If you're mounting the NOD behind an EOTech there's absolutely no requirement for an IR laser, you're just providing an aiming point for other NVG users to shoot at you.
True. But this is just a placeholder setup. That is a real steel NV that is actually my grandfather's, costs around $4000. No way am I taking that to the field. My NVS that is on its way has just an IR light; I really wish there was a way to disable the laser on my current one. (I have taped the laser portion before, so that could be an answer). And my field I play on would be trigger's paradise; 98% of the people there are 15-16yo's who aren't very good at airsoft, but they are having fun (which is what's important); Ive been to two night games there and only one other person had NV; on a stock BAR 10 no less .