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Green or Red
09-20-2014, 07:57 PM
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Green or Red
Which laser sight do you have, green or red?
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09-21-2014, 02:21 AM
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Neither yet, bit I would like the green personally... That's what I'll be shopping for. Maybe a small one for my XDs.

I'm also torn... I've had some people warn me about becoming dependent on the laser when I've mentioned them
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09-21-2014, 05:40 PM
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I don't care for them myself. Shows me how much I shake and distracts me.
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09-21-2014, 07:09 PM
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Never really thought about it being a distraction... I could see it making me take longer to make the shot because I'm trying to find the laser instead of going off training and using the site.

Seems like something I'd buy, enjoy using it here and there. Can't say much though.. Haha I haven't tried one at all
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09-21-2014, 07:46 PM (This post was last modified: 09-21-2014 07:47 PM by The Great Oz.)
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The only purpose for a laser is when you really can't make the shot because you can't get your sights on target. I.E from under the car.
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09-25-2014, 10:38 AM
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Steve New recommended green for my needs, wants and gotta haves. I've known Steve for a better part of my life and know he won't steer "anyone" wrong. I picked up a relatively inexpensive one at Red Dot.

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09-25-2014, 12:09 PM
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I'd believe what he says as well. Haha did he give any particular reason for green?

He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

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09-25-2014, 12:59 PM (This post was last modified: 09-25-2014 01:11 PM by Brian S.)
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(09-21-2014 05:40 PM)MikeRioux Wrote:  I don't care for them myself. Shows me how much I shake and distracts me.

Mike does your laser shake more than 3" groupings?

Seriously now...My preferences-
Handgun target shooting-target sights.
Centerfire rifle for hunting or sniper usage-good scope.
Shotgun for bird shooting-hi-vis bead
Shotgun for home defense 18.5"barrel...sights are optional.

What's your preferences. I'm always open to other options.

(09-25-2014 12:09 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  I'd believe what he says as well. Haha did he give any particular reason for green?

Green=Better visibility in daylight.

Seems to make sence as we see construction safety vest's are hi vis green, chartreuse, fire-tiger...all the same.

I'm a bit surprised the DNR hasn't gone to bright green rather than orange or at least made it an option. Could be orange is an LEO warning of firearms present...

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09-25-2014, 01:50 PM
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Brian S - LOL no, but still shows me shaking and I find it distracts me. Just call me ole school.
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09-25-2014, 02:01 PM
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Makes sense. I only picked liking green better cause my brother had a green laser we would play with. Lol but I could see the shake being distracting. I want to see how much I shake.

And I think you got it on the head for the use of the orange vests. Firearms/hunting are the first things to come to mind when I see orange. I guess besides construction zones... But even then it's a thought

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09-25-2014, 02:33 PM (This post was last modified: 09-25-2014 02:36 PM by Brian S.)
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(09-25-2014 01:50 PM)mikereddot Wrote:  Brian S - LOL no, but still shows me shaking and I find it distracts me. Just call me ole school.

Ole school is good, it's like riding a bike without training wheels, you never forget how...

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09-25-2014, 11:10 PM
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(09-25-2014 12:09 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  I'd believe what he says as well. Haha did he give any particular reason for green?

The human eye picks up the most variants of the color green. It is the easiest for us to spot, so it makes sense to use a green laser for any time of day, even bright sunlight conditions.

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09-26-2014, 10:17 AM
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That would probably make sense why we like it more. Now I have an actual good reason for wanting the green one!

He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

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09-26-2014, 10:12 PM
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Good deal! Check out Viridian's line of product. They make some cool schtuffs.

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09-27-2014, 11:46 AM
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I do like viridian's products. I'd looked at them before just haven't been ready to make the commitment for the price yet... Hopefully one of these days though!

He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

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10-01-2014, 01:26 PM
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It is worth the investment! I need to get a C5L. Love those things

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10-01-2014, 05:03 PM
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Hmmm... I have used the StreamLight TLR-4 on my pistol. It has a red laser (green is available for like $180 more). It is cost effective (about $117). 110 lumens. Seems plenty bright indoors. The thing I like about it is that it is shorter. Doesn't stick out way past the muzzle.
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10-01-2014, 06:55 PM
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I should look into something soonish... Do you have anything you mount to your long guns?

He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

— Luke 22:36, NIV
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10-01-2014, 07:39 PM
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(10-01-2014 06:55 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  I should look into something soonish... Do you have anything you mount to your long guns?

I never even considered lights on my long guns till I read this forum. I always considered my primary house gun a Springfield XD (.40SW), which I have a flashlight on. I wouldn't put one on my .308 rifles. I however have ordered one for my AR. I chose an StreamLight TLR-1 HL light (630 Lumens) price was like $145. I am not sure if I should mount it on the AR or a 870. What do you think. I don't think I would use the AR indoors ever, as there are other homes within 100 yds. Steve New says that the AR is less risky penetration wise than pistol ammo, and from what I have found he is correct.
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10-01-2014, 09:00 PM
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I was asking because I was curious about using one on the shotgun at some point. But if I had an AR I think that would be my choice... Frangible rounds being better for indoors like Steve said... But since I don't yet I was wondering for shotguns =]

He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

— Luke 22:36, NIV
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