Insight AN/PEQ-14

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Known in Israel as "T'zarar" (Cricket in Hebrew), the AN/PEQ-14 is a is an advanced aiming device, developed by Insight, USSOCOM and the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. When first introduced in the late 1990's the AN/PEQ-14 was considered a ground breaking device in both miniaturization and versatility. The device entered service with the Israeli SF community in 2003, and for over a decade served as the IDF SF primary laser pointer. Designed for both large tactical handguns and rifles, in the Israel the device is used on rifles. 

In recent years the AN/PEQ-14 has been gradually replaced by Insight AN/PEQ-15 and AN/PEQ-16 as well as by the Meprolight MOR, but is still in wide usage, a testimony to its durability and capability.   

The device has the following operational modes:

  • Visible laser only

  • Full visible mode - visible laser and visible flashlight

  • IR laser only

  • Full IR mode - IR laser and IR illuminator

Once a mode is selected, the AN/PEQ-14 can be easily activated by either pressing its switch lever or remote switch.

AN/PEQ-14 mounted in different positions on a M4A1.


IDF SF M4A1 fitted with an AN/PEQ-14.

 

Typical IDF SF setup with redundant IR laser pointers: a M4 Commando fitted with an ITL MARS, an AN/PEQ-14, a compensator, a stock, a pistol grip, a rail system and a forward grip. Note dual remote switches near the forward grip for the AN/PEQ-14 and the MARS.

 

Typical IDF SF setup with redundant IR laser pointers: a M4 Commando fitted with a flip-up sight, an ITL MARS, an AN/PEQ-14, a forward grip and a rail system. Also seen is a Sig P228.

 

IDF SF M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a flip-up sight, a forward grip, an AN/PEQ-14 and a rail system.

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