It's a pity the skyscrapers around here are all highly lit up at night- with the white marble sides, they'd make a great test for the overall range. Of course, that would also probably lead to a terror alert.
Side note: I need dark colored balloons and matches, since the videos online show the laser lighting matches and popping balloons.
Edit: A two-thousand foot visual test, naked-eye only, confirms a pretty impressive range. I'd love to find an area that I can use for a five mile test.