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Reveiw of Rifle445 from Lazerer

Ra1nfade

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Hey guys this is the reveiw of the Rifle445, The Artic clone, that many of you may have seen and some may have already.

DISCLAIMER: This review was done with a discounted purchase and was made in an attempt to be as unbiased as possible
LENS MOD HERE --->Click Me

This laser comes from the company Lazerer.com based in Hong Kong. I receieved a review and is not the same that a consumer would receive when purchasing the same unit HERE if one choses to do so.

This laser arrived in 10 days from shipment on the 26th of July 2011 and arrived in the mail box on the 5th of August 2011.

There are options to have an aluminum case called the deluxe option which comes with the projection heads, battery, charger, and glasses. I just chose the regular and got the different heads for this reveiw.

Shipping

This is the envelope it came it, Marked with Lazerer.com on the package and the standard international customs tag










Tech Specs

Since I don't have an actual Artic I took the size differences and laid them out.

Arctic - 228mm x 35.8mm
Rifle - 191.3mm x 27.7mm

Power - Rated <800mW; Actual 809mW
Wavelength - 445
Material - Anodized Aluminum
Power Source (1) x 18650 (3.7v)

My Findings

I have never owned or seen an actual arctic and I know others who have so I will not be doing any comparison other than the size.

Looking over the Laser I see many things I like and some I don't.

Pros:

-It feels great in your hand
-It has good power (LPM'd at 809mW)
-Nice construction, being the body is three solid pieces
-The tail clicky rubber can be replaced for those of you who do not like the orange ( I changed mine to GITD green :p )
-Single Li-Ion battery source
-Actively Focusable
-Switchable projecting pattern heads
-Nicely machined with a few exceptions
-Has the nice looks of an Arctic in a smaller size
-Can come with a Power Garuantee

Cons:

-Burrs on grooves on host and projector heads (They just annoy me)
-No operating instructions were included (maybe because it was a reveiw unit :thinking:
-Label was mispelled and correct place to fit it is on the focusing head
-No battery or charger inlcuded with base purchase
-No safety mechanisms



















Overall:

This laser has some nice looks and good power. The owner of Lazerer was a nice guy to deal with and was very prompt with questions and PMs. It has a nice solid feel and is machined with a decent qaulity. It comes at a decent price compared to it's rival and it's actually in stock ;) and would not hesitate to buy this if you are wanting an arctic and want to actually receive a laser :whistle:

Thanks for looking guys, Let me know if I left anything out ;)
 
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lazeerer

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Nice Review.:)

Can you take a Picture of the Front like you did with the tail cap in the second to last picture and show where the Focusing part is.:D

if you can take a Picture of that too that would be awesome.:)

I like it, Looks like its More comfortable in your hand then the Larger Arctic.

+:beer:
 

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Thanks.:)

Thats one thing that makes this Host/laser stand out is that it can focus.

Iam more of a Fixed focus beam guy but most would rather have a focusable option.:)
 

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Nice Review.... I actually like the size of that one better
than the Arctic... And like you said they are in stock as
the seller says.
Unlike WL and their BS....


Jerry
 

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Decided this morning to take a look into it a little further.


Lens Mod Tutorial here -->LENS MOD

I noticed that the optic inside looked like an acrylic, doing a teardown on the unit I found this:

Also are some pics of the HS and the driver, I replaced to original optic with a G1 I had left over from another project. In the process I broke the wire off of the driver and had to resolder it, teardown with caution ;)

And an LPM shot after Mod complete.








 
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WOW Acrylic lens.:eek: I would switch that with an Aixiz.

So How come your only getting 729mW with the G1 lens.:thinking:

Is it possible to take a Picture of both sides of the driver.?

Thanks for taking it apart. Looks very easy to mod this laser.:eg:

Edit:

NM I see the Graph is Reading around 1W.:D
 
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Your power dropped after switching to a 405-g1? :thinking: That makes no sense really. Edit. nevermind. the 729 was after you turned it off.

Ok. if they're using acrylics then there's going to be lots of unhappy people after they get an hour or two runtime on these and the lenses melt.
 
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I was pretty shocked to see an acrylic as well, That issue will need to be addresed or these lasers will not last long, :undecided:


Sorry for the confusion guys in topped out a 990 mW with the G1, I turned off the laser before I stopped the LPM

updated with a better graph showing power after G1 more clearly

@lazeerer I already set it back into place with some epoxy or else I would pull it out again for you, There is lots of room for Modifiication though :eg:
 
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Now that output I like...
I guess I'll need to remember where I put that
lens or I'll end up ordering another one...

Jerry
 

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I was pretty shocked to see an acrylic as well, That issue will need to be addresed or these lasers will not last long, :undecided:


Sorry for the confusion guys in topped out a 990 mW with the G1, I turned off the laser before I stopped the LPM

updated with a better graph showing power after G1 more clearly

@lazeerer I already set it back into place with some epoxy or else I would pull it out again for you, There is lots of room for Modifiication though :eg:
No Worries my friend i think i have an Idea what driver they are using.:)
 

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It looks suspiciously like the one O-like sells, on a different color PCB. The components appear to be in the same place though. At least compared to the one side o-like shows on their page.
 

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You may be right I remember seeing a lot of the same lettering for the connections the "B's"
 

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I mean I doubt they get them from o-like. O-like is just another reseller after all. But they're probably made by the same manufacturer.
 




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