View Full Version : Whats the practical distance for a laser?

04-14-2009, 9:36 AM
Does anyone (LEO or MIL maybe) have any ideas as to the practical max distance for using a rifle mounted laser or even a mounted light? I'm thinking maybe 25 yards?

04-14-2009, 9:44 AM
depends on the laser, I have a utg green one on my ar and it's clearly visible to 25 yards in direct daylight. If I had perfect vision I could see it out to 100 yards probably, red not so much. There are much better 5mw green lasers but this one works for the money.

04-14-2009, 9:44 AM
the green ones goes further... and the ones that are used to target even further... but you are not buying those anytime soon

04-14-2009, 9:56 AM
I know this wasn't your question, but for rifles and carbines I much prefer a red-dot sight over a laser. You still have "both-eyes-open, eyes-on-target" ability, they're just as fast to acquire with a modicum of practice, they don't project any light which could betray your position, and you can shoot right out to the practical range of a tactical rifle. I definitely see the value of a laser on a handgun or defensive shotgun, however.