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Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by chlogeo, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. chlogeo

    chlogeo New Member

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    What is the opinion of Glock owners using the laser light that replaces the recoil spring? And, is this device Glock Approved?
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    Chlogeo
     
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I looked into one a while back, couldn't justify the cost ($200-300) Haven't heard many complaints from those who use one. No idea if Glock recommends it either way...
     

  3. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I use Lasermax Unimax Rail Mount Es on my Glock19 Gen4. Its $128 delivered. Bought it off from ebay. Brand new and comes with warranty. Works great and the best part is i like the slim n tiny profile. Thought of buying the internal before but i already got the tungsten rod.. so i dont want to waste it. Also, the internal is kinda expensive.

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  4. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    I personally don't care for lights, lasers, bayonets, beanie propellers, etc.
    attached to my carry weapon. Just something else to go wrong at a
    time when it is needed most.
     
  5. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Agreed. +1
     
  6. EagleDreamer

    EagleDreamer New Member

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    I have no experience with this but the way I understand is that it turns on when you rack the slide to put a round in the chamber. That would mean the laser is basically going to be on constantly if you have a round in chamber all the time. How long could it last if have a round in chamber at all times?
     
  7. Jkl-28

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    A friend of mine got one a few years ago and he hates the damn thing! I was thinking about getting one myself but he talked me out of it, it's good cuz it's internal and u can still use whatever holster u have for your Glock and that's what I was looking for cuz I already had holsters ( and they didn't fit the gun with a light or laser on the rail) bur the bad thing about those lights is that they are not adjustable and and every time u take you gun apart and put back together the laser is in a diff. Position..... So I decited to buy a crimson-trace grip laser (it's point of aim is adjustable and I can still use any holster with it on)
     
  8. AgentTikki

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    I had 2 of them. for my 31 and 33. Sold them.

    Kinda funny, but I'm faster without them.

    practice practice practice practice practice.

    Really cool and innovative design, which attracted me to them in the first place. I did have some problems keeping them on, tho. The activation springs get old and need to be replaced, or when doing double taps or long strings of fire, they go on and off and on etc. The CS was great tho, they had new springs for free out to me in like 3 days. But I"d honestly say, if i had to stake my life on one, I wouldn't, too many things to go wrong.

    Get a light.

    Get lots of ammo.

    Practice practice practice.
     
  9. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    At my local indoor range, i like to put my Glock down on the counter in front of me. Pick it up and shoot it. This range does not allow drawing from a holster.
    With sights, I'm a lot faster, a lot faster than with a laser.
    Lasers add another step, turning it on. Then you need to find the dot.

    Its suprising and counterintuitive, but really for speed drills at CQB distances, you're better off without one.
     
  10. peters923

    peters923 New Member

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    I have an internal lasermax on my 23. I don't know if Glock approves them or not. I like mine.
    I haven't had any trouble whatsoever with its functionality.
     
  11. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Well this was back when I was going to range at least once a week, about 300 rounds a week. Doing drills and considering competition. The lasermax springs would probably last a couple thousand rounds before issues started to surface. I was using .40 and .357 and 9mm, but its annoying, and potentially distracting when your firing with your laser off, and mid string it would turn on and off. Same would happen when I turned it on, and fired multiple strings.
     
  12. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

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    I wouldn't get used to using a laser. If you plan to use the firearm fsr self defense, your technology will indefinitely fail when it is needed most. It is easier and far more reliable to just get good with your sights. As said before, practice!
     
  13. Quentin

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    I'll side with AgentTikki and others for the same reasons. Not interested in a laser. Good night sights and a light (not necessarily mounted) make more sense.
     
  14. Engine5truck

    Engine5truck New Member

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    I just got a lasermax internal for my g30. And I love it! It's activated by pressing the slide release in.
     
  15. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    It is an awesome and innovative feat of engineering. If you didn't know it was there your wouldn't until your strip it!

    But, try going through a thousand rounds with it. double taps, rapid fire.

    As the activation spring ages, the laser with turn off and on with recoil.

    One thing is nice tho. Lasermax customer service is really good. Just call them and say you need a new spring and they will ship one right away. I'd also keep and eye on the two nubs on the bottom of the activation lever/slide stop lever. When it wears down it will also cause issues.

    Do some testing on your own. See if you can point and shoot faster with your sights, or with the laser.
     
  16. Engine5truck

    Engine5truck New Member

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    Down fall to lasermax... Short battery life. And when I have it in my crossbreed iwb it activates the slide lock switch = dead battery