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Place the laser-aiming device into operation

Station R – BORELIGHT – Point R-1

TASK: Place the laser-aiming device into operation.

TEST CONDITIONS: Given a laser-aiming device complete (AN/PAQ-4 or AN/PEQ-2a), two AA batteries, rail grabber (Picatinny or insight) and assigned weapon.

TEST STANDARDS: Place the laser-aiming device into operation within 1 minute so that the laser functions properly and it is mounted onto the weapon so that the laser-aiming device will retain zero.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task parallels the borelight TSP, Operate the Borelight, Qualify with the AN/PAQ-4B/C, and Qualify with the AN/PEQ-2a, task number 071-008-0011.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: Borelight complete, AN/PAQ-4B/C or AN/PEQ-2a, two AA batteries, 10-meter target offsets for the AN/PAQ-4B/C and AN/PEQ-2a (mounted top, right, and left with both Picatinny and insight rail grabbers), night vision device, tape (to tape target offset to a flat surface), rucksacks or a device to stabilize the weapon (shadow box, not a field table), and FB Form 20-39.1-R.

SITE SETUP: The test site will provide all equipment as stated above. Have the candidate perform the task in an outdoor environment that will allow for the laser-aiming devices to be seen with the NVDs. The borelight and the laser-aiming device will be provided to the candidate in the carrying case.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you must properly place the laser-aiming device into operation within one minute. You will–

1. Remove the laser-aiming device from the carrying case.

2. Install the batteries.

3. Attach the laser-aiming device to the weapon.

“Do you understand what you must do”?

If anyone asks questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say–


Allow the candidate to proceed for one minute and then say,


The instructor will inspect the following:

  • The laser-aiming device turns on.
  • Rail grabber is tight.
  • The entire rail grabber is fully seated on the rail adapter system (RAS).
  • The ON/OFF lever can be activated on the AN/PAQ-4B/C.
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