GUN What is the opinon around here on laser sights?

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  1. Fingerbang

    Fingerbang What the fuck is the internet?

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    Thinking of buying a pistol just to keep in my truck and was thinking about adding one.

    Compact or sub compact.

    Saw them around $340 on the intraweb. Wondering if something like this you have to go to top of the line and spend more? I only really saw on brand where I looked and I just typed in Glock 22 laser sights (Cause I have a 22)

    Is their one brand that out shines all others? Im not scared of spending some money on this if I decide.
     
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    If I was going to get one I would probably go for the Streamlight TLR-2.
     
  3. Slick26

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    I've had a LaserMax on my G17 for 3 years now and I love it.
    In fact, I just might ask it to marry me. :mamoru:
     
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    I wouldnt recommend one, especially if you are going to keep it in your truck. Think of it like this: You're gonna use that firearm for personal deffense. If a situation did happen, you most likely will not have time to use the sight. If you did have time to sit there aquire target with the laser and then fire, most likely your situation is not justified to fire.

    Now if you're going to keep it in your home, unless you're an old ass man and cant aim worth a shit. I'd say get one. But that's just me.
     
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    I'm not sure that's such a great argument. Lots of lasers activate just by pressure, so if you have a grip, you have a target. Also, point shooting is only really possible with a laser, which is generally faster than using standard sites. Plus, you only need to see your target and not your sites to have good aim, which can be a huge bonus say for shooting around cover or in an akward position.
     
  6. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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  7. nugzalot

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    My roomate has the CT grips on his Kimber. I really love it, wish they made them for HK guns.
     
  8. silversilvia

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    if it is for a glock, then lasermax. i don't like the nub that the CT makes on the back of glocks
     
  9. t1h

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    i need to find a .30-06 bore sight. any suggestions?
     
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    Lasers have no place on a defensive handgun.
     
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    offensive handgun then?
     
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    :ugh::rofl:
     
  13. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I agree with him. It serves no purpose other than giving your position away.
     
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    I just listed a few purposes actually. Are you saying those aren't valid?
     
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    Well that's fine. Everyone IS entitled to their opinion. I don't agree.
    If you sit there with your laser on pointing it around for TOO long, I guess I can see where that would be the case. But otherwise I'd say its a lot more efficient for finding your target and pulling the trigger than lining up the sights.

    There's still a lot of debate about this amongst defensive handgun technique professionals. The jury is still out.
     
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    Lasers do have the unfortunate habit of pointing two ways. :hs:
     
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    I got a Streamlight M6 on my Glock... Light/Laser FTW!
     
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    If you plan to do some long range sniper work with your handgun then, yeah, it gives away your position. On the other hand, if you are trying to quickly aquire a target with a very short barrel gun, its not a bad too.

    Plus in a defensive situation, it's about the best thing out there to get someone to stop what they are doing without actually shooting them. Even the biggest idiots understand what happens to the dot.
     
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    Most shootings happen between 21 feet or less. That being said I never understood the need for a laser sight. Practice is the most important tool you can utilize. I'd go with night sights if I were you, your front sight and the target is what you need to concentrate on. At the same time I don't see how it would hurt, if that's how you practice... I'm all for it.

    Plus I've never understood the mentality of intimidation when it comes to protection. Laws are even in place to protect against this and you'll find yourself in more trouble if you use your weapon to simply "intimidate" then to eliminate. You use your handgun for defense, and that's it. In a lot of states, like MN, it's aggravated assault to pull a weapon on someone and NOT use it. Very simple... they will say you didn't have significant reason to believe death or great bodily harm would occur.
     
  21. idleprocess

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    I've been considering a laser for my Glock 17 & 21 as a training tool and nothing more. Be nice to know eaxctly what I'm doing right before I pull the trigger.

    As others have been alluding to - if you eliminate the other guy, they don't get to testify in court. Otherwise, they'll have some perfectly-reasonably explaination for why they broke into your house, tried to rob you, etc etc etc courtesy some public defender eager to graduate to a higher teir of criminal defense law...
     
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    I agree with that last part completely. As for your laser for G17/G21 idea... go for it. Even if just for a training too, I highly recommend it. You can learn a lot about the moments before and during pulling the trigger with a laser.
     
  23. kellyclan

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    Lasers are good for:
    -Practicing a nice, steady trigger pull when dry firing. Less the dot moves, the better.
    -Aiming around a shield if you're the #1 man in the stack

    Anything else is just masturbation.
     
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    So by your mentality, when I go to the range and shoot paper targets of Osama bin Laden with my G17 and laser on, I'm masturbating? :ugh2:
     
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    I think by masturbating he means "just for fun."
     

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