Pulse vs Constent On Laser?

Pulse vs Constent On Laser?

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    Pulse vs Constent On Laser?

    I noticed that some laser sights give an option of pulse or constent on laser. I'm thinking about getting a laser sight and was curious as to the pro's / con's of each.

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    I have not seen any of those, but in a dark light environment where a laser is most helpful the pulsing would seem to be detrimental. FYI I am a big proponent of lasers and have CTC on my 1911 and a rail mounted TLR2 on my FNP.
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    One school of thought is that pulsing naturally captures your attention.

    Personally, I don't use lasers
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    I'm not really sure about the "why" but as to the "what" I might give you some info. I purchased a used Ruger LCP that had a LaserLyte laser already attached. I thought the small pistol would be a good one for the grandudes to shoot. While zeroing the laser, I started to really like the little "toy" pistol! But I found the pulsating laser distracting.

    So while looking online at the info that woulda come with the laser if bought new, I noticed that you could turn the pulse to a steady beam. Which I did and like it a whole lot better.
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    IMO, activation method on a laser is more important than pulse/constant. If you're going to buy a laser, I think it's tough to find a better one than Crimson Trace, simply because the activation is instinctual.
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    Lasermax used a pulsing laser for their internal guide rod lasers, because the tiny batteries could not supply constant high power levels. Hence the pulsing. Their marketing people turned this into a "feature."
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