Laser Max vs. CT laser grips

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    Laser Max vs. CT laser grips

    I am new to this forum so I don't know if this topic has been debated. If it has, please direct me to those threads.

    I have CT laser grips on my Kimber Ultra Elite. I like them, but am thinking about getting the Laser Max system for my full size 1911. I would like to hear other's thoughts comparing/contrasting the two systems.

    I like the idea of the Laser Max because I would not have to change my favorite grips.

    I like the Crimson Trace grips because the laser is easy to activate only when needed, and it was easy to adjust the CT laser for windage and elevation. Not sure if the Laser Max is adjustable.

    What has been your experiences with both. Any help is appreciated.

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    I had a Lasermax in my Glock 19. I sold the Lasermax and got a CT Lasergrip.

    I have the Laserguard on my Glock 26. While it might make some holsters unusable, it fits fine in my Smartcarry.

    I like the CT better, since all you need to do is grip the gun. I also have CT lasers on my LCP and SP101 revolver. Good stuff!

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    I have used lasemax before but I have CT on my Glock 27 and love it.
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    I use the laser max - and have tried out the CT. They both have their pros and cons. I think they are equal in function itself. So check your holsters first before going with the CT. The LM has a shorter slide release avail if the standard causes issues in the holster.

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    I'm going to have to do a bit more research, as I have neither, but have been leaning a bit more towards the CT.

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    Between my wife and I, we have 16 handguns with lasers. Three are Lasermax and the rest are CT. Two of the Lasermax equipped guns are Smith & Wesson J frames, one of which is pictured to the left. I chose the Lasermax for those two because CT does not make an "above the cylinder" revolver laser grip. The above the cylinder laser places the laser closer to the center of the bore and is therefore more accurate at a wider range of distances. The other lasermax is a guide rod laser in my Glock 30sf. The rest are CT laser grips.
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    I posted this in another topic but it applies here as well:

    Mine:
    Colt Defender CT Laser grips .45 ACP
    Glock 30SF lasermax guide rod Laser .45 ACP
    S&W 442 SAF Oops... no laser here so I miscounted (new unfired .38 spec +P)
    S&W 360PD lasermax above cylinder Laser grips .357 mag
    S&W 442 lasermax above cylinder Laser grips .38 spec +P
    Ruger LCR CT Laser .38 spec +P
    Ruger LCP CT Laser grips .380 ACP
    Ruger GP100 CT Laser grips .357 mag
    Ruger SP101 CT Laser grips .357 mag
    Ruger SP101 CT Laser grips .327 Fed Mag

    Cindy's:
    Springfield XD Sub-compact CT Laser .40 S&W
    S&W 360 CT Pink Laser grips .38 spec +P
    Taurus Ultra-Lite CT Pink Laser grips .38 spec +P
    Charter Arms Pink Lady CT Laser grips .38 spec +P
    Taurus Model 327 CT Laser grips .327 Fed Mag
    Ruger LCP CT Laser .380 ACP

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    I think that your original post was referring to the Lasermax "Guide rod" laser. Your assumption is correct. That device is not adjustable. The only reason I have the guiderod in my Glock 30sf is that there is no other option available for the sf version of the G30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbmccord View Post
    My wife is not normally a "pink" girl. However, she thinks that IF she ever has to shoot someone, and they survive, word will get out pretty quickly that they were shot by a girl with a pink gun. They will be bubba's girlfriend by night fall.
    And I like the way she thinks.....

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    Actually the LaserMax unit for the 1911 IS adjustable for POI.
    The unit is pre~set for the Glocks.

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    I have CT's on my 380 Keltech, S&W 642, and Sig P239 40. I love them.

    The learning curve is not to try to use the gun sights, just put the red dot where you want to hit. I have seen guys at range trying to cowitness the sight picture, and the laser, doe not work well that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdriver View Post
    The learning curve is not to try to use the gun sights, just put the red dot where you want to hit.
    Backum-wards. Lasers are an excellent addition to, but not a replacement for, irons. If one has trained in proper sight-alignment and target indexing (ala Fist Fire or similar), the laser is a confirmation of index. They are particularly handy from "unconventional" shooting positions, when it is not possible to take a traditional sight/index.

    Point being, fights are dynamic and contentious. Laser are far better than they were 10 years ago, and getting better yet. However, they are not indestructible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Backum-wards. Lasers are an excellent addition to, but not a replacement for, irons. If one has trained in proper sight-alignment and target indexing (ala Fist Fire or similar), the laser is a confirmation of index. They are particularly handy from "unconventional" shooting positions, when it is not possible to take a traditional sight/index.

    Point being, fights are dynamic and contentious. Laser are far better than they were 10 years ago, and getting better yet. However, they are not indestructible.
    You are correct.....I use regular sights to shoot all the time. I'm 56 ahd have shoot since I was about 8. Lasers were science fiction for most of my life.....

    BUT if you are using the laser, do not try to use both. It slows you down too much, and just does not work well.
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