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Old 06-29-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Pistol laser recommendations

Hey guys. Pretty much what the title says. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with any cheaper lasers that have worked awesome for you. I'm leaning towards something low profile, but I'm not super worries about that. Thanks!
 
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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I've tried 5 different cheap lasers.. they all failed after 15-100rnds.

I have a crimson trace on my xdsc, works like a charm?
 
Old 06-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yeah you get what you pay for, and any kind of defensive weapon no way in hell would I buy a cheap laser and hope it works.

I have Crimson Trace laser guards on several handguns, they're great. LaserMax, Veridian, etc all make good quality lasers.
 
Old 06-30-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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I have a Lasermax on my LC9 and it has been shot with a lot, it's still spot on. Crimson trace on my J frame is definitely a brighter laser. I like them both. I'm thinking about getting a green Laser but have a hard time convincing myself that it's worth an extra $100.
 
Old 06-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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Oh yeah. I didn't mean the best 12 dollar airsoft laser on amazon. Just if there's any solid less expensive options.
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I have a Lasermax on my LC9 and it has been shot with a lot, it's still spot on. Crimson trace on my J frame is definitely a brighter laser. I like them both. I'm thinking about getting a green Laser but have a hard time convincing myself that it's worth an extra $100.
I read that green lasers run through batteries MUCH quicker than red lasers.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 07:21 AM   #6
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Yes green does eat batteries faster. Works better in daylight. Red is better at night.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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the ones I tried ranged from $59-129

They all sucked. I don't think they can stand up to the concussion generated by pistols?

I never tried them on rifles (as they were to dim to be useful) They might do better on a .223
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:01 PM   #8
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Green lasers eat batteries faster? No shit? Learn something new every day.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:39 PM   #9
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Green lasers eat batteries faster? No shit? Learn something new every day.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not... But if not it's because they have to convert wavelengths and generate heat. Or something like that.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:50 PM   #10
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I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not... But if not it's because they have to convert wavelengths and generate heat. Or something like that.
Not sarcastic. Totally serious. I didn't know that.
 
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