DIY Efficient Laser Target Sighter




About: I love gadgets the coolest one i found in the net :-)

This is a fast Instructable where you can use any laser pointer for your .22 Caliber Gun or any other long barreled hand guns or rifle not higher than .22. Or for all of those AEG (Airsofters out there)

Materials Needed:
Your gun of course. mine was a Taurus Model 970 Taurus USA

8" Black Multi Color Wraps Strap from [ Radioshack] Product Catalog 278-1676 $2.99
or any strap you can get/find.

35mW Green Laser pointer from $99 Infiniti Green Laser Pointer

You can get the higher wattage version from their site. The higher the wattage the meaner the pointer in looks.

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Step 1: Of Course You Need the Laser I Bought Mine From Techlasers

This is my laser I bought from infiniti 35mw hehehe, first I removed the gold leaf pen holder. For the switch you can remove the laser case and make the contact to always on by covering it with aluminum foil, be very careful with this because it might damage the switch permanently and void the warranty if its new, or you can use a black electrical tape wrap around the switch.

Step 2: This Is What the Wire Strap Look Like

Purchase the black strap to match the techlasers laser black case, use a cardboard cutter to cut exactly how long do you need from the strap.

Step 3: The Gun With the Laser Hehehe Accurate As Far As You Can See :-D

Here is the techlasers mounted on the long barrel of my hand gun :-D, adjust the wrap as tight as possible or you can put additional holder eg. cloth if you are wary of scratches in your laser :-D.

You can also used another wrap as long as it can hold your laser tightly.

Packing tape maybe :-)

Adjust the laser until you can see thats its straight enough or the dot is right on the target.

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    44 Discussions


    3 years ago

    So do u have to hold the laser button while trying to fire or does it stay on


    8 years ago on Introduction

    nice but wodent the shock wave from the gun going off break the laser my suggestion is get a stronger laser pointer


    8 years ago on Introduction

    In case this hasn't been said yet. High powered lasers like the one shown in this instructable are VERY dangerous. You can easily blind someone with it. 35mW is overkill for a laser sight. I haven't seen any professional laser sights over 5mW

    Have fun with your lasers and be safe

    3 replies

    I totally agree, dangerous for air-soft, paint-ball...
    but if you were pointing a real gun at an intruder/robber/murderer/etc... I doubt you would be worried about their eyesight for after you shoot them...


    I still wouldn't be inclined to use a high powered laser. 5mw is more than enough for home defense. If you end up not killing the robber, you run the risk of getting sued. Also, you run the risk of accidentally blinding an innocent bystander. There is also the risk of the laser bouncing off something and hitting you in the eyes. The robber could have a shiny button on their shirt, or a shiny necklace. The risks of using a high power laser outweigh any possible advantage. I am also not sure what advantages you would get from a high power laser.


    hahahah instructables are made by everyday objects so be kind, its my first instructables. Next I will make a better instructables


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    because someting that cheap probably wont be visible in the day. plus green lasers are easier to see because less of the light is out of the visible spectrum. but green laser pointers rarely come at a 20 dollars, not to mention 1.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Well I already owned that laser I used for my starpointing I just try to make something out of it for I get bored pointing the laser nightly and 1$ ebaysers is not good and dangerous because they do not have ir filter.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction 10$ 5mw green totally overpowered at least 50mw(they pop ballon)
    Proof they dont have ir filter? old model did not had, now they do.

    jimmy dean

    9 years ago on Introduction

    That might work well at very very close range, but since that isn't adjustab;e for windage/elevation, it doesn't seem like it would work for anything past maybe 10 yards. Also, even if you were to position it right, since it's held on by straps, if you were to shoot anything with recoil it would knock it off target.


    11 years ago on Step 3

    Oh cool, you want to warn your target before you shoot, its a interesting way to fail. ;-) Joke aside, the laserpointer is useless. Every Sniper know that every Projectile will be influenced by the gravity, so why do you think that the laser pointer is a exact method to target a subject? Is a Bullet a lightray for you? And what is with the heat of the muzzle flashes? Is that all, a good Idea and you have really understand how such targeting Systems are working.? A Good Idea for all Gotcha and Airsoft Players..maybe. But for the rest..."Kids don t try this at home." You will be not a men with melted Plastic in the eyes. Try plastic with a women, it makes more fun. :-D