Green laser light combo?


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Matt Dillon
February 25, 2013, 01:40 PM
Folks, I'm considering adding a light to a handgun. I have been looking at some stream lights, but they have red lasers, and I really want one with a powerful flashlight as well as a green laser. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice for a quality unit that might work on a Beretta 92fs? Thanks for your help in advance!

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Ehtereon11B
February 26, 2013, 10:58 AM
Viridian. X5L model for a powerful flashlight that hangs past the barrel on most firearms. Not sure on the Beretta. C5L model for more compact and dimmer (100L) flashlight.

Matt Dillon
February 28, 2013, 11:20 PM
Folks, I went ahead and purchased a Beamshot GB9001G. I wanted something like a streamlight TL2S, but I didn't see any Streamlights with a green laser. The Green laser is really bright, but I have a few issues with this unit, and I'm asking your advice as I may return it.
First of all, this device doesn't use a CR123 battery. It uses a built in Lithium polymer battery, and it is charged via a micro usb port. The unit comes with a usb cable and a car charger. The issue I have with this, is that I have this unit mounted on a "Tick" rail adapter for the Beretta 92FS. The Tick seems to work very well, and seems like a good rail platform. The problem is, the Micro usb port is covered by the Tick, when mounted to it. So, in order for me to charge the unit, I have to not only remove the tick rail mount from the gun, but I also have to entirely remove the Laser light from the tick, in order to be able to plug in the micro USB port.
Also, I'm not sure how many charges this unit will accept, nor if I can replace the battery myself. I am going to determine this as I evaluate this unit. As far as functionality, I put 80 rounds with it mounted and it worked flawlessly. I was able to see the green dot at 25 feet at 4:00 in the afternoon with no problem. The laser did actually improve my shooting quite a bit this afternoon. The light works great, is quite bright, and both the laser and the light also have a strobe mode. I'm just not sure of the quality, the battery, the whole recharging thing, and I like Streamlight but I also really like the green laser.
Does anyone know if the Streamlight TLS2's battery compartment door is also located in the rear of the unit? If so, I would have to do the same with the Streamlight unit. Any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated, thanks so much in advance!

backbencher
February 28, 2013, 11:50 PM
So the question is, does the laser retain zero after charging it? If yes, keep. If no, return - flawed design.

Gottahaveone
February 28, 2013, 11:52 PM
Another vote for the Viridian C5L. I have one on a Springfield XD-45 Tactical as my nightstand gun, and the light is as bright as you could reasonably expect a handgun light to be. I have heavy woods to within 50 feet of the back of my house, and it will easily light up the tree line.

The green laser is just plain awesome, with a dot that is clearly visible in full daylight. And Viridian's customer support is second to none.

bill3424
March 1, 2013, 12:05 AM
Isn't there a Surefire X400 with a green laser or maybe it hasn't been released yet???

Matt Dillon
March 1, 2013, 10:32 AM
As far as I can tell, without taking it to the range and firing it, it looks as though it retains the position it had when I sighted it in at the range a few hours earlier.

Matt Dillon
March 3, 2013, 01:19 AM
Has anyone else tried this model of Beamshot? Do all of the laser/light combos load their batteries or charge these lights from the rear of the device?

B!ngo
March 4, 2013, 07:58 PM
Folks, I went ahead and purchased a Beamshot GB9001G. I wanted something like a streamlight TL2S, but I didn't see any Streamlights with a green laser. The Green laser is really bright, but I have a few issues with this unit, and I'm asking your advice as I may return it.
First of all, this device doesn't use a CR123 battery. It uses a built in Lithium polymer battery, and it is charged via a micro usb port. The unit comes with a usb cable and a car charger. The issue I have with this, is that I have this unit mounted on a "Tick" rail adapter for the Beretta 92FS. The Tick seems to work very well, and seems like a good rail platform. The problem is, the Micro usb port is covered by the Tick, when mounted to it. So, in order for me to charge the unit, I have to not only remove the tick rail mount from the gun, but I also have to entirely remove the Laser light from the tick, in order to be able to plug in the micro USB port.
Also, I'm not sure how many charges this unit will accept, nor if I can replace the battery myself. I am going to determine this as I evaluate this unit. As far as functionality, I put 80 rounds with it mounted and it worked flawlessly. I was able to see the green dot at 25 feet at 4:00 in the afternoon with no problem. The laser did actually improve my shooting quite a bit this afternoon. The light works great, is quite bright, and both the laser and the light also have a strobe mode. I'm just not sure of the quality, the battery, the whole recharging thing, and I like Streamlight but I also really like the green laser.
Does anyone know if the Streamlight TLS2's battery compartment door is also located in the rear of the unit? If so, I would have to do the same with the Streamlight unit. Any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated, thanks so much in advance!
So, this USB design makes no sense at all. Even if you didn't have to disassemble the unit to get access to the charger, how many people have AC power in their safes? I know that green lasers are power-hungry, but this is just not the way to address the problem.
I'd send it back.
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Ehtereon11B
March 4, 2013, 09:35 PM
So, this USB design makes no sense at all. Even if you didn't have to disassemble the unit to get access to the charger, how many people have AC power in their safes? I know that green lasers are power-hungry, but this is just not the way to address the problem.
I'd send it back.

Most safes have AC capability or access. How do you think GoldenRods and similar dehumidifying devices are installed? Before I bought my safe I was considering buying a safe that had an outlet right in the safe with USB power ports. Green lasers are not all that power hungry. But the batteries are pretty expensive if you paractice with it often. I have a Viridian C5L that runs on the near impossible to find CR2 3V battery. I did some research and bought a charger with 2 rechargeable batteries. I rotate out the battery in my C5L every 2 weeks or so and it goes right back in the holster.

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