green or red laser?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by mountainman13, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Let the argument begin.
     
  2. JTEX

    JTEX New Member

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    GREEN or nothing.
    That is all.
     

  3. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Red,

    Green is easier for the human eye to detect but the added engineering required to produce laser light in the green color spectrum adds weight, runs WAY hotter, draws more power, and drives up the price.

    Tack
     
  4. hmh

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    It is also not as durable and the temperatures it will operate in are not as extreme. Also to get the most out of a green it needs to warm up.
     
  5. TheOldMan

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    I also vote RED... for all the reasons mentioned. Too expensive to operate and the temp is a major issue...
     
  6. wjnfirearms

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    The biggest advantage to green is that it is visible in brighter light situations. The other arguments stated already do have merit, though. Another consideration for some is color discrimination. If you might have vision issues with discerning certain colors, that might be a reason to go green.
     
  7. dvcguns

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    Red to match my reddots. Consistency is a good thing.
     
  8. Rugers9

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    Green its worth it, in the end.
     
  9. mrm14

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    You can see green laser light at further distance in daylight better than red.
     
  10. THEAKDUDE

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    Military uses green for day and red at night.
     
  11. mjkeat

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    Things must have changed a lot since 05. We didn't use any lasers during the day and only PEQs at night. No non NV visible lasers.

    What are they using lasers for?
     
  12. THEAKDUDE

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    Lazing targets and pointing out enemies. The new lasers are infrared.
     
  13. hmh

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    I got out in 04 and all of our lasers were ir.
     
  14. mjkeat

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    And lazing known and likely points of ambush so the Super Cobras could shoot the hell them.

    So how were the red IR lasers employed during the day?
     
  15. THEAKDUDE

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    the military uses it for everything from missles to bombing runs
     
  16. THEAKDUDE

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    You are pretty behind since 05 a lot has changed. Even the military doesn't use iron sights in basic anymore they use acog to qualify and you can between 4 rifles.
     
  17. Pasquanel

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  18. mjkeat

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    That's why I was asking.

    We used M16A4s with M68s. Nice to see them using ACOGs.

    As far as leg units go I didn't know they were using laser designators outside of their weapon mounted PEQs.
     
  19. THEAKDUDE

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    Its crazy how things are changing for the better and some worse
     
  20. mjkeat

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    So are leg units humping non weapon mounted laser designation devices?