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The AN/PEQ-6 is a laser aiming module (LAM) designed for use with the Mark 23 pistol.

The device attaches via rails to the pistol, under the barrel, and creates a small laser dot very near the point of bullet impact (within certain ranges). It was developed in the 1990s under the Offensive Handgun Weapon System (OHWS) program run by USSOCOM.[1]

The "official" SOCOM LAM is the one manufactured by Insight Technology.[2] It consists of a laser projector on the left side of the LAM and two flashlights on the right side. One setting of the laser produces a visible light dot, while another produces infra-red light which can only be seen while wearing night vision goggles. The illuminator has a rectangular white light flashlight unit on the upper part and a rectangular infra-red flashlight unit on the lower part.

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  1. ^ Cutshaw, Charles Q. (28 February 2011). Tactical Small Arms of the 21st Century: A Complete Guide to Small Arms From Around the World. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 75. ISBN 1-4402-2709-8. 
  2. ^ Jane's Electro-optic Systems. Jane's Information Group. 2005. p. 265.