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Old 02-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #11
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The crimson trace lasers that are pressure activated are really good for practicing 'point & shoot' because it can be done by dry firing at home. It can also be very helpful in practicing trigger control. The thing is, when you have mastered those two things, you do not need a laser to hit your target. In fact, you do not need the iron sights either. Most self defense situations are going to happen very quickly & be in relatively close quarters. I say "most" because there are always exceptions. But in those 'most' cases, your point & shoot practice is what will pay off for you.

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I was 100% against a laser until I ordered the free DVD from Crimson Trace. Check it out, it may just enlighten you and change your mind.
I now have one on my XD40 all of the time.

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I stake my life on muscle memory, NOT on a battery!

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I stake my life on muscle memory, NOT on a battery!
I agree. One day that battery will be dead when you need it. Hence why I don't depend on it. I just like having it.

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I know one fellow that uses his more as a toy. His cat likes to chase the red dot on the floor.

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I know one fellow that uses his more as a toy. His cat likes to chase the red dot on the floor.
So does my dog...

Only dog stupid enough to WANT a gun pointed in it's direction!
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I have to say when shooting small guns or pocket guns a crimeson trace helps alot. I know on my lcp which has Like no sights the laser makes it so much ez to aim. And as for battery if it's your carry gun u take it on m off everyday I hope u would notice that the battery was low. Common sense. but we should be well trained with out the laser.

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You dont wait for the battery to get low. You change them at a regular interval depending on your usage.

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I'd go with what you want.

However, don't get dependant on the laser over building your shooting skills without it. Use of the laser itself can possibly be a deterrant (seeing that little red/green dot on one's chest says volumes), but again, not to be a substitute for being a good shot and mastering weapon control.
Agreed... cant say much more than that. Although, I would really, really hate to be expecting the laser to turn on and wasting that precious split second to think WTF!!!??
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Agreed... cant say much more than that. Although, I would really, really hate to be expecting the laser to turn on and wasting that precious split second to think WTF!!!??
And yet if it works and gives you a split second back, it may have just saved an innocent life... My laser has never failed to operate when i press the button. That increases my faith in the technology... Still no replacement for iron sight practice!
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