Originally Posted by ALSGUN
I purchased an inexpensive one once at a show and in my home in a darkened room it was OK, with that said, save your money and buy a quality one when you can afford more. The old saying you get what you pay for is very true...
x2 on this...cheap-o lasers normally do not hold zero and won't last long. Avoid any and all airsoft crap. You'd be better off with a maglite and some duct tape.
Since you're looking for something to keep in your nightstand, I highly recommend spending the money. Seriously...what is your life worth?