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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on laser sights?

First off, I'm not misguided and think a laser sight is going to improve my shooting or give me some crazy advantage....I think it's more of a curiosity or "for fun" kind of thing.

I did a search and found a thread from the beginning of the year on laser sights, but it only had a few different people posting in it.

I'm looking at a 532nm green laser on ebay. It says it's military spec and visible to 100 yds in broad daylight. I have some doubts about that, but for $60 or so, it could be fun to tinker with.....

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EDIT: I am about to buy a gun (this week, hopefully). This will most likely be going on a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm.
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Not worth the money IMO.




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They are not worth the money. When you aim it your hand still moves slightly and the bullett never hits exactly where you want it to.I think it makes it harder for me because of this slight movement.Also if you buy a cheaper one the laser isnt as strong and gets real fat and it will loose its zero easily.So you make the decision you will see.Buy a TLR2 or CTC these are the best 2 imo.
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I think it gives people a crutch that wont favor them if they really need to make a shot quickly. What if the lazer breaks? or is off by a little bit? Would you trust your life to a lazer pointer or to your own eyes looking down the sights?

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 11:46 AM
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I think laser sights are fucking gay.
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LOL... I wouldn't use it in a home defense situation or at the range. Maybe just tinker w/ it out on my father-in-law's land when we go shooting.

It could also be interesting as a tool to see how/if you move the gun when you are squeezing the trigger (teaching my fiance to shoot). ....maybe I'm just trying to talk myself into the cool green laser !!
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Where the hole in the target is can tell you if you're moving the gun when you shoot.

Laser sights breed poor shooting.

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Good point. I guess I'll stick w/ all go, no show....
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That tacticool shit is made for D&D dorks anyways.
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^^^LMAO!! That's some funny chit!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 01:06 PM
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Personally, I don't like lasers for sights. If I want something similar to a laser for quick target switching, I just use a red dot sight. You're looking down the gun and the dot doesn't move, over chasing the dot at a distance.

I've gotten to a point in my life I prefer to go hunting with open sights now over a scope. But hey, thats just me right now.

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only thing cool about lasers,is watching a dog chase it
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I have a $5 one for my fiance's cat....lazy man's way to keep them in shape....you should see them when I run it up the wall and across the ceiling...LMAO.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 08:30 AM
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I think the laser/light combo's are fun.
Not sure of their efficacy in battle, hope to never find out.
But some bling-bling for the guns.

laser/light combos:
Burris XT-120
Insight M6x, XML(light only), M3, some others
Streamlight TLR-1(light only), TLR-2

I've seen these around 250$.

Green lasers are new. I think they are 400$+ for a good one. Supposedly see 100 yards with them.

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