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green or red laser

hk-91hk-91 Member Posts: 10,050
edited December 2006 in General Discussion
whats the difference between the green and red lasers. i want to get one for a 223 pistol that i want to build next year. some one told me that the green laser shows up better during the day. but how does it show up at night.

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  • williamprynnwilliamprynn Member Posts: 353 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    NATO used red lasers, Warsaw pact used green lasers. NVA and VC used green lasers.
  • CaptplaidCaptplaid Member Posts: 20,201 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I once heard green lasers put out a more visible line rather than just a dot.

    I wasn't terrible impressed with the example.
  • SixPacSixPac Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Why limit it to one or the other? Mount em both on there.
  • tomahawktomahawk Member Posts: 11,826
    edited November -1
    some folks say green is better in low light conditions and red being better in daytime. ive got a red and like it
  • NwcidNwcid Member Posts: 10,674
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by williamprynn
    NATO used red lasers, Warsaw pact used green lasers. NVA and VC used green lasers.


    I didnt know they used that many laser sights in the Vietnam war. That seems a little ahead of their time. Now red and green tracer are another story. What about orange tracers and the other colors that are out there.
  • SG_NinerSG_Niner Member Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    standerd green at 40kw you can see tthe beam trace.At 120kw to 150kw
    you can pop ballons and burn holes in dark rubbers.
    40kw under a hundred and 120-150kw on ebay about 175 and up.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    GO WITH RED!!

    Jeff
  • acdoddacdodd Member Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by williamprynn
    NATO used red lasers, Warsaw pact used green lasers. NVA and VC used green lasers.


    Are you sure that wasn't tracers the NVA used?
    Not a lot of weapon mounted Lasers around in the 60s
    AC
  • dcon12dcon12 Member Posts: 30,832 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by hk-91
    whats the difference between the green and red


    I am guessing kindergarten was not a walk in the park for you. Don
  • sotheresothere Member Posts: 1,414 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dcon12
    quote:Originally posted by hk-91
    whats the difference between the green and red


    I am guessing kindergarten was not a walk in the park for you. Don


    Evidently Don saves his best material for the end of the year.[:D]
  • hk-91hk-91 Member Posts: 10,050
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dcon12
    quote:Originally posted by hk-91
    whats the difference between the green and red


    I am guessing kindergarten was not a walk in the park for you. Don


    i was thinking about changing my wording just because i knew i would get that kind of response out of you don. but I'm glade i didn't because then i would have missed out of a good laugh if i had done that. half the time that i send on this forum I'm laughing at some smartazz remark you made.
  • staind460staind460 Member Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    i have a a green pen laser . . . so far i estimate that on a dark night i can see it hit a hillside well over 2 clicks away

    it is fairly large so i do not think it would be practical as a weapon mounted sight
  • Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    You can buy green lasers much more powerful than a red laser.

    Since it's a weapon....go with something that has dual use....targeting and blinding.
  • kimberkidkimberkid Member Posts: 8,837 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dcon12
    quote:Originally posted by hk-91
    whats the difference between the green and red


    I am guessing kindergarten was not a walk in the park for you. Don
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  • joevee1446joevee1446 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    From my experience the green laser sights are more visible and more useful during day light. Red lasers are not as useful during daytime and are hard to locate when placed on a target. US military forces seem to prefer the green laser as the best all around laser sight.

    Just my two cents worth.
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