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Green Laser

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by drmajor, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. drmajor

    drmajor New Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Thinking of a Green Laser for my GP100- 6".

    I have a Crimson Trace RED laser on my S&W642. Great at night or low light. Poor in daylight.

    Anyone have experience with Green Lasers?

    I plan to use it for hunting hogs.
  2. SabbathWolf

    SabbathWolf member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Eastern Kansas
    I had a Viridian green laser for a while.
    It was bright as heck during the day.
    But....it ate batteries like crazy and seemed like it was dead every other time I turned around.
    It's truly a trade-off.
  3. picsfx

    picsfx New Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    green vs. red

    I thought about getting the green laser but some advertise that you can see the green line from the muzzle to the dot. (one said it looked like a light saber). I would think in some scenarios you would want to have the advantage of being less visible. Certainly not a green LINE pointing the way to where the round's are coming from. Just my opinion. I bought the red one.
  4. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Mentor

    May 29, 2003
    I'm into (good) lasers big time. I actually don't know how many I have. I practice low light/dark laser/light shooting several evenings a week (home range).

    A few years ago I bought a (expensive, $400) Green laser. It is now in my junk box. WAY TOO bright for low light/dark and not bright enough for Sunlight days.
  5. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Mentor

    Nov 30, 2008
    Frozen North
    Green is the most 'center' spectrum of light for human vision, and as such, is easier to see
    red affects night vision less...the brighter the laser, the more of a power hog it'll be.
  6. 481

    481 Participating Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    That's why I got the red laser. The vast majority of time I'll be using it will be for clearance in the dark environs of my home- in daylight scenarios, I prefer to rely on my iron sights.
  7. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Mentor

    Feb 12, 2011
    A cabin in the woods, on the way to nothing.
    I agree with all the others. Another note, green lasers do not work real well in colder temps. Not saying don't do it, just noting the fact. If it were me, I'd look at that rechargeable "Genesis" model from Lasermax. I just bought a red rail master from CT. They make a green too. cool little laser

    Bought a G-Lad from Sig Sauer, stopped working first time out and I was shooting a P556. Low recoil, and it broke. POS, don't buy it.
  8. RiverratMike

    RiverratMike New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Lewiston, ID
    Here is my short version: TLR and especially Crimson Trace are reliable good shooters but I like the green flashing or solid laser beam and the bright white light a lot better. OK, fine but I have had an X5L Viridian on my Sig P226 and, when it works, it performs very well. It has been back to the shop twice (both problems fixed) but now the green beam goes very diffuse occasionally. Not reliable, best to wait until Crimson Trace gets their act together and puts out an updated model.
  9. herrwalther

    herrwalther Senior Member

    May 1, 2013
    I have a Virdian C5L laser and plan on getting an X5L eventually. I use rechargeable batteries to offset the cost of buying CR2s every time I turn around. I have used it during hot (104) days and cold (-10) days and works fine in both. Farthest away I have been able to see the dot in broad sunlight was about 35 meters and much farther, around 100 meters at night. The beam on mine diffuses but is easily fixed by taking a Qtip to clean the lense. Unfortunately in your case Viridian does not make a grip laser for revolvers, and I don't think they will anytime soon.

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