Reader question: I’m trying to find the best laser light combo for a pistol. What should I know before buying one? Also, can you review some of these?
Lasers, or Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, have now become major tools for training, whether in the military, in the academy, or in science and medical researches.
For tactical purposes, lasers can also be used to complement a weapon’s illumination.
Lasers are highly useful for hunters and gun-owners for the following reasons:
With enough light, lasers make it possible for you to take out a target without looking at your sights
– Lasers are a good back up to your sights
– They emit some degree of illumination
– The glowing red or green dot is an advantage for individuals with ageing eyes.
Mounting a laser sight on your firearm would naturally be good, but without light to go with it such laser would not be as effective. The smart thing to do would be to get the best laser light combo there is. The best combinations are listed here, to help you make a choice.
SureFire X400 Ultra-High Output LED and Laser Weapon
The SureFire X400 Ultra-High Output LED and Laser Weapon is a versatile piece of laser light that can be mounted to railed pistols or to non-railed ones through adapter mounts or to long firearms equipped with Picatinny rail.
After mounting and having zeroed it in, it hardly ever needs re-zeroing since its strong Nylok screws won’t easily pluck out.
The item’s ultra-high LED produces 500 lumen output with TLR lens for pinpoint and long-range functions, and brings out a high intensity 5mw/635nm red-laser sight which can be visible in daytime or even when engulfed by its penetrating beam.
Depending on your necessities the Ultra can be tailored with optional pistol grip switches and remote switches for use on long gun.
It also features a quick-detach rail clamp for smooth and effortless operation. It is made of high-grade aircraft aluminum with Mil-Spec anodized finish; an impact-resistant polymer, and a coated toughened lens.
You can get this beauty at a price range between $450 and $550. It might be onerously expensive, but, like when you buy optics, why scrimp on a very important accessory that will eventually affect your shooting performance?
Lasertac Compact Green Laser Sight Tactical Light Combo for Rifles and Pistols
The Lasertac tactical light combo is definitely a neat and compact laser light unit, and it’s downright inexpensive – just over a hundred bucks!
It’s lightweight and small enough for a full size pistol, yet it’s powerful enough to mount on a rifle. It’s perfect for powerful pistols such as Glock, Smith & Wesson M&P, and Sig Sauer.
It features an integrated and fully adjustable 5mw/532nm bright and crisp green laser sight for windage and elevation and greater illumination to a 220-lumen LED flashlight, which is mighty perfect for day and night applications.
Lasertac offers a 3-mode operation: laser only; light only; or both laser and light simultaneously – plus a LED light dual selection of Steady or Strobe application.
The unit provides an easy-to-operate ON/OFF ambidextrous switches, and includes a CR123A rechargeable battery with runtimes of: one (1) hour with light and laser on, and; eight (8) hours with laser alone. This product comes with a one-year Warranty.
Streamlight TLR-2 Rail-Mounted Tactical Light with Integrated Green Aiming Laser
The Streamlight TLR-2 Rail-Mounted Tactical Light with Integrated Green Aiming Laser is a sturdy piece that provides a C4 LED to deliver a penetrating 6,300 candela peak beam with 200 lumens illumination – all powered by two (2) CR123A batteries which come with the package.
With its blinding light output and disorienting strobe light, this item might as well be perfect for self-defense maneuvers.
The Integrated Green Aiming Laser works well within a temperature range of about 32 to 104 degrees F.
Its casing is made of top-quality machined aircraft aluminum with fully anodized finish and Borofloat high-temperature glass lens for durability and high performance.
The unit is highly versatile which can be mounted firmly on a wide range of guns in your arsenal.
The Streamlight TLR-2 can hurt your budget a lot for about $300, but this just might be the right fit for your gun. So why not try it? It’s covered with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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