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5 years 41 weeks ago, 12:10 PM

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Lasers

What is the better type of laser sight for a pistol?

Grip?
Guide Bar?
Front rail mounted?
With a flashlight/laser combo?

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 12:19 PM

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I'm not a huge fan of them, but if I were going to get one, I would probably go with an internal laser like laser max (replaces guide rod). crimson trace laser grips would be alright too, if they didn't add too much bulk. it's pretty much personal preference.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 12:30 PM

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I would go with the guid rail style so you can still holster the gun. I have a rail mount for my glock. It's fun but kinda bulky

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:22 PM

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I do not like the laser grips. You can cover them up with your hand if you are in a hurry, or in a high stress situation. As Raper said, I would use the internal laser (and get green if they make them yet)guide rod.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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Have not used one yet. I would have to play with them a little to see what I really think about them first.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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It was impossible to find a decent holster for and I wasn't very impressed with it. In pitch black, I am sure it would be effective, but so is my 12 ga Winchester Defender.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:26 PM

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The formentioned one I bought for my glock 17 I bought for 20 bucks on e-bay. I bought it just to see if I liked shooting with laser. My friend Kevin and I went shooting lastnight and I have decided laser is not for me. I think I will mount it to my sons red rider and he can play with it from his tree house. I am sure he would love it.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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I have used a Crimson Trace since the mid-90's on various weapons. I like them, but don't qualify or use them for range practice. Always work on shooting with iron sights and have the lasers as a backup (make sure it is zeroed).

That being said, the Crimson Trace grip lasers work great, they don't require special holster and the battery life is incredible. If you are carrying a tactical light on your pistol already, then a TLR-2 is a good option as well.

I just purchased the LaserMax green laser for my quad rail on my M4 and it works really well. I'm still getting used to the whole idea on my rifle though.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 11:10 AM

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I have never been a laser fan. The guys who do carry one normally have them combo'd with their tac light mounted on the bottom of their duty weapon.

Lasers are good at showing how unsteady your gun hand is. I have seen guys put at gun point with a red dot bouncing all around their chest and head.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 6:41 PM

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Lasers have their uses

On an entry team, the shield man can benefit from a pistol laser as it is hard to get a good sight picture through the shield view port. Older people with failing eyes can benefit from them just as they benefit from red dots on rifles. Lasers, just like anything else, require training and practice to gain proficiency with. As for my preference, I like the Laser Max guide rod system, as a pulsing laser is easier to pick up quickly than a steady laser.

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