Viridian Reactor Green 27 Featuring (r5 g26 27) 2918

Review for viridian reactor green laser sight

Price was $199.00. I confess to being such a loyal crimson trace (ct) fan + love the superior green version, that i first bought their laserguard made to fit my no-rail subcompact glock. Too much shock + too close to muzzle powder made this version baby-care compared to their no-care, bullet-proof laser grips. Thus i found this as substitute & still getting used to. Little finger on-off button or. Off in holster, then always on when drawn. Functions. As easy to zero with hex keys as ct. Beautiful can-see light anywhere, everywhere, hasn't fogged up, needed cleaning . Yet. Hasn't jarred its batteries out of place . Yet. . Why one star less than perfect? . Ct free batteries, free cleaning swabs - not here - they claim to sell superior batteries on the cheap (sigh). Although they sell product for same ct price. Biggest reason no grip on-off when employed/drawn. A) everyone knows where you are if light is always on, like the bad guys, b) batteries in lasers all have short lives, pressing the manual master button on-off is not ideal, efficient and . Takes your tiniest finger, so small the "hole". . Too many critics & too much about nothing - the holster! . Most holsters are sold separate, no matter the price, quality, et al. Consider this a bonus and show for others with the magic on-off magnet, or buy their magnat add-on for most other holsters. As for me, i made a template from an ideal holster, then exacto knife cut this outline into this leather come-with bonus holster and am plenty satisfied until a better one (not found yet) tempts me. . Yes, i have visited lasermax and other so-called "sights" but none show evidence they can be tuned to group 5 rounds with no space between 35' like ct & this one has done with a short barrel subcompact! . . Batteries (2) first changed 5 months with weekly range visits of less than 1/2hr each (specs say 1 hour life)

-E. Elida

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  • Extras: Dual Color Battery Indicator.
  • Extras: Laser Intensity – 5mw Peak / 532nm Optimum Wavelength.

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Of all the laser sights i shopped and tested, the veridian is hands down the best for me. I like the "ecr" auto-on feature of the veridian laser because i don't need to be fooling around with switches or buttons in order to activate it. The green laser also means that it is really visible, even in daylight, at quite some distance. Two thumbs up from me! The Best viridian reactor green laser sight as-of ( Nov 2018 ) | Viridian Green Laser Sights-Sporting Goods Review Extras Viridian Reactor 5 Green laser sight for Glock 26/27 featuring ECR Includes Hybrid Belt Holster Battery life - up to 1 hour. Dual color battery indicator. Laser intensity - 5mw peak / 532nm optimum wavelength. Activation - automatic activation w/ ecr and user-defined operating modes. includes custom molded hybrid holster. Laser range - targeting up to 100 yards daylight, 2 miles at night .

Viridian Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight For Glock 26/27 Featuring Ecr Includes Hybrid Belt Holster Review (r5 g26 27)

Once i picked up my g26 gen4, i was already looking for a laser, green one. Saw this one and said why not, good reviews, fits my glock and when i bought it, it dropped in price. . After installing it, i liked how it fit the trigger and how bright the green laser was. Like that you can adjust for windage and elevation adjustments. Comes with extra battery set and all the tools needed to mount it on your gun. Green indicator light is nice for battery condition when turning it on. . Now, there is some issues i have with it. Like mentioned in other reviews, you have to remove the whole thing to replace the battery, as oppose to a battery cover. Not that big of an issue, but it would have been nice to just remove a plate to replace the battery without taking it off the gun. The button is tricky at time when i'm trying to turn it on or go between steady/pulse mode, sometimes i can press it without issue, and others i really have to press it pretty good to get it to turn on or switch light mode. And maybe the one i really don't like is, that the mold of the laser goes pretty much all the way back. As you can see in the attached picture(s), it rubs against my middle finger and after a while it gets irritating feeling it rubbing/pressing against that finger. I'm half tempted to mod it some and shorten it's length so it doesn't rub/press up against my finger. Maybe after some time, as i don't want to mess with it yet, just bought it. Haha. That's the only reason i really gave it a 4-star instead of 5. -G. Franklin

Viridian Reactor Green 27 Featuring

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viridian reactor 5 green laser sight glock 26/27 featuring ecr includes hybrid belt Sports, The viridian reactor r5 green laser sighting system for glock 26/27 includes an ecr instant-on custom fit hybrid holster with automatic laser activation the moment you draw. no buttons, no squeezing, no doubt. when you draw, it's on. Viridian Reactor Green 27 Featuring (R5-G26/27-Viridian Green Laser Sights).

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This is a great product but. The on/strobe/off button to operate the laser is extremely difficult to use quickly. Luckily it offers a host of holsters with an imbedded magnetic switch to cycle the laser on automatically when drawing from the holster.

Viridian Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight Glock 26/27 Featuring Ecr Includes Hybrid Belt Holster
Click to see NoticeViridian Reactor Green 27 Featuring (r5 g26 27)"The laser was very easy to install, has a powerful beam and fit perfectly on my glock 26. With a little stretching of the holster and some dry fire draws it worked smoothly making this purchase a great package deal. Follow up to my post i went to the range early afternoon on a clear and bright socal day and tested the laser on my glock 26, shot a 100 rounds of speer le ammo, it sighted in very easily, held well through the 100 rounds and the laser beam was so impressive mid day that two people at the range said they would buy one for their glocks. So i am very happy with the product and as always online store delivered on time and well packaged."


Viridian TacLoc Holster Built Glock 17/22 19/23 Viridian C Series, Black

New tacloc laser-ready autolocking holster. Slide your viridian-equipped handgun into your tacloc holster, and you know it's secure and ready. Prefect fit, instant auto-lock, fingertip release and fast draw make this the carry system with confidence built in. Designed for glock 17/22/19/23 with viridian c5 series.

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Viridian tactical batteries deliver the power to prevail when it counts. Advanced lithium technology, matched to the demands of tactical tools, ensures stronger, longer-lasting energy under all conditions. For performance you can trust under fire.

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Sightmark 9mm Luger Laser Boresight

The sightmark laser bore sight provides the most convenient and accurate method for sighting in rifles of all types. Simply chamber the bore sight like a regular bullet and a laser dot will show exactly where the rifle is aiming; it s easy to sight in any scope without firing a single shot. Live fire is only needed to fine tune the weapon being sighted in order to compensate for inconsistencies, such as bullet drop due to distance. Perfect for hunters, competitive shooters and law enforcement, the sightmark laser bore sight is sure to take the frustration out of sighting in almost any gun. It s easy to use and will quickly save both time and money by avoiding prolonged live fire tests at the range; use the extra ammo for honing those shooting skills and for the hunt. A lightweight carrying pouch protects the laser for convenient use in the field. The sightmark laser bore sight is available in several calibers and gages for use with all the most popular rifles and shotguns.

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  • Precision accuracy. older . 380 pistols have no issue with our boresights as they are a bit larger, manufactures are making firearms smaller to make more compact pistols of any caliber.
  • Reduce wasted cartridges and shells
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  • Fastest gun zeroing and sighting system
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Viridian Reactor TL Tactical light Glock 26/27 featuring ECR Radiance Includes Hybrid Belt Holster

The viridian reactor rtl tactical light sighting system for glock 19/23/26/27 includes an ecr instant-on custom fit holster with automatic light activation the moment you draw. No buttons, no squeezing, no doubt. When you draw, it's on. 100 lumen light output (140 on optional strobe mode)

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VIRIDIAN REACTOR TL TACTICAL LIGHT GLOCK 26/27 FEATURING ECR RADIANCE INCLUDES HYBRID BELT HOLSTER Spotlight
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  • Dual color battery indicator
  • Activation - automatic activation w/ ecr and user-defined operating modes. includes custom holster
  • Radiance combat optics provides additional light output where you need it most and doesn't waste light on the floor or ceiling
  • Battery life - up to 1 hour
  • Light output - up to 140 lumens

Viridian Green Lasers ECR Instant-On Holster Upgrade Kit

Do you have a favorite viridian fitting holster that does not have ecr this kit comes with everything you will need for an easy upgrade. Simply apply this ecr instant on holster upgrade kit and you will have automatic light/laser ignition when you d

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Viridian Green Lasers Nemesis Sig P238 w/ ECR Viridian Reactor

Viridian lasers nemesis ambidextrous sig sauer holster. Make sure that your weapon is ready the moment you draw it thanks to the viridian green lasers nemesis holster w/ ecr instant-on. Fully ambidextrous and ideal for a wide variety of users, these holsters created by viridian green lasers sit comfortably in your pocket without slipping and sliding thanks to the black slick pack cloth construction. High density foam protects your firearm in the viridian green lasers nemesis pocket holster, ensuring that your weapon stays free from scratches and scuffs. Instantly turning on your ecr equipped light or laser, you are always ready for action when you have the viridian green lasers nemesis holster. Features: - nemesis for sig p238 w/ ecr for viridian reactor - ecr equipped - black slick pack cloth that will not move in your pocket - high density foam to break up outline - ambidextrous

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The F.A.Q. for viridian reactor 5 green laser sight for glock 26/27 featuring ecr includes hybrid belt holster

Very easy install on to the shield, and the laser assembly is very secure and tight to the gun. Really great fitment. The ecr function works well with the included holster, but i will purchase an after market holster for everyday carry. The included iwb holster is not great but usable. The included batteries did not last very long, but i purchased two spare sets where the first replacement set has lasted three times longer and is still going. I was pleasantly surprised how visible the green laser is even in bright sunlight. I haven't tried to use it further than 25 yards just to test it, because the shield is a self defense firearm and i feel that in such a situation, targets will usually be within 25 feet. The green laser is very bright at those kinds of distances and very easy to pickup and get on target. This will help if you have to draw the gun and fire quickly on target, one handed, without having the luxury of time to get the iron sights up to your eyes. Calibrating the laser to your preferred distances is not difficult with just a pistol rest, steady hands and a few rounds. Adjustments stay where i put them through many practice sessions and cleanings. . I sincerely hope i never have to use the gun to defend myself or family, but if i do, i think this laser could be a lifesaver. I know that there are people that do not believe that lasers are desired or even necessary, but i definitely recommend this product. I believe that in a high stress situation where adrenaline is dumping into your system, anything that provides you an advantage over the bad guys is worth having. . Update: i agree with other reviewers that the activation button is hard to reliably use. I depend on the ecr function with a crossbreed mini tuck holster. The magnet does reliably control the laser, so when i draw the gun, the laser is on. When i holster the gun, the laser turns off. After hundreds of practicing draw and fire drills. I still believe that this laser could be a lifesaver. It allows me to fire one handed accurately and quickly. At 25 feet i'm consistently in the x or 9 ring in under 2 seconds.

A number of questions have been asked here.

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(0) Question: What size tool is needed to remove the screws? none of my many tools fit? can't recall if it came with its own tool.


(1) Question: Does anyone know if it will fit the kel-tec p3at?


(2) Question: How does the holster "work" to turn the laser on? i didn't succeed at getting that to happen.


(3) Question: I am very concerned about battery life. i will use it mostly riding my bike early morning when it is dark and probably at the indoor range.


(4) Question: Will the holster work well for a left handed shooter?


(5) Question: Will this model fit the glock 43? thanks


(6) Question: What is the operating temperature for the green laser? will it work for pocket carry?



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The pros: this is a very visible green laser that offers both steady on and pulse. It installed fairly easily. Zeroing is straightforward. Viridian has a u-tube video that makes the zero process simple. The laser's light weight makes it very convenient. Ecr enables certain holsters to turn the laser on when withdrawn and turned off when placed in the holster. There is a small ecr pocket holster included which works very well. Viridian offers ecr capable holsters from several different manufacturers. (view this also under cons. ) i found mine on online store priced at over 30% off msrp. . The cons: the manual is more like a series of clues instead of clear concise instructions-for instance in no place does the manual describe how to turn the unit off. The ecr/off/on button is tricky and often takes multiple button presses in just the right spot to turn the unit off/on or changing from steady to pulse. (the most sure-fire way to use this laser is to turn it on and set the mode before leaving home and then carry it in an ecr capable holster. You wouldn't want to try to get the reactor 5 going if there was a confrontation in progress. ) viridian offers several different ecr capable holsters but only one is ambidextrous and none offer a left handed version. We lefties seem to be an afterthought although this shortcoming is shared with the holster manufacturers. . Note: if you have a favorite holster that fits the reactor 5 but does not support ecr, viridian offers an upgrade kit, at extra cost, which will make your holster ecr capable. . The bottom line: as the price was very good, i'll learn to put up with the quirky off/on button.


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You get what you pay for ) buy it. . Recommendation:. Getting a sightmark laser boresight to set and test your veridian laser sight for about 15ft distance. Buy hornady critical defence, or other good ammunition, the other stuff i bought had inconsistent bullet drop of 3ft and left or right by a foot! . I actually thought maybe i had a defective sights on my new gun but it was 100% the ammunition that was causing several problems. . Im pretty sure i have ruger lcp custom, it has a red skeletonised trigger. I looked around on the net after one reviewer had problems. Other ppl with lcp custom are using this product too. Not sure what was going on. Fits my gun fine. Don't over tighten screws, and don't put wrong screw in small hole. . Holster:. Happy with it, but there are a couple friction points you might want to put some kind of nonstick tape on or resolve somehow. I'm using gaffer tape now over the adjustment screw, but i ordered some teflon covered glass anti-friction tape that may or may not work. The windage adjustment screw is a little too long and it's starting to tear up the holster / be hard to draw. Also where the sights touch at the very top is another point of contact. I added some grippy stair safety friction tape on the bottom edge of the holster so i could use my index finger to help separate the gun from the holster *carefully* if needed.

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T. Annette, Illinois says

I wasn't sure what to expect but this system has exceeded my expectations. It installed in minutes and works flawlessly. The ecr instant on system turns the laser on automatically as you draw from the included pocket holster. I also purchased a leather holster with the same capabilities directly from viridian. I have a red laser on my ruger lcr and there is no comparison. The green laser is much brighter and can be seen for a much farther distance, even in daylight. I have almost run down my first set of batteries just looking at this laser in the dark. It is so bright that it almost doubles as a flashlight in a completely darkened room. Don't hesitate to add this to your lc9. You won't regret it.

V. Alba, Bury

I will say this a great little laser for the price. I got it for my lcp and it works great. The battery didn't last more than 2 months for me though, but maybe i didn't position the gun in the pocket holster the correct way. You can click the button to adjust the settings for when you pull the gun from the holster: solid laser, fast blink, off. The fast blink is to extend battery life and it is still effective. The laser is very strong. I was in the rockies in november and after a snow at night i was able to see the light on the snow over a quarter mile away.

Z. Cathy, Newcastle upon Tyne says

This is my fourth viridian green reactor laser. I love them all. I was skeptical about getting this one after reading the reviews but bought it anyway. I too had trouble drawing the gun at first. If you twist the gun clockwise on the draw it comes out easily. It is difficult to remove without that twist. At least you don't have to worry about losing the gun if you are engaged in some physical activity. Most people, i think, don't want a holster that will allow their gun to fall out.

U. Helen, Virginia

Great brightness, comes with 2 sets of batteries. The unit also comes with all necessary tools to dismantle and install. . The major weakness of this product that i've come to see so far is removal to replace batteries. It locks in really efficiently and seems to have a really tight fit. . I've zeroed it and will be putting through 150 rounds to see if it maintains zero, then will update. . Also, on a plus note, my cat really enjoys chasing the laser! . . Update:. The zero has maintained through 150-200 rounds being fired after the initial zero. . (i did not use a boresight to zero it). . Update (4/11/2016):. As i previously suspected, changing the battery was substantially more difficult than it should have been. You have to fully remove the laser (which is locked on really tightly) and the entire time i was trying to pry it off i was hoping that it didn't break. Luckily it seems to be constructed well enough that it can easily handle that type of stress. The unit comes with a spare battery, so the replacement was simple in that regard-i'll need to buy more for the future, though. . After about 1500 rounds it started to lose its zero and i'll really be needing to use a boresight to affix a proper zero this time. . Overall, with the amount that i've used it, it has definitely stood up to it. If you have an xds, this is a great addition!

L. Theresa, Walsall says

I purchased the r5 from my glock 42 from online store. Arrived in two boxes, one contained the r5-g42 and the other contained the included viridian owb holster. It took less than 5 minutes to install the r5 onto my gun; all that's needed is to remove three small screws using the included wrench, snap the laser onto the trigger guard, and replace the three screws. . Unit came with two sets of batteries, and a second wrench which is used to adjust the elevation/windage for zeroing the laser. . I compared the brightness with a red "ct" laser i have mounted on another gun, and have attached photos. The viridian is hands down brighter and has a larger dot. To be fair, the ct doesn't have fresh batteries in it, so that may account for something, but overall i did feel like the green is easier to see in both light and dark condition and on light and dark backdrops. . The holster 100% worthless. I'm a full-time police officer and would say that i have above average training and skills when it comes to firearms. I've been through a lot of holsters over the years, and at first glance the included viridian holster looked good. It's molded plastic (seemed like thermo-form not kydex but i may be wrong) attached to a leather back. Visually it looks a lot like the crossbreed owb holster i have for the g42. However, it is nearly impossible to remove the gun from the holster. It's possible to pry it out when the holster is just in your hands, but adding a slight flex by attaching it to your belt (as it curves to the waist) made it impossible. No amount of rocking, pulling, pushing, etc would liberate the gun from the holster. There is a design flaw of some sort and i do not see the holster as being usable at all. . I give the laser 5-stars, but the holster 0 stars.

O. Alma, Surrey

I have to say this is on of the best fitting after market products i have bought. They have the texturing down to the t on this laser. It looks as if it should be on the pistol from factory. Also there is a company that carries the ecr feature for a kydex holster. Search "multiholster". Online and you should find their site. I was concerned this would add bulk to my edc pistol but it doesn't. In fact there have been many studies that a laser in a self defense situation improves significantly accuracy. Stopping the threat sooner.

I. Terry, Norfolk says

I'm ex law-enforcement and have some experience in shooting, swat, and other special ops. This is my first laser sight as i switched careers a while back when lasers were still new. I have played around with reds and greens and there is a distinct and significant difference. I am red/green color-blind so it's difficult for me to actually identify the color of the dot itself, but i can assure you the green is at least 10x brighter. . I compared the two top brands (in my opinion) of greens and reds- viridian and crimson trace. I was sold on the crimson trace, and began shopping for one that would fit my glock 26. Unfortunately, crimson trace green does not accommodate the glock 26/27, so i defaulted to viridian and it ended up a better choice anyways. Both lasers are 5mw, but the viridian is slightly brighter. The viridian lasers are generally a little less costly. I find the viridian and crimson trace both well-constructed and have similar warrantees. . The viridian reactor 5 green came adequately packaged and was easy to mount with good instructions. Once mounted, just as i expected, it really reaches out even in full daylight. I can clearly see the dot at 100 yds in full sun unless it's targeted on something that is white and practically reflecting a glare. Many buyers are writing that the holster is trash. I disagree. It's true that it is not a combat style holster. I have carried plenty of guns in holsters both concealable, everyday on-the-force, and combat. This holster is an outside waistband and works fine unless you crank your belt really tight or your have a bit of belly hanging over it. In that case, your belly pushes the gun against the kydex outside and makes it jam and stick a little bit when trying to draw it. I also have a $100 inside waistband holster which does the same thing. They key is to wear it a few days so that the leather back stretches to fit your individual contour. Before writing it off, wear it and practice drawing your weapon a few hundred times. After that, the holster worked just fine for me. I give the holster itself 3. 5 to 4 stars, certainly not bad, and it was completely free, something valuable when considering that crimson trace is more money to begin with and buying a holster the same day pushes the price up even more. . I hope this helps. Remember, every gun is loaded. Shoot safe.

H. Carol, Alabama

Was very pleased with the r5-shield reactor sight. I would recommend it to anyone. Has a nice feel and adapted my sneaky pete holster to control the off/on laser. Works great.

N. Yvette, New York says

So my review on the actual laser sight is 5 stars. The laser is bright, holds zero very well, isn't very difficult to sight in, and is greatly enhanced by the ecr technology. The holster was less than stellar. It is sticky when trying to draw. You have to wiggle the firearm out of it. It's not something you want in a defensive situation. I bought a holster from ted cori on ebay (fellow floridian)and it's truly a charm. It's a must have. My two cents? buy this laser. I greatly enjoy mine.

K. Pearce, Redbridge

The viridian reactor laser on a ruger lcp is great. It fits perfectly. The green laser is very visible. I really like the self activation when the gun is removed from the a viridian hostler. Viridian describes this self activiation as enhanced combat readiness (ecr). This self activitation is very helpful since it is awkward to activate this lcp laser by hand. The activitation button is on the left side of the laser housing. Unlike other finger activated laser, you cannot reach toward with your right finger to push the activitation button. If you want to activate the laser by hand (if you are right handed), you will have to find and push the button with your left hand. The lcp is small and commonly carried in a pocket holster. Viridian supplies a very nice pocket holster with the lcp laser. Be advised the automatic ecr technology will not work with other holsters. But works great with supplied viridian holster. If you carry a concealed lcp, the reactor is what you need on your handgun.

T. Nellie, Minnesota says

Easy to install, very bright, and doesn't add much bulk (reasonab for what it does). Reliably comes on immediately when you remove it from the provided holster. Holster was much beter than i expected. I like it more than the one i had previously. Great product all around. Can't speak to the battery life yet, as it is brand new. If it ends up being bad battery life, i will edit my review.

A. Erin, Berlin

I have 2 of these on ruger lc9's. I have numerous pistols equipped with lasers. Lasermax, crimson trace and viridian. The viridian is by far my favorite. The fact that it is instantly on when drawn from the holster puts it in a class by itself. I keep mine in the pulsing mode. It is extremely bright. Not sure it would be very effective in very bright light, but none of the others would be any better, most likely not as good. A perpetrator would be able to see the pulsing green laser pointed at him and i am inclined to think it would convince him to look for a different victim. The holster that comes with the laser is very nice and looks to be durable. Customer service is top notch. I lost a screw very easy to do , called viridian and they sent me 2 sets a set is 3 screws of screws and a 2 pack of batteries. The batteries are worth $1. 75 each and the postage was $1. 90. My cost. Nothing. I can think of no downside to the viridian. Some people complain that the on-off button is hard to activate, which is true, but it is not designed to be carried in the off position and activated when drawn. And you should have spare batteries as it is a little harder on batteries than the crimson trace. By the way, the torx driver is a t6. Buy a dedicated driver as the supplied driver is awkward to use, but i won't deduct a star for that. My lc9's have morphed into nearly perfect carry pistols due to the addition of the viridian lasers. If 10 stars were available the viridians would get 10 stars.



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