Red Laser Gun Sight (1), retail $TBA
Manufactured by TacStar™ Industries (
Last updated 09-14-10

This is a red laser aiming device that attaches to a handgun. Because it uses a directly-injected red laser diode, it should withstand a gun's recoil ("kick") better than most DPSS (yellow, green, or blue) laser aimers would.

You can use it with the included tape switch on a straight cord.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

I do not own or have access to a gun, so I am not prepared to tell you how to mount it to a pistol or align it.

Feed the unit first, and THEN you can go set fire to the playpen

* I guess I've been listening to the Worm Quartet song "Let's Break some Furniture" too much lately.

"...Throw the loveseat down the stairs, take an axe to all the chairs, soon we won't have nowhere to sit..."
"...We'll make that Lazy Boy go down with just a couple of whacks"..."let's see if that Scotchguard can protect it from an axe..."
"...They're threatening to go on Sally Jesse Raphael
+, so she'll send me to boot camp where they'll beat me till I'm well..."
"...My parents have so much to learn about young growing boys, if you don't want your stuff trashed then buy me cooler toys..."
"...Now we've shredded every ottoman the counter's cut in three, the dining table's burning and the chairs are soaked with pee..."
"...My sister's futon stares at me I swear I heard it laugh, let's see if it still chuckles when it's {toliet word censored} cut in half..."
"...There's mommy's little table lined with rings perfume and pearls, let's cut it into little bits & force-feed it to squirrels..."
"...There's nothing left to break here so cummon let's go to Sears (and break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...Your little coffee table's now a little pile of sticks (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...We're not making a statement no we're just a bunch of pricks (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...That recliner may be on wheels but it can't get away (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...I don't know what a credenza is let's break one anyway (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...That ottoman, it looks so smug that I just gotta pound it (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...Tell the security guy that it was like that when we found it (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."

Neither Worm Quartet nor myself advocate destroying furniture; that {vulgar term for feces} is expensive.

This is Worm guy (Reverend Shoebox) and three worms.

+If you didn't know, Sally Jesse Raphael had a TV talk show in the late 20th century; one of her recurring themes was "Sally's Boot Camp" where parents who were guests on the program could send their unruly teenaged children in order to get them to "straighten up & fly right". Sally was most recognisable by her red-framed eyeglasses.

Now I'm going off on a tangent here - let's see if I can put this choo-choo train back on the tracks...

The windage (X-axis; horizontal) and elevation (Y-axis; vertical) alignment can be adjusted via two Allen-head screws on the barrel of the product. Since the unit appears to be incomplete, I am rather ill-equipped to tell you how to mount it.

To turn the unit on, squeeze and hold the tape switch at the end of the cord.
Release pressure on the tape switch to turn the laser aimer off.

To change the batteries in this product, unscrew and remove the tailcap, throw it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl, yank that silver handle on the front of the cistern down, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used LR44 button cells out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Holding the unit horizontally, slide three new LR44 button cells into the the barrel, button-end (-) negative first.

Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 64.0mA on the included batteries.

This is a laser aiming device, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a front porch, try to drown it in the commode, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout, a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

Because I do not own or have access to a gun or anything that even remotely resembles a gun, I cannot demonstrate how this product might be used with one.

Power output measures 2.6522mW (milliwatts). The power output is this low because you do not want to be targeted by the recipient of your laser following a brilliant red laser beam back to you.
This reduced power output helps to prevent you from getting targeted & subsequently hosed down in that fashion.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 2.6522mW on a Sper Scientific Pocket Laser Power Meter # 840011.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piņata" posters, and that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch is my Infinity Optics Clock.
You may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles & Patrick Star) and a Digimon plush (Greymon)

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 665nm and 685nm to pinpoint wavelength; which appears to be ~678nm.
This is the longest wavelength visible diode laser I've seen since purchasing one of those "newfangled" red laser pointers right around 1990.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (X-axis).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (Y-axis).

Imagesmade using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit of this plus several other laser products was sent by a website fan and received sometime between mid-2006 and mid-2007.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: TacStar™ Industries
    PRODUCT TYPE: Laser weapon aimer
    LAMP TYPE: Diode laser
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Very narrow
    SWITCH TYPE: Tape switch momentary on/off
    BEZEL: Metal; laser and lens recessed into hosel for them
    BATTERY: 3x LR44 button cells
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Unknown
    SIZE: 52mm L x 14mm D (not incl. azimuth adjustment screws)
    WEIGHT: Not able to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This product is not currently being manufactured, so it would make no sense whatsoever to furnish it with a "star" appears to be incomplete anyway.

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