ALAM Red Laser Aiming Device, retail $3.50
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 01-09-07

(In reference to the rather fat envelope I received from Hong Kong around 2:40pm PST on 01-09-07):
{sung like the Foreigner song "Feels Like the First Time"}

This is a red laser aiming device meant to be used with a handgun with the Weaver mount that comes with it.
The acronym "ALAM" means "Adjustable Laser Aim Module".

It is constructed primarily of aluminum, is shock-resistant, and is rated to output <5mW of red laser radiation at 650nm.

You can use it with the included tape switch on a coily cord; this cord measures approximately 16" in length when extended.


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/rifle or align it.

To turn the unit on, squeeze and hold the tape switch. Release the tape switch to turn the laser aimer off.

Unscrew & remove the tape switch/tailcap assembly and set it aside.

Tip out the two used LR1330 button cells out of the laser, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new LR1330 button cells into the laser's body, orienting them so their button-ends (-) negatives go in first.

Screw the tape switch/tailcap assembly firmly back on.

This is a laser aiming device, not a flashlight. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toilet bowl or cistern, run over it, swing it against a large, hard object, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them. So this section of the laser's web page will seem SIGNIFICANTLY more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

I don't own or have access to a gun, so I can't show you how to use it.
That's why this web page is going to seem a bit on the bare side.

O no, the test unit has already malfunctioned.
The unit emits a dull red glow even without the tape switch being activated.

The problem appears to be in the tailcap itself. Pressing against the inside of the tailcap and then screwing it back on appears to have resolved the problem - at least temporarily.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Beam image bloomed significantly; it is also not white in the center.
Power output measures 1.102mW on a laser power meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10'.

Those rectangular graphic things on the wall are marquees from:
Midway ''Omega Race''
Sega ''Star Trek''
Williams ''Joust''
Venture Line ''Looping''
Universal ''Mr. Do!'s Castle''
Jaleco ''Exerion''
Gremlin/Sega ''Astro Blaster''
Atari ''Tempest''
Gottlieb ''Q*bert''
upright coin-op arcade video games from the 1980s.

The laser spot is that little red dot approx. 9" below the Tempest marquee.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of this laser.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from WWW.TWO-CUBED.COM.

Test unit was purchased on Ebay on 12-28-06, and was received on the afternoon of 01-09-07.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Red laser aiming device
    LAMP TYPE: Directly-injected red diode laser assembly
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Very narrow spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Tape switch on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal with laser aperture (hole) in it
    BATTERY: 2xLR1130 button cells
    ACCESSORIES: 4xLR1130 cells, Weaver mount, screwdriver, allen key, elastic nylon band
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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ALAM Red Laser Aiming Device *

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