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Old 09-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #11
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I really don't see a need for it personally. Lasers are neat, but i find it not practical for the average person. I personally don't think you need one on a self defense pistol. Reason being, more than likely your firefight will be exchanged at close range. You will probably not be concerned about putting a red dot on someone at the heat of the moment but rather shoot instinctively, which should be acquired by practice. I think it is dangerous in some cases since some people undoubetly will not practice with their gun placing to much faith on the laser. Personally I find it distracting to look at. Gives you almost a forced tunnel vision. When this should not be the case in a real situation.
OK I have to elaborate a little more on this. I think I mispoke myself. I don't want people to think that lasers are utterly useless and bash it. I actually have a crimson on my snub. I actually use it quite a bit but not in a real defensive shooting situation. I was trying to convey this in the earlier post above, but failed to do so correctly. As I stated before lasers are too distracting for me. With that said, the laser has been a real valuable tool. I use the laser for point shooting practice and muscle memory. I point the gun at waist level and see if I am pointing at my target with the laser. Also I use it for trigger practice. I turn on the laser and see how much my dot jumps or which direction it moves and adjust my pull accordingly.
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OK I have to elaborate a little more on this. I think I mispoke myself. I don't want people to think that lasers are utterly useless and bash it. I actually have a crimson on my snub. I actually use it quite a bit but not in a real defensive shooting situation. I was trying to convey this in the earlier post above, but failed to do so correctly. As I stated before lasers are too distracting for me. With that said, the laser has been a real valuable tool. I use the laser for point shooting practice and muscle memory. I point the gun at waist level and see if I am pointing at my target with the laser. Also I use it for trigger practice. I turn on the laser and see how much my dot jumps or which direction it moves and adjust my pull accordingly.
Those are some good training exercises where a laser is quite useful.

Too distracting for me. I tried my friends 642 w/ a crimson, and I found I was concentrating too much on where that little dot was jumping around to.
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Those are some good training exercises where a laser is quite useful.

Too distracting for me. I tried my friends 642 w/ a crimson, and I found I was concentrating too much on where that little dot was jumping around to.
Agreed. Once you're familiar with your pistol, you don't really need alot of accessories like a laser. I rely on my trigger pull, and my reset after i fire. Enough practice, and you don't need a laser to tell you where the round is going. My carry weapon is a glock29, and with enough practice, even a 10mm can nail close double taps.
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I am in the minority on this but a laser is a great tool for point and shoot. I have a personal issue with my rounds hitting where expected so point and shoot isn't an option with out a laser sight. I have shot for years and have some decent training, still will bring at least my front sight on target before I pull the trigger. Having that green or red dot on target lets me shoot with out the need to bring the pistol to eye level. I know there are many that can point and shoot with out ever seeing a sight, I will never be one simply because I'm not willing to accept an erant shot.

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Just call me old fashioned . I see no use for them .

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I don't like lasers on pistols.

I think they would be better on rifles, if anything.
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I have no idea either. What rifle would you put a laser on? Maybe an M4, if you were going to be assaulting a dry ice warehouse or something...
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I have no idea either. What rifle would you put a laser on? Maybe an M4, if you were going to be assaulting a dry ice warehouse or something...
I assault dry ice warehouses quite often with my laser equipped M4; however, I generally use a half-dozen flash-bangs first to soften up the area...
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I assault dry ice warehouses quite often with my laser equipped M4; however, I generally use a half-dozen flash-bangs first to soften up the area...
You have an M4?!?!? *drooling* You're so awesome!!
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You have an M4?!?!? *drooling* You're so awesome!!
JD you know any civilian can have an M4, I keep it in the safe next to the 240 Bravo and the Ma-Duece...
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