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Welcome to the Forums ketama. Before we can answer your question we will need a lot more information from you.

What purpose is it being used for (bore sight, weapon mount?) If mounted..target, SD, night stand, do you want programmable, auto on when drawn from holster, laser only or laser plus light...range toy or duty ready...

What weapon will it be mounted on?

When you answer a few of these types of questions we can begin to steer you in a good direction.
 
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Welcome to the Forums ketama. Before we can answer your question we will need a lot more information from you.

What purpose is it being used for (bore sight, weapon mount?) If mounted..target, SD, night stand, do you want programmable, auto on when drawn from holster, laser only or laser plus light...range toy or duty ready...

What weapon will it be mounted on?

When you answer a few of these types of questions we can begin to steer you in a good direction.
Thank you. Clearly plenty to learn.
PPQ-M
My first thoughts are night stand and range.
Bore sight is surely less cumbersome if that鈥檚 the right word. Sleeker less potential to snag ...
The potential is inspiring!
Never had one if indeed they were around twenty five years ago.

Appreciate your time and feedback.:)

David
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I've used LaserMax, Crimson Trace, and Streamlight. All have been easy to see and reliable. None seem to drain their batteries too quickly. The LaserMax in my Glock 36 replaces the recoil spring assembly so it's the most compact of the bunch. Crimson Trace probably has the biggest selection and the best reputation for ruggedness and durability.

Some lasers like the LaserMax flash while others are steady. I prefer a steady, solid beam. Green is more expensive but is supposed to be brighter and easier to see than red. I don't have one of those yet.
 

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OK a PPQ being used as a night stand and range weapon.

I would give serious consideration to the Viridan C5L
https://viridianweapontech.com/c5l
while it is pricey deals can be found. It is extremely robust and will hold target zero over hundreds of uses, The laser/light settings are programmable and it has an auto on setting which you might appreciate for night stand duty (or not).

As this isn't just a range toy I'm suggesting a more top end laser mount. After all this is life support for you and your family and you don't go cheap on life support.

My night stand set up PPQ with Osprey and Viridan C5l green:

 

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Laser recommendation for CCP

Hello,
May I join the conversation? New member and first time hand gun owner here. i pick up a new CCP tomorrow and would like to equip it with a laser. Most of my hand gun owning friends recommend green over red. My purpose is mostly personal and family protection as we live in a very rural area of western Wisconsin.
I'd very much appreciate learning my options and hearing recommendations from the experienced hands on this forum.
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Yep, many options out there....you'll need to find the one that works for you. I use Viridian C5L on my P99C and X5L on my full size pistols. I also use Streamlight TLR-2G on my two HD Q's and Sig MPX.
 

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Hi Guys ... look forward to your knowledge.

My first sidearm for over twenty years!
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I got a Streamlight TLR-8 on my G-19 (Red Laser), I hardly use the laser function but it is dead on to 20 Yard out of the box.

On my PPQ I got the new Olight PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie 600 Lumen Rechargeable
I really like it.

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If your intended use is a night stand gun I would highly recommend the laser and light combination. For most home owners It is much easier to use than a laser with separate flashlight. Viridian, Streamlight and Crimson Trace both make good lasers but the Crimson Trace is definitely smaller. I prefer green but when comparing price red works fine.
 

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TLR-8G would be my choice if I didn't already have a TLR-7


Agree with Caine, for HD, separate flashlight wouldn't be my preference, unless you're an LEO or other operator who frequently trains with separate flashlight.
 
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