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Steiner Optics designed the desert sand CQBL-1 Close Quarters Battle Visible/IR Laser Sight as a durable yet compact 24/7 aiming device that combines red visible and infrared aiming lasers. Its 850nm infrared laser is visible with NVDs up to 273 yards away, and the red has a max range of 16' during the day or 273 yards at night. The CQBL-1's two laser are co-aligned to allow the operator to zero or correct the impact point of both lasers simultaneously using the finger-adjustable windage/elevation dials. The dials, laser selector switch, and activation button are all recessed to eliminate snag points and reduce the sight's overall profile.
The activation button and included remote pressure pad work with a Double-Tap system. The remote increases the usability and operator safety by allowing them to control the CQBL-1 while remaining in the firing position. Simply tap either switch once for momentary activation, double-tap for five-minutes continuous. A rotary toggle selector switch on the top of the housing enables the operator to activate the laser to suit the targeting task. The laser system runs on a single CR123A battery with a max runtime of about 3 hours.
A Picatinny clamp rail-mount is integrated into the overall design to further reduce the form-factor to make this sight ideal for use on with virtually every sub-machine gun and short barrel rifle. The CQBL-1 housing is made of the strong and lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum alloy with a desert sand corrosion and scratch-resistant Mil-Spec hard-anodized finish.
Note: Export of this device described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State office of Defense Trade Controls, as prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulation, Parts 120-130, and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. For further information contact the Office of Defense Trade Control and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Visible Aiming Laser
Class IIIa visible red
635nm peak wavelength
5mW max output
547 yd maximum visible range at night
Infrared Aiming Laser
Class I eye-safe IR
835nm peak wavelength
0.7mW max output
273 yd maximum visible range, day or night
Use and Handling
Co-aligned visible and IR lasers for day/night use without re-zeroing
Three-position toggle selector switch
Double Tap remote activation switch: Tap for momentary, double-tap to activate for 5 continuous minutes
Finger-adjustable windage and elevation impact point correction
Windage/Elevation correction dials recessed to reduce snag-points and overall profile
Rear-facing activation and low-battery indicators
6061T-6 aluminum housing
Type III anodized hard coat with desert sand finish
Broad -40 to 124°F operating temperature range
Watertight to 16 ft
6 oz weight
Integrated clamp-on Picatinny rail mount
Runs on one included CR123 battery
In the Box
Steiner CQBL-1 Close Quarters Battle Visible/IR Laser Sight (Desert Sand)