Laser Units DBAL-Compact & GLIS -The Firearm Weblog

Welcome nocturnal lovers. Do you crave esoteric night time vision-related content material? Then you could have come to the appropriate place. Final week we took a peek on the Perception ISM-IR. Effectively, we finish this yr with some much more obscure weapon-mounted lasers. Particularly, the Laser Units DBAL-Compact and GLIS.

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Laser Units DBAL-Compact

So Laser Units is the corporate that really designed and made the DBAL lasers that so many people use and revel in. They have been bought by Steiner and now everybody associates them with the DBAL. Effectively, the identical buddy that helped me to get the Laser Units MP5K laser grip and MP5 cocking tube laser helped me to get the DBAL-Compact and GLIS. First, we are going to give attention to the DBAL-Compact.

Photograph by Steiner

Photograph by Steiner

Again once I reviewed the DBAL-A4, I got here throughout this photograph of an early prototype model of the DBAL-A4. You may kind of see the place the A4 got here from however then my buddy confirmed me this brown model referred to as the DBAL-Compact. Aside from the colour and a few slight aesthetic modifications, the DBAL-A4 prototype is the DBAL-Compact.

DBAL-Compact on AUG

One main distinction is that there’s just one IR illuminator. The opposite main distinction is that the physique of the DBAL-Compact is manufactured from polymer somewhat than aluminum. The pinnacle, the place the laser emitters and illuminators are, is milled aluminum.

As an alternative of the business normal blue security screw, they’ve a bolt-on blue plastic protect that forestalls you from flipping the change to HI energy.

The twin ambidextrous activation buttons are much like the newer DBAL-A4 in addition to the VIS override and distant laser activation port. However the mode change could be very completely different. They use PT for pointer as a substitute of AIM. Additionally, there’s a separate change on the far left to change between low eye-safe to excessive full energy.

The VIS override port solely prompts the white gentle it doesn’t matter what mode you could have chosen. I’ve tried all of the potential modes and none of them produce a laser with the white VIS override gentle. Curiously although the VIS override produces a better output white gentle even when the change on the far left is within the LO place. The far proper port is for normal distant activation.

Identical to the A4, the DBAL-Compact has ambidextrous activation switches close to the underside rear of the housing.

Wanting high down, you may see how far ahead the illuminators stick out of the DBAL-Compact housing. Sure, that may be a heatsink subsequent to it.

It’s powered by three CR123 batteries.

 

G.L.I.S. (Inexperienced Laser Interdiction System)

GLIS was an ARMY program referred to as Inexperienced Laser Interdiction System. They needed a non-lethal choice to discourage potential threats. So by shining these shiny inexperienced lasers at their faces, it might trigger a possible human risk to show away or go blind. Blindness is healthier than bullets to the face. B.E. Meyers and Perception gained the contract. B.E. Meyers made the GLARE, a shiny inexperienced vis laser model of their IZLID. And Perception had their LA12P. @sahelsolution has images of the LA12P on his IG. From the photograph, you may see it appears to be like prefer it takes two CR123 batteries and has an Perception pink dot mounted on high.

Photograph by sahelsolution

From this photograph, you may see the inexperienced laser and the pink dot aren’t consistent with the barrel. Unsure why the pink dot is just not consistent with the laser both.

Photograph by sahelsolution

Laser Units GLIS

Laser Units tried to compete with Perception and B.E. Meyers and right here is that prototype. It’s just like the OTAL on steroids. You may see the physique is far wider than an OTAL to suit three CR123 batteries. It doesn’t have every other lasers aside from the single-diode inexperienced VIS laser. Like different Laser Units DBALs, OTALs and ITALs, it has the Burris Fastfire footprint to instantly bolt on a mini pink dot sight.

The battery compartment is offset at an angle from the laser emitter.

Not like the Perception LA12P, the Laser Units GLIS has the pink dot consistent with the laser. However the laser is offset to the bore of a firearm if mounted at 12 o’clock.

There’s an activation button close to the highest rear of the housing.

Burris Fastfire with enclosure.

Controls are solely low or excessive. MOD I consider is for programming the laser.

100 yards and out the beam divergence makes the laser somewhat bit larger than a human head. Additional out the laser shall be a bit larger. That’s the reason having the pink dot makes it simpler to goal it. Particularly within the daytime.

Right here is the GLIS in comparison with my full-power 50mW Steiner ITAL.

Last Ideas On The DBAL-Compact and GLIS

An enormous due to my buddy Dave for serving to get these items of laser historical past. The DBAL-Compact is attention-grabbing however I don’t assume they saved a lot weight with a polymer housing. Based on one other supply on-line, Alex Chavez who labored on the GLIS and DBALs, it was the primary polymer DBAL and solely 5 of those exist.

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