Green laser focus vs red

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers/Lights' started by onespeedbiker, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. onespeedbiker

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    This is not a which is better thread, instead it's about the focus or sharpness of a green laser. I recently bought 2 Crimson Trace Rail Master for my Glock; CMR-201 (red) and CMR-206 (green). I actually bought the green laser sight first and noticed the laser dot was not the focused dot I am used to seeing with red lasers. Just to be sure I bought the red version, and immediately saw the difference. At 10 yards with the red laser I can keep all my rounds in a 2" circle, while with the green laser the pattern opens up to 4-5 inches due to the lack of focused dot. Is this just normal about green lasers, or is it something I should be talking the Crimson Trace about.
     
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    The green should be a pin point too. Definately contact CT.
     

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    Any grunge on the lens will distort the size/shape of the dot.
    I'd clean the exterior lens in accordance with the instructions before talking to them.
     
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    Thanks for responding.. The more I looked at it, the more I think is my old eyes. When I actually shined both together on the same surface I saw both where the same size and focus. Using a laser means after 40 years, I have to retrain my eyes from focusing on the sights to focusing on the target. I seem to be able to focus on a red dot better than green, so I think I just need more time with the green.
     
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    I'm also suffering from advanced middle age, so I've been trying out some lasers as well.

    I've noticed the green is so bright on light-colored surfaces that the dot seems much bigger. Try to shine them on a darker object that isn't so reflective, you may get a better idea of the true size and shape of the dot.

    I also practice on targets of varying color for the same reason; the laser dot changes quite a bit depending on the color and surface texture of your "target".

    I want to minimize surprises in case I ever need to use one for defense.

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    Remember to the THUGS Red means stop, and green means go.
    I carry a red one.