Firefield announced that itÂ was now shipping its new Impulse 1×30 red dot optic [Manufacturer’s Site | Amazon link] that has a built in red laser. This dual aiming system has an attractive price that includes a built in riser and protective lens caps.
SureFire announced the new X400 Ultra: Â a white light, green laser combo unit for firearms.
The light mounts to a standard Picatinny or accessory rail and puts out a maximum of 500 lumens. AÂ momentary/constant-on switch allows the shooter to control the light with one finger. Â Remote switches are also available from SureFire.
The laser uses a green 505 nm wavelength light for improved visibility when compared to standard red beams. Â This gives the shooter an increased ability to use the laser for aiming in bright light conditions.
The new LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass shotgun laser is definitely a step away from traditional laser sighting systems. Â The Center Mass system projects nine laser dots: eight in a circular pattern with the final dot in the center of the ring. Â The idea is to provide the shooter a visual representation of where the shot will strike.
The farther away the target, the larger the circle. Â The approximate spread is 1″ per yard of distance. Â While not exact, this is a relatively decent approximation that has been taught to defensive shotgun shooters using traditional 00-buck loads in an 18″ barrel pump gun.
LaserLyte recently announced a new side mount laser for the Ruger LC9 handgun. Â The laser unit is designed for easy installation and to fit in the majority of existing holsters.
The LaserLyte side mount laser is a red laser (650 nm) operating at 5 mW, which is typical for handgun lasers. Â Green lasers, which tend to be more visible in daylight conditions, are frequently much more expensive than red lasers.
The LaserLyte operates on four 377 “button” batteries. Â The batteries are supposed to operate for up to five hours if left on constantly. Â According to the company, batteries are included.
The tiny Ruger LCP and Ruger LC9 pistols are now available with factory-fitted LaserMax CenterFire lasers. Â The CenterFire lasers attach to the trigger guard of the LCP and LC9 to minimize the amount of bulk added to these concealed carry guns.
The LaserMax CenterFire units use a red laser that can be adjusted by the owner for both windage and elevation. Â The units are easy to remove and re-install by using an included Allen wrench. Â The laser units use an ambidextrous on-off switch.
At the time of this writing, LaserMax does not list the CenterFire line of lasers on their website. Â The trigger guard mounting appears to be a new product line for the company that offers a variety of guide rod, rail mount and frame mount lasers.