LR44 (for the 6332 red laser and HG M2/D2 sights) = AG13, SR44, SG13, LR154, EPX76, 357
LR41 (for the BS223, BS17, BS204) = AG3, SR41, 192, 392
L626 (for the BS30, X-bow, BS9) = AG4, LR66, SR66, 177
BS223, BS22320X, and BS17 use THREE LR41 Batteries
BS9MM uses THREE L626 Batteries
BS30CARBINE uses FOUR L626 Batteries
Confirm that you are using Alkaline batteries. Many "equivilent" size batteries are silver oxide, which are much better suited for long low drain applications such as hearing aids. The laser needs a strong current that is provided by fresh alkaline batteries. Just because it's the same size, doesn't always mean it is the same battery. The conversion chart listed above has some similar sizes but typically: LR41=AG3, L626=AG4 and LR44=AG13 are your safest options.
If the laser lights up briefly (a few seconds or only a minute or two) and then dims, there is nothing wrong with the laser, but the batteries do not have enough power to keep it running. Put in new batteries from a known good/fresh source.
If the laser does not turn on at all, even with fresh batteries, there is more than likely an issue with the laser module and it may need to be returned to AimSHOT. Please contact us for instructions to return the laser to us for inspection. Most often, the problem is related to weak batteries.Typical run times for the 9mm are 10-15 minutes (the smaller batteries and only 3 of them), the 30 Carbine and 223 lasers usually 15-25 minutes with fresh batteries.
In the external battery box versions (using two AAA batteries), sometimes there can be a bad connection between the batteries and the contacts inside the box. Touch something metal between the battery and the contact to see if it's not making good contact or there is any corrosion on the contacts. Lightly scratch the surface of the contact or place a small piece of foil between the contact to temporarily fix.
If your barrel does tilt upwards with the slide back, the AimSHOT Laser Bore Sight may not work for your particular pistol. Some pistols have very stiff extractor springs are are designed to NOT slide over a round that has been placed in the chamber. In this case you will need to remove the extractor spring (check with your gun manufacturer about procedure) to get the extractor to slide over the rim of the laser bore sight.
We have designed our Bore Sight to fit as many pistols as possible, but cannot guarantee fitment on every pistol out there.
To confirm the laser module is not defective, remove the switch from the end of the laser if so equiped, and use a metal object to short the battery to the housing. If this lights up the laser, your switch may be defective.
Remember that in order for the HeatSeeker to work, it must be moving. If you stop moving the unit, there is no longer a differential of temperature and it will not signal.
If you have any questions about troubleshooting any issue with any AimSHOT product, feel free to contact us. Most of our products have 5 year warranty to the original owner (1 year on Li-Ion rechargeable batteries).
If you need to return an item to AimSHOT for warranty or repair work, please contact us via email or phone to receive a return authorization.
Make sure to include inside your package your name, address and contact information!
Our contact information and mailing address is provided below:
11770 Haynes Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009