LaserMax introduced a new laser using green light. Based on the scientific research, green is easier than red for the human eye to see – especially under high stress. Additionally, green is much brighter and easier to see during daylight conditions. So, this laser has the potential of being a much better targeting device for self defense and law enforcement.
This laser unit mounts to the accessory rail of handguns, as opposed to an internal laser that LaserMax has produced in the past. The laser unit is supposed to be very light (about one ounce). The Uni-Max will also mount to the Picatinny rail on a rifle. Remote switches are available for this purpose.
I’m not sold on the use of lasers in combat, but I am very open on the idea. I am especially interested in seeing how green lasers will work. In the past, my experimentation with red lasers has been largely disappointing, though I know they do offer some advantages to traditional sighting methods. I am eager to test one of these units out, and will bring you a full report when I do.
The unit is very lightweight. With the batteries installed, the unit still only weighs one ounce. The laser uses two of the 1/3 N lithium batteries. Even though LaserMax doesn’t specify how long the batteries will power the unit, I would expect several hours of constant use. Keep in mind that green lasers take more energy to power than red lasers. So, they will definitely have a shorter run time.
The laser is user adjustable for both windage and elevation. This specific model of laser has been around since 2007, so it has proven itself to be durable in actual use.
The MSRP on the LaserMax Uni-Max green laser is $349. However, Amazon sells this product for less than $300 (plus free two-day shipping if you are a Prime member.)