Offset Aiming Lasers-Classic

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The OTAL-C is  the “classic”  version of this offset tactical aiming laser.

Rugged and compact, the OTAL-C laser is used by military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and has developed a reputation for ruggedness and reliability.

It mounts behind the front sight on M-4 style rifles and the laser is offset to project around the front sight.

The compact design minimizes weight and the low profile makes it easy to mount in front of scopes, holographic sights or night-vision devices.

  • Visible red laser
  • Weight 4.9 oz.
  • Submersible to 5 m
  • Item No. 9055

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Product Features: 

Class IIIa Eye Safe Operation

Visible Red Laser

Powered by: One AA Battery

Quick Release HT Mount

Fully Adjustable Windage / Elevation

Remote Cable Pad Activation

Momentary or Constant On Operation



Item No.Case ColorLaser ColorVisible LaserIR PointerIR IlluminatorRestricted
9055BlackRed<5 mW, Class IllaNoneNoneNo
IR IlluminatorNone
Wavelength - Visible Red Laser635 nm
Beam Divergence - Visible Red or Green Laser< 0.8 mRad
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - Visible Red Laser250 m / 5 m
Temperature-40° C to +65° C
Battery1 x AA
Battery Life (mode dependent)5 hours
MaterialAircraft Aluminum
Weight (with battery)5.6 oz.
Dimensions2.8 (L) x 1.4 (W) x .75 (H)
WaterproofSubmersible to 5 m
MountQD HT Mount
Windage and Elevation AdjustmentYes
Remote Cable Pressure PadYes
Special FeaturesLow Profile for Mounting in front of scopes, holographic or NV sights

OTAL-C is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from First laser aiming device, mixed feelings. I love the form factor, size, weight and features of this device. The mount works, laser holds zero, and is easy to zero. One unexpected feature is that this fits on full frame pistol rails, so you can mount this upside down on a pistol. Everything was perfect until the first trip to the range. After about 10 shots, the laser started turning itself off in between shots, so you have to manually turn the laser off and back on to get it turned back on. I have returned this for a replacement, and will give this product a second chance because I really like the features. When it works, I could hit 6 inch plates from 30 yards with no effort. Laser is visible during daylight for roughly 30-50 yards depending on how bright it is. At night, the laser is visible for several hundred yards. I hope the replacement works without issue.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real Deal I Bought the OTAL-C IR designator for my AR-15 as a present to myself after coming home from my fourth deployment (along with a set of 3rd gen PVS-14s). I’ve had the designator for over a year now. The designator is sturdily built, and has maintained zero since being sighted in a year ago. With third gen NVGs, the designator can be seen easily over 500m away. The OTAL-C rivals the quality and construction of the AN/PEQ-4 I’ve used in the 82nd. My only gripe is that the designator sits too high, with the quick-detach mount (about an inch and a half above the rail, which WILL partially obscure the field of view in a red-dot sight). I actually came to this web-sight searching for a low-profile mount to change the QD out, and figured the product definitely deserves a review. Brass-Tacks: I don’t buy junk twice. I bought a second OTAL-C a month after mounting the first one.
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two Big Thumbs Up This is a very well built and engineering system. It also has a small footprint and won't break the budget. Extremely durable, water proof, easy battery change out, and wind-age/elevation adjustments are easy to make. Steiner has great customer service and are truly welcome to input if you have any.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pressure Switch Plug Keeps popping out..!! Pressure Switch Plug Keeps popping out..!! Had to put rubber band on it... Still Turns of by itself unless i keep my thumb on the plug..
Date published: 2018-08-04
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I am experiencing a pretty wide divergence at close range, almost appears as a 3-dot reticle, with the visible red laser. Is this common?

Asked by: JD_TX
For troubleshooting please visit: https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-07-26

What is the difference between the #9053 and the #19215?

Asked by: carlsondj
New part number only.
Answered by: Tuesdee
Date published: 2019-01-01

the cap the protects the laser broke off..looks like it dry rotted...how can i get a replacement cap???

Asked by: jMacMan
For parts requests please visit https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-06-23

Is it waterproof

Asked by: Jose
Yes, All Steiner eOptics lasers are submersible to 5m
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-10-12

What is the MOA for the OTAL-C?

Asked by: Brekke
Beam divergence of &lt;0.8 mRad = roughly 0.96&quot; @ 100y, therefore &lt;1 MOA
Answered by: pharding
Date published: 2017-10-12

Do you have this one in green laser? And why do the green ones cost so much more than the red ones?

Asked by: JohnDiss
The OTAL-A does have a green laser. The cost is influenced by design and manufacturing requirements
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2023-01-08

Is this laser visible with night vision between the unit itself and the object that it is being pointed at, appearing as a solid laser? Or is this laser only visible at the point of where it is aimed like a regular visible light laser?

Asked by: otterwildcat
A laser emits a coherent beam of energy, either in visible or IR, dependent on the Model. Based upon atmospheric conditions such as moisture, dust, or smoke you may see reflected energy along the lasers' aiming path.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2020-02-19

How far will the laser light be seen? What is the effective range? Is it 50 yards or 500.

Asked by: buletpoint
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - Visible Red Laser 250 m / 5 m
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2023-01-08
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