I have been eyeing the the light and laser combos from Steiner for the better part of a year but have yet to pull the trigger. Sadly, my night vision fund is much too deficient to take advantage of a visible light/laser and IR illuminator/laser device. The newest models, the SBAL-RL and DBAL-RL add the ability to attach a two button remote pressure switch for long gun applications.
Street price for the SBAL-RL is around $975 whereas the DBAL-RL is currently set at around $1150.
The advancements in the upgraded units demonstrate Steiner eOptics’ continued design, development and manufacturing of advanced Laser Aiming Solutions. Identical to the DBAL-PL v2, the DBAL-RL v2 combines a visible laser pointer, an infrared laser pointer, an infrared illuminator, and a white light illuminator into one integrated, all-aluminum package. However, the DBAL-RL v2 has an end cap that enables the user to plug in and operate the unit with two remote paddle switches. Similarly, the SBAL-RL v2 combines a visible laser and white light illuminator with a single receptacle end cap for remote switch operation. Both units, available with green or red visible lasers, were designed by Steiner eOptics’ engineering team in Vermont, and built in its new 50,000 square foot facility in Ohio.
The remote switching capability is Steiner eOptics response to the unique requirements presented in Close Quarter Battle (CQB) environments where the use of a shotgun or short-barrel rifle are mandatory.
“Prior to the -RL solutions, hostage rescue and door breaching teams were forced to adapt long-rifle lasers to their shotguns and short-barreled rifles, said Alan Page, General Manager for Steiner eOptics. “The resulting innovative v2 enhancements represent some of the most advanced laser aiming and illumination solutions designed for home defense and CQB missions.”
The v2 features include fully programmable switch functions for single tap, double tap, and press and hold operation. The DBAL-RL® v2 and SBAL-RL® v2 also have five programmable and independent dimming levels for each laser and illuminator. The units share the same rugged, durable, and dependable military environment specifications as Steiner eOptics’ DBAL-A3 providing confidence to those who rely on them performing on the range and in battle.
Steiner eOptics, Inc. (Cage Code: 0SPF5) is the combination of Laser Devices, Sensor Technology Systems (STS), and Diffraction Ltd. Steiner eOptics is part of the Beretta family of companies, and operates under the Steiner brand. Located in Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, all of Steiner eOptics’ products are designed, developed and produced in the USA and proudly carry the Made in the USA label. Steiner eOptics produces the Dual Beam Aiming Laser (DBAL®) series of laser aiming systems, including the AN/PEQ-15A and DBAL-A2, and the new Version 2 editions of the DBAL-RL®, SBAL-RL, DBAL-RL, and SBAL-RL.
For additional information contact Sales@Steiner-eOptics.com