Zeroing an IR laser is the same as zeroing an Aimpoint or other optic, in that we are accounting for the drop of the bullet by adjusting point of aim (POA) so that it coincides with point of impact (POI) at a specific distance. Most IR lasers have an additional complication, though- horizontal offset from bore.
USING OUR IR LASER ZERO TARGETS
Our IR Laser Zero Targets are set up specifically for your laser and the mount position that you’re using. They account for both horizontal and vertical offset of the laser AND ballistics. We have standard models for M4-style rifles fitted with most common lasers. We also do custom targets (with a small, initial set-up fee).
4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN AN IR LASER
The IR laser is a critical piece of equipment for most NV operations. Just about any time a rifle is being employed with NVGs in a hostile environment, an IR laser needs to be used. You don't just need any IR laser, though... you need the right IR laser. So here are four key criteria are what we use to evaluate them, followed by our IR laser recommendations.
NIGHT VISION GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
The right approach to buying NV gear: 1) define your mission; 2) buy essential gear; 3) get training and establish SOPs/ TTPs; 4) buy additional gear to enable TTPs.
We get A LOT of calls and emails from people asking for our recommendations for night vision gear. As most of you know, we've been teaching NV courses for a long time (over 15 years), so we've seen a lot of gear in action. As a result, we have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't. We also have a pretty good idea of what's necessary and what isn't.