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What do you guys think about lasers on a carry gun?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by LarryD1130, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. LarryD1130

    LarryD1130

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    I recently purchased a Kahr PM9 and I'm considering getting a Crimson Trace for it. I just want to hear what others have to say about them.

    ALSO, what do you guys think about Glock's standard sights vs night sights?
     
  2. samuse

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    I don't feel like I need a laser but I don't think they are a bad idea either. I would definitely consider them an advantage.

    Glock night sights are pretty good.
     


  3. Rob1109

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    I have a J-Frame CT, LCP w/CT, and a G26 w/CT......'nuf said!
     
  4. Zukoda

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    Had a PM-9 with the laser... Worked pretty well and definitely made it easier to get on target faster... My only issue was it seemed to need adjustment every 100 rounds or so... Might have been something I was or was not doing though...
     
  5. up1911fan

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    I like them on a pocket gun. If you like 3 dot sight's the Glock NS are a good deal.
     
  6. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    It's another tool.

    I think they are great for people with failing eyesight.

    Just don't expect it to make up for poor marksmanship.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
  7. LarryD1130

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    Why did you sell it?
     
  8. scorpio2011

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    are you really going to look for the laser dot in a defensive situation???
     
  9. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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    thats it you will not be thinking of it :shocked:
     
  10. rookie1983

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    I was shooting next to a gentleman with a laser on his G23 at the range who lined the laser up down range, took a few seconds while he waited for his grip to steady and for the laser to stop shaking. Then when it was right where he wanted it he jerked the tirgger back hard, the laser jumped and the bullet didn't hit anywhere close to where it was supposed to... Point being the guy was focusing so hard on getting the laser on the target and making sure he pulled when it was where he wanted it he couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with it.

    They are fine for some things, like hollywood and tacti-cool setups, but I think they are over-rated.
     
  11. A carry gun doesn't need a laser or sights. Fun at the range tho.
     
  12. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    It's a distraction in the real world, but I agree with others that it's fun at the range.
     
  13. LarryD1130

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    I didn't plan on relying on the laser for accuracy. I plan on using it when I can't line up my sights in time or for intimidation purposes. If someone is going to attack you, that laser on their chest will stop them real quick.
     

  14. Do people that are attacking you look down at their own chests?



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  15. Batesmotel

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    Don't like them. Trained with MP5s with them.
    Don't like how they point both ways.
    Don't like looking for the dot.
    We scored much higher when we turned them off.
     
  16. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Lasers totally change the effectiveness of any pocket gun IMO. If there's anyone out there who can actually aim worth a poop with the sights on an LCP then more power to them, but I can't do it. A laser is what makes those things just as usable as a real gun that's big enough to aim.
     
  17. LarryD1130

    LarryD1130

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    I didn't know this was such a touchy subject.
     
  18. friej

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    YEP! Especially when there's a blinking red light on their heart. It's called peripheral vision.
     
  19. G19aps

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    Any accessory that costs a large fraction of the gun that it goes on will have strong opponents and proponents.

    As far as looking for the laser... you can still see the door knob on a door if you're looking at the center or top of the door right?