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Laser on your gun?
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:07:46 AM »
Who here has a laser on either a handgun or rifle? Do you use it much at the range or is it for a "what if" scenario?

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 09:21:29 AM »
Yes on my J Frame carry this is why

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 12:35:35 PM »
I've decided I'm going to save a little and buy that Center Mass laser I've always though was super cool. I'd also like to try a 92FS with Crimson Trace grips on it. I've played with them, but never shot one with them on it.

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 07:09:05 PM »
No lasers. If I ever get NV sorted, I may consider an IR laser for the Varmint destroyer.

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 07:16:07 PM »
That would be sweet.

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 07:47:39 PM »
Have on that came on my LC 9. I use sights still but where shooting fast I have noticed I just use the laser and not sights so much

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 07:41:36 PM »
I have a light/laser on my SIG GSR 1911. I use that one for Home defense so I don't have to search for a flash light and so I will have a free hand if I need it. When I carry a 1911 it is my SIG 1911 sans rail with a flashlight on my hip. I figure if consistency is key, well these two guns are both 4.25" 45 ACP SIG 1911s with 8+1 rounds each. They are practically identical except for the bobtail and the rail.

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2013, 02:18:42 PM »
I have laserlyte center mass on my px4 storm sub and love it..

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013, 08:45:28 PM »
Oooooooooooo, I've been wanting that center mass for my shotgun.

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 01:38:19 PM »
I was huge into the laser thing in the late 1990s. Of course, they were not nearly as good. Now, they just don't do much for me.

I had one on a second PS90 I had up until this year. Sold it when I sold the gun. Didn't wanna mess with pressure switches anymore (on a long gun)

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 02:01:30 PM »
I have a laser / light combo on my P229R.  i use it 99% of the time for the balance the 3 oz provides on the rail, and 1 % for the light.  The laser is an infrequent training aid when I'm dry firing. 
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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 02:31:13 PM »
I've always wanted a laser on a pistol for use as a dry fire training aid and for a "just in case" feature if I ever end up in a defensive shooting where I have the chance to shoot from behind cover without having to properly line up sights. I just got a S&W Bodyguard 380 with integrated laser so have that covered now.

Now that there are laser/holster combos that will actually engage the laser as you draw I can imagine that becoming a great option for a faster initial shot.
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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 03:36:17 PM »
Something that's on my list but somehow gets bump for other things.  :frown:

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2013, 07:01:46 PM »
I have a  Vidrian green on my M&P 9mm and a Crimson Trace on my Shield. As far as I am concerned laser sights are the only way to go. Just point and shoot. There is just no faster way for me to acquire a target. Neither of mine are the least bit cumbersome. The Crimson Trace unit is very compact and exceptionally well designed. If I am carrying I will guarantee you that it will have a laser sight until something better comes along.  :thumbsup1:

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2013, 09:34:20 PM »
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I have a  Vidrian green on my M&P 9mm and a Crimson Trace on my Shield. As far as I am concerned laser sights are the only way to go. Just point and shoot. There is just no faster way for me to acquire a target. Neither of mine are the least bit cumbersome. The Crimson Trace unit is very compact and exceptionally well designed. If I am carrying I will guarantee you that it will have a laser sight until something better comes along.  :thumbsup1:

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 07:19:36 AM »
I have a  Vidrian green on my M&P 9mm and a Crimson Trace on my Shield. As far as I am concerned laser sights are the only way to go. Just point and shoot. There is just no faster way for me to acquire a target. Neither of mine are the least bit cumbersome. The Crimson Trace unit is very compact and exceptionally well designed. If I am carrying I will guarantee you that it will have a laser sight until something better comes along.  :thumbsup1:

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My brain doesn't like 'em.  Had Crimson trace grips on my 1911 and tried a TLR-VLR on my 92A1 with the similar results. 

Running point and shoot drills at the range the laser seems to slow me down and create a hesitation.

I actually liked the crimson trace grips.  They were easy to use and didn't add any bulk or discomfort.
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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2014, 09:23:22 PM »
I just put this Crimson Trace Rail Master CMR-201 on my Smith and Wesson SW-99. It activates with ambidextrous tap switches. Very nice. Now I'm ready for the bump in the night.



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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2014, 09:43:09 PM »
That is pretty cool! I had a SW99 once too. Back in 2005, I think. Good gun.

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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2014, 09:43:46 PM »
Question... how often should I replace the batteries, just to be totally on the safe side?
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Re: Laser on your gun?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2014, 05:16:47 PM »
I took in a Taurus PT 140 Millennium Pro with Crimson Trace in trade at the Canby  gunshow last weekend. The battery died today. I called Crimson Trace and they are sending a new battery for free! I was also surprised that the lifetime warranty on taurus is lifetime---meaning even though I got it used, the warranty is still good. I am not a fan of taurus but that is a very good feature of their warranty.
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