Anyone use a Laser on their CCW pistol??

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    LaserMax

    Yes, mine is a pulse laser.

    I am not really an expert on handgun firearm lasers.
    I personally would be happy with either mode.

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    I have CT grips on one of my carry guns. They are very effective at non-traditional position aiming and also are good for dry fire training people trigger control by watching the dot move while they manipulate the trigger. I like them a lot.



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    So if I had to choose to spend my money for the laser max unit for a glock 26 or the crimson trace grips for a S&W 38, which firearm do I 'light up' ?

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    The choice IMO would be regarding the gun you plan to carry. Laser sights will be useful on either. The ones on my SP-101 are great but having now gone semi for carry, and with CT's - I have what I regard as about the ideal set-up.

    I happen to prefer CT's altogether but QK likes his Lasermax. Now of course wrap-around CT's are available for Glocks so - i know what I'd choose myself - G26 with those added

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    I have seen the wrap-around's advertised but have not seen them in person. the advertising made them look like they would not necessarily be secure on the firearm and maybe even add to its size. Have you seen them in person ?

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    I have seen one set and once on they are very much effectively part of the grip.

    As to size increase, I think that is quite modest and from what I saw would consider them as making the gun feel better. Well for my larger hands anyways.
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    My wife has CT on her 637
    I have tritium night sights on my Sig P239
    I would like to get a set of the CTs for the Sig

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    It does not matter what you have on your gun. You must practice and practice with your setup. Adding bells and whistles to a gun without known how to or shooting it does you no good. The word for the day is “PRACTICE”!!!!

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    I have CT Lasergrips on my Para LTC.

    I have a laser that clips onto the rail of my XD40. This works fine for a house gun but am considering buying the lasermax so I can have a laser when I carry the XD (clip on laser does not fit in my holsters).

    I carry my Kahr PM90 most often. No laser there.

    Laser really helps with dry firing and also with shooting on the move.

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    The UPS man arrived this afternoon with not one, but two packages.

    The first was the slide off my Ultra Carry II coming back from Kimber's custom shop for the installation of glow in the dark night sights. I have had them on my Glocks and decided to have them put on the Kimber also.

    The second package was the new Crimson Trace LG 404 laser grips for the Ultra Carry size of 1911. Very nice ! Front activation button instead of the side buttons like the older LG 304 models, very easy installation and they work like a charm. A little wider than the black rubber grips that came on the UC, but with big hands, I actually like the way they feel better that the factory grips. That puts lasers on all my pistols except my S&W Model 60 snubby, and I'll start saving now for the smaller version that Crimson Trace just came out with for better concealed carry than the older model like I have on my 640.

    I prefer the Crimson Trace steady laser instead of the pulsating version like the Lasermax I had in my Glock 30. Maybe it's getting older and eyes are not what they used to be, but the steady laser dot seems easier to make out, especially in a multi colored or color rich target environment.

    Found them on e-bay from a dealer I have purchased from before.... again, he made me a really good deal, even in the 'buy it now' mode. Crimson Trace's website suggests the retail price at $329.00, info@holstersupply.com sold them to me for $249.50.
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    A gun mounted laser or laser grip makes a great training aid. Use it when dry firing from awkward positions to make sure the gun stays steady. Use it to maintain the point of aim while getting off the line of force of a moving target. Use it from behind cover in the safe room to point at an attacker breaking through the strong door. And use it to hold an assailant face down, spread eagle, palms up, until police arrive. Make sure the arriving officers know you are the good guy, and keep your other hand high holding your identification. Be aware that the laser can create a false sense of competence. Accurate shooting requires a steady gun hand and fundamental trigger control. On the street, it is recommended that the master switch be off. Rely on your training and the simple, reliable tools, not gimmicks.
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    i have the crimson trace grips on my Sig 220 ST.....
    have the trijicon sights on my 226...

    personally prefer the trijicons
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    How/where are you guys keeping your finger when in the ready position without blocking the laser?

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    Variable - finger is in standard straight out position as usual - it does potentially impede the beam if a smidgeon high but really this is no problem as the dot is only really being sought when finger on trigger most times.

    If finger remains parallel to slide on semi or just straight out ahead on revo - I don't often notice beam blocking myself.
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