How much of a deterrent is the red dot of a laser?
I have CT lasers on my M&P9c and my Kahr PM9 (my usual CCW gun), but I wonder just how useful they really are for a CCW gun. I mean, most encounters occur within 8-12ft or so? And at that distance I can likely hit you without the need for a laser to aim. In the movies, you put that red dot on someone's chest and they quickly stop what they are doing, but how practical do you think it is in real life for that type of purpose? Or alternatively, the need to shoot someone farther away and want a little extra help in aiming?