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CNI PGL-III-A-532 REVIEW! *pic heavy*

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CNI PGL-III-a-532



Overview
So, after debating it for a few months I decided to hit CNI with a quote on their PGL lasers(my favorite kind) and a few weeks later I end up with my VERY FIRST PGL!!! Im so excited to finally own & love every bit of it. While contacting CNI I asked that it had ALL 5 SAFETY FEATURES WHICH IT DOES(shutter lock, key & lock, shutter, 5 second delay, LED) Below will be some brief overview of the laser followed by tons of pictures :)

Production Time/Cost/Shipping Time
Production Time: About 1 week after contacting CNI
Cost: $70USD+$75USD Shipping+ $20 Bank Charges= $165USD
Shipping Time: Amazingly fast! Was sent using FedEx International Priority & got to me in 4 days(after a day of running around trying to get it to my place). Turns out the FedEx guy had to delivery a package near here so he stopped by real quick, very nice of him! :)

Laser Specifications:
-Output Power: 4.4mW
-Surface Color: Black
-Switch: Push Button
-Operating Mode: TEM00
-Beam Diameter: ~1.5mm
-Beam Divergence: <1.5mrad
-Power Supply: 2XAA Batteries
-Duty Cycle: 100% HELL YEAH! :D

Pictures Noawh!















Conclusion:
I first would like to apologize for this quite short of a review. I just got this before leaving for work so I took all the pictures I could(too lazy right now :D). When I received this laser it felt much heavier & of a higher quality then I expected. Talking to CNI & them taking the time to explain everything to me was a joy & will definitely be buying more from CNI!


Overall Satisfaction:
Customer Service: 5/5! CNI was amazingly patient & took every email with me seriously to make sure I was pleased with what I was getting along with making sure the laser met my specifications!

Shipping: 4/5! For $75 shipping was extremely fast(4 DAYS!) but having to spend today calling FedEx & making sure it could be re-delivered was kind-of a pain which knocked 1 # off.
PGl-III-A: 5/5! I am extremely satisfied with this laser. It feels great, works flawlessly and the dot itself is almost as perfect as perfect can be. Once again, CNI did an outstanding job with this particular laser & have gained my trust with their products! Good job! :)

Thank you for reading my *small* review. Overall this is definitely a keeper & a good way to start-off my PGL collection of laser and a choice I didn't regret! I am 100% satisfied with my purchase & encourage others if they have the funds to pick up a PGL from CNI, these things are simply amazing ;)

-Alex

:)
 
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Looks good! I had one of these that was a bit longer that did yellow before it died due to taking a tumble. great stuff. they're quite solid just dont put the battery in backwards, the driver will pop easy if you do. though idk if i'd pay 165 bucks for a 5mW green. but hey that's just me. definitely a high quality laser though. if you ever need the power adjusted or it fixed, I can probably do that for you too down the road too.
 

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Looks good! I had one of these that was a bit longer that did yellow before it died due to taking a tumble. great stuff. they're quite solid just dont put the battery in backwards, the driver will pop easy if you do. though idk if i'd pay 165 bucks for a 5mW green. but hey that's just me. definitely a high quality laser though. if you ever need the power adjusted or it fixed, I can probably do that for you too down the road too.
Hey kaiser, thanks for your comment & offer! If I ever need anything done I will definitely contact you! :)

Thanks for commenting!

-Alex
 

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wow it looks so dim, are you sure its fun pay so much money for a laser that weak? you should buy a higher powered laser for that kind of money but if u are happy with it thats alright.
 

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wow it looks so dim, are you sure its fun pay so much money for a laser that weak? you should buy a higher powered laser for that kind of money but if u are happy with it thats alright.
Hey mortuus,

Yes! I'm very happy with what I bought, even though It's dim I still love it :D

-Alex
 

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Still sticking with the 5mw, huh? Whats the point of spending all that money for something so lackluster?
 

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Still sticking with the 5mw, huh? Whats the point of spending all that money for something so lackluster?
Sure am. You may not find that appealing but I like it. Everyone has something which they fancy, mine just happens to be lasers <5mW's. That's what makes this hobby & the people in it so interesting :)

-Alex
 

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why is your signature gone? u need show what u got now :D
 

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why is your signature gone? u need show what u got now :D
Signature doesn't show when I type from my phone haha ;)

I still have all my LaserGlow lasers minus the 532 Anser & CNI 593.5 pointer.

-Alex
 

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Sure am. You may not find that appealing but I like it. Everyone has something which they fancy, mine just happens to be lasers <5mW's. That's what makes this hobby & the people in it so interesting :)

-Alex
Agree with that sentiment!
 
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Nice mini review. Maybe a fog beamshot? Can never have too many photos.
 

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Congats man! I know how long you have wanted one of these.
 
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Congats man! I know how long you have wanted one of these.
Thanks freely! :D yeah, I've wanted a PGL for awhile & don't regret buying it at all. It's simply one of the best lasers I've owned by a long shot!!

-Alex
 

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Signature doesn't show when I type from my phone haha ;)

I still have all my LaserGlow lasers minus the 532 Anser & CNI 593.5 pointer.

-Alex
Whoa whoa whoa, sorry if I missed something but what happened to your 593.5? Sold it for some extra dough?
 

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Whoa whoa whoa, sorry if I missed something but what happened to your 593.5? Sold it for some extra dough?
Hey Gabe,

I sure did. Sold it to someone who really wanted one & felt I had enough time enjoying a yellow :)

He should be posting a review when he receives it!

-Alex
 




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