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    Default Police green beams

    There's a cop who moonlights at our local Stop & Rob here in the hood where I go to get my 40s at night.

    Obviously, I reek of laser geekdom, so he showed me his laser and asked me if it could be modded to get rid of the IR filter so that it would have a much better night vision signature.

    It's made by these guys.

    http://lasermax.com/

    What should I tell him?

    James.

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    Tell him you would have to do a citizens arrest for wielding an illegal pointer that would be dangerous...

    Honestly - I would make sure he understands the dangers of what he wants to do. But it is his pointer.... or you could just tell him to go online and buy a cheap one from ebay or something and it probably doesnt have an IR filter anyway.

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    He knows it is a blinding weapon. He is a police officer. He is trained in its use and is allowed to have it. It is clipped to a gun, afterall!

    James.

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    ahhhhh - I didnt realize it was on a gun... then... I would say no to him... thats really dangerous..

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    Tell him to get an IR laser sight - that's exactly what they're made for
    (You would think laser-equipped cops would know that!)
    RR

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    Sweet.....

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    Well.... I thought it was kind-of a weird question too. But I said I'd ask!

    He's got a badge and a gun and he's between me and the beer.

    I thought it was best to oblige!

    James.

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    James,

    I'd tell him to get one of these matrix optics for his laser:
    http://www.novalasers.com/NOVAstore/...6&idproduct=78

    lol freak someone out seeing 50 lasers pointing at em

    any good cop should be able to aim a gun with out a laser pointer anyways

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    Hey James -

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuka View Post
    Tell him to get an IR laser sight - that's exactly what they're made for
    (You would think laser-equipped cops would know that!)
    yeah, my thoughts exactly... IF he has one of those 'rail-mounted greenies', like HERE, depending on which model of gun he has, he might still be able to have an inline-one, like HERE, but in pure IR... (notice the advertised 'IR-option'...)

    I don't think just knocking off the IR filter would get the results he was after anyway, cause I doubt you get that much IR thru a DPSS green anyway - certainly not as much as a properly-collimated, direct-output IR diode... an 'IR-leaky' module would prolly only result in a quazi-beam-ish kinda-mess...

    Lasermax is in my old stompin grounds, Rottenchester but they are really nice folks - went down there years ago when they were first starting-out, just to check out some of the diode-modules that I, then, did not have the bux to explore... was sort of a 'meet-n-greet-n-spy' trip.. I'm sure they could propose a dual-solution for him - you'd prolly be his 'BFF' if you hooked him up with the 411 on them...and we all know having a 'BFF-Cop' can be reeaaal helpful sometimes...

    peace..
    j
    ....and armed only with his trusty 21 Zorgawatt KTiOPO4...

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    While we're on the topic, this is what I want to put on my .45:

    Link:http://www.insighttechgear.com/products-m6x.htm


    They also sell IR/Visible Laser/Light combos. (All four: IR Light, Visible Light, IR Laser, Visible Laser)
    Link:http://www.insighttechgear.com/products-lam1000.htm

    -Jonathan

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    Hey J -

    Quote Originally Posted by platinum View Post

    They also sell IR/Visible Laser/Light combos. (All four: IR Light, Visible Light, IR Laser, Visible Laser)
    Link:http://www.insighttechgear.com/products-lam1000.htm
    Wow, killer! ... Lasermax, eat 'yer heart-out! - James, go with Jonathans' (the other one...) suggestion... much cooler...

    peace..
    j
    ....and armed only with his trusty 21 Zorgawatt KTiOPO4...

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