People are familiar with the PEQ-15, or Laser Designators that attach to your rifle. These are single laser beam devices that paint the target with their beam. LaserLyte has taken a different approach with their CM-15 Laser Aiming device. Instead of one laser beam, you now have nine! They have taken the pattern of a shotgun blast and used that as their template for the CM-15. You now have a center laser beam that is surrounded by 8 additional beams. That is definitely something that I would not want to see appear on my chest.
LaserLyte has taken the approach of using the 8 beams that make up the circle to increase target acquisition by using it to ring the target.
The CM-15 works on rifles and shotguns, and you need to have a minimum of 3 inches of rail space for a shotgun. The markings on the CM-15 are laser engraved and the operation is very straightforward. The Up and Down adjustment is very simple to operate. You remove the cap, and use the provided hex key to adjust the elevation.
Here are the specifications of the device:
Power Output: Class IIIA, 5mw
Programmable: Constant On, Momentary On, Off
Batteries: 1 x CR-123
Battery Life: 6 hours (normal usage*)
Weight: 5.4 ounces/0.153 kg
Material: Aircraft Grade 6061 aluminum
Length: 3 inches/7.619 cm
Width: 2.43 inches/ 6.172 cm
Height: 1.37 inches/3.479
When you receive your CM-15 and l remove it from the packaging, ypu will notice that you have remote pressure pad with a 10-inch length of copper-braided cord.
The unit that we received from LaserLyte included the CR123 battery. All you need to do is plug in the remote pressure pad to the back, and switch the unit from off –> “momentary”. If you slide the switch all the way to the left, the unit will be in the “on” position. In this position, the CM-15 is on and you cannot toggle it on/off with the pressure switch. We kept it in the “momentary” position, and each squeeze of the pressure pad turned the unit on and projected the Laser Beams on the wall.
We noticed that if we aimed our weapon at a target at a distance of 10 foot and less, the laser showed less of a shotgun pattern, but looked like 9 green stars. However, once we aimed at a target that was beyond 10 feet, we saw the shotgun pattern. Indoors, the green laser is very intense and pops visually.
We noticed that the device worked well inside, and outside. The laser beams were more washed out while outdoors, but you will still see the 9 beam “shotgun” pattern.
The CM-15 is a laser aiming device that with practice can help increase target acquisition and, as a side benefit, can be very intimidating if it appears on your chest. Personally, I would not want to see that pointed at me.
It is definitely a device that will continue to use and train with. It is going to be a piece of kit that stays with us.
The CM-15 retails for $284.95 and you can find a local retailer by heading over to LaserLyte’s Website.