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    Viridian Laser

    just wondered how many of you guys own a viridian green laser...i plan on getting one on my sr9...just wanting some input on the product

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    Dont own one, but have thought about them. They are very nice in design.
    But you can buy red lasers for hundreds less. True they will not work in the day light. But they will work in doors and at night.

    I have found the V lasers for around 200. but mostly they are around 300. and as nice as it would be to have one. 300 is just to hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1911 View Post
    True they will not work in the day light.
    Why?

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    Not to get too technical it is due to the light spectrum - red lasers blend in with the daylight and are hard to see while green is further away from the daylight light spectrum and are able to be seen.

    I have a bore sight red laser and have to use a special reflective target to see it during daylight to sight in my scope. In the house, on a cloudy day or in the dark the red laser does just fine.

    The only thing I don't like about the Viridian is the huge package it comes in. Maybe it is needed to produce the green laser but I wouldn't want that hanging off the front of the handgun and also have to purchase a special holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post
    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    Not to get too technical it is due to the light spectrum - red lasers blend in with the daylight and are hard to see while green is further away from the daylight light spectrum and are able to be seen.

    I have a bore sight red laser and have to use a special reflective target to see it during daylight to sight in my scope. In the house, on a cloudy day or in the dark the red laser does just fine.

    The only thing I don't like about the Viridian is the huge package it comes in. Maybe it is needed to produce the green laser but I wouldn't want that hanging off the front of the handgun and also have to purchase a special holster.
    While you are pretty much right on the money with this there is one other reason. And that is wattage out put of the lasers. If you look at the out put of a normal red and the Viridian green you will notice the VG laser uses much more power. Your expected battery life on the V Laser is half or less than a normal red laser.
    But even if you cranked the red up to the VG level it would still be hard to see because of the spectrum reasons given by Salty.
    There are however other green lasers available that are much smaller than the V.

    Laser Max.

    http://www.lasermax.com/
    http://www.botachtactical.com
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    Here is the laser max sight and another for some easy info.

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    Now here's a dumb ass chiming in - because I know not of what I speak

    But I've read several articles that have stated that the green laser are much easier for the human eye to see in light or dark.


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    I don't doubt that at all. For the same reasons given by SaltyDog.

    But I think that it has to do with Green being in the middle of the visible part of the spectrum as illustrated by this chart, Red is closer to the infrared end of the spectrum where our eyes do not see quite so well.



    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1911 View Post
    While you are pretty much right on the money with this there is one other reason. And that is wattage out put of the lasers.
    Thanks for the info Freedom - that probably explains the large package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    Thanks for the info Freedom - that probably explains the large package.
    Well your explanation covered 90+% of the whys and wherefores, the biggest reasons behind it all, the wattage output was the only thing I could think of that you did not cover. So I was just adding it.

    So thanks but it should be,
    Good job SaltyDog. Because you covered the biggest/most important part.

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