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Optics and Sighting Systems

New Optic: Firefield Impulse 1×30 Red Dot with Laser

firefield impulse 1x30 red dot with laser

Firefield announced that it 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.

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The New SureFire X400 Ultra WeaponLight – Laser

SureFire X400 Ultra weaponlight

SureFire announced the new X400 Ultra:  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. A momentary/constant-on switch allows the shooter to control the light with one finger.  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.  This gives the shooter an increased ability to use the laser for aiming in bright light conditions.

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LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass Shotgun Laser

LaserLyte Kryptonyte shotgun laser

The new LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass shotgun laser is definitely a step away from traditional laser sighting systems.  The Center Mass system projects nine laser dots: eight in a circular pattern with the final dot in the center of the ring.  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.  The approximate spread is 1″ per yard of distance.  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.

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LaserLyte Side Mount Laser for Ruger LC9

LaserLyte Ruger LC9 LaserLaserLyte recently announced a new side mount laser for the Ruger LC9 handgun.  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.  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.  The batteries are supposed to operate for up to five hours if left on constantly.  According to the company, batteries are included.

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Ruger LCP, LC9 with LaserMax Lasers

Ruger LCP LasermaxThe tiny Ruger LCP and Ruger LC9 pistols are now available with factory-fitted LaserMax CenterFire lasers.  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.  The units are easy to remove and re-install by using an included Allen wrench.  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.  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.