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BE Meyers & Co Inc Unveils Commercial MAWL-C1+ Laser Aiming Device

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Even when the MAWL From BE Meyers was just a rumor, folks were asking for a commercial model. I know, I was one of them. They had planned for one all along, but wanted to get the initial DA models out to their mission customers. Just now, they announced the availability of a commercial model, available for open purchase.


This thing is no less than amazing! I had checked out a prototype in a static, lab environment before they were released, but I finally had the chance to put one to work while recently hunting hogs in Texas. The controls are intuitive and right where you need them. What’s more, the beam reaches out, way out, and remains focused and clear. I was able to indicate items of interest for my fellow hunters as well as illuminate areas with IR light where we couldn’t clearly see. It definitely enhanced the experience, making me and my fellow hunters not only more effective, but safer.

Below is their full press release.


The Commercial Market Spoke, and We Listened
Since the release of the MAWL-DA™ laser device to the military and law enforcement community in 2016, B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. has received numerous requests for a civilian legal variant of the MAWL™. Today we are proud to be able to support these requests by introducing the MAWL-C1+™ commercial laser device. The C1+ variant is not the typical “Class 1” laser device, and this is the first time that a laser illuminator is available to the shooting community that is not only functional for night target engagement at distance, and exceeds the performance of other commercial systems.


MAWL™ Design
The MAWL-C1+ has all the sought-after ergonomic design features of the MAWL-DA, allowing for quick operation in the dark and on the move. In under a second, using only the tip of your thumb, the laser can be manipulated from near to far and back again between short range, mid-range, and long range specific settings. With low-profile activation buttons centered at just 0.37” above the rail, the MAWL design offers an unparalleled combination of range adjustment and speed of use.

Class 1 Plus™ = Irradiance on Target
The power balance of infrared illumination and pointing irradiance at different ranges becomes critical as commercial night vision quality continually increases, which is why MAWL-C1+ brings settings specific for close range to long range target engagement. By utilizing a uniquely arrayed laser core, the MAWL-C1+ is able to incorporate a laser illuminator capable of outperforming other civilian legal laser systems on the market, and also outperforms many restricted devices. This provides the user with a distinctive and functional near infrared illuminator with unrivaled irradiance on target, allowing for positive identification of objects, the ability to surpass many photonic barriers, as well as faster target acquisition either on the range or in the field. On top of this, the visible green laser pointer in the MAWL-C1+ has selectable low-power settings for close range boresight precision that is also slaved to the near infrared pointers. Once the user has zeroed the visible green laser, the infrared lasers are also automatically zeroed, getting you into the field faster at night. By featuring centralized, co-aligned emitters, the MAWL ensures that all beams are simultaneously on target, regardless of distance.


Class 1 Plus™ = Beam Clarity
Our beam is our brand, and the incredibly smooth illumination quality of the MAWL-C1+ is the same as in the standard MAWL-DA, eliminating the distracting artifacts (a.k.a. greasy fingerprint spots) that many civilian and restricted laser devices possess. Not only does this clean energy performance improve your illumination of the target area, it makes low Figure-of-Merit (FOM) night vision devices look better by providing increased ambient and directional near infrared illumination.


Use What You Already Own
The MAWL is designed to be the best laser on the market, and works with and compliments a variety of other high-end systems. The MAWL-C1+ is designed to work with all MIL-STD/NSWC Crane Laser Lead remotes, which include the Unity Tactical/TNVC TAPS™ and TAPS Pro™ series remote cables, the SureFire SR07-D-IT, as well as L3 and Steiner remote activation cables. In addition to this, the MAWL series are designed to work in parallel with the SureFire M300 Mini-Scout Light® to maximize rail space efficiency.


Available Now
Limited production runs of the B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. MAWL-C1+ are available now through select commercial distribution channels. For more information, pricing, and a list of resellers, please visit

BE Meyers & Co Announce Training Partnership With Bill Blowers And Tap-Rack Tactical

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

SSD sponsor and makers of the MAWL, BE Meyers & Co have announced a training partnership with Bill Blowers and his company, Tap-Rack Tactical.

BE Meyers & Company Announces MAWL Training Partnership With Presscheck Consulting & Training For LE

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Over the weekend, MAWL manufacturer BE Meyers & Company announced a training partnership with Presscheck Consulting & Training for law enforcement customers. Look for more details soon.

Mr. Wesley E. Barbour Jr. (Bo) Joins B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. as Business Development Manager, Program Plans

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

August 30th 2016 (Redmond, WA) –
B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Wesley E. Barbour Jr. (Bo) has joined the team as the company’s Business Development Manager, Program Plans. Bo comes to the company with an extensive background in the capability development of non-lethal and scalable effects weapons.

“We have worked with Mr. Barbour extensively over the last 8 years as a customer, and we are now extremely honored to work with him as a member of the B.E. Meyers & Co. team”, said Matt Meyers, President of B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. “His intricate knowledge of the program-level processes, first-hand knowledge of the end-users applications, and his passion to support the Warfighter are all phenomenal enhancers to our current efforts”.

From 2013 to the present, he was a Principal Systems Engineer for Science Applications International Corporation where he was responsible for the concept development of Scalable Effects Weapons programs for the US Army and US Special Operations Command.

From 2008 – 2012 Bo was a Business Development Manager and the Director of Capabilities Development at Kongsberg Defense and Protec Systems, managing new product development, marketing and requirements determination for the US Army M151 remote weapons station in used by the Joint Services.

Prior to his employment at Kongsberg, Bo served as the US Army Program Support Officer for non-lethal weapons during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In this capacity he advocated the development and employment of green veiling glare laser solutions for checkpoints and convoy force protection.

Bo Barbour retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry with 22 and a half years of meritorious service. He served at every level of command and staff from platoon to theater army in a career that took him to Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, and Korea. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Campbell University with a B.S. in History, an M.S. in Personnel Management from Troy University, and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Bo currently resides with his family on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Introducing the Modular Advanced Weapon Laser from BE Meyers

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Last summer, Matt Meyers invited me to the BE Meyers facility just outside of Seattle to see something they’d been working on. Turns out, it was something amazing. Just take a look for yourself.


Meet The MAWL-DA
This is the MAWL-DA and it is going to change the way we look at aiming lasers. MAWL is an acronym for Modular, Advanced, Weapon Laser, and the DA model designation is for Direct Action. Although, DA might be a bit misleading to some, as it incorporates a general purpose head for use in room clearing, out to targets several hundred meters afield. 

This Next Generation Aiming Laser incorporates a visible green pointer, an 860 IR pointer, and an array of 3 IR illuminators tied to discrete, environment specific settings. This chart shows how the MAWL’s emitters offer a great deal of flexibility to the user.

No more boxes
This isn’t another box you attach to your rifle; far from it.  The MAWL-DA design conforms to the weapon, tucking just out of the way beside the handguard. If aesthetics alone were all that we judged this device on, it would already be a winner, but it also offers performance and layout unlike anything else in the field.


The team at BE Meyers sat down and took a look at what was already being used in the field and then talked to end-users about what they wanted in a laser aiming device. Next, engineers spent a couple of days actually using those devices in a variety of scenarios under the watchful eye of a couple of subject matter experts. Only then did they put pen to paper in order to create a design. Later, they would regularly conduct additional range training to maintain a fresh point of view throughout the design process.

First and foremost, they didn’t want another box that didn’t quite fit and required the user to configure his rifle around it. The goal was something that was ergonomic, easy to use, and effectively delivered the right amount and type of light to get the job done.

Another important issue they wanted to address was the current height over bore issue that has been dictating rifle grip for over a decade, in order to get people back to shooting the way that worked for them.


The team also worked to ensure that weapon mounted magnified optics would clear the MAWL. That hands-on range time paid off as they determined the best use of space was put the laser at the 1:30 rail position like many have been doing with light placement. They also meant for MAWL to fit with a SureFire m300 mini at the 3 o’clock rail position as seen in some of these photographs.

They ended up settling on a modular, three component design, consisting of body, tailcap and head. Below, you can see this architecture. It not only hugs the weapon but makes it easy for the user to reconfigure and facilitate upgrades as users develop new requirements. It’s also a lot easier to maintain.  

Because so many devices have a complicated combination of buttons and dials, the BE Meyers team worked to make their controls intuitive with the rear “A” button seeing the most use as it turns the emitters on and off. The emitter settings are VIS, IR, and OFF. Within VIS and IR there are three modes, Short Range, Mid Range, and Long Range. These names apply mostly to IR, as they simply raise the power of the green pointer as you go up. There is a thumb switch on the body that controls these modes. Intuitively, the further away you push the switch, the longer the range of the emitter. Additionally, they applied lessons learned from their other programs for emitter selection. For example, when an emitter type is selected, the dial covers the others.

Modularity was key. The device had to be able to adapt to how the user set it up as well as with changing technology. The current body is designed around optimizing space and rail offset on the issue DD RIS II mounted to a USSOCOM Mk18. The architecture also means that other body configurations could be possible depending on market need and feedback.

BE Meyers also considered the supply chain. The MAWL-DA is compatible with any industry standard tape switch designed for lasers, many of which are already out there in supply rooms.

Finally, MAWL-DA is ambidextrous. Due to the modular design, the body can be reversed with the activation buttons right where you need them, at the top of the rail. It even knows if it is configured for right or left hand use, keeping the “A” button to the rear.


Get it while it’s hot
The first production run is already spoken for, but don’t worry, they’re making more, including a version for LE. Civilian models are also planned for the future.  

To learn more
By now, I’m sure you’ve got lots of questions. For those interested in seeing the MAWL-DA in person, visit BE Meyers during SOFIC, in their suite at the Embassy Suites across from the Convention Center.

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BE Meyers & Co to Host Cast of Night Court in SHOT Show Booth

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Not to be outdone by other celebrity appearances at SHOT Show, BE Meyers & Co went all out.


Come meet the original cast of Night Court at the B.E. Meyers & Co. booth 20361 at SHOT! Get a hands on IZLID Ultra demo from Bull, and learn more about laser illuminator applications for Crew Served Weapons from Dan Fielding and Mac. Judge Harry Stone will discuss maritime escalation of force procedures and the GLARE RECOIL.