This is a discussion on Do you have laser grips? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have Crimson Trace grip on my Kahr Mk40. I thought about them for my G30, but honestly, they just look dumb on Glock's. I ...
Yes, I have laser grips
No, I don't have laser grips
I'm against them
I have Crimson Trace grip on my Kahr Mk40. I thought about them for my G30, but honestly, they just look dumb on Glock's. I like how on the Kahr's, Beretta's, 1911's, ect with bolt on grips they're not as obvious. Where as a Glock, I think they just look stupid. Maybe that's a dumb reason for not having them on the Glock, but whatever :) If they could make one that's more like the Houge grip I have on my G30 now (and Hk), I'd defiantly get it!
I think they are a good idea but there are many other things I would rather spend that amount of money on.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people...and chimps do, if they have a gun
Bought the CTs for my Glock 23. Removed them and sold them. IMO they SUCK on a Glock. They make the grip feel awful to me.
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When I gave opinion on lasers on another forum it was pointed out that they can have a lot of value as a training aid and I can see that.
Be that as it may, in my view nothing says novice, newby, or neophyte like a laser equipped handgun. Perhaps it is human nature to attempt to find a way to purchase skill in the form of a gadget but it is a poor substitute. It is realized that some law enforcement agencies, military units, and savvy individual shooters make professional use of lasers.
They are fun to play around with but I would avoid them on an serious self-defense handgun.
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I have CT grips on my SR9Sc but not on my LCP.
I have Crimson Trace lasers on 10 carry guns, I find them to be force multipliers with more positive than negative attributes.
I had a Walther P22 that had a laser that came with it. It was very fun at the range. But I don't see me getting a laser for my carry guns. Maybe when I have the money to get a dedicated HD gun I'll get a TLR2 or something to that effect that has a light and laser combo.
Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag
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"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."-Clint Smith
Agree with you that lasers are not a substitute for training. That said, you should really read some of the feedback from people who have actually used them in hostile situations. You might change your mind...
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
I have them on my LCP bug , but not on my 1911 primary carry
I see the adavantage of lasers, but I am not a fan on an EDC. I've shot with them and have seen people in classes with them, but have not seen the need to change.
At the range I see no need. It's kind of just a fun toy at the range, unless you have eye sight problems focusing on the front sight, like my dad :p
I like it for EDC for the point and aim aspect. No need to line up the sights. Shoot from the hip, shoot while running away, etc.