I'm sure everyone has a preference on the "best" Peq 15, however, after all the videos I've seen, the AN/PEQ 15 w/light & laser from Ebairsoft, seems to be the best bet as far as quality? What do you guys think?
The long and short of it? You rarely need an actual visible laser, and clones are pretty crappy. The real peq 15 is primarily used for its IR laser, which all but a few replicas have. I have a Pro&T green laser peq w/ flashlight which is sold under a variety of names including g mic or something like that on EBA. It is a clone of the VFC one, which is the same thing but only in a red laser varient. The laser on my peq 15 is actually very powerful and the beam is completely visible at night, which looks cool but doesn't really make sense from a tactical standpoint. The main issue, which is a pretty big bummer is that it seems to take a few seconds to warm up to get to full power. I don't know if this is a problem with the switch or what, but it's kind of annoying. When I go to use my laser I want a quick pointer, and having to wait for it to come fully on is sort of frustrating. In general I would say that most people just have a replica peq 15 on their guns primarily for looks, which is mainly what mine is for.
Post by Cats (Doom) on Mar 28, 2013 11:08:55 GMT -5
Those airsoft PEQs are built more for looks than quality. If your really planning on using those features maybe you'd consider something like the NCStar AQPFLSG for ~$65 or the Sun Optics CLFMF6LX for ~$75.
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Well I've heard the "torch" on the peq box isn't as great in brightness as one would hope, but $50 for one unit that has both light and laser seems worth it I think I'm the product of two siblings sleeping together.. doy!. Mainly, I planned u on it for the looks and at least those two accessories would be on one rail.
Just do it. If you want the looks you won't really be disappointed. Obviously if you ONLY wanted the looks you could just get a fake battery box version, but personally I can't stand something on my gun that does absolutely nothing whatsoever, so for me it had to be the laser/light one. I know some people have replaced the laser module in their replica peq 15s (I think cqbr on here mentioned it in the ODA pic thread a while back) so you may be able to work around the issues, and the VFC version might not even have the warm up issue I described, I'm not really sure.
If you are looking for real functionality from what I've heard the G&P peq 2 and Dbal are actually really good.