Funny how often we make jokes at work about how our business is going green, but in a different way. Many of the Trijicon optics that we sell use to be with Amber reticles and red crosshairs but not so much anymore. The whole reason many are swithing over to the green reticles is not that it’s a fad or anything, it’s that it is a scientific fast that the human eye picks up the green lasers and the green illumination better than red colors. Now that this Country has over 10yrs of testing out various military style optics and weapons, there are some pretty big changes taking place. Right now our biggest seller is the Trijicon TA31F-G combat optics. Many of the flashlights and combo flashlights and lasers are going green.
I’m not the biggest fan of putting lasers on everything, but when you have Navy Seals walking in your store with them, and you know they just came back from deployments there must be a reason they are using them. Our primary staple for lasers has always been Crimson Trace laser grips although there has been a lot of traction made with the Viridian flashlights and their laser/light combos. Streamlight makes a nice product with the TLR flashlights with various laser, lights, and strobe features but there are better things out there. For home defense especially with less trained shooters, lasers can add more confidence to their shooting abilities. Do your product review research and stop into a stock dealer and ask to check them out.