Originally Posted by mjkeat
I would very seriously pass. It puts the light in a bad possition and will cast shadows by casting light onto your barrel. Lasers are also a bad idea for HD. The bad guy can follow the laser back to you. This probably adds quite a bit of weight to the front of an AR. It promotes a less than ideal grip. Its expensive. Save your money on gimmicky items.
I have taken ALL of that into consideration. ALL sights and other add-ons have drawbacks as well as benefits. I Know CT lasers very well. The proper use of it is not to have it on constantly. Like I said before I plan a EoTech holographic for the flat top which as you know has no front signature, like a laser. The CT grip is a relatively light piece. I believe 10 oz. total additional.
The magical part of using a laser is, and It has been my personal experience, is that the mere presence of a laser can defuse a situation. I was a Photographer for a Newspaper in Ohio ( and other places). Went on raids with the local LE all the time. On a couple of occasions as police were entering a location, the shinning of a laser on a threat made him or her INSTANTLY subject to commands and diffuse the situation. WILD to watch a 300 pound drug dealer's ass pucker as a laser locks on his chest or forehead.
Not that I plan to be busting down doors or any of that crazy crap, but I have been taught and seen lasers used properly and Although I have never had to drop the hammer in that type of situation, I do feel they are a valuable aid and have many more benefits than drawbacks.
I am gonna get a vertical grip, and put a light with a pressure sensitive switch on this, If I can combine the grip/light/and laser with a product from a VERY reputable company, Why not?
I am really looking for opinions from actual users of the product. Sorry Mjkeet, but I appreciate your opinions, but I would like to hear from people who are using this.