Lasers: the good and the not so good

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    I have them on a house, and 2 CCW guns. LOVE THEM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    I have them on a house, and 2 CCW guns. LOVE THEM!
    Dang..!

    Why would you have Lasers on the house..?
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    Dang..!

    Why would you have Lasers on the house..?
    Maybe the photon torpedoes are being upgraded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Maybe the photon torpedoes are being upgraded?
    Wow. First Zombies,...now Klingons..?
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    It's another tool in your toolbox. It doesn't replace proper training or iron sights.
    Exactly...I use my CT lasers on my PM9 and J Frame as a backup system basically. I may really never need the laser but if I ever did need it I want that tool in my kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    IMO, the money spent on gadgetry is much better spent on ammo. I always get a chuckle from the laser equipped.
    - The biggest difference is that you will receive instant feedback on your aiming and trigger practices with a laser. You can very easily diagnose any issues you may have since you see the laser move as soon as you pull the trigger. I know that when I first started using a laser, I was able to correct some bad habits I picked up through the years (anticipating recoil, not following through, etc).

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    They are the best thing since sliced bread for training yourself trigger control and a steady pull.
    I have them on several guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    - The biggest difference is that you will receive instant feedback on your aiming and trigger practices with a laser. You can very easily diagnose any issues you may have since you see the laser move as soon as you pull the trigger. I know that when I first started using a laser, I was able to correct some bad habits I picked up through the years (anticipating recoil, not following through, etc).
    or you can just look at the hole in the paper you just shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    or you can just look at the hole in the paper you just shot.
    You give Way too much credit..
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    or you can just look at the hole in the paper you just shot.
    - The hole in the paper only shows you what went wrong. The laser tells you WHEN you went wrong. I've taken a few people to the range who have never shot guns before and had them practice with the laser (after trying with just iron sights). It was very easy to tell the exact moment they were having an issue.

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    Seriously, I believe Lasers on a handgun can be a lot of fun at the Range.

    When faced with a weapon pointed directly at them, Targets normally don't move in rapid fashion or run away. They don't shoot back, either, which would most likely make the operator lose focus on the little red dot, pretty quickly.

    Lasers are definitely a lot of fun at the Range.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    I think they can be a useful training aid. Beyond that I prefer proprioceptive ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    Seriously, I believe Lasers on a handgun can be a lot of fun at the Range.

    When faced with a weapon pointed directly at them, Targets normally don't move in rapid fashion or run away. They don't shoot back, either, which would most likely make the operator lose focus on the little red dot, pretty quickly.

    Lasers are definitely a lot of fun at the Range.
    Aside from your first and last line the EXACT thing can be said about your method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    Aside from your first and last line the EXACT thing can be said about your method.
    Not really applicable.

    I use no sights or laser. I point-shoot. My concentration is always on the target and will stay on "the target", if it ever shoots back.

    With that said, if carrying a laser equipped weapon gives you an extra dose of confidence and makes you want to carry every single time you leave the house, more power to you. Keep the laser on.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    Not really applicable.

    I use no sights or laser. I point-shoot. My concentration is always on the target and will stay on "the target", if it ever shoots back.

    With that said, if carrying a laser equipped weapon gives you an extra dose of confidence and makes you want to carry every single time you leave the house, more power to you. Keep the laser on.
    It's exactly applicable. This is where the typical laser- no laser discussion meets a impasse.

    Out of my collection of handguns I have a laser on exactly one. A S&W 642. The reason? So if the situation ever arose that I had to make areally difficult shot I could. A shot a point shooter couldn't or wouldn't take.

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