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Old 02-14-2012, 05:42 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the replies! Lotta good advice on here..love the pros and the cons......honestly I guess I prolly don't need the laser as if I did get it , I would just use it for show..... for what I want the pistol for its just not worth it to me to have it........

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Thanks for all the replies! Lotta good advice on here..love the pros and the cons......honestly I guess I prolly don't need the laser as if I did get it , I would just use it for show..... for what I want the pistol for its just not worth it to me to have it........
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There is also the less than lethal, deterrent aspect. Not only does it have the psychological impact of seeing the dot on you, but can also dazzle and disorient your would be attacker.

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There is also the less than lethal, deterrent aspect. Not only does it have the psychological impact of seeing the dot on you, but can also dazzle and disorient your would be attacker.

No offense, but before the attacker can be dazzled, you should be pulling the trigger & the round on it's way.
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I have a laser on my SP101 and it is a great training tool for trigger control. For actual shooting I still use the sights. Murphy's Law has not been repealed and a laser may not work however I have a situation right now where my wife is having vision problems. She is having difficulties with the sights and the laser works for her.

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #26
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Shoot first, ask questions later will most likely end poorly for you. It's about escalation of force.

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For defensive purposes I don't see how the laser is all that useful. If you are in a situation where the flying defecation has impacted the rotating air motivator the adrenaline levels are going to be through the roof, the heartbeat will be sky high, physiological flight/fight response will be pulling blood from extremities, and tunnel vision will be closing in. Hitting a button for the laser and the additional mental processes associated with seeing the red dot will either not happen (best case) or will make you slower (which can get you killed).

On the other side.... Lasers are a useful tool for dry-fire exercises and can be fun at the range. There is also the potential psychological impact they could potentially make on an intruder in a dark room if you catch him/her by surprise. They are also immensely useful in keeping cats and dogs occupied.

My suggestion is that if you are buying the gun for self/home defense, skip the laser and put that money into buying more quality in the gun. If buying it to have some fun, knock yourself out.

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A laser is an excellent training tool. If a shooter is pulling, or flinching it shows it in an instant. But I don't want one under normal circumstances. During my CCW class the instructor drew one of his guns to demonstrate the use of a laser. The laser wouldn't come on. He spent several minutes fiddling with it, but never got it working. If you train yourself to depend on a laser and it fails you at the worst possible moment, you could find yourself wasting vital seconds as you make the mental adjustment.

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I agree with you 100%. You must be proficient with the sites that were intended to be used. I can see if the lasers will malfunction. Those that require a switch can be problematic. There are some lasers that once you grab the pistol, the laser automatically turn on. I would rely on my aiming techniques first.

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I don't care for lasers, lights, bayonets, beanie propellers or
any other gizmos on my ccw weapon.

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