Viridian X5L


Hey guys,

I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical about most of the things I buy so a product has to prove it is worth the money I spent on it. As promised, here’s my review on the Viridian X5L.

Note: This is just my review so if you’re looking to get your hands on the Viridian X5L Green Laser Sight right now Click here for the best price.

Viridian X5L

Let me start off by saying that I bought the Viridian X5L for my Glock C17 9mm. I have other handguns and I have other laser sights. But this is the first green laser sight I’ve owned. After testing my brother-in-laws Viridian X5L Gen1, I decided to buy the X5L Gen2.

Viridian X5L Gen1 Green Laser Sight

The X5L Gen1 was designed with functionality in mind, but with the technology at hand the size was a bit bulky.

Viridian X5L Gen2 Green Laser Sight

As you can see with the X5L Gen2, Viridian made it more compact and leaner and at the same time beefing up the functionality.


Click here to see the Viridian X5L Gen 2


So here’s my list of the good, the bad and the ugly on the Viridian X5L Green Laser Sight:

  • The craftsmanship and design is first rate. The thing I noticed out of the box was the light-weight but solid design which wasn’t surprising when you consider that it’s made out of “6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum” and Zytel® polymer. It’s a universal fit (except for compacts) laser sight and is designed to fit most railed guns. It fits my Glock 17 like it was made for it. Laser Aiming Systems does have a “fit chart” on their site so be sure to check that out.
  • I was impressed at the functionality of this model. There are plenty of settings to choose from and it ‘remembers’ the settings the next time I use it. With the bright green laser and the nearly blinding LED light, that has a constant or strobe setting, you’ll be able to light up any target. It lights up a whole room at night, and overall makes me feel confident about defending my family without taking my hands off the gun trying to grab my flashlight or other light source. I also like the auto-off function as well, just in case I leave it on.
  • At the range the strobe tactical light was a bit distracting to others, so just be aware of that. The laser has a constant beam mode and three pulse modes for any given situation. But even after 30 straight minutes of use it was still cool to the touch.

UPDATE – Viridian now equips all of their green laser sights with ECR (Enhanced Combat Readiness) and makes a tactical holster that automatically turns the laser on the moment you draw your gun.

Final Verdict

This product did everything I expected it to do and more. The only improvement I found that could be made was the size of the buttons. That may be a little nitpicking since it doesn’t affect the overall performance, but it wouldn’t be an honest review if I left it out. So with all that being said – for the price vs. function and power, you would be hard-pressed to find an equal. I definitely recommend the Viridian X5L Green Laser Sight.

I hope my review was helpful. Click here to check out the Viridian X5L for yourself.

Viridian X5L-rs

Viridian X5l-rsThe Viridian X5L-rs is a brilliant green laser sight that’s specifically engineered for your rifle and shot-gun. It has the same great specs as the X5L, plus a couple of upgrades on the technical side that will give a tactical edge  to your weapon of choice.

The X5L-rs has a unique rotary switch that provides quick selection of the 4 different laser/tactical light modes. The switch is located on the back of the unit, easy to see, and easy to adjust.

X5L_switch_dialHonestly this article wont do justice to the ‘two button pressure pad’, but I will try anyway. The two button pressure pad mounts to the front grip and offers optimum control of light and laser at your fingers. So with the rotary switch setting mentioned above you can pick what mode you want the pad to activate. The top button controls the laser and the bottom controls the light. That way the bad guys won’t see your laser until you see them.

Viridian X5L looks and plays the part. Check out my review on the X5L Gen 2 for the rest.

Who Is Viridian?

Who Is Viridian?

Viridian is a green laser sight manufacturer. They focus only on ‘green’ laser products. That allows a focused effort from a team of dedicated scientist and engineers in the MI HQ. That’s why Viridian is one of the fastest growing green laser companies in the nation. It’s their specialty.

Why Green?

Typical sights are red and hard to see. Green is the easiest color for the human eye to see. That makes it daytime visible, something that red lasers are not. At night, the entire beam is bright and quite frankly just scary.

Why Viridian?

Viridian is an American company, and based on popular opinion, they are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. The quality green laser products are durable. I can’t say the same for overseas lasers. The recoil of a gun is intense and it’s going to depend on quality standards to ensure that you can pull the trigger with confidence.

Viridian X5L Review – Coming Soon

Let me start off by saying I’m glad you found my site. My goal here is to provide you with in-depth and uncensored reviews of the Viridian X5L Universal Mount Green Laser Sight with Tac Light.

Follow along with me for the next few days and you’ll know the good, the bad and the ugly of this laser sight that is promoted as being the “leanest and brightest” and able to “evaporate darkness, subdue opponents and optimize a full-sized pistol like nothing else”. Looking forward to it and I’ll talk to you soon.