Day laser sights

Day laser sights

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    Day laser sights

    Is there such a thing as a laser sighting device for a handgun which will produce a visible target in daytime?


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    The new green lasers. Highly visible in almost any daytime scenario. Very bright!

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    Although the green shows up a little better, the red ones are fine in daylight as well.....
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    GREEN = usually more expensive.

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    Green - They draw more power than the red so your battery life is a little shorter. The only other issue with the green is the beam is more visible. With the reds you usually only see the dot, some times when there is a lot of dust or smoke in the air you can see the beam. The beams on the greens tend to be more visible, which could give away your position if you're shooting from a concealed position. Most people using them on their EDC guns wouldn't have to worry about that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    GREEN = usually more expensive.
    The green lasers will cost you more since the require more "electronics". Green lasers start out as an IR laser and manipulated, that costs power and money.

    Green is the color the eye picks up best, and will wash out less in bright light.
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    While the green is more visible in daylight, for a handgun laser a good red laser is all you should need at any SD distances in all but the brightest light conditions. My crimson trace works fine in bright daylight out to 25-30 yds.

    The green laser is designed for use on long arms in daylight when the distances extend way out.

    Also, the difference in price alone makes it not very cost efficient for a handgun laser, IMHO.

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    Severe cold will also affect the green lasers operation. Red lasers work very well on lighter colored backgrounds/targets. The darker the background/target, the more it will wash out. Darker colors absorb more light, lighter colors reflect more light. I agree on the higher cost and why, and the fact that at SD distances under artificial lighting may not be that much of an issue with the red lasers. Like any of the tools we use, they have their limitations (both red and green).

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    The guy at Academy said yesterday that only semiautomatics (and only those with a rack at the bottom of the barrel) can accept lasers. Any reason to doubt his observation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInTexas View Post
    The guy at Academy said yesterday that only semiautomatics (and only those with a rack at the bottom of the barrel) can accept lasers. Any reason to doubt his observation?
    Um, yeah. Doubt away. There are plenty of lasers that go places other than on a rail under the barrel:

    Crimson Trace laser grips - avaiable for most semi's and revolvers
    Laser Max has one that replaces the guide rod.

    I AM sure plenty of other examples are available from others.

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    The price of green lasers is coming down a heap, but as it was pointed out, battery life is about a third of red, in low light you can trace the beam back to the point of origin, not so with the red, but while the red is only good for a few feet in daylight the green is good to go for 30 feet in full sunlight. and the cat prefers the green to the red in chase the dot n it drives them insane trying to hold onto a spot of light.
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    and the cat prefers the green to the red in chase the dot n it drives them insane trying to hold onto a spot of light.
    So you do that too huh? Always good for some laughs! Good exercise for the kitty. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    ..... but while the red is only good for a few feet in daylight......

    Stop buy'n them cheap lasers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Bouquett View Post
    Stop buy'n them cheap lasers!!
    Humm my M6X and my TLR-2 cheap... but together they still cost more than most guns...
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    Don't need no stinkin' lasers...
    When you get chosen to be victimized in a WalMart parking lot, and the adrenaline starts to flow...you won't even remember you have a laser...good luck!
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