Viridian, a company known for its green laser sights, are releasing two new green laser/light combos in the next couple of weeks. The two models, designated the X5L for pistols and X5L-RS for rifles both feature a 154 lumens light, which can also serve as a strobe light that puts out 184 lumens when activated.
The one thing that separates the laser/light combos (besides price) from each other is the X5L-RS is activated by a two button pressure pad. Both systems can be configured for different combination such as pulsing laser+strobe, steady light+pulsing laser, etc… The battery life seems impressive by providing 6+ hours of constant laser runtime, 10+ hours of pulsing laser runtime, or 1 full hour of laser+light; all on one CR123A battery.
I actually got to try one out today at the Shot Show Media Range day event; with just the small mount of time I had with it, I walked away quite impressed. The spec sheet states that the during daylight, the green laser can be visible up to 100 yards. Well, during high noon in the Nevada desert, I could see the laser just fine at about 25 yards and it was a little less than 1″ in diameter at that range.
Viridian should be releasing these green laser/light combos soon at an MSRP of $359 for the X5L and somewhere in the low 400s for the X5L-RS. Hopefully Gunblog.com can get its hands on one for a while to give you guys a full review. Check out more pics and video below:
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