Pure curiosity...lasers

Pure curiosity...lasers

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    Pure curiosity...lasers

    Who has a laser attached to their sidearm?
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    I have lasermax on my P220, I like it a lot.

    Absolutely no reliability issues at all.
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    I have CT's on six guns in total - including EDC SIG.

    I would tho remove from my vote the word ''vital''..... vital it is not and is for me an adjunct - no more. It is there as a bonus feature in less than brilliant light - such that while shooting in ''std mode'' I might well with no extra effort pick up the spot - which would assist me.

    The other major potential bonus I see is the possibility of having to use cover to the max but be able to shoot one handed without lining up iron sights ...... by utilizing the spot.

    So - for me not vital at all - but I am very glad to have the option available - plus it so happens on my 226 the grip feel is even better than factory grips.


    Oh and I near forgot - some will know what I mean when I say - ''cat factor'' LOL
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    At present time I own no lasers and have no plans of ever getting one. Can't say that won't change in the future, but that's my opinion now.
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    I have one Glock equipped with one.
    I can see the laser as being a useful added tool to have in the bag of tricks.
    Probably more necessary for some folks with Bi~focal corrective lenses and other miscellaneous/assorted vision problems.
    I am able to imagine certain defensive scenarios where it would prove useful having one.
    Low & mid skill level shooters do get more/better kill hits on targets using a laser.
    Crimson Trace & LaserMax are extremely reliable.
    They both maintain their value very well so if you want to try one then buy one. If it's not for you you'll end up getting "some/most or much" of your money back re~selling it on Ebay.
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    I plan to put one on my 642, but that's it.
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    should add another "no" in there, beyond "no way". It's a no for me, but that's just because I can't yet justify a few hundred dollars for the lasermax I want to put in my primary carry.
    "I've got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four-wheel drive.. a country boy can survive..." - Hank Williams, Jr.

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    ...a CT laser grip on my sp101 here...
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    Don't have any, but don't have anything against them. I see them as having value in some instances. I just don't own any...yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirtyonebravo View Post
    I can't yet justify a few hundred dollars for the lasermax I want to put in my primary carry.

    Not YET. On my 'pending/wish' List for my XD9sc.
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    I answered no way, simply because I don't have one on any of my firearms, but I think if the right deal ever came around I would have no problem picking one up. They have their uses in defensive situations, but I would never want to train with one to the point where I came to rely on it. For the revolver my wife is looking at for her first carry gun, she has said she would like a CT laser grip, so at some point, there will be a firearm in my home with a laser.
    When the messenger arrives and says 'Don't shoot the messenger,' it's a good idea to be prepared to shoot the messenger, just in case.

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    I didn't vote because my answer does not fit into the categories. IMHO, a laser is a great addition to your toolkit. I do not have one now, but certainly intend to buy one at some point this year to use on my XD. The laser is a great training tool and gives you additional options under different scenarios. I do think many people beleive that lasers are the be-all-end-all and feel as though they "can't miss" with it strapped to their handgun. Those types buy these lasers under that false assumption and fail to train adequeatly(sp?) and responsibly. Lasers are not a band-aid for not training properly.

    I know I'm preaching to the choir here but all one has to do is look at the advertisements and tv spots for these devices to understand how the "others" may see this "homing beacon" of technology!
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    While I'm not in the "No Way!" crowd, I did vote "no" as that was the only choice indicating I didn't use lasers.
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