The Wilcox Raid-x is Wilcox’s iteration of next generation laser technology. The Raid-X uses VCSEL laser technology to produce an amazingly clear beam and illuminator. Previous aiming lasers have used edge emitting laser technology. This can cause irregularities in the illuminator, often referred to as amebas. VCSEL technology is a center emitting laser which produces a much cleaner throw.
In addition to a very clean illuminator, the Raid-X has a much smaller footprint that a standard PEQ-15. This makes the laser a little easer to run ambidextrous. The controls are also in improved locations.
The illuminator has both flood and extended throw illuminator modes so the Wilcox raid-x can be adjusted for different environmental conditions. The illuminator divergence adjustment is in the rear so the operator can adjust on the fly without breaking a master grip. This is key when manipulating the gun at night.
Our favorite feature of the Wilcox Raid-X is the ability to manually adjust the output of the laser and illuminator independently of each other. This allows user run a more powerful illuminator but setting the laser to a level where the target is not bloomed out.