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IronCreationsLLC
03-22-2007, 10:15 PM
I just built a AR15 pistol. It is practical for just about nothing I know, but its kind of cool. I was looking to put one of those green lasers on it, they are supposed to be good in the daylight, I have been looking, and they are anywhere from $50.00 to over $500.00 . I have no idea what makes one any better than the other. I know a $500.00 one should be better than a cheaper one, but why? I am not looking for the best one out there, just something that works good enough to shoot with, i shoot at a private range, in the woods. The red laser on my AR rifle works good in low light, but i need something to work in the daylight. The pistol is cool, but you cant shoot it like a pistol very well, so i was going to mount the laser to the bayo lug on the bottom so i could shoot from any position. Any thoughts on what would be good without spending to much??? thanks....Jeff

hoffmang
03-22-2007, 10:24 PM
Please tell us that you do not live in California or if you do that you have an NFA tax stamp and a registered AW?

-Gene

blkA4alb
03-22-2007, 10:35 PM
I believe he is located in Ohio.

SemiAutoSam
03-22-2007, 10:38 PM
Low at the ends and High in the middle OHHH HI OHHH.

DEVO

I believe he is located in Ohio.

IronCreationsLLC
03-22-2007, 10:48 PM
yep Ohio. just about everything is legal.

blkA4alb
03-22-2007, 10:49 PM
yep Ohio. just about everything is legal.

Glad to hear that, and welcome to the board. We have *slightly* more restrictive gun laws here.

Back to the original question, I have no idea :D .

IronCreationsLLC
03-22-2007, 10:56 PM
Nice board, I am on a few others to, there is alot of good information here, I like the way it is set up here to, can i donate to the site to help out? For every tripod i sell here in the group buy, i would like to donate to help this site out to. plus i may need some help here and there. ...Jeff

hoffmang
03-22-2007, 10:57 PM
Sorry to worry and welcome. California is not the progressive gun mecca of Ohio...

Welcome and thanks for participating.

And about your question - I've actually been surprised by how useful the Red Crimson Trace lasers are even in daylight.

-Gene

ivanimal
03-22-2007, 11:23 PM
My son has a green laser pen that is really bright at all times. He can light a match with it if he holds it close and steady for a little while.:eek: This one is rated for 10 mile visibility

I can only imagine what the blue lasers can do they are 50 mile rated.

Tweak338
03-22-2007, 11:47 PM
http://www.wickedlasers.com
Visible for miles upon miles, even in daylight.
Burns through black garbage bags at 10miles.
melts plastic.
pops baloons.
lights paper on fire.

thoose are real lasers

maxicon
03-23-2007, 9:23 AM
Back to the original topic...

If I were going to buy a green laser to play around with, I'd get one from this guy for $150:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=23&t=318369

He's got a good reputation on his other stuff, and I've bought a few things from him with no problems. You can buy stuff that looks just like his on ebay cheaper, but whether it's the same, I don't know.

I haven't seen much feedback on his green lasers, but here are some reviews on a few green lasers. Sounds like the bottom-feeder (sub-$100) ebay lasers are pretty risky:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=20&t=312148
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=20&t=304599

IronCreationsLLC
03-23-2007, 10:43 AM
It shows out of stock on his webb site, but lots of good info there, thanks. I may wait a couple weeks for the Knob Creek machine gun shoot in Ky. maybe be able to find something there. I was looking for info on how they were made and stuff, looks like most of it is on AR15.com, good link. I am going to shoot the thing tomorrow, should be loud and a big fireball. it is .223 with a 7 1/2" barrel. Thanks..

scewper
03-23-2007, 11:23 AM
http://www.wickedlasers.com
Visible for miles upon miles, even in daylight.
Burns through black garbage bags at 10miles.
melts plastic.
pops baloons.
lights paper on fire.

thoose are real lasers

Like Tweak suggested, you're pretty much paying for how much power or mW the laser has. More power equals more burning capability and more brightness. Be careful with those green ones though, they can be dangerous, to your eyes, if you don't know what you're doing. I'm pretty sure they give you safety glasses with each laser, or maybe you buy them separately. I didn't read through much of that website.

freonr22
01-03-2010, 1:24 PM
we are definitely not in the same spot as we were then, Gene