilians to own.
     
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    hmmm....

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  11. JaimeZX

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    Are you talking about power output? What do you mean? Class?
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    There are some interesting loopholes that companies like Wicked Lasers abuse to sell >5mW lasers as complete laser pointers direct to the public.

    The laser in a CD player is a quite visible ruby red color - the exact same wavelength as a $2 laser pointer. Some might even speculate that there's some causal relationship at work there, in fact...

    Individuals can possess whatever kind of laser they want to - it's just that past 5mW power output they're not supposed to be sold as pointers or any other convenient handheld standalone device, and liability for damages (read: blinding someone - or shooting down an airliner :rofl:) moves from the manufacturer to the individual since they're technically "OEM components" at that point...
     
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    wat.

    CD players use an IR laser
    DVD players use a red laser.
    Blu-Ray players use a blue laser.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Hm, my error. 780nm is what compact disc laser diodes use (very near-IR). I've never had difficulty seeing a 780nm diode whenever I've pried open a CD-ROM drive or discman and played with the diode.

    I'll speculate that the manufacturing process for a 780nm diode is probably fairly similar to a 650nm red unit, thus the wide availability of cheap red laser pointers.
     
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    its perfectly legal to own, it's illegal to sell to civillians

    Make your own! Lots of people do this
     
  16. might sound like a smart ass comment so let me just say its not my intent, but is there a point to having one? i mean do you have ir goggles or is it just a accessory for looks?
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    you don't need IR goggles, NV works as well

    The downside is, your beam will be picked up by most CCTV and surveillance equipment, so you're really only hiding from the human eye
     
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    You can buy the 5mw< ones on ebay.
     
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    Let me just ask one question, why would you need an anpeq? The thing is fucking pointless and only makes your M16 a heavier pile of shit than it already is. Save your money and buy more ammo or buy an Eotech thats NV compatable for your super secret squirrel night missions.
     
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    Because I paid zero dollars for it
     
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    Ok then ask yourself if the extra weight and bulkyness of having this mounted on your weapon is an advantage to you and your rifle or is it just a novelty piece that's just for looks.
     
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    :rofl: Some people just like to spew off bullshit
     
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    I see what you're sayin. I threw it on there real quick because I was pretty excited to have gotten a hook up like that. Im a major ricer
     
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    Hey it's cool to have ofcourse, would I use one, probly not. What I'm saying is you should sling it on arfcom, those fags will buy any milspec doodad and strap it on their weapon to look the look. Sell it for an nasty price on there and buy something you will benefit off.
     
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    Since you got it for free you should donate it to me though :x:
     

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