it is said the green is brighter and easier to pick up quickly.
and no, the taser's laser is not for intimidation, and a professional does not point their weapon for intimidation purposes!
Green lasers are supposed to be brighter and easier to see in daylight/lit room conditions. They have a shorter wavelength, and I think they're higher power. Generally, more expensive, too.
I know one thing. As far as the lasers on tazers are concerned, I can reasonably see, or think, of no other reason to have one on a tazer except to let the person that is about to be on the other end know that they have been targeted and that the sizzle is imminent. Resistence at that point, is futile.
The issue is in the dark you can see the beam.. And when you shine them on the wall you get flash blinded.. As a tactical stand point you wouldnt want to use one indoors or at night.
Plus the green laser is not built like a red laser, a red laser uses a simple red laser diode, its similar to think of this kind of like an LED light, it can take a lot of abuse.
On the other hand the green laser uses an IR laser diode, then it runs it into various optics and crystals which change the IR wavelength into green 532nm wavelength. The issue is if the optics and crystals become misaligned then bam your lasers dead.
BAC, we are encouraged to fiddle with the lasers to see if we like them or not.
Airborne, yup, IR is useless during the day, but I'd bet your device has a visible laser on it to, if the Marine Corp's hand me downs have em, then the Army surely does.
What Sixto is trying to get across is how rapidly such encounts occur and how fast they are over. You will have no more time than time to react. If you have not trained yourself for such an intense and rapid encounter you run a great chance of loosing.
If all you do is shoot at silloute targets in a bang.....bang.....bang method, when you get in a bangbangbangbang situation you will be waaaaay behind in your response.
The other main difference between red and green lasers is the complexity of their construction. In simple terms a red laser consists of a circuit board, red laser diode and a focusing lens. Green lasers on the other hand are much more complex because there are no green laser diodes that can be used. Instead an infrared (808nm) diode is used with a combination of special crystals and a filter to produce green laser light.
Oh boy... we have a long way to go.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Sometimes officer safety/tactics does equal intimidation. If a BG is scared to react after having a weapon pointed at him or her, that would be intimidation but it would also be officer safety. If I can scare the BG by pointing my weapon at him or her, and cause the BG to comply with my orders, then my job is done without firing a shot.
Since I've said that, my brother's got himself a working laser built from an old DVD burner and other parts that can actually burn stuff (love YouTube). Guess it's family thing.