Laser sights: How far do you sight it in?

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    Laser sights: How far do you sight it in?

    I have a Crimson Trace LG-405 laser sight for my SW 442. I believe the factory says it's sighted in at 50 feet from the factory. That seems a bit far for my taste. For those of you who have adjusted your laser sights, how far did you sight it in? I'm thinking ~25 feet since FBI stats say that most gun fights happen at less than 7 yards. I doubt I'd be taking a shot any further than that anyway. Especially with a snubby.

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    I would think 25 feet would be perfect. Don't have a laser myself, but for self defense that is what I would think.
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    My CT is offset from by barrell by 1/2 inch or so.

    I reccomend you sight your CT at the longest range you can see the CT laser and keep in mind that a half inch off of a heart shot is still a heart shot.

    The closer the laser is to the barrell the easier things are, the furhter seperation between the laser and the barrel the more important the distance becomes.
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    I set the CT 405 grips on my S&W 340M&P to about 30 feet. Anything closer will be barely off; anything further and I probably won't be shooting unless the BG is still shooting at me or he's still in the house.

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    Don't go too far out, you'll be messing with bullet trajectory. I keep it realistic, 10-15 yards.
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    Personally I think 25' sounds about right.
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    25 feet and I test at the range holding her pretty steady. again, i'm not a "bull's eye" kinda shooter. I'm into center of mass and keeping to within 4 inches at 25 feet.

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    Farther than 25', I'm not shooting, I'm running!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Farther than 25', I'm not shooting, I'm running!
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    I sight my lasers in for the specific firearm. My AR-15 iron sights and red dot are set for 100yds. All I need to do is match the laser to the sights or red dot across the room or at 30 feet. If my red dot covers the laser point or hovers over the front sight it's good. The pistols---sighted in with the pistol sights at 25 yds.

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    25 to 30 feet should do.

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    Mine's sighted in at 10 yards, but I know where it'll shoot at from 5 yds through 20 yds.
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    I don't currently have any laser equipped pistols, but if I did, I'd likely go with the 25'-35' range.

    As others have said, anything beyond that, and chances are I'll be moving away from the threat unless the situation otherwise prohibits it
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