Anyone use a Laser on their CCW pistol??
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May 11th, 2006 09:01 PM
Anyone use a Laser on their CCW pistol??
Does anyone here use a laser on their CCW pistol?? Should I get Tritium night sights OR get a Laser-dot (Crimson Trace??)?? My current G19 does NOT have night sights, nor do the G17's that I have been looking at. Will a laser replace the functions of Tritium night sights?? Thanks, Bill.
May 11th, 2006 09:20 PM
I've got Crimson Trace laser grips on my S&W 642 revolver. You absolutely cannot miss with this. The small button switch is integrated into the front of the grip, so as you close your hand firmly around the grip, it goes on - no fumbling for switches etc. (If you loosen your grip, you can also control it in case you need to have it off until the last second, or you can block it with your trigger finger.) It is highly visible in daylight.
I guarantee your groups will tighten, your reacquisition time will go 'way down, and you will love it!
It's especially comforting knowing that if for some reason I don't have my glasses on (waking up at night, getting them knocked off in a scuffle, etc.), I don't have to worry about aligning blurry sights. Light 'em up & pop 'em!
Go to www.crimsontrace.comfor more information.
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May 11th, 2006 09:23 PM
May 11th, 2006 09:37 PM
I have a Crimson Trace laser on my Beretta 92FS which is my home defense handgun by the night table. I debated for a while between the 'glow' sights and the laser.
I went with the laser because I wear glasses and without them I cannot aim using the sights glow or not. The laser dot can be seen with or without glasses. In other words, with the laser you just turn it on and place it on center mass. When you pull the trigger the bullet will find the red dot.
May 11th, 2006 09:40 PM
the wife and i have laser grips and xs big dots on our 649's.
i'm getting some pt green/yellow sights for my pcr. getting laser grips for it too. they're supposed to be out in a month or two.
May 11th, 2006 09:48 PM
May 11th, 2006 09:56 PM
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I have CT's on all 3 SIG's - including my carry 226. I also have them on my old SP-101 carry piece and on two N frame revo's too.
My 226 came with night sights and so the CT's effectively make my options threefold.
Many folks worry about time being wasted ''finding the dot'' - not a problem. The CT's should be an adjunct only and if light low enough when going for sighted shot, or even point shooting shot - the dot will be seen by default. Accuracy with the laser is amazing - and tho you see your shake they still are a great bonus IMO. In fact the shake when used with practice and even dry fire drills, can help show up bad trigger habits too.
Costs are high but I think they are well worth it - and have no regrets at all despite the costs.
Here's the 226 and SP-101, as examples. BTW the SIG CT grips I find even better than factory grips.
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May 11th, 2006 10:26 PM
I have TruGlows on all my pistols. My primary carry pistol also has a lasermax sight in it.
I figure that the more options I have to use the better I will be.
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May 12th, 2006 07:32 AM
I've never really messed with gun sights until I decided to start carrying. On my Glock 23 I put some of those TruGlo TFO sights. While at the IDPA match last weekend one of the other shooters in my group came up to me after a COF and asked to see the sights. He said something like, "I could see those things all the way back here!" The TFO sights are very easy to see both day and night.
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May 12th, 2006 08:02 AM
QKShooter, After the install of the Lasermax in your weapon(G36) is there any adjustments available(up,down,right,left) ??? I was wondering about the difference in the weight(impact point) of different loads. -------
May 12th, 2006 08:43 AM
My p226 has TruGlows.
My P220 has Lasermax-Grate in low light,dark situations.
May 12th, 2006 09:03 AM
LaserMax For Glock & SIG
The Laser Max units for the GLOCK Models and the SIG are shipped from the factory tested and "Spot On" without any adjustment because they "self index" in the firearm guide rod opening.
Mine hits exactly where iron sights point.
The units for the COLT pistols are adjustable.
You should be forewarned that the On/Off switch for the Glock pistols is quite small but, still workable & the laser can be turned on with a push from either side of the pistol.
The battery life is good.
Each LaserMax unit is tested & "broken in" for 100 hours before it is shipped out.
The actual life of the laser is thousands of hours so no problem with that. The LaserMax "parts" are ultra high quality & meet or exceed the GLOCK parts. You do need to Field Strip the pistol & pop one little tiny "leaf spring" out of your GLOCK & replace it with the LaserMax spring. It was very easy to do.
BTW: I (took a chance) and bought my unit on Ebay in used condition & so I paid less than half retail for mine.
After having it installed (for a while now) I can honestly say that I would be willing to pay full retail for one.
I knocked my GLOCK around a bit with the laser installed going so far as to drop & toss the gun numerous times onto a sheet of 3/4" plywood resting on my hardwood floor.
I just could not bring myself to slam my personal pistol down onto concrete as a test.
The laser unit did not go off zero & it stayed dead on.
I would now trust it to "take the shot" in a hostage type confrontation.
I hope this information helps.
May 12th, 2006 09:36 AM
QK -- question.
I've been debating between Lasermax and the new CT grip laser for my G19.
I read somewhere that the LMax has a pulse-type laser which flickers where CT has a steady bead. What is your read on the LMax?
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May 12th, 2006 09:53 AM
QK, thanx for the above info. I have a lady going thru my class ATT and she inquired about a laser for her G36.
She shoots the weapon so well with all the basic sight stuff already accomplished that I suggested that she look into a laser if needed/wanted. I have printed your above post and will give it to her in class tomorrow.
BTW she absolutely loves her 36,and with using the softer shootin' ammo,she would be a force to be recconed with for the BG's. -------
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