Laserlyte Center Mass CM-15 Laser

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Laserlyte has developed a nifty shotgun laser sight which projects a center green dot surrounded by a circle of eight green dots. The circle grows at once inch per yards, similar to the spread of the shot.

The MSRP is $284.95. We will be reviewing one of these lasers soon.


Steve Johnson

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  • Reverend Clint

    thats pretty nifty

  • bbmg

    Brilliant idea! If it can be matched to the spread of shot, it would at least easily dispell the “you don’t need to aim a shotgun, just point it in the general direction of the target” misconception that many people seem to harbor.

  • Sian

    Price is understandable if the spread is adjustable to actually match your load and choke. Otherwise seems a bit high.

    • erwos

      Thing is, green lasers that you can even semi-depend on aren’t cheap. I would have vastly preferred a red laser version that was cheaper (or adjustable).

      Still, a genuinely good idea for all of that…

      • David/Sharpie

        They’re coming out with a red one that’ll be around $150.

  • Bob Z Moose

    I still like the “dot in the ring” scopes for shotguns that are all the rage with turkey hunters. This may be quicker, though. Overall, a really good concept and something like that shotgunners have needed for a while.

  • Cameron

    That’s the most innovative use of lasers I’ve seen in a while. Very cool stuff.

  • D

    that is, legitimately, one of the most innovative things i’ve seen done in a long time. I’m shocked no one thought of it before.

    Only thing i’d want is to be able to dial it for my load and shotgun configuration.

  • http://www.kaliber.hu gvass

    Russians already use similar technology on OSA PB4 traumatic guns. The laser is not a dot, but lights up a little square, which increases by distance.

  • Avery

    Wouldn’t it be possible to have the laser split off into a continuous circle? That might be an even better solution, because I can barely see the nine dots.

  • http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/ S O

    It’s useless for deflection shooting, as are all lasers.

  • Masood

    This is very cool, but do you really need a laser on a shotgun? As “cool” as it is, it seems like overkill.

  • J

    An ACOG on a shotgun. Really…..?

    • Mike Knox

      Ever heard of Shotgun Slugs?

    • RedCat

      Low magnification – why not? Not mandatory and not perfect, but 100% works.

  • Darrell

    Holographic laser projectors have been used for years in amateur astronomy, placed in the focuser and used to align optics. I have one made by Lasermax, it projects a very interesting crosshair & grid pattern. I’ve often wondered that such a laser hasn’t been tried on a firearm.

    • RocketScientist

      I’m not 100% sure what type of optic you are referring to, but it sounds to me like you are describing a “red-dot”/holographic sight. These are two slightly different technologies collectively known as reflex sights. They use different techniques to project a reticule (of pretty much whatever design you want) onto a pane of treated glass, but which appears to be floating at infinity within the field of view. These have been used on weapons sights since the first World War, and more recently have become insanely popular for shotgun, pistol, and tactical carbine sights. My apologies if you’re talking about something completely different.

      • RocketScientist

        Nevermind… after viewing your link above, you’re just referring to a specific type of projected laser sight i think?

  • Darrell

    I should have posted this before–here’s a link to a webpage with photo of the reticle pattern, click to embiggen:

    http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=67825&sort=&cat=all&page=1

    I’d wet my pants if I were painted with such a light.

    • Phil White

      That is exactly what I thought when I first saw it!

  • Martin

    good idea – BUT; what about the trajectory of the shotgun shot? even after 15 yards – wouldn’t that shot hit well below the center of that dotted circle??

    • Phil White

      Well you never know you might see a review that answers that question.

  • Mike Knox

    A better and simpler idea would be an LED Taclight with an adjustable lens for different spread patterns and added illumination..

  • gunslinger

    neat idea. hopefully they can work on price a bit more.

  • Lance

    Like those Kryptonite lasers n those pods very similar looking to the military lasers they have great range.

  • RedCat

    How to make a laser pointer for a shotgun?.. – Take a red lamp and put it into a colander.
    It seems like this joke is not a joke any more.

  • Zee

    Aww, did anyone read the product disclamer :

    # Does not come with thermal vision.
    # Does not come with cloaking technology.
    # Will not make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus.

  • Matt

    That’s actually an innovative idea. Glad to see a company doing that in today’s world.

    Now when does the Crimson Trace version come out?

  • Jefe

    Here’s a neat idea. Zero the optic for slugs, and use the laser for close-up work with buckshot. Switching quickly between slugs and shot has always been a big sales pitch for the KSG, and this laser makes that even simpler. It wouldn’t be perfect, but it would be hella fast.

  • Rootshot

    Try a Laser Genetics ND3 designator. You can focus it to match the shot dispersion. It’s also bright enough to scare the bjeezus out of any intruder.

  • W

    this would be a really good alternative to using a EOtech for a shotgun. I knew it was a matter of time before a piece of equipment such as this was developed.

    • Wizard_of_odd

      Slight problem with using the NDS series of lasers being that outside of their large ,bulky and overly heavy mounting system they are not adjustable for windage and elevation in any way .

      While you will get a large bright easy to acquire illumination that would serve as double duty for target recognition the beam may or may not be on target in relation to your shotgun’s individual pattern with your selected load of choice.

      Say if I threw one in a QD Larue mount I might luck out and be able to adjust the beam to be perfectly within the spread and angle of my shot pattern and still be able to quickly attach/detach said designator …but that’s an expensive “gamble” as without windage and elevation controls built directly on the device itself it is just that .

      Now if they release an ND3 with mechanical windage and elevation controls directly upon the unit itself independent of a proprietary and cumbersomely bulky mounting system then it would make this specific laser designation system a moot point.

      I am hoping for this as an eventuality as the NDS series actually makes a rather good laser based illumination system with a fairly good throw of light.

      but the inability to place that light EXACTLY where I need it in a slim and lightweight mounting solution just makes it more of a “gimmick” to me.

  • Big Red One – Ramadi

    This product reminds me of Predator for some reason.
    I like how a refractor breaks up a single beam rather than using more than one lense. If that we’re the case battery life would be minimal. The Less expensive red version could be a smart addition to a home defense shotgun for the user to be further aware of where their shot placement will end up.

    • W

      shoulder plasma cannon :D

  • Matt Fulghum

    I challenge you to find a lens that is not refractive.