Am I the only one?

Am I the only one?

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    Am I the only one?

    I have tried shooting with laser sites and I don't like them. I learned to shoot with plain old iron sites.
    I find the laser beam to be very distracting. Am I the only one that doesn't like them?


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    Nope. Never cared for them much either.
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    Hate them

    Quote Originally Posted by farmermom View Post
    I have tried shooting with laser sites and I don't like them. I learned to shoot with plain old iron sites.
    I find the laser beam to be very distracting. Am I the only one that doesn't like them?
    Hated my Ruger LCR until I changed out the friggin crimson laser grip for tamer grip and XS std sights - now love it!

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    I like them well enough. For me, they don't seem to make enough difference to require them on each of my guns, though I suspect that's likely due as much to lack of usage/training with such sights as anything else. Bottom line is that they do provide a point of feedback to the operator, much like tracer rounds do to someone running a machine gun. It has its use.
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    I do think they have their place as ccw9mm pretty much said, but I too prefer iron sights. But then again, hell, I only have one rifle with a scope on it (SKS) and it's because it came with it and I've been too lazy to take it off.

    I just really prefer the iron sights as it presents me with a challenge and I'd like to master them (for lack of better words) before I start using anything else.
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    To each his own............
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    I put one on my LCP. As an older man my eye sight just can't focus on those tiny sights on that gun.
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    I liked my Laser on my LC9, until the darn thing broke!!

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    It some situations a laser gives you an advantage. I want every advantage I can get! So I will keep mine on and practice with and without them.

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    I like the crimson trace on my girlfriends LCP also, sights are non existent on that gun. I will put light/laser combo's on all my HD guns by the time I'm done, but atleast for now, I'm not interested in one for my EDC.
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    Just put the beam on ur target and pull..... Right ?? Ive never used one, seems nothing to it... Eddie

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    Just got back from the gun shop where they had to order my LCP for me and they said the only way they bother to get them is with laser.
    Though on another note, they have a used LC9 with NO LASER.. Already put $ down for them to hold that one for me as well.
    So for now the jury here is out, but the LCP has no real iron sights for a person with old eyes, the LC9 does.
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    I am not a fan either of the laser. I see a lot of people at the range using them and trying to "walk over" their shoots to the middle of the target.

    From what I was told by an instructor you should line up your sights and then hit the laser before you shoot kinda of like a checker to make sure you are on site.

    I am not a fan of anything that could run out of juice and not work, and I definitely do not want to be dependent on a laser then have the batteries go out.

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    Am I the only one?

    Lasers are useful at the range because you can see when the guy next to you has his gun pointed toward your target or in your direction. Very unnerving.
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    In CQB they can mean the difference in accuracy between an instinctive shot, which might miss, and a lethal shot that hits the dot, though you are still often sighting at the same time.

    Back home, here, in the land of the Big PX (Exchange for us Navy/Marines) I don't employ them on my weapons, with the exception of one, which is set up for CQB.

    I do not like dirtying up my pistols and having to configure the holsters for them. Besides, then you have to worry about how long the battery has been in it....
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