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Posted: 10/18/2004 6:21:30 PM EDT
Can anyone advise me if the Surefire is wirth the extra $250?

The OTAL says the range is 450 meters in low light and 30 in daylight. If I converted it correctly this is like 490 yards in low light and only 30 in daylight.

Does the surefire offer more DAYLIGHT length?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:14:39 AM EDT
This question belongs in the Lights and Lasers forum, not here.

But at anyrate, there is no practical difference in distance. All civilian lasers are limited to 5mW and then it's a matter of focus, dot size, color, and pattern (blinking or not blinking). Both the Surefire and OTAL will actually project a dot for more than a mile (in the dark), far past any useful range. The Surefire is nice if you want the modularity and swapablity with the rest of your Surefire gear, but the OTAL has a superior package. Some don't like the offset of the OTAL though.

Forget using any laser in bright daylight. I can't see my SF L72 past 10 yards in the bright daylight. It's possible on the right surface, but you would have to already know where to look and look HARD. They are generally limited to less than full daylight conditions, dark or darkened areas, the conditions where a real encounter is likely to happen.

Get the OTAL.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:20:54 AM EDT
I got a OTAL coming to me. There is NO way I'm paying Surefire's prices.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 4:20:55 AM EDT
quick question, what purpose would one of those flashlights serve in daylight?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:21:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PolyTechKID:
quick question, what purpose would one of those flashlights serve in daylight?

They are not flashlights...lasers
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:26:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:53:10 AM EDT
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