Crimson Trace Green Lasers Are More Visible but Just as Reliable as Red Lasers!

Nov 2, 2012 • News4 Comments

We’ve had a lot of zombie stuff going on at OpticsPlanet this week, and it’s a lot of fun to mess around with this stuff around Halloween, and many of these products share a green color palate.  For whatever reason, green has come to be associated with zombies.  Because of this, I worry some people will think green lasers are only for hunting zombies, and this is not the case.  Crimson Trace has shown this.  You should check out their new green laser sights.

Green lasers have real world tactical advantages over red lasers.  Green shows up a lot better to your eye in broad daylight than red.  Dependent on the laser, a red dot might not be visible past 20 or 30 yards, and that’s if you’re lucky.  In the same conditions a green laser can be visible at 100 yards!  The trade off has been that green lasers tend to be larger and not as tough as their red counterparts, and they often eat up batteries a lot quicker.  Crimson Trace has been working on this and some of their latest green lasers are virtually identical in terms of size and durability to the same laser in red.

Check out the Crimson Trace Rail Master.  That’s the red version, but there’s now a Green Rail Master!  The green version may be a bit more expensive, but the battery life is fantastic, and it’s very nearly the same size and weight as the red version.  That’s huge!  I just got to take a look at the Rail Master, and it’s one of my favorite laser sights.  Of course, one of the main selling points is that it’s a universal laser sight, so it’ll fit a ton of different handguns.  It mounts really easily, and while I didn’t sight it in (I was in the office, so no real guns during this test) it seems like it’d be a breeze.

Crimson Trace Rail Master Green Laser Activation

Turning on the Crimson Trace Rail Master Green Laser is super simple!

The one thing I really liked about the Rail Master is the activation.  The button was right where my finger naturally rests, and it was no problem turning it on and off.  I practiced my draw with a laser activation, and it was second nature in no time.  That’s definitely a big plus when trying out a new laser.  And there are buttons on both sides, so it’s ambidextrous.  Good news for southpaws!

Activation was the big change between the Rail Master and the other Crimson Trace Green Laser I got to try out: the Green LaserGuard.  That laser features Instinctive Activation, which places the button right beneath the trigger guard so that when you grip the pistol as usual it’ll turn on.  I wasn’t a big fan at first, but after a few minutes it felt a bit more natural.  I think I have a tendency to not hold our blue guns the same way I hold a real firearm, so I wasn’t gripping quite tightly enough at first.  It soon felt better, but I still prefer the Rail Master’s activation button.  The Laserguard does have a master on/off switch, so if you prefer it off when taking some shots at the range it’s a simple quick button press and you don’t have to worry about accidental activation.

Crimson Trace Green LaserGuard

The Crimson Trace Green LaserGuard Impresses!

That said, I was impressed by the LaserGuard.  The construction was sturdy, and the button was easy to feel when you draw without being intrusive.  It looks pretty cool (as you can tell from the photo) and the green laser was super easy to see.

Crimson Trace impressed a lot of people at SHOT Show when they first introduced the Rail Master, so for them to be able to introduce a green variation within the year is pretty darn cool.  I was very excited to get my hands on the Crimson Trace Green Rail Master and Green Laserguard.  If you want to see these awesome laser sights in action, check out the video at the top of the page!

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4 Responses to Crimson Trace Green Lasers Are More Visible but Just as Reliable as Red Lasers!

  1. DUDLEY. FIELD says:

    I WOULD PURCHASE THIS IF IT ALSO HAD A RAIL SYSTEM SO i COULD ADD OTHER LIGHTS, OR A LASER TARGETING LIGHT.

  2. Shawn Bayles says:

    Ok what is new Surefire has been making replacement forearms with lights for year for both Remington and Mossberg, problem is the cost low in being 300.00. You can get a replacement forearm with a rail and attach a 1 inch mount with a tac light a do the same thing. I set up 3 shotguns for what one would cost if I did a surefire replacement forearm.

  3. Brian says:

    That’s a great idea, and one we hope SureFire looks into as well! I will say this particular light is so ergonomic that an additional rail might make it too bulky, but there does seem to be room on the end for a rail. Maybe next years model will have further customization options.

  4. Brian says:

    This particular model and the intuitive and ergonomic design is what’s really new with the SureFire Mossberg Forend light. You certainly can buy a regular replacement forearm with a rail, but the great design on this light makes it much easier to turn on without changing your grip.

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