GUN Anyone tried a laser?

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Has anyone ever tried a laser on their home defensive handgun? I used to think they were rather dumb looking but more and more I'm opening up to the idea of them being useful tools for use at night and when shooting at moving targets at close range. I'm thinking about getting a streamlight tlr-2. I'm not sure how it will handle being put on on and taken off alot though.

    Anyone have any links to a cheap nylon holster that would hold a g19 sized gun with a light on it? I still like it holstered on the night stand.
     
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    I've got the internal Laser Max laser in my Glock G17 and I love it. But I'd have to agree that it probably serves more of a training purpose than tactical purpose. Luckily I've only had to use it at the range and not for personal defense. I'd like to keep it that way.
     
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    You know I don't personally think it'd be the same for me. Part of an advantage of a shotgun is how it points with you, I don't think a laser is as necessary there. With using a handgun behind cover or moving or against a moving target I could very much see it being an advantage. Probably not one we think of often because most of us spend most of our time shooting at a stationary target with our feet firmly planted in one place.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    How difficult do you think the tlr-2 would be to sight in?
     
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    what if you get knocked down, and dont have time to line up your sights on a bad guy? i think that in some situations, they can be very practicle, just be sure to learn how to shoot with irons first
     
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    ++1.
     
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    From what I hear they seem pretty decent, although with it so far under the barrel theres going to be some parralax that probably makes it less useful at long ranges compared to some other solutions. I look at handguns as 25 yard weapons tops though.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Shouldn't be a problem if it's just for use inside the house. Unless, of course, you have one hell of a huge house.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    And I think it might be Gimik that has one of the tlr-2's, but I could be mistaken.
     
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    Training and batshields are the only thing you ought to be using a laser with.
     
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    Why is that?
     

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