Earlier this week I called Crimson Trace to inquire about the new Crimson Trace LGD-417, which is a dual laser setup with a 5mW red laser and a .7mW IR laser which can be used with night vision devices. Michael from CT informed me that they were not available for sale to civilians, and couldn't provide anymore information other than it is "in house policy". Apparently civilians can't be trusted with low power, eye safe IR according to Crimson Trace. Since the .7mW laser is a Class 1 laser, it is eye safe, I was curious as to why CT had this policy? One of the reasons the military IR lasers such as the DBAL A2 are not available to the public is they use a 50mW IR laser which can blind you. The danger is it's IR, so you can't see it before it burns the eye. You would have no reflex to turn away and / or blink. When I told Michael that Laser Devices Inc. has a civilian version of the DBAL A2 called the DBAL I2 which uses the same .7mW laser, he couldn't provide any information other than they were not selling to civilians. Actually the DBAL I2 upgraded the IR to .9mW which is good out to 300yds or so. There is demand for this type of technology on the civilian side, but it appears CT has a "us vs them" attitude. Anyone who wants to comment, share or +1, beyond the forum please visit Night Vision Gear and leave a comment.