Single Beam Aiming Laser Pistol Light

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The SBAL-PL is a compact pistol light offering a visible green laser and a 500-lumen white light LED.
The green laser technology offers better visibility and greater stability over a wide range of temperatures.

  • Visible green laser
  • Weight 4.6 oz.
  • Submersible to 5 m


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Product Features: 

Green Aiming Laser
White Light LED
Fully Adjustable Windage / Elevation
Visible Mode Activation Switch
Integrated Adjustable Picatinny Mount
Powered by two CR 123A Batteries
Quick Release Battery Latch


Item No.Case ColorLaser ColorVisible LaserIR PointerIR IlluminatorRestricted
9017BlackGreen<5 mW, class IIIaN/AN/AN/A
Wavelength - Visible Green Laser515-525 nm
Wavelength - White Light<500 lumens
Beam Divergence - Visible Red or Green Laser<0.8 mRads
Range/Visibility (Night/Day)* - Visible Green Laser750 m/15 m
Temperature-20° to +65° C
BatteryCR123A (1)
Battery Life (mode dependent)1.75 Hours
MaterialAircraft Aluminum
Weight (with battery)4.6 oz
WaterproofSubmersion to 5 m
MountStandard Pistol or M1913 Rails
Windage and Elevation AdjustmentYes
Activation SwitchIntegrated Push Button
Warranty2 Year

SBAL-PL is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pistol laser/weapon light I have this unit for approximately a month, so i cannot speak to its longevity yet, however, this unit is mounted to my duty weapon, which is used for primarily for night shift and warrant service. I've been a police officer for 23 years and have tried every Weapon light there is. Streamlight, Surefire, Lasermax, etc. They all serve their purpose, but the Steiner SBAL-PL has the most powerful laser module I've ever seen. Additionally, the white light is a perfect flood with no hot spot. Bottom line, best weapon light I have ever used.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality I have about 500 rounds with this on a 9mm pistol. The quality is excellent, the light is great, and the laser is excellent and highly visible. However, you cannot have the white light only. The white light only works with the laser light also on. Provide a white light only function and this is 5 stars. I’m okay with it, but at the price point, can’t give 5 stars because of this limited function.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laser/light combo Fit finish is spectacular very glad I made the purchase
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Accessory! I own light laser combos from Crimson Trace, LaserMax, Streamlight and Surefire and this is by far the best of the bunch. This is a pro grade device and will last a lifetime and beyond. The price is higher than some of the competition, but you definitely get what you pay for. I will be buying another, but will be waiting for the Gen 2 with the programmable switch. My Gen 1 works great, but the programmable switch will be even better.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highest quality pistol optic to date I have owned Surefires, Streamlights, Viridians... I've used the Inforce APL. None of these come close to the quality of the SBAL-PL. The entire rail attachment is metal, the light uniform and the laser is positioned at the top of the unit which is a huge plus. Well worth the money. The SBAL-PL is in a class all it's own.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome laser Bought my laser at and couldnt be happier. This light is very dependable and I prefer it over several of Crimson Trace lasers that I own. Great product!!
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home defense I bought this a few months ago and love it. Easy to adjust, very easy too aquire target
Date published: 2018-06-07
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Will this fit on a HK 45C?

Asked by: PeterC
If your version has a picatinny rail, it will fit. If it has the proprietary rail, you would need an HK to picatinny adapter to get it to work.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-07-29

Are there any holsters made yet to accommodate the SBAL-PL mounted on a Glock model 22?

Asked by: John B
Unfortunately, I have no information on whether holsters have been made to fit firearms with these devices attached to them. However these days, custom Kydex holsters are high-quality and many holster makers can fashion a durable, custom-fit holster for any firearm, to include those outfitted with attachments such as this.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-05

Can i Get a Pressure switch for this light so i can run it on a Kriss Vecter SBR?

Asked by: Crazy MED1C
At the NRA show this year, we release our new SBAL-RL. The RL version is the same at the PL, but it has the ability to use our pressure switch. It is scheduled for production in October this year.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2017-10-28

Will this mount to a Sig P227?

Asked by: RickMills
Hello, Yes, as long as your P227 has an accessory rail.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-09-04

Will sbal fit colt m45a1? Can battery be changed without removing from pistol? How can i verify the unit i purchase is a version 2 that has the improved features? Thanks.

Asked by: SSGDelta65
We don't have a Colt M45A1 in our inventory (I wish we did), so we can't test it. We do have other 1911's with a picatanny rail like the Colt, and the SBAL-PL fits on them just fine. Yes, the battery lid is on the bottom of the unit, and can be opened when mounted. The new version of the SBAL-PL has not shipped from the factory yet for commercial customers, so your unit should be the original unit.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2017-12-12

How many different modes of operation are made into the SBAL? &nbsp;Specifically looking for a Light-Laser, Light-only, Laser-only option set. &nbsp;Thanks!

Asked by: Chuck H
At the NRA show this year, we released out new SBAL-PL&reg; v2. It features fully programmable switch functions for single tap, double tap, and press and hold operation. The SBAL-PL&reg; v2 also have five programmable and independent dimming levels for each laser and illuminator. This new version is scheduled for production in October of this year.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2018-03-14

What modes are offered for for this unit. Can light and laser be activated separately, and if so can I set what turns on upon activation.&nbsp;

Asked by: Dom87
The SBAL-PL has two operating modes. Mode 1 is laser only: Press either button once, and the laser turns on. Mode 2 is laser and light: Press either button twice, and the light and laser turns on. This is set into the software, and the user can not change the modes.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics Tech Sup
Date published: 2017-12-05

What are the dimensions of the unit and how much rail length does it use?

Asked by: Leecifer
3.46x1.32x1.62 1 slot
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-10-22
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