GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2014, 22:26   #1
mcasan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 204
Green is the new Red

So how many of you have swapped out a red laser for a green one or recently ordered a green beam?

I order a $15 red unit to see if I like lasers. If so , I will likely go green if indeed I find them to have greater visibility.
__________________
Glock 19 Gen 4
NRA member
GSSF member
mcasan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 15:10   #2
123me
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 22
Not just in lasers.
123me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 16:11   #3
madoka
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 16
Green is significantly easier to see than red. However, it's usually also significantly more expensive.
madoka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 16:35   #4
bac1023
Senior Member
 
bac1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 90,805
I don't care for any laser, but I would agree that green is much easier to see.
__________________
.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
bac1023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 16:50   #5
janice6
Platinum Membership
NRA
 
janice6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: minnesota
Posts: 18,887


My son and I both purchased Red/Green dots for our .22 target pistols and have had excellent service of the 3 or 4 years we have had them. Green is best, with brightness adjustment. The Red is SOL. $35 each for them from the local Farm store gun dept.
__________________
janice6

"Peace is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". Anonymous

Earp: Not everyone who knows you hates you.
DOC: I know it ain't always easy bein' my friend....but I'll BE THERE when you need me.
janice6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 17:06   #6
Bruce M
Senior Member
 
Bruce M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S FL
Posts: 22,022
Fortunately I can't tell the difference so I just get whichever is less expensive. However it is best to avoid major intersections when I am driving through them.
__________________
Bruce
I never talked to anyone who had to fire their gun who said "I wished I had the smaller gun and fewer rounds with me" Just because you find a hundred people who agree with you on the internet does not mean you're right.
Bruce M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 20:11   #7
sasqwatch2
Senior Member
 
sasqwatch2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce M View Post
Fortunately I can't tell the difference so I just get whichever is less expensive. However it is best to avoid major intersections when I am driving through them.
Red is always the top light. We planned it that way just for you.
sasqwatch2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 21:50   #8
my_old_glock
Senior Member
 
my_old_glock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 145
.


Red lasers are hard to see during the day in foliage or any open area. Red also doesn't show in the snow in either the day or night.

How visible is green in the snow and in daylight?



.
my_old_glock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 21:53   #9
janice6
Platinum Membership
NRA
 
janice6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: minnesota
Posts: 18,887


Quote:
Originally Posted by my_old_glock View Post
.


Red lasers are hard to see during the day in foliage or any open area. Red also doesn't show in the snow in either the day or night.

How visible is green in the snow and in daylight?



.
Extraordinarily good. Green is in the middle of the spectra for eye color sensitivity.
__________________
janice6

"Peace is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". Anonymous

Earp: Not everyone who knows you hates you.
DOC: I know it ain't always easy bein' my friend....but I'll BE THERE when you need me.
janice6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 09:36   #10
fnfalman
Chicks Dig It
 
fnfalman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: California & New Mexico, US
Posts: 56,186


Why do people kept saying that red laser doesn't show up well during the day?

I work construction and I have a handy dandy laser pointer that I use to point out specific things out in the field. Works just as well in the middle of the day Arizona desert as at night or indoors.
__________________
Can you dig it?
fnfalman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 10:12   #11
madoka
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 16
I've got seven red lasers and three green from most the major players: Surefire, Crimson Trace, Streamlight, etc. While the red is visible, the green is way more noticeable.
madoka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 23:21   #12
fnfalman
Chicks Dig It
 
fnfalman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: California & New Mexico, US
Posts: 56,186


Quote:
Originally Posted by madoka View Post
I've got seven red lasers and three green from most the major players: Surefire, Crimson Trace, Streamlight, etc. While the red is visible, the green is way more noticeable.
Yes, the green is way more noticeable, but people are acting as though the red laser just become invisible during daylight or something.

Consider that the red laser is much cheaper not to mention has a wider operating range with ambient temperature...the choice is easy to make.
__________________
Can you dig it?
fnfalman is online now   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 23:36.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,014
225 Members
789 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 16:42