DBAL-A3

Civilian Dual Beam Aiming Laser - Advanced 3

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Now available for the commercial market, the first eye-safe IR laser pointer, IR illuminator and green laser pointer in a single compact unit. Features an adjustable IR illuminator for better illumination at longer ranges, dual activation switches and high/low power modes.

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.

  • Visible green laser
  • Weight 8 oz.
  • Submersible to 5 m
  • Item No. 9008 (Black)
  • Item No. 9009 (Desert Sand)

MSRP: 
$1425.99-$1483.99

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Product Features: 

Fully Adjustable Windage / Elevation
Dual remote cable ports

Single laser activation switch,

Low profile windage and elevation adjusters

Mounting holes for a flip-up front sight, sub-miniature red dot sight or a MIL-SPEC-1913 top rail.

6061-T6 Aircraft Aluminum, MIL-SPEC Type III hardcoat anodized case

The Steiner eOptics  Dual Beam Aiming Laser, or DBAL series, is the choice of military units worldwide.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Item No.Visible LaserIR PointerIR IlluminatorLaser ColorCase ColorWavelength - Visible Red Laser
9008Green - Class IIIaClass IIIbClass IIIbGreenBlackN/A
Laser ColorGreen
Case ColorBlack
Wavelength - Visible Green Laser532 nm
Wavelength - IR Laser835 nm
Wavelength - IR Illuminator835 nm
Beam Divergence - Visible Red or Green Laser<0.8 mRad
Beam Divergence - IR Laser<0.8 mRad
Beam Divergence - IR Illuminator95-195mRAD (non LED)
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - Visible Green Laser750 m / 15 m
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR Laser>250m
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR Illuminator≤175 m
Temperature-0° C to +65° C
BatteryCR 123A
Battery Life (mode dependent)> 3 Hours
MaterialAircraft Aluminum
ColorBlack, Desert Sand
Weight (with battery)8 oz.
Dimensions3.5 (L) x 2.75 (W) x 1.59 (H)
WaterproofSubmersible to >5 m
MountQD HT Mount
Windage and Elevation AdjustmentYes
Activation SwitchIntegrated Push Button
Remote Cable Pressure PadYes
Warranty2 Year
Special FeaturesDual Remote Cable Ports
9009Green - Class IIIaClass IIIbClass IIIbGreenDesert SandN/A
Laser ColorGreen
Case ColorDesert Sand
Wavelength - Visible Green Laser532 nm
Wavelength - IR Laser835 nm
Wavelength - IR Illuminator835 nm
Beam Divergence - Visible Red or Green Laser<0.8 mRad
Beam Divergence - IR Laser<0.8 mRad
Beam Divergence - IR Illuminator95-195mRAD (non LED)
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - Visible Green Laser750 m / 15 m
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR Laser>250m
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR Illuminator≤175 m
Temperature-0° C to +65° C
BatteryCR 123A
Battery Life (mode dependent)> 3 Hours
MaterialAircraft Aluminum
ColorDesert Sand
Weight (with battery)8 oz.
Dimensions3.5 (L) x 2.75 (W) x 1.59 (H)
WaterproofSubmersible to >5 m
MountQD HT Mount
Windage and Elevation AdjustmentYes
Activation SwitchIntegrated Push Button
Remote Cable Pressure PadYes
Warranty2 Year
Special FeaturesDual Remote Cable Ports

DBAL-A3 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product! For those on the fence, or balking at the price-point, if you are a serious shooter that does any ammount of night shooting with nvd/nods these are worth every penny. Rock solid. The features of this unit, you would be hard pressed to find something that outdoes this without spending a small fortune and or having your own laser r&d shop. The only "bad" thing I can say about them, is that for the money they should come with a LaRue mounting system, but for most and myself included this is hardly a deal-breaker. The stock mounting system leaves a little to be desired.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dbal A3 Greatness Got a heck of a deal on this and it is worth every penny! when you sight in the visible laser the infrared laser is also sighted in and the infrared illuminator is bright so you can i.d. your targets. When used with a PVS14 it's a game changer! Great piece of kit!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DBAL A-3 REVIEW I just purchased this device. The laser pointer is nice and bright in the green, vs the red in daylight hours. I haven't had a chance to evaluate the I.R. pointer and illuminator. This looks rock solid and the mount locks on the rail real tight with no play. It is not too big either. On the red dot sight, I did go with a 1/3 cowitness to optimize the field of view on my red dot.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DBAL-A3 Definitely sturdy. Have not been able to use it during a training session but appears that it will hold its own.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DBAL-A3 The product is well manufactured and looks to be of high quality. The selector can be hard to use during night ops. However, with training the issue can be solved. Use of an additional IR light will help at ranges 75m to 100m.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use this for SWAT. Invaluable piece of gear. Use is for real-world SWAT applications. Great piece of gear. Just works. The company standing behind it makes this a no-brainer.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this unit for my P D ,but it did not preform as advertised
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dbal A3 on a Sig MPX I have been using a my new Dbal A3 on a Sig MPX (9mm) for a little over a month now. So far I have fire about 1400 rounds through the weapon with the laser mounted on it and have no had any issues with the laser coming loose, losing its zero or having connectivity issues with the battery (I have read some reviews stating a few people have had battery connectivity issues). Again, I am using this on a 9mm platform so I don't know about things shifting on a larger caliber weapon. The visible laser is excellent and outperforms my mil spec Peq15 by a long shot. I have been able to use the visible laser easily out to 30 yards in the middle of the day. The laser (for me is visible out to about 50 yards during bright daylight although, using a laser outside past a few yards isn't really practical (my opinion). Inside the visible laser on its low and high setting works great. I have not had any issues with the laser flickering on and off, or the zero wandering. The IR setting are fantastic on this device. I have shot with his device twice now at night using NVGs and Im very impressed with it. The IR laser on low works very well from distances out to 50-100 yards. The IR laser on high is very bright and for me, worked easily shooting to 200 yards and I can see it out to 300 plus yards (I haven't shot being 200 yards with it just because Im using a 9mm platform. The IR light/flood is also great and I like it more than my Peq15 as its adjustable so OI can either make it very intense in a small focussed area or I can expand the focus and get a good large area with it. I have no problem using the IR light/flood out to 50 to 150 yards and have been able to pick targets up that were set up in dark shadows with little ambient light hitting them. The controls were a bit more complicated then a peq15 and are not as easy to use but once you do some training with it and get used to it they are not Everly complicated by any means. The pressure pad seems to work well and I have not had any issues with it yet, although pressure pads are generally a failure point for these kinds of devices. I have not had issues with it coming disconnected from he device and the wire appears to be failure robust and doesn't look like it will break near the connection points with out some extensive use. I found zeroing the laser to be easy. I don't really have much else to say on that topic. The laser are slaved so you can just zero the vis or the IR and it will work for the two of them. The laser is lightweight and I haven't noticed it really adding any extra weight to the gun. I am running this device behind a magpul MBUS front sight and I don't have issues with the vis/IR laser or the IR flood hitting the site or causing any splash with Vis or IR. The only negative thing I have to say about this device is that I have had issues with it not working at temps of about 5 to 0 degrees (I live in a cold mountain town). I have only experienced this 1 time and am not sure if it was a 1 time deal for the failure at this temp or not.
Date published: 2018-03-04
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Is the green laser a direct to green laser diode or is it a diode pumped solid state laser?

Asked by: Tim C
The laser in the DBAL-A3 is a pumped solid state laser. By next year this will be converted to direct.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-12-17

Is this item controlled by ITAR? If so, why, if it is a commercial item?

Asked by: Rick
This item is controlled by ITAR regulations due to the specifications that it is built to. We are not able to give legal advise as to why.
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2017-01-27

i want to use a dbal-a3 on a &quot;mag 58&quot; aero (FN Herstal) with a double handel. i have to fix the device on the barell, and then the swich is realy too short. does it existe longer? how to get it?

Asked by: peyo
We can make a pressure switch at any length you'd like. Contact us at customersupport@steiner-eoptics.com.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2017-11-15

We have a tender inquiry for the supply of dual Laser with Illuminator, qty 500. Please send email address of contact person.

Asked by: Hasnat
Initial inquires can be sent to Sales@Steiner-eOptics.com. They can also be sent to Ron Godlewski, VP Sales and Marketing, Steiner eOptics, RGodlewski@Steiner-eOptics.com.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-11-15

Have these started shipping with the direct laser yet?

Asked by: Dave V
No, we have not changed this unit over to a direct laser. We are in the process of changing all of our green lasers over.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2017-03-03

If you boresight the green laser, does the IR laser follow and also sight in (I.E., do both lasers point at the same spot automatically)?

Asked by: Reacher2
Yes, the lasers are co-aligned.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2016-10-22

Is there a technological difference between a3 and D2 other than illuminator distances ? And A3 is 835 nm while D2 is 850 nm what kind of effect does this nm difference make ? And why is D2 more expensive? Thanks

Asked by: Fulcrum Arms
There are no technological differences. The D2 is more expensive because the illuminator is quite a bit larger. As for 835nm vs 850nm the difference would be not distinguishable without the proper equipment to measure the difference.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-06-06

Is it shipping with the direct laser yet?

Asked by: Matthewkconley
No, expected to be ready by the end of the 2016
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-12-02
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