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August 20th, 2006 02:40 PM
Does anyone carry a pistol with non-traditional sights? By that I mean lasers or holosights. Is there any merit to these devices?
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August 20th, 2006 03:54 PM
Well the holosights are very hard to conceal, I'm assuning your talking about something like an EOTech???
Crimson trace lasers are pretty good especially for point shooting and and the over all mental advantage of an attacker, that little red dot on thier crotch maked them think twice. I prefer the Crimson Trcae over the LaserMax due to ease of use, the Crimson Trace grips are easier to install and easier to activiate.
August 20th, 2006 07:14 PM
What does an attacker look at?
I would think that an attacker would be looking intently at his victim, rather than his own crotch.
Originally Posted by jdlv4_0
August 21st, 2006 01:47 AM
do a search for laser sights....there are pleennttttyyy of threads out there that talk about these in detail. That is where you will find out good info and the merit of them.
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August 21st, 2006 11:18 AM
Kelly Mcann (sp?) has reporetedly been running a function-test on the Docter/JP micro-holosight set. Overall, he seems to feel they are top-notch. Battery-save mode has allowed one user to keep running the same set of batts for roughly 5 years, now. Pricey, but again, reported to be exceedingly fast on-target and durable.
August 21st, 2006 12:17 PM
I had a set of Crimson Trace lasergrips on my 1911 for about a week and got rid of them. To me you can grow too dependent on the laser and forget the basics. They may be OK for "special" uses but I now use Heinie Straight 8 tritiums and will never go back to a laser.
August 21st, 2006 12:55 PM
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I have CT's on several guns - and do not find I place too great a reliance on them at all. If I go for a std presentation and ''happen'' to see the dot, all well and good - it is a big bonus. I do not however raise the gun normally trying to aquire the dot as priority. CT's must only be an adjunct but IMO a darned handy one.
I have night sights on my EDC 226 and 228. These are good to have but rarely noticeable as I do not shoot much in real low light often - just an annual IDPA night shoot where I do ''play'' with the CT's
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August 21st, 2006 01:54 PM
Regarding laser sights, I don't have them on my pistols, but my wife does on her S&W 642.
Given I had a gun with laser sights, if I drew in a self-defense situation and saw that dot on the bad guy, that's all the better and likely faster/easier than trying to acquire the traditional sight picture. I don't care if it's "non-traditional" or if I "forget the basics" at a time like that, so long as it gets the job done.
I'll agree with P95's post in that they are subordinate to traditional sighting, but when things are happening fast and up-close-and-personal, they could be what saves my bacon!
Last edited by JimmyC4; August 21st, 2006 at 01:59 PM.
August 21st, 2006 02:46 PM
Just sold my Crimson Trace laser sights on Ebay. Just couldn't get the hang of them. I also disposed of a Glock 23 .40 S&W with aperture night sights. The point of aim vs. point of impact was totally different from my 1911's. Don't know if it was the Combat Tupperware or the aperture sights, but too much difference for me.
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