Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.10

Discuss the FN Five-seveN line of pistols and accessories.

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Which light w/ laser do you prefer?

Surefire X400
37
21%
Streamlight TLR-2
53
30%
Insight M6X
9
5%
Viridian X5L
60
34%
Sig Sauer STL 900L
12
7%
Insight X2L
2
1%
Glock GTL 21
1
1%
 
Total votes: 174

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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by ChiefJohn » 18 Dec 2011, 05:53

I've had no problems with my X5L G2 and find it very easy to operate -- 6 modes of operation. When I first installed the X5L, I did not tighten the light lens down after inserting the battery -- the light/laser would not work. Checked on the Viridian Forum and found the answer -- the light lens must be snugged down (tight). Fixed the problem. The G2 uses a CR123A battery.

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Post by FNtacticalNUT » 19 Dec 2011, 13:05

The Veridian X5L has been the best light/laser combo that I have used. It has out performed any streamlight I have used. The X5L gen1 had its quirks but they were ironed out with the GEN2. I ordered a GEN 2 from BOTACH and got a GEN 1. Sent it to Veridian and they replaced it. Also if you have a GEN 1 they will swap it out even for the C5L or you can pay them the differnece from the GEN1 to GEN 2 and they will swap it out for you. They have the best no B/S customer service in the industry.

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Post by GONRA » 19 Dec 2011, 13:49

GONRA really appreciates great replys to my
Viridian X5L Gen2 questions.
Correct battery is CR123A as some mentioned and as listed in http://www.viridiangreenlaser.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; X5L Gen 2 spec sheet.
Rechargable (maybe they all are?) CR123A batteries are available with as sets with chargers.
Today Viridian came out with a Big Announcement -
"ECR" technology. Can checkitout on their website.
ECR is not available for the 5.7x28 FN pistol.
Anyway, plan to get a X5L Gen 2
and battery / charger set in 2012 .
Thanx again and Merry Xmas / Happy New Year!

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Post by fooschnickens » 19 Dec 2011, 15:01

Two GONRA posts in a week!? :D

Santa IS real!!!

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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by ChiefJohn » 20 Dec 2011, 05:48

We need to energize Viridian to make an ECR holster for the 5.7 :thumb:

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Post by JoJo » 20 Dec 2011, 11:08

ChiefJohn wrote:We need to energize Viridian to make an ECR holster for the 5.7 :thumb:
I talked to Veridian.....no :wall: plans to include the FsN! :wall:

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Post by blueorison » 20 Dec 2011, 14:21

Training/Tactics vs Function

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Post by critterdoc » 23 Dec 2011, 10:38

Here is an FSN with a Viridian subcompact C5L mounted. Raven Concealment Systems offers a light/laser compatible holster for the FsN and Viridian's X5L (gen 2). Please note that as is depicted below, Raven does not currently list the Viridian C5L in their laser-light selection chart.

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Here is Raven's order form for the FsN:
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Here is the light selection menu on the order form, offering only Viridian's X5L laser-light option effective Nov 2014:
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Here is Maxpedition's 10" pistol case fit with the FsN:
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Post by FNtacticalNUT » 23 Dec 2011, 13:39

critterdoc
Thanks for the great info
hopefully they will have one for the x5l and FsN soon

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Post by Valorius » 23 Dec 2011, 22:13

I spoke to Viridian about the new ECR (or whatever they call it) circuitry. You cannot upgrde or trade in an existing C5L or X5L first or 2nd gen laser for the new one.

Armalaser and Laserlyte both have an old model trade in program. Viridian....not so much.

Which blows, because i have a C5L.

Only lasers made after Dec 2011 will have the new circuitry.

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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by Eric T » 01 Feb 2012, 12:41

Hey ya'll I'm new here. I'm sorry if we're not supposed to dig up old threads, but I was searching for answers about Veridian X5L's and rechargeable batteries. I just ordered my 5-7, and an X5L (gen 1). Anyway the sight I found the X5L on just said it took cr2 batteries, and I have a ton of rechargeable ones as well as a couple chargers. Well I went to the Veridian site, and read that we shouldn't use rechargeable batteries in them. Does anybody know why? Oh and is there any chance someone has a pic (or link) of an OD Five-seveN with a black Gen1 X5L? ... And yes I have searched for a pic I've googled and binged it to death I just want to see it. NOW I come from a somewhat small city so I had to order everything online, and I'll have to wait up to 3 weeks for mine to get here. I wish I'd made up my mind at Christmas time, but I really wanted to hold a 5-7 before I bought it as it's going to be my main carry weapon. Anyway thanks all.

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Post by edorfox » 02 Feb 2012, 11:36

Hi Eric,

I think the reason for no rechargeables is due to the rate of power delivery. The lithium batteries can dump energy faster and essentially provide more "pressure". Here is an OD 5.7 with the newer Gen2 X5L.

Ed
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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by Eric T » 02 Feb 2012, 13:06

Thanks for the pic and the info. Unfortunately after waiting a week for my 5-7 to be shipped I checked my status and they somehow cancelled my order. I never found the OD one I wanted. I did find what appears to be a tan color? It didn't look like the FDE. Oh and as for lasers Ya'll might disagree with me, but I decided on a X5L Gen1. I had a gen 2 in my order, but while searching for another one I saw pics of the Gen one. I prefer the light and laser centered and sunk back like that + after searching for ever online I found a used one for a little more than half the price of the Gen 2 I had ordered. Ohh and I guess I'll go ahead and order a couple packs of batteries instead of experimenting with my rechargeables.


So does anybody know of a fourth frame color? Kind of tan color. Maybe it is a FDE just a bad picture under some certain light I don't know, but I can't wait to see it in person.

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Post by NewGunNut » 13 Mar 2012, 18:17

I'm planning on buying a Surfire X400 but would also like to get the DG grip switch assembly for it. Surefire doesnt make and currently has no plan to make one specifically for the five-seven but they recommended using one for a gun they do support that has a similar trigger guard profile. Does anybody know if any of the following guns have such a profile?

Glock 17, 17L, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 34, 35, Smith & Wesson M&P, Sig Sauer P220R, P226R, P229R, HK USP Compact or fullsize 40/45, Beretta 92FS/96FS, 96 Vertek, Standard 1911, Standard 1911, Kimber TLE, Springfield XD Standard Frame.

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Post by Valorius » 09 Apr 2012, 06:35

Some pix of my Viridian C5L mounted to my FsN w/threaded barrel. I HIGHLY recommend this unit, especially the new ones which have auto on circuitry:

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Holster for FsN w/Viridian C5L from Elite:

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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by Raveren » 23 Apr 2012, 17:06

I like this one:

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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by Rapier1772 » 23 Apr 2012, 17:22

What is it? I don't see any ID markings on it.
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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by Raveren » 23 Apr 2012, 19:58

Rapier1772 wrote:What is it? I don't see any ID markings on it.
It's a plastic piece of junk I pulled off an airsoft gun.

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Post by Burt Gummer » 19 Sep 2012, 10:49

A China slave made this x400 clone. $125.00. Have a real one also, the only difference is the clone has a brighter light (250 lumen).

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Re: Gun Mounted Light w/ Laser - Review/Poll -updated 7.13.

Post by blueorison » 19 Sep 2012, 10:55

Raveren wrote:
Rapier1772 wrote:What is it? I don't see any ID markings on it.
It's a plastic piece of junk I pulled off an airsoft gun.

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This was pretty good.

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