Lasers

Viridian Launches New Sights For Taurus Pistols, Rossi Brawler

Viridian Weapon Technologies continues to expand its lineup of aftermarket optics with new sighting solutions for Taurus pistols as well as the Rossi Brawler.

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[SHOT 2024] Holosun's New IRIS Aiming Device

Holosun, a leading manufacturer of innovative optics, is soon to release its latest technology, the Integrated Rifle Infrared System (IRIS), a compact, class IIIr visible green aiming device with updated features promising to improve night vision capabilities and bolster precision.

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Viridian Announces New C5L Micro Light/Laser Unit

Viridian has a new combination light laser unit for concealed carry pistols. The C5L Micro combines a green laser with a 550-lumen light. It is sized to fit on the most popular everyday carry guns.

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Friday Night Lights: Laser Devices DBAL-Compact & GLIS

Welcome nocturnal enthusiasts. Do you crave esoteric night vision-related content? Then you have come to the right place. Last week we took a peek at the Insight ISM-IR. Well, we end this year with some even more obscure weapon-mounted lasers. Specifically, the Laser Devices DBAL-Compact and GLIS.

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TFB Review: AMT Hardballer .45 Long Slide With Laser Sighting

Well hello there. Are you looking for Sarah Connor? Well, she isn’t here. Just us firearm enthusiasts. Earlier this year I came across an AMT Hardballer at my local gun store. I bought it and transformed it into the iconic “.45 long slide with laser sighting”.

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Friday Night Lights: Insight ISM-IR, Integrated Sighting Module

Thirsty for more night vision-related content? Well, drink up here at Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at EOTech’s premium thermal clip-on. Well, this week we take a look at a discontinued product from Insight. The ISM-IR is the integrated sighting module. It is a red dot with an integrated multi-function aiming laser (MFAL), basically a PEQ-15. Let’s take a closer look.

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Friday Night Lights: Wilcox Grips – Nightstalker PowerGrip & Ultimate Control Grip

It is Friday night and you know what that means here at The Firearm Blog, it is FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Earlier we took a look at an obsolete weapon-mounted laser that has gained notoriety in Hollywood sci-fi films. Well, today we look at some more antiquated and obsolete technology from Wilcox Industries. Specifically, Wilcox Grips like the Nightstalker PowerGrip and their Ultimate Control Grip.

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Friday Night Lights: iMatronic LS45 Lasersight – Peak 80's Drip

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Vortex Impact 4000 Weapon-Mounted LRF

Vortex has finally made what many long-range shooters have been asking for, an affordable, weapon-mounted laser rangefinder. The Vortex Impact 4000 is a budget friendly alternative to the more expensive military grade weapon mounted laser rangefinders.

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Optics Planet & Viridian Release Omega Universal Lights & Green Lasers

It was less than 2 weeks ago that we reported on Optics Planet and Viridian Weapon Technologies teaming up to produce some 30mm mounts for sporting rifles (AR-15s, AK-47s, etc) through their OPMOD series of products. Now, these two manufacturers are back at it again with another collab for some lights and laser beams – Omega Universal Lights and Green Lasers.

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TFB Review: VWS TLR-VIR II EFL (External Focusing Lens)

We looked at the Villain Weapon Systems diffuser for the DBAL-D2 almost a year ago. In that time he has been busy making other upgrades like focus lenses and diffusers for MFAL (Multi-Function Aiming Laser). Like a focus lens for the L3 ATPIAL-C and makes it useful. Well, now he is making an EFL (external focusing lens) to make the Streamtlight TLR-VIR II IR Illuminator more useful.

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TLR-VIR II External Focusing Lens by Goonin Gear LLC and VWS

Do you have a Streamlight TLR-VIR II as your budget night vision aiming laser? Do you find the IR illuminator to be a little underwhelming? Well, Goonin Gear LLC and Villain Weapon Systems have been collaborating on an External Focusing Lens for the Streamlight TLR-VIR II.

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Friday Night Lights: WILCOX RAPTAR S Laser Range Finding MFAL

Are you nocturnal or crepuscular? Well, either one you are all welcome to this week’s Friday Night Lights. Last week we looked at a somewhat obscure full-power laser, the ATILLA-200. This week we take a look at a long-range laser rangefinder with MFAL capabilities, the WILCOX RAPTAR S.

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Friday Night Lights: NVEC Inc. ATILLA-200 Laser/Illuminator – Early GWOT FULL POWER!!

Welcome back to another article in our weekly Friday Night Lights series. Last week we took a look at a long-since-discontinued cooled thermal imager called the FLIR SeeSpotIII. Well, today we take a look at a laser aiming module of the same vintage. Circa 2003 NVEC Inc came out with the ATILLA-200 laser/illuminator.

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UNITY Tactical RAXIS Mount Gets Your MAWL In-Line

UNITY Tactical has released a new product, this time for the B.E. Meyers MAWL laser. UNITY Tactical’s RAXIS is an in-line mount to reposition a MAWL so the laser is no longer offset. The RAXIS is a simple off-angle rail with the right geometry.

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Friday Night Lights: Low Light Fighting Of Yesteryear

Welcome back my nocturnal friends to another installment of Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a close look at Gibbous Outfitters up and coming weapon light mounts for the MP5 platform. Well, this week we take a look at the weapon lights of yesteryear, actually photos of said weapon lights.

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Hogue's New Laser Enhanced Grips for the Springfield 911 & SIG P938

Hogue has just announced the next expansion in its line of Laser Enhanced Grips with the introduction of new grips for the SIG P938 and Springfield 911 pistols. The Laser Enhanced Grips feature fully programmable circuits which allow the user to select different laser sighting solutions, as well as different laser intensity levels to increase capability across a wider range of environments.

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Friday Night Lights: Wilcox BOSS Xe – Laser Aiming Device + Red Dot

SHOT Show 2023 has come and gone. Now it is back to our regularly scheduled programming. More night vision-related content in the evening every Friday. This week’s Friday Night Lights showcases the Wilcox BOSS Xe. A massive thank you to Gretna Gun Works and specifically Ryan Murphy for letting me borrow one of their BOSS Xe to play with.

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[SHOT 2023] New SureFire Turbo Weapon Lights

SHOT Show 2023 could be called the year of the Turbo for SureFire. SureFire has been a juggernaut in the handheld and weapon light market. With various companies making weapon lights for intensity over distance, it’s good to see the new Surefire Turbo weapon lights.

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[SHOT 2023] NEW EOTECH OGL – the On Gun Laser

EOTECH have begun branching out from optics, last year they began offering a line of thermal imagine devices and night vision systems, and this year they have introduced their first Laser Aiming Module. The OGL or ‘On Gun Laser’ is a pretty compact (at around 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide) and handy multifunctional aiming laser, with a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) infrared illuminator along with an infrared laser designator and visible laser – all impressively powered by a CR123 battery. The OGL weighs 7 ounces with the battery and will be available in FDE and grey.

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New P365XL E SERIES Green Laser Sights Available from Viridian

Viridian Weapon Tech has announced yet another expansion of their popular E SERIES Green Laser sights, this time for the P365XL handgun from SIG Sauer. The P365XL E SERIES Green Laser Sight is designed to fit easily into the P365XL trigger guard and provide the user with 6 hours of useable battery life and ambidextrous on/off button and other convenient features that make it a great addition for those needing a laser aiming solution.

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Two Years in the Making: The Wilcox RAID Xe Aiming/Illumination Device

IR laser aiming and illumination devices are becoming more and more popular every year in the civilian market. Originally developed for military and law enforcement, Wilcox has announced that they will be making the RAID Xe commercially available. The RAID Xe is an update to the original RAID X that features a few minor changes to the housing and the control switch to allow for multiple mode activation options as well as allow the user to offset mount the device when rail space is limited.

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Streamlight TLR-8 Sub Weapon Lights with Red/Green Lasers

Streamlight has added new Low Profile Tactical Lights with either red or green lasers suitable for subcompact handguns. The red laser version is named TLR-8 sub and the green laser is TLR-8 G sub. Both come with a 500-lumen light. Streamlight claims that the light runs for 1.5 hours and the laser for 11 hours, on a single CR123A lithium battery. Furthermore, the light has ambidextrous rear paddle controls, a strobe function, and comes with an IPX4 water-resistance rating.

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New Holosun P.ID Series of Weaponlights

Holosun has a new P.ID series of weaponlights (the abbreviation stands for Positive IDentification). In total there are four new models Holosun P.ID line – the P.ID, P.ID HC, P.ID Plus, and P.ID Dual. All models are milled from 7075 aluminum and are anodized. The P.ID’s use white light, and will attach to any MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny accessory rail.

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EOTech's New OGL: On Gun Laser

On the recent Live Q or Die podcast, episode 88, Kevin Brittingham interviews Aaron Hampton on some new EOTech products. Near the end of the podcast, Aaron shows off their entry into the Multi-Function Aiming Laser (MFAL) world. The new EOTech OGL (On Gun Laser).

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Friday Night Lights: Phantom Hill CTF2 – Modular LoPro MFAL

Welcome back to another weekly installment of Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at a newcomer to the night vision bridge game, the Rayvn Rail. This week we take a look at probably the most highly anticipated laser on the market, the Phantom Hill CTF2.

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Viridian Pumps Out GX4 XL Compatible E Series Laser Sights

With the launch of the new Taurus GX4 XL underway, Viridian has already come to the market with GX4 XL compatible E Series red and green laser aiming sights for the pistol. The popular E Series pistol-mounted laser collection has been steadily expanding over the years to cover many popular models of firearm including all of the latest micro-compact 9mm and 380 ACP pistols modern concealed carriers are after.

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New Hellcat PRO E SERIES Green Laser Sights from Viridian

Continuing their crusade to bring fast, highly visible aiming solutions to daily concealed carriers, Viridian Weapon Tech has just announced the introduction of new Springfield Hellcat PRO E SERIES Green Laser sights. Viridian claims that the latest iteration of their E SERIES Green laser sights can improve shooting performance and provide the shooter with rapid target acquisition and they are now accepting pre-orders for versions compatible with the Springfield Armory Hellcat PRO.

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New Green Laser TLR Rail Mount Iterations from Streamlight

Streamlight has some of my favorite pistol and rifle-mounted weapon lights on the market. Their wide array of options for both pistols and rifles has been expanded with the addition of new Green Laser TLR Rail Mount Versions including their TLR RM 1 and RM2 tactical weapon lights. The new models, like previous versions, are designed to be quickly and securely attached to any long gun with standard 1913 rail attachments and come complete with remote switches designed to exit the weapon at a 90° angle to improve cable routing and preserve rail space.

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Friday Night Lights: LaserMaxDefense PAiL Pistol Enhancer – US Army's Pistol MFAL

It’s Friday night and that means we delve into the dark arts of the night. Today’s topic is the LaserMaxDefense (LMD) Pistol Enhancer aka PAiL (Pistol Aiming Laser). This multi-function aiming laser (MFAL) won LaserMaxDefense a contract with the U.S. Army. So let’s take a close look at this somewhat obscure weapon light/laser.

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