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zippersnapper

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Hello, and greetings to all. I'm 55 years old....I love Guns, Fishing, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, Optics & Lasers.....been fascinated with Lasers pretty much all my life.

I'm fortunate to have a pretty cool job which among other things, allows me to mess with some pretty decent machines:

Epilog Helix CO2 Laser etchers:



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I stumbled across this forum after finally deciding I wanted to learn more and with any luck at all, have something made..even though I'm pretty adept at running graphics programs and laser etching, electronics is way over my head.

I have a couple of El' Cheapo laser pointers, and after reading some forum posts, realized I was waaaay out of my league...What I thought was decent turned out to be total pieces of shit. For yeas I thought that we (USA) had a restriction on laser power... <5mw and only the military had the real goodies. As I'm finding out, even the military grade laser's don't come close to what can be had. Because I cant afford in any shape or fashion, a military Laser Designator, much less the ability to buy one, I'm in search of knowledge....

Reading posts I have found sites that sell BAD ASS and powerful lasers, such as Sanwu & JetLasers.....BUT.....nobody is offering anything in a "Gun Mountable" configuration. In other words, a Laser body that will allow for Windage & Elevation adjustments. I want to be the new "kid on the block" with a laser sight that will paint a target 4 miles away, and burn a Mexican Blackbird up in flames from 50 yards.....you get the idea.

I purchased this "Sight" a few years ago thinking it was the shit:

https://www.laserpointerpro.com/100mw-532nm-green-laser-sight-with-gun-mount-black-ts-g07-with-one-16340-battery-p-557.html

Needless to say, K-Y Jelly was not included...only 36 grit.........

God Bless everyone, God Bless the USA, and God Bless Texas.......Rock on.
 
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paul1598419

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Yeah, there is little point to a 2 watt laser sight for a rifle. It would be next to impossible to put a 2 watt 532nm laser into a sight because they are diode pumped and expend a great deal of heat. Also, the PSs for them are generally large too, not to mention the drivers.
 
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zippersnapper

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Yeah, there is little point to a 2 watt laser sight for a rifle. It would be next to impossible to put a 2 watt 532nm laser into a sight because they are diode pumped and expend a great deal of heat. Also, the PSs for them are generally large too, not to mention the divers.
Thanx for your expert observations...Its most appreciated.
 

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Welcome to LPF seems you will fit in well here. You have some great hobbies enjoy buddy.

Rich:)
 

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PM coming-- Your Intro was super!! We don't get many like that.. TY for taking the time-- feel free to help us greet other new members and link them ALL to yr intro..

I also like to suggest that (like you) include something in the title about location AND in all personal profiles-- that is the only way we can keep up with new members -- so thanks for that in yr profile We promise to invite you to the next TEXLEM...hak
 

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Welcome to the Forum...
Nice toys..
Enjoy your stay.

Jerry
 

zippersnapper

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PM coming-- Your Intro was super!! We don't get many like that.. TY for taking the time-- feel free to help us greet other new members and link them ALL to yr intro..

I also like to suggest that (like you) include something in the title about location AND in all personal profiles-- that is the only way we can keep up with new members -- so thanks for that in yr profile We promise to invite you to the next TEXLEM...hak
Thank you kind Sir !... Wherabouts' in TX ? I live just outside Houston..
 

zippersnapper

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Welcome to the Forum...
Nice toys..
Enjoy your stay.

Jerry

Thanx Jerry !...still trying to figure things out...someday I hope to build my own laser...Been wanting to for many, many years..
 
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