LaserMax Genesis Rail-Mounted Laser

by
posted on August 1, 2014
lasermaxgenesis.jpg

One common complaint about powered optics and aiming devices such as lasers centers on their power requirement—particularly on the possibility of the power going out at the worst possible time. Another refrain that often accompanies this point is the need for expensive batteries. Some companies get around this by offering free replacement batteries. LaserMax went ahead and took the need for replacing batteries out entirely.

The LaserMax Genesis is unique in being the world's first rechargeable rail-mounted green laser. Rather than rely on disposable batteries, the company has equipped this new green laser with a polymer lithium-ion battery that lasts 1.5 hours and only takes 2.5 hours to recharge completely.

This can be a double-edged sword, though, as anyone who's ever had a smartphone, tablet or bluetooth device go dead knows. While there's no disposable batteries to fiddle with removing and replacing, one must be mindful of setting it on the charger occasionally. From an economic and convenience standpoint, though, this is a quite positive development, as plugging in the micro-USB charger is far simpler than removing batteries.

MSRP: $259

Latest

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 2.0
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 2.0

First Look: Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 2.0

A new look and a higher magazine capacity is just the tip of the iceberg.

First Shots: Leupold Mark 4HD Riflescopes

Leupold's latest riflescope line is affordable and feature-rich.

First Look: B&T SBRS Suppressors

Slimline design, reduced back pressure and available in a variety of calibers and materials.

First Look: Two New Pistols from Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson expands its lineup of polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols. 

Strengthening Your Weak Links

There's more to self-defense than just carrying a gun.

Review: Tisas PX-5.7 Pistol

5.7x28mm pistols get even more affordable.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.