Viridian, which is a subsidiary of the privately-held Laser Aiming Systems Corporation, is considered a leader in the industry when it comes to advances in laser sights. A couple months ago they came out with green laser sights for the Glock 42, and now they’ve done something for larger- caliber Glock lovers: green laser sights for the Glock 26 and 27. Right now that makes the Viridian green laser sights the only ones out there for these models.
The company has a reputation for advances in laser sight technology, and these new offerings build that reputation up a bit more. The Reactor 5 (R5) features the Viridian Green 52 nm laser, which is impressively bright, testing at levels up to 50 times brighter than standard red laser sights. And not only is it bright (and green) it’s apparently capable of reaching out and touching targets at long distances – exactly how far has not been divulged, but Viridian says it’s a distance “no red laser can touch.”
This new offering not only fits the Gen 3 and 4 Glock 26 and 27 but also works with the Glock 19, 23, 32, 33, 36, 38, and 39. Features include the ECR (Enhanced Combat Ready) Instant-On activation system which works as follows: the user pre-sets the mode and inserts their firearm into their TacLoc holster, which leaves the sights at ready status. Then, when the user draws their firearm, the sights immediately turn on. To conserve batteries as well as maintain concealment the sights remain off while the gun is holstered. Also included is a two-color battery level indicator and ECR-enabled hybrid holster.
Green laser sights have an edge over red thanks to their better visibility in a variety of conditions. The difference is most obvious during the daylight but green is easier to see at night, too.
MSRP is currently set at $239.00.
Coming soon: ECR Instant-On holster models from Galco, DeSantis, and Crossbreed.