Dual Beam Aiming Laser Pistol Light

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The DBAL-PL enables operators to engage targets on the battlefield or during close quarter combat in both light and no light conditions.

The DBAL-PL functions in two operational modes: The visible switch activates the visible laser and 400 lumen white light LED; while the IR switch pairs a Class 1 IR laser with an eye-safe IR LED illuminator for supplemental illumination. New temperature insensitive green laser technology provides better visibility and greater stability over a wide-range of temperatures.

  • 9021: Visible green laser - Discontinued
  • 9020: Visible red laser
  • Weight 5.4 oz.
  • Submersible to 5 m

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Product Features: 
  • Green or Red Visible Aiming Laser
  • IR Laser
  • IR Illuminator
  • White Light LED
  • Co-Aligned Visible & IR Aiming Lasers
  • Fully Adjustable Windage / Elevation
  • Visible Mode Activation Switch
  • Integrated Adjustable Picatinny Mount
  • Powered by: Two CR 123A Batteries
  • Quick Release Battery Latch
  • Available in Black

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


Item No.Case ColorLaser ColorVisible LaserIR PointerIR IlluminatorRestricted
9021BlackGreen<5 mW, class IIIa<0.7 mW, Class I< 600 mW LED Eye SafeN/A
IR Illuminator< 600 mW LED Eye Safe
Wavelength - Visible Green Laser532 nm
Wavelength - IR Laser850 nm
Wavelength - IR Illuminator850 nm LED
Wavelength - White Light400 lumens
Beam Divergence - Visible Red or Green Laser< 0.8 mRad
Beam Divergence - IR Laser< 0.8 mRad
Beam Divergence - IR Illuminator18°
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - Visible Green Laser750 m/15 m
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR Laser> 250 m
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - IR IlluminatorLED > 250 m
Temperature-20° C to +65° C
BatteryCR 123A (2)
Battery Life (mode dependent)1.75 hours
MaterialAircraft Aluminum
Weight (with battery)5.4 oz.
Dimensions3.46 (L) x 1.62 (W) x 1.32 (H)
WaterproofSubmersible to 5 m
MountIntegrated Picatinny
Windage and Elevation AdjustmentYes
Activation SwitchIntegrated Push Button
Warranty2 Year
Special FeaturesQuick release battery cap. Batteries can be removed with unit on the weapon.

DBAL-PL is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Operates as Advertixed. Some Issues with Mounting Good strong IR illuminator with the IR laser. The visible flashlight is weak as compared to competitors' lumuns, and the beam can not be focused. Problem: The screws for adjusting elevation and windage are small and very tight to turn. Steiner should provide the appropriate tool for elev/wind adjustments; had to find a jeweler's screw driver. Additionally, the screw heads are made of a soft material and subject to screw head damage. Fits tightly and inline (horizontal) with the barrel on a picatinny rail, but does not align with the barrel for pistols with rail notches (e.g. Glocks). The only reason I bought this thing was due to it having a IR/VIS laser system that would fit a pistol.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Controls are limited The device only operates with both the white light/green laser on or the IR illuminator and back light on. I'd like to turn the light off, green laser on independently. Or just run the illuminator and save the battery. Like every other device on the market.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality you would expect for the price. Works well anytime. IR is bright using NVG's plus the 400 lumen light is enough to blind a person. Sits well on my M9A3.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tactical rifle features in a handgun size package! I purchased the Steiner DBAL-PL to add to my Springfield 5.25 XDM .45, which serves as both a duty weapon and CCW weapon for me. I had chosen the DBAL-PL after I have looked at most everything on the market, and finding there wasn't anything even close to Steiner's quality or durability. I as many of Steiner's customer's am betting my life on the products I put on my weapons and I have Steiner on all of them that could mean the difference between life and death.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What else ya gonna do? This is a great piece of kit. Put it on your pistol, zero it, rack it a few times really hard, check your zero again, rack it again, zero again, repeat until it stops traveling from the shock of the slide racking. The visible light and laser are to be expected. Great for CQC. The IR lights work great under my Pinnacle PVS-14. The illuminator and laser show up on hogs at 25-50 yards and PID is quick and strong. I know why you're really here, though. Does it work on a rifle? Yes, I tried it on my rifle--under the bore on the end of my keymod in front of a vertical fore grip. With the fore grip right behind the laser your thumb will be right near the laser buttons, making this a reasonably quick option for rifle mounted shooting. Plus the fore grip protects it from bumps & accidental discharge. It still lights up hogs at 100 yards with IR laser and useful illumination, but I added a long range illuminator to my helmet with PID anyways. So it's no PEQ-15 at 100 yards. Mounting it to your rifle means you will want to zero it very precisely so you can shoot 100 yards, right? Well, prepare to spend about an hour playing with the zero and burn through a set of batteries. The windage and elevation screws do not travel linearly. Plus, the adjustments are so gross that you almost cannot possibly turn the screw finely enough to traverse the laser half an inch. It's almost like you have to randomly play with the screws until you accidentally get it zeroed.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need in a small, lightweight unit. Having a visible laser, flashlight, IR laser and IR light in such a small package is amazing. So easy to use and mounts very tight with it's built in base mount.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Aweful Can not believe for this price what a complete joke this product was and is, IL keep this short and sweet, no battery life, and can't hold zero. I feel bad for even having the garbage near my sig mk25
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT RELIABLE NOT RELIABLE. DO NOT USE IN BATTLE. 4 times it kills batteries in 1-2 days WITHOUT USE. At first, I thought the IR was left on, so I checked with nods after shutting it off. Also, It's the heavier than any other light/laser combo I have.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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Will it fit my glock 19 gen 4?

Asked by: buzz84
The DBAL PL will work with the Glock 19 Gen 4.
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2015-05-06

What is the laser dot size at 750m. also for the IR laser.(250m)

Asked by: StevenB
The size of both the visible laser and IR laser dot at 750m will be about 7.2 inches. At 250m, it will be 2.4 inches.
Answered by: SteinerCS
Date published: 2016-08-17

Will this fit a Sig Sauer P229R?

Asked by: JohnC
From all appearances the battle light will fit the P229R.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-08-17

How would this function on a full auto M4?

Asked by: Matt27
Hello, It will function the same. It is designed with full auto in mind.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-01-28

Hello, I am a purchasing officer in a special unit in Israel. We are interested in purchasing from you the dbal-pl product 10 pieces in total I would be happy to send me a quote for all of these products including shipping to Israel

Asked by: shlomi
May I suggest visiting www.Steiner-defense.com? That's our global website for all our defense related products, and it has the proper contact information for you.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2020-09-16

Hey, I have a Glock 17 Gen 5 with an Trijicon RMR and the SAFARILAND&reg; 6354DO ALS Optic Holster for Red Dot Optic w/MS19 fork. So my question is, does the DBAL-PL compatible with my Holster ?

Asked by: PAUL83000
Hello, The DBAL-PL will likely be too wide to fit in the holster, but having not tested it personally I cannot confirm with 100% certainty.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-04-16

How do you select laser only or light only?

Asked by: Sgt45
You can't: it's always the pointer and the illuminator together.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2017-04-26

Which glasses are best to use with the ir function?

Asked by: JLSup
You'll need night-vision optics in order to see the infrared laser / illuminator.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-04-26
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