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Laser Devices Becomes Steiner eOptics – Launches Civilian Version of DBAL-A3

Did you know that Laser Devices is now Steiner eOptics? I just found out myself but it happened 1 January. You may also know that it is a Beretta Holding company. Apparently, they’ll be releasing a couple of other new products at SHOT Show.

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Monterey, California – Steiner eOptics (formerly Laser Devices) announces the DBAL-A3 class 1/3R Civilian, the first eye-safe IR laser pointer, IR illuminator and green laser pointer in a single compact unit.

The DBAL-A3 class 1/3R Civilian, based on the standard issue DBAL-A3 for U.S. warfighters, brings the latest advances in IR and laser technology to the civilian market with its dual beam reliability for extreme accuracy in low- and no-light maneuvers. In addition, the DBAL-A3 is the first to feature new defocused adjustable IR illumination technology to enable both midrange and close quarter target acquisition.

Like the military issue DBAL-A3 it includes a single laser activation switch, low profile windage and elevation adjusters and mounting holes for a flip-up front sight, sub-miniature red dot sight or a MIL-SPEC-1913 top rail. The DBAL-A3 also features dual remote cable ports that allow the operator to plug a Forward Mounted Light directly into the laser housing using the dual remote cable switch.

One switch pressure pad activates the light and visible laser simultaneously; a second switch activates the infrared functions, enabling operators to instantly transition from infrared to white light on the fly. Housed in an Aircraft aluminum 6061-T6 / MIL-SPEC Type III hardcoat anodized case, the DBAL-A3 Civilian is as rugged and reliable as the military issue DBAL-A3 on which it is based.

With the introduction of the 3-laser DBAL-A3 is also the 2-laser DBAL-I2 that offers a choice of either an IR pointer with a visual pointer or an IR pointer with an IR illuminator.

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3 Responses to “Laser Devices Becomes Steiner eOptics – Launches Civilian Version of DBAL-A3”

  1. Xiao says:

    Big step up for Steiner modernizing their optics, and branching out into different fields instead of R/D their own range.

  2. Rob says:

    From their website it appears their civilian/LE products will branded as Steiner, and their military products will still be branded as Laser Devices.

    • SSD says:

      Steiner is a well known and respected military vendor. Perhaps, it’s about existing stock and the transition will be complete over time. I’ll be sure to ask at SHOT.