Laser tag gun (Laser Tagger)
Laser tag gun aka Laser Tagger is a device that shoots infrared rays (the same as you use to turn your TV on with a remote) and is usually connected with Laser Tag Headband and/or Laser Tag Vest via Bluetooth.
Taggers are usually made on the basis of either specially designed models, airsoft replicas or deactivated guns.
- Tagger body is usually made of plastic, metal, alloy and other shock resistant materials depending on the type of tagger and its purpose.
- Speakers can produce the following sounds:
- gun discharge,
- player’s ‘wounding’,
- player’s ‘death’,
- whistling bullets (signalling that you’re being shot at but missed),
- adding hit points,
- last hit point.
All sounds can be changed and customized with the help of configuration software, and the player can also add their custom sounds saved in WAV.
- Tube with an infrared diode (infrared emitter) and shot highlighting diode. This tube can be made in the form of an external silencer or can be integrated into the tagger body.
- OLED - display shows information about the number of rounds and hit points. The OLED display is optional and can be integrated only in several Tagger models (usually specially made Taggers).
- Scope sight or red-dot sight that makes faster target acquisition. Sights are optional and can be mounted on the majority of Laser Taggers.
- Tactical foregrip is optional and can also be mounted on taggers with Picatinny rails interface.
- Blowback (recoil) simulation unit is an optional internal tagger device that sparingly imitates backward momentum of a real-life weapon after each shot.
Laserwar produces the following types of Laser Tag Guns:
Taggers, depending on materials, can be made from plastic, polycarbonate, various metals and alloys.
Business or personal use
Depending on the strength of the tagger's body, there are two types of taggers: recommended for business use (for laser tag clubs), and for individual players as personally owned game sets.
Depending on State/public law, a tagger may be applied with additional markings or coating or may be restricted for open carry or concealed carry. Taggers may be restricted for using inside or outside some zones or some States may have other restrictions.
If you have experience and knowledge of electronics, you can create your own tagger, using DIY kits of electronics from the LaserWar Company.