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The Best Laser Sights for AR-15 Rifles

You hear it all the time in forums…”what’s the best (insert accessory here) for my AR-15?”. Well here’s the thing: there’s so many great options out there that it’s hard to pick just one accessory for AR rifles that is “the best”. In this post, we’ll go over some of the top laser sights for the AR-15 rifle platform and the reasons behind our picks.

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What’s Important in a Laser Sight for an AR-15?

Before we go any further, let’s go over some of the most important things about a suitable laser for your awesome AR rifle. Here’s what we think deserves your consideration:

  • reliability
  • battery life efficiency
  • brightness of the laser
  • color of the laser
  • weight

First, you need a reliable laser, that’s a given. You don’t want the laser sight going out on you at the worst possible moment, even if it’s just at the range.

Second is battery life. Green lasers typically use a bit more juice than red lasers so that’s something to consider. Otherwise, most lasers will last about the same length of time on a battery.

Brightness of the laser is very important. Green laser sights for AR style rifles will generally be easier to see than red lasers. This is especially apparent when using a laser in daylight conditions.

Now if you’re using something like an Eotech holographic sight, the dot color doesn’t really matter other than your personal preference since it’s so close. However, for a laser sight that projects a dot at your target, it definitely can make a difference.

Color isn’t that important but then again, you will see green easier than red lasers. If you’re going to do most of your shooting at a dimly lit range, than it becomes a matter of personal preference.

Weight is very important because you don’t want to have a laser sight weighing down a rifle that you built to be lightweight.

Our Top Picks for AR15 Laser Sights

1. Streamlight TLR-2 Green Laser

The newer and better model of our highly-touted TLR-4, the Streamlight TLR-2 combines a high-lumen tactical flashlight with a super-bright red laser. These laser sights by Streamlight are built like tanks and built to last on your AR-15.

2. WNOSH Tactical Green Laser Sight

For less than $50, you get one hell of a laser and flashlight combo for your AR-15. The WNOSH laser sight is the perfect size and weight for my Colt AR. I really like the brightness of the green laser and it’s surprisingly bright for the money. Overall, I have to recommend the WNOSH as the overall best laser sight for your AR-15 for the money. Check out the reviews and customer photos by clicking here.

3. SightMark LoPro Laser Sight for AR-15

Comes with a momentary pressure switch, holds zero on .223 rounds and is low profile so you don’t add extra weight to your AR. For around $100, this is one heck of a AR laser sight for your money. It also comes in a flat dark earth variety in addition to the black.

If you’ve read our post on laser boresighters, you’ll know that SightMark is a very good brand for AR lasers.

4. Ozark Armament Green Tactical Laser Sight for AR-15

A very good green laser for your AR-15 at a very good price. The people who’ve bought this laser think it’s the bee’s knees on Amazon and for good reason. A well made tactical green laser with pressure switch for under $50 right now is hard to beat.

Comes with momentary switch and we’ve got to admit that it is a very well built tactical green laser sight for your AR-15 or AR-10 rifle. What’s most impressive is the quality of laser that you’re getting for your money.

While the aforementioned TLR-2 is a better overall package, those looking for a simple green laser sight should not be passing up this deal.

5. Truglo Micro-Tac Compact Laser Sight

You’ve worked so hard to keep the weight down on your AR-15 but you want more cool stuff! Well this little laser has all the power you need in a compact package. We reviewed the Micro-Tac for it’s applications as a pistol laser in the past but it can also serve as an ultra-compact tactical laser on your AR. It’s available in both red and green for under $100.

More AR15 Laser Sights That We Liked

Here are some more laser sights for your AR that made our cut.

 

Green Laser Sight System by Ozark Armament - 5mw 532nm High Powered Tactical Green Laser with Picatinny Rail Mount Barrel Mount Pressure Switch and On/Off Switch for Rifles and Shotguns

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Features

  • EASY AND QUICK VISUAL TARGETING - Developed specifically for Rifle platforms with rail attachments to provide quick and effective visual targeting.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT - Engineered from aluminum to provide impact-resistant rugged construction at less than 6 ounces.
  • BUILT TO LAST - Exclusive redesigned and reinforced electronics to handle rifles with even the hardest recoil.
  • ADAPTABLE - Includes both rail and barrel (1") mounts to allow transition to multiple weapons platforms with ease. Choose between the on/off switch or a remote pressure pad for activation.
  • DEDICATED SUPPORT - We back all of our products with full USA based support and a full 1 Year Warranty when Purchased from Authorized Seller.

Product Description

Crafted of aircraft grade aluminum our 5mw green laser rifle system is ready to be put to work. Featuring a 532nm 5mw laser it is visible up to 1 mile plus at dusk and night and 100 yards plus in...

Sightmark LoPro Green Laser Designator Sight

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Features

  • Low Profile Design
  • Reliable And Durable
  • Weaver/Picatinny Mount
  • Push Button Or Pressure Pad Operation
  • Hand Adjustable Windage/Elevation Adjustment

Product Description

The Sightmark LoPro Green Laser features a low profile design, allowing it to be mounted in front of a riflescope without interference with field of view. Designed to be mounted on a picatinny or...

AR15 Tactical Rifle Scopes 4-16x50EG Dual Illuminated with Electronic Holographic R&G Dot Sight for Hunting and Green laser(24 Month Warranty)

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Features

  • Beautiful Flower design and durability built to last Most popular all-around configuration for deer and big game hunting; matte black finish
  • Large objective lens that boosts light gathering power and a good range of magnification
  • JG8 green can reach 500M distance,100% waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.Rifle scope s Fully coated optics Fast Focus Eyepiece/Eyebell well suited for wide range shooting, with high optical clarity at 4-16 times magnification and a 50mm objective diameter .allow for quick acquisition of close quarter and fast moving targets
  • High quality matte black finish,Reticle color is red and green,Fast Focus Eyepiece with 1/4" Fingertip Resettable Windage & Elevation Adjustments
  • New style button switch with electronic control brightness easier than hand control. Red dot reflex sight with bottom swtich for highly accurate gun optic and substitute for overpriced holograph clear,high resolution image unlimited eye relief and wide field of view .

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This tactical rifle scope is well suited for wide range shooting, with high optical clarity at 4-16 times magnification and a 50mm objective diameter good for quick acquisition of close quarter...

Pinty AR15 Rifle Scope 3-9x32EG Rangefinder Illuminated Optics Reflex 4 Reticle Red&Green Sight Green Dot Laser Sight with 1” Compact High Riser Mount

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Features

  • 4 in 1, comes with a rangefinder riflescope, a green laser sight and a red/green dot sight everything you will ever need.
  • Magnifications from 3X up to 9X, green/red illuminations with 5 brightness adjustments for both the riflescope and electronic unlimited brightness control for the dot sight, 4 reticle patterns also available for the red/green dot sight.
  • HD119 red/green dot reflex sight with bottom switch - highly accurate gun optic and substitute for overpriced holographic clear, high resolution image unlimited eye relief and wide field of view.
  • Picatinny mount easily mountable to any 22/11mm rails (Picatinny or Weaver); Multi-coated optics with O-ring sealing and nitrogen filling ensures 100% water and fog-proof.
  • Unsurpassed light transmission, uncompromising mechanical performance and clarity.

Product Description

Laser class:Class IIIAFits 20mm standard picatinny rail 3-9x32EG Illuminated Rangefinder Rifle Scope Magnification: 3x-9x Obj. diameter: 32mm Reticle type: Rangefinder Brightness control: Red 5...

Reson Shockproof Rifle Sight Tactical Power 532nm Green Dot Laser Scope,Adjustable Laser Sights For Gun Hunting with 2 Mounts,2 Pressure Switches,Battery and Charger Kit

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Features

  • What you Get:1* Reson Green Laser Sight ,1* Rifle 1" Barrel Clamp Mount & "8" type mount,1* Switch button & Pressure Pad Switch ,1* Allen Wrench ,1* 3V CR123A Lithium Battery and 1* Charger
  • Applicability: Fit 22LR, spotting scope, optical flashlight, AR 15, riflescope, telescopic and other firearms. Adjustable windage and elevation: provide clear pionting dot even in day light and clear laser beam in the dark or low light.
  • Durable and Practical:532nm Green Dot Laser Scope,Shockproof Adjustable laser sights For Gun Hunting with 2 Mounts,2 Pressure Switches,Battery and Charger
  • Easy and convenient to mount: Coming with the 22mm picatinny rail and a weaver barrel mount, you can easily install the laser sight and Two switches. Coming with the switch button and the pressure pad switch, you can choose one of them according to different situations to operate the laser more easily.
  • Some Troubleshooting steps - 1-Changed better qualiy pressure swith,and test one by one 2times before shipment.and packaged it well to avoid shipping damage. 2-Increase the battery charge and discharge test.not only test with charger,but also in the laser lights. 3-Make printing "+" and "-" on the body to let battery in correctly postion.we got some feedback that they put wrong and not turn on before. 4-Contact with all the clients which with problems in time,supply 1 year free warranty,and supply free replacement in time.we have put the warranty service card to let clients contact quickly and solve the problem quickly.. attached the photo for reference

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Reson Rifle Sight Tactical Power 532nm Green Dot Laser Scope Constructed with high quality aluminum alloy for hunting, shooting, bird watching and exploration no matter in full daylight or at...

Lasercross L101G Tactical Compact Green Dot Laser Sight with 20mm Rail Picatinny On/Off Switch for Air Pistol,Airgun,Modem Semi-automatic Pistols,Handgun,Shotguns,Rifle etc

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Features

  • ♦Compact green dot sights provide civilians and armed professionals a robust 1x aiming solution for any situation,The Picatinny interface provides standard installation options for a wide range of applications.
  • ♦Point-of-aim is point-of-impact and the green dot remains parallel to the bore of your firearm, no matter what your viewing angle is relative to the optical axis of the sight.
  • ♦The green laser will be brighter than any red laser during the day for visibility in all light conditions.
  • ♦Turn on the ON / OFF switch at any time to save power and prolong the use of time,The green laser sight can be used for up to about 70mins,USB charger is included.
  • ♦USB Rechargeable green laser sight is extremely low profile, yet powerful, designed to fit any rail-equipped pistols including Modem Semi-automatic Pistols,handguns, rifles and shotguns. The green laser sight fits onto weapon withPicatinny-Weaver Accessory Rail Mount.

Product Description

Features: ◇Newest style that fitted all small size, full size and middle size pistol, fitted Picatinny rails. ◇ Subzero operating temperature for lasers. ◇ Compact and lightweight for the volume...

Streamlight TLR-4 Tac Light with Laser, Black

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Features

  • Ultra lightweight and compact
  • C4 LED technology
  • Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch
  • One handed snap-on and tighten interface for safe and quick mounting
  • Securely fits a broad range of Sub-Compact, Compact and most Full Size Handguns

Product Description

Stream light tlr-4 compact rail mounted 69240 weapon light red aiming laser. Camping lights flashlights. Made of the highest quality materials

Streamlight 69265 TLR-2 High Lumen G Rail Mounted Flashlight 800 Lumens with Green Laser, Black

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Features

  • C4 LED technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime; 510-530nm direct drive green laser with wide operating temperature range
  • Streamlight TLR-2 HLG Tac Light with laser Black Finish Includes Rail Locating Keys for Glock style 1913 Picatinny S&W
  • White and green laser settings
  • Green laser provides high-visibility long-range targeting
  • Includes keys for Glock-style, Picatinny, Beretta 90two, S&W 99 and S&W TSW

Product Description

The TLR-2 HL G with green laser provides an 800 lumen blast of light for maximum illumination while clearing a room or searching an alley. Its wide beam pattern lights up large areas so you can...

Streamlight 69250 TLR-2 G Rail-Mounted Tactical Light with Integrated Green Aiming Laser

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Features

  • C4 LED delivers 6,300 candela peak beam intensity; 300 lumens
  • Securely fits a broad range of weapons
  • One handed snap-on and tighten interface keeps hands away from muzzle when attaching/detaching
  • 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with anodized finish with Borofloat high temperature glass lens
  • The green laser used in the TLR-2G will operate within a temperature range of 32 to 104 Degree Fahrenheit

Product Description

Streamlight 69250 TLR-2 G Rail-Mounted Tactical Light with Integrated Green Aiming Laser. You asked, we delivered. The TLR-2 is now available with a bright, easy-to-see green laser. Highly visible...

Streamlight 69261 TLR-2 High Lumen Rail-Mounted Tactical Light with Red Laser

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  • C4 LED delivers 12,000 candela peak beam intensity; 800 lumens
  • Securely fits a broad range of weapons
  • One handed snap-on and tighten interface keeps hands away from muzzle when attaching/detaching
  • 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with anodized finish with high temperature, shock-mounted glass lens
  • TIR optic produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination

Product Description

Streamlight 69261 TLR-2 HL High Lumen Rail-Mounted Tactical Light with Red Laser. The TLR-2 HL with red laser provides 630 lumen blast of light for maximum illumination while clearing a room or...

Streamlight 69230 TLR-2s Rail Mounted Strobing Tactical Light with Laser Sight and Rail Locating Keys

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Features

  • C4LED technology
  • Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch
  • One handed snap-on and tighten interface keeps h and s away from muzzle
  • Securely fits a broad range of weapons
  • Mounts directly to h and guns with Glock-style rails and to all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails

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Lightweight, compact, lithium battery powered Gun-Mounted Tactical Light with integrated aiming laser featuring the latest in shock-proof power LED technology and providing at least 2.5 hours of...

Streamlight 69165 TLR-2 IRW Weapon Mounted Strobing Tactical Light with Infrared Laser

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  • C4 LED technology with Class 1 eye safe IR Laser
  • Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch
  • One handed snap-on/tighten interface keeps hands away from muzzle when attaching/detaching
  • Securely fits a broad range of weapons
  • Mounts directly to handguns with Glock-style rails and to all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails

Product Description

The Streamlight TLR-2 IRW Weapon Mounted Strobing Tactical Light with Infrared Laser is made using 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with black anodized finish. The lens is a high impact,...

Truglo Micro-Tac Tactical Micro Laser, Red

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  • Powerful 520nm green laser. Two laser modes: on and off
  • Automatically shuts down after 5 minutes
  • Be sure it has been properly installed
  • Check to be sure the batteries are not dead (change if needed)
  • See how long the laser has been inactive. In order to preserve battery life after 5 minutes of inactivity the laser shuts off

Product Description

The Truglo Micro-Tac Tactical Micro Laser is an ultra-compact weapon mounted laser that fits any weapon with a Picatinny or Weaver-style rail. This extremely lightweight laser has an easy...