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LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser CM-K15B


By: Sal Palma

2014
Twobirds Flying Publication

LaserLyte introduced a weapon mounted laser sight in October of 2012 designated the Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser. As you may recall, the Center Mass Laser projected a center dot with a small constellation of eight dots surrounding the center dot. It had an Eotech flavor, but the concept was certainly new for that genre of accessory. Its product number was the CM-15 and it was packaged in a DBAL style housing featuring external windage and elevation adjustment caps. The benefit to the shooter was a more rapid target acquisition with correspondingly greater accuracy. They literally flew off the shelves.

The Center Mass pattern was a novel and interesting concept, which by-the-way, from a cursory analysis, looked at least to me to mimic a 00 buckshot pattern. Functionally, as you increase your distance from the target, the circle grows at approximately one inch per yard, which is consistent with what you can expect your shot pattern to do. Earlier this year, LaserLyte decided to upgrade the Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser making several changes to the design. The First thing to note in the new CM-K15B (Black) or CM-K15T (Tan) is that it features two

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LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser CM-K15B


patterns, a more conventional single dot and the well-known Center Mass pattern. This enhancement alone makes the CM-K15 (B/T) the value choice in the industry. If you mount the laser on a carbine or rifle using the dot works extremely well. Mount it on a shotgun and the Center Mass pattern is just what the doctor ordered. The Center Mass arrangement is generated using an external pattern generator that fits over the primary laser port. As with all pattern generators, you will see artifacts meaning extraneous reflections; there is no exception here. In the Center Mass pattern, they manifest themselves as a cluster of smaller dots surrounding the primary 8+1 arrangement. This is not as bad as you may think. To place things in their proper perspective, the picture above was taken with the laser six inches from the reflecting surface, and in relative darkness. So, those artifacts are noticeable; however, as distance to the target increases and ambient light is added, their intensity decreases proportionally to a point where they become hardly noticeable; thus, making a long story short, they dont detract from the patterns intended purpose. Some say it mimics a bird shot pattern. The CM-K15B is a robust aiming laser that held zero under external shock, vibration and recoil. It is built on a hybrid aluminum and nylon housing; more specifically a 55% glass filled nylon outer with a 6061 aluminum core, which provides the rigidity that ensures the laser is protected and maintains zero.

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The laser is weapon agnostic as long as you have a minimum of 3 inches of unused rail space.

The CM-K15B is designed to run on the 12 oclock rail so the elevation adjustment is on top of the housing and windage on the side and to the right of the elevation turret, from the shooters view. Zeroing of the laser is accomplished via windage and elevation adjustments located directly behind the primary laser port. A flat head screw driver is required to make any adjustment as the screws are recessed far enough to prevent effective use of a shell casing. The CM-K15B runs on a single CR-123A battery with a run time, constant on, of 6 hours. However, always keep in mind that run times are statistical estimates and battery life is greatly dependent on environmental variables, ambient and storage temperatures being the most relevant. This laser has two modes of operation, momentary and constant on. Depressing the activation button fires the laser momentarily; depressing the activation button twice places the laser in constant mode. Laserlyte includes a pressure pad with the CMK15B that plugs directly into a small jack located at the back of the housing. After several weeks
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LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser CM-K15B


of using the laser, I still have some reservations with the pressure pad. Tactical shooters, grip their weapons tightly, they are not held gingerly, and I feel the CM-K15Bs pad is a bit soft. A beefier and more robust pressure pad is definitely in order for improving both the tactile feel and operation of the laser. Installing the pressure pad defeats the activation switch as well as the constant on mode. Some readers may see it as a limitation; however, that constraint does not flip my sweat pumps into high speed.

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opportunity to talk to a lot of people that feel having a shotgun is the best home defense tool a point I wont dispute. Their second sentence is almost always just point and shoot, and there I take exception. Nothing could be further from the truth so here is where LaserLytes CMK15 plays a vital role. The product delivers enormous value at an M.S.R.P of $219.95. Its also a lot of fun sitting on a carbine or a rail equipped rifle. Not to mention using it for your Power Point presentations. Can you exit an attack submarine at periscope depth with it? The answer is NO, but for a street price of $170 you cant ask for a better laser aiming tool. I like LaserLytes new CM-K15 a lot, and Ill bet you dollars to doughnuts you will too. Robustness, reliability and superb functionality all at a price you can afford Was it Rico that used to say that? Check it out!

-SP
Manufacturer Specifications -Product Number: CM-K15B The CM-K15B is very visible green 532nm, Class IIIA, laser operating at <5mw so it has some reach. It brings to the table all of the characteristics and advantages that have created a high consumer demand for green laser pointers. LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser CMK15B is not an LDI DBAL and that was never the intent! The CM-K15B, or its counterpart the CM-K15T, is a laser aiming tool designed for sporting use and to provide the homeowner with a device that will allow them to address a threat in a setting where full use of a weapons primary sight is not possible. In my travels, I have an
-Compatible Firearms: ARs, AKs, rifles and shotguns with a Picatinny rail 3-inches or longer -Power Output: 532 NM, 5MW, Class IIIA -Technology: Center Mass lens technology with single dot lens switch-ability -Laser Choices: 1 dot or 9 dots (8 circular with 1 aiming laser) -Programmable: Ergonomic momentary switch, constant on, pulse mode -Body Housing: 55% glass filled nylon outer for durability -Interior Material: 6061 aluminum core for reliability -Batteries: 1 x CR123 -Battery Life: 6 hours constant on -Weight: 5 ounces/0.1417 kg -Length: 2.88 inches/7.3 cm -Width: 2.58 inches/ 6.6 cm -Height: 1.55 inches/3.94 cm

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