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#1 brendan.hanisko

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Does anyone know the equivalent of this laser system to put on my MP7? Even if it isnt that type i want a good laser system that wont break in a few days... Anyone know where i can get some good ones?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

View Postbrendan.hanisko, on 29 December 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

Does anyone know the equivalent of this laser system to put on my MP7? Even if it isnt that type i want a good laser system that wont break in a few days... Anyone know where i can get some good ones?
Does it need to be a PEQ style?  Can it be a simple rail mount laser?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

View Postgcw360, on 29 December 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Does it need to be a PEQ style?  Can it be a simple rail mount laser?
I prefer the PEQ style, but no it doesn't have to be. Do you know any good lasers to put on the MP7?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

The only use I find for a laser is indoors at night.  Trying to pick up the dot outdoors or beyond "room distance" takes me too much time.

A red dot sight works much better for me in all conditions and there are some small versions that fit the MP7A1 quite nicely.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

View PostChuck S, on 30 December 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:

The only use I find for a laser is indoors at night.  Trying to pick up the dot outdoors or beyond "room distance" takes me too much time.

A red dot sight works much better for me in all conditions and there are some small versions that fit the MP7A1 quite nicely.

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I agree with Chuck here.  Lasers are for indoors in the dark.  Outdoors...not so much.  Red and green both work well. While red tends to be less expensive and is very easy to pick up across a room, green has been coming down in price.  I would go inexpensive.  Note: The button batteries in some really inexpensive ones cost almost as much as the laser.  So take into account battery cost and availability.  I made the mistake of buying a green laser that was well priced but takes a CR1/2AA 3.0V 600mAh flattop battery.  Now, CR1/2AA batteries are easy to find.  But not ones with the specs my laser needs.  There is one dealer that I have been able to find in the whole US that stocks them for 10.00 ea.  It's a PITA!!!

A good dealer with a wide selection is Optics Planet.  Check them out to give you a baseline for your
search.

This is the first laser I started with on my MP7: http://www.opticspla...base-aprls.html

It comes with a mount and is easy to work.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

View PostChuck S, on 30 December 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:

The only use I find for a laser is indoors at night.  Trying to pick up the dot outdoors or beyond "room distance" takes me too much time.

A red dot sight works much better for me in all conditions and there are some small versions that fit the MP7A1 quite nicely.

-- Chuck
I have a red dot sight for my MP7 so you think that should just stick with that instead of a laser?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

View Postbrendan.hanisko, on 30 December 2012 - 12:50 PM, said:

I have a red dot sight for my MP7 so you think that should just stick with that instead of a laser?
I'm interested to see what chuck says.  I prefer a laser in dark CQB personally.  At those short ranges, a dot on the target = a kill!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

There's no substitute for your own experience.  Opinions are like butts, we all have one!  :)

I personally find a laser to be of little value for other than intimidation purposes except than in very dim lighting and in these conditions an IR laser (invisible to the naked eye) coupled with NVD is an advantage.  If you're using a flashlight you should be able to see your sights.

Here's the red dot sight on my KWA MP7A1.  It has no visible markings but the box was marked CXHD103 and a Google search shows several "brands" of this light some of which claim to include a laser.

The linked sight with the laser it will let you decide for yourself what works and what "kinda works."  I bought this inexpensively at a gun show a few months ago (sans laser) mainly because it's small but appears rugged.  I prefer the close tube (Aimpoint type) sights but this works well for this application.

Note I have it mounted as far forward as it will go for fast dot acquisition and target transition -- something else you should try.  The sight does NOT have a QD mount but the iron sights work thru the glass.

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There are four (4) dot patterns that seem to be stable at airsoft ranges.  The EOTech-style dot within a circle seems appropriate for submarine gun use.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

Nice watch! :D

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

The watch?  Thanks.  Surprised it's in the photo I usually only wear if for business I hate to bang it around.  Ain't on how.  :)

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

You might want to check this out... I have one on my MP7 and really dig it. Similar to a PEQ box without all the unnecessary frills. Sightmark also makes some sweet reflex sights that I find to be good sturdy alternatives to cheap chinese clones...

http://www.sightmark...n-laser-sm25001

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

I saw that at Cheaper Than Dirt (99.97 there)....I like the look....now if I had a need for another laser....

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

If you play in the dark often, I mean really dark not just dim light, get a relatively strong green laser so that you are able to see the beam.  Being able to just wave a straight line around and pull the trigger when it's on someone is really fun.  This doesn't exactly work after 125ft or so but any closer it's perfect for me.  Although my laser has now mysteriously vanished... :(

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

View Postkwaispro727, on 22 January 2013 - 10:02 AM, said:

If you play in the dark often, I mean really dark not just dim light, get a relatively strong green laser so that you are able to see the beam.  Being able to just wave a straight line around and pull the trigger when it's on someone is really fun.  This doesn't exactly work after 125ft or so but any closer it's perfect for me.  Although my laser has now mysteriously vanished... :(

I run a Bravo guts green laser with 3.7V rechargeable 16340 batteries... I can see the beam under in-door lighting conditions; b/c the beam is so visible it has a suppressive effect on the enemy without me having to fire or directly engage them...also works great for players that don't like to call their hits.


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