Laserex Technologies Introduces GLS-520 Green Laser Sight

posted on March 29, 2017
Laserex Technologies, an Australian company, introduced its GLS-520 Green Laser Sight, designed to mate up with a rifle to survive the harsh conditions in the Australian outback.

The company chose to incorporate a green laser into its sight because the company claims that green lasers are five times brighter than red laser sights, making them far easier to see in daylight as well as nighttime. The GLS-520 is made with the company's advanced laser-diode technology and uses high-quality precision glass optics. The housing is made from aluminum alloy, and the unit weighs about 10.6 ounces.

The company's advanced technology aims to improve on the performance of previous laser sights, which use Green Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) laser technology, which limited the sights' operating temperature range and also provided unstable output power. In addition, DPSS lasers produce larger dots because of increased beam-divergence angles, according to Laserex.

The company solved these issues, producing a laser sight that is able to operate in temperatures ranging from 5 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The optic is also designed to be shock-resistant and produces a tighter beam, resulting in a smaller aiming point that produces greater accuracy. The total range of the GLS-520 is one kilometer. According to the company, the dot size of the laser is 1.3 inches at 100 meters.

The laser is powered with a rechargeable CR123A battery that provides the unit with a total run time of 4 hours. The unit also comes with a 1-inch scope mount and a Weaver rail attachment. The unit features two external adjustment knobs that allow for easy windage and elevation adjustments.

The optic is Australian-made, and the suggested retail price on the Laserex GLS-520 Green Laser Sight is $295.


handgun facing right against ammunition box
handgun facing right against ammunition box

Review: Diamondback DB9SL Handgun

Richard Mann takes an in-depth look at the Diamondback DB9SL chambered in 9 mm. 

First Look: Viridian HS1 Hand Stop Laser

Viridian Weapon Technologies is rolling out a game-changing hand stop laser, the HS1, which is now available with an infrared beam.

6 Great Hard-Sided Pistol Cases

Whether you're traveling, riding in a vehicle, or simply want a sturdier case for around the house, here's a look at six great hard-sided pistol cases. 

First Look: MasterPiece Arms MPA DS40 TT Competition Pistol

MasterPiece Arms (MPA) is rolling out the new MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie (TT) Competition Pistol.

First Look: Mission First Tactical Extreme Duty Polymer Magazine

Mission First Tactical introducing the MFT Extreme Duty Polymer Magazine for the 7.62 NATO round, available in a 10-round option.

Review: Tisas PX-9 Gen 2 Pistol

The Wonder Nine gets reimagined with a new 9 mm from SDS Imports.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.