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At the 2018 Steiner Optics 2018 SHOT Show booth, I finally got the chance to play with their newest DBAL model: the A4. With brightness settings for the light, laser, IR laser and IR illuminator, the DBAL-A4 is a versatile all-in-one aiming solution. Being a popular stop on the SHOT floor, I did not get a chance to look at the new Steiner TOR Laser consumer pistol device lineup.
In both Micro and Mini sizes as well as both green and red laser colors, MSRP’s run from $199 to $299. Small in size, the mounted TOR lasers are compact enough to fit into most light equipped holsters. Additional details and specifications can be found below.
New Advanced DBAL-A4 with four functions: visible laser, IR laser, IR illuminators, and white light illuminator. High/low modes. Restricted and commercial models available.
- Spot and Wide Field of View (Flood)
- IR Illumination Modes
- Fully adjustable windage and elevation
- Available in low power and restricted- military configurations
- Integrated push-button switch and remote cable pressure-pad switch activation – tap and release for momentary activation; tap twice for 5-minute continuous ON
- Attaches to any Picatinny rail using secure quick disconnect mount
- Includes remote cable ports for paddle switch activation and visible Laser/White Light override
STEINER TOR LASERS
Steiner Optics TOR Micro/Mini Pistol Lasers – The Outdoor wire
Miniature and Sub-Miniature Rail-Mounted Models Available
GREELEY, Colo. — Steiner eOptics now offers two new pistol-aiming lasers—the TOR Micro™ and TOR Mini™. These rail-mounted lasers are specifically designed for pistols and small enough to fit inside the majority of all commercially produced holsters on the market.
Both the TOR Mini and TOR Micro feature a Type III hard-anodized machined- aluminum housing and rail mount, are dustproof and splash-proof to IP54 standards and are available in red (635 nm) and green (520 nm) lasers. Both the green and red lasers are direct diode type allowing them to operate in extreme cold weather. Other features include left and right fire buttons for ambidextrous use, constant power drive that ensures the laser output remains constant throughout the life of the battery, low battery indication, as well as windage and elevation bore sight adjustment screws.
The universal rail mount on the TOR Micro and TOR Mini will fit all pistols that have a Picatinny or Weaver style rail forward of the trigger guard. This design of the TOR Mini and TOR Micro allows optimum positioning of the laser so that the fire buttons are easily accessible for a wide range of users.
The TOR Mini features adjustable laser power with multiple settings (low, medium, high and high pulse) which are easily set by the user. The TOR Mini will also remember the chosen setting until it is reset, even of the battery is removed or replaced. The TOR Mini also has an internal accelerometer that senses the position of the pistol and when the optional Auto-On feature is activated the laser will turn on when the pistol is drawn from
a holster and brought up level. This feature will also work when the pistol is picked up from lying on its side. The laser will automatically turn itself off when the pistol is holstered or set down.
TOR Micro Specifications: TOR Mini Specifications:
Laser Power: 1.2 mW Laser Power: 5.0 mW
Battery: (6) AG4 silver oxide (6) AG4 silver oxide
Height: 1.06 in. Height: 1.17 in.
Width: 1.02 in. Width: 1.26 in.
Length: 1.83 in. Length: 2.19 in.
MSRP: $199 MSRP: $299