The Chinese TMJ-3 Multipurpose Integrated Weapon Sight

    This new Chinese sight, made for the QBZ95-1 Bullpup, recently appeared on various Chinese internet forums.The sight is developed by Zhongshan SheJian Police Equipment Technology, a private company.

    This all-in-one sight consist of a fixed 4x prism with fiber-optic illumination, green and IR lasers as well as an LED flashlight. There’s no IR illuminator however. The lasers and flashlight are powered by one rechargeable 18650 battery with a runtime of over 3 hours. It’s unknown if the prism sight is a real Trijicon ACOG 4×32 or a local copy. In all likelihood it’s a copy since it lacks the Trijicon casting mark on the body. The Trijicon optics are available for LE agencies purchase in China but in general the cost is at least 2-3x the price of the same sight in the USA.



    I see a number of issues with this all-in-one approach. The first is the chin-weld. Even with the new QBZ95-1 the sight sits entirely to high. The older QBZ95 has an even higher rail increasing the problem of getting a decent cheek weld. Then there’s the poor location of the flashlight. Namely most of the beam will be blocked by the weapon. Having the lasers so far back will also cause more parallax error and create a splash problem. The optimal mounting position for both the flashlight and laser is at the front of the weapon.



    The four push buttons seen on the left side of the sight are for controlling the lasers and light. The last button (from left to right) seems to be for turning on the reticle illumination for the 4x optic. Both lasers have an effective range of 100 meters while the LED flashlight is good for 25 meters. The two lasers and the 4x prism sight all have their own adjustment turrets. Zeroing the 4X sight and both lasers will be a clunky process at best.



    From the look of their uniforms the testers are from the CAPF (Chinese Armed Police Forces) or better known by their old name, the PAP (People’s Armed Police). The CAPF is a paramilitary force that runs their border patrol, coast guard, diplomatic protection, and internal security. Most of the TFB readers may not know that the civilian police in China typically don’t carry guns. When a gun is needed they call their local PAP.



    The TMJ-3’s laser arrangement somewhat resembles the new laser battery cap equipped EOTech 510 series. The EOTech has a 36 hour runtime with both lasers on max and runs on two AA batteries. FYI, the EOTech holographic sights are popular with the Chinese police SWAT units. The EOTech sights LEO price in China starts at around $1000 USD. The picatinny rail fore-end for the Type 81 and QBZ-95 costs about $800-$900 USD each.



    A good example of how a sight and laser integration should be done is the MOR sight. The Israeli made Meprolight MOR uses a single windage and elevation adjustment system for both its two reflex sights (dual-illumination in front and battery powered behind) and dual lasers (IR and red). When zeroing the MOR the lasers are synced to any adjustment made on the sight reticle. My review of the Mepro MOR here.

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