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Mariners have lost their 8th straight. Have I seen this before? Yes. Does it surprise me? Yes, until I remember these are indeed the Mariners. Should I be this angry? Probably not.
My Mk18Mod1 with my TNV/PVS-14 and new DBAL-D2
The DBAL-D2 is an excellent laser/illuminator module. It features a slaved Class III variable output green visible laser and Class I (eye safe) fixed output infrared laser along with a powerful focusable, variable output infrared illuminator.
The module has a momentary power button (double tap for 5 min constant on), a high quality master on/off/mode selector, and a port for a supplied tape switch (also compatible with the Surefire dual tape switch for use with a light). Switching between modes with the weak hand thumb is easy. There is also a small green LED on the back of the unit to let the operator know when the lasers or illuminators are activated.
The housing is sturdy, well machined aluminum. All openings to the unit feature rubber O-ring seals and it is submersible to 66’. The laser and illuminator openings have strong, removable rubber protective covers. The top of the housing is tapped and milled for a Trijicon RMR for optional use as a stand alone sight. It’s a fairly heavy unit.
The green visible laser is slaved with the IR laser so that zeroing one zeroes both. The low setting on the green laser is very bright but not too bright for indoor use. The high green laser setting is easily visible to 100 yards (verified in my back yard).
I tested the IR features in my blacked out basement with my PVS-14’s. At ~50’ the IR laser was bright with some blooming. The IR laser/illuminator was together were very bright but the laser was easily visible, even with the illuminator beam focused. On the low setting the illuminator was a bit too bright for indoor use but still useable.
Overall I’m quite happy I chose the DBAL-D2 over its competitors. I’d highly recommend ordering the visible green laser model over the visible red one. Check out tnvc.com to see their other night vision products.
Within the month or so I’ll order a Surefire mini-scout weapon light with lens cover to place at the 3 o’clock, the dual tape switch for the 9 o’clock, and a SOCOM series flash hider for my ordered 556-RC suppressor. Once I have those mounted I’m going to rattle can the entire rifle in a multicam pattern. It’s almost done.
*makes Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain America sagas*
*makes Agents of Shield*
*makes Guardians of the Galaxy*
*makes Black Widow movie*
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... MORE BATMAN.