I have two guns with CT. I was never interested in lasers. One gun already had the the CT installed when I got it and the other was a factory installed S&W 642 CT that the wife wanted. The thing I like about the CT is that you don't have to do anything to activate it. Laser comes on when you grip the gun. The only time we ever mess with the laser is the cut it off while shooting. I don't see a down side to having a CT on a gun other than $$. I still don't think the laser is a must have and don't give it any consideration when chooseing which gun I carry.