Leapers, Inc. announced a new compact green laser for handguns. Part of the company’s UTG brand, the new Compact Ambidextrous Green Laser is a small unit designed for handguns. This unit is designed as a supplemental aiming system for pistols. It has ambidextrous controls: switches on both the right and left sides of the unit can control the momentary on/off and constant on/off functions. Say what you want to about the name, it is descriptive of the unit’s function.
According to Leapers, the unit has a system that is designed to provide the “most precise” windage and elevation adjustments and ability to retain zero. It is called “True Strength Platform with Smart Spherical Structure and 4-point design featuring double coiled erector return springs.” Seems wordy.
As many of you know green lasers tend to have a brighter appearance than red lasers. Traditionally, the down sides to green lasers (compared to red lasers) include needing larger units to make the laser, a greater power drain and an increase in manufacturing costs. However, companies have been making advancements in reducing the power drain and overall size of the units.
The R&D and manufacturing still drives up green laser prices. Even so, this Leapers UTG unit has a suggested retail price of $99.97. From a price perspective, this puts it ahead of most of its competitors. The only question I have is how durable is the product at that price? If it cannot hold zero or breaks down during normal shooting, the inexpensive price tag is no bargain.