So most people on here know that I make concealed carry holsters, that's not my main point however, I just mention it for context. I get a lot of requests for special holsters that will accommodate this or that laser, some we can do some we can't but again that's not the focus.
Why the huge laser craze? I have one gun that had crimson trace laser grips on it when I purchased it and I have a number of complaints.
1. Impossible to see in daylight (mine is a red dot, I hear green performs better but don't see many green dot lasers on the market)
2. I never "see" the laser because my instinct and training put my eyes on the front sight
3. In the dark the laser origin is very bright and easy to identify
4. Difficult to find quality holsters that accommodate every unique setup (Uncle Mike's will fit some... but so will a sack tied to your belt)
So far the only useful thing about the laser is that people who know nothing about guns think it's really cool, which is also frustrating to me, because I believe the gun it's attached to is much more interesting and impressive. The only other reasoning I've ever heard is for intimidation factor, which to me isn't merited. I'm not a cop, I don't draw my gun in order to subdue people. I know every situation is different, but my training tells me that if my gun clears leather, then rounds are coming out of the barrel, therefore, intimidation is of no real use to me.
Is there anyone who can give me a reasonable argument where lasers are worth the trouble?