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Old 03-02-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Let's Talk Laser Grips

I don't have laser grips and have never shot with any. I'm curious how much they might help accuracy. If you have them do you like them? Would you put them on all of your guns? Do you use them on an EDC gun? Or for target only?
Would you consider them a must for a carry gun? Just something fun, but you could not see using them in a self defense situation?

One reason I ask is curiosity. The other is because I can see the target sharp but not my sights. I have to shoot with reading glasses if I want to see my sights. Which is what I do...then I look over the glasses to see where I hit. yeah.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Then I would suggest Crimson Trace laser grips for you! I use, and like mine. It takes time to get them set right, and there not good in sunlight......
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I have them on my Custom Crimson Carry II. First, I'd say they are 'neat' and work as advertised. So I won't knock Crimson Trace. But personally, I find the laser at the range to be distracting. I prefer using sights to shoot at the range. Now, in a low light situation or emergency where I'm unsure of my sighting ability (I wear glasses too) then the laser gives you the ability to mark your point of impact. Even if it's not exactly on target it will be very, very close and take out the bad guy.

If I get a Pro I may consider swapping the grips, put the Crimson Trace on the Pro and use it as my EDC. I don't carry the Custom as EDC because of it's size. I'll be putting tritium night sights on my CCC soon.
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I'm not a fan. As was mentioned, they don't do much for you in daylight, and when it's dark I'd rather have night sights. If you're doing a lot of target shooting, find a good eye Doc and have some shooting glasses made. That would help you a lot.
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Gigi's Ultra came with them and we tried them out but after a few mags we haven't used them since.They are distracting and I like using my sights better..Now on the other hand,our cat Zoey loves them.You should see her run into the doors chasing it...
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I got a Sig Sauer 1911 C3 last year that came with a set of Crimson Trace grips. I've shot the gun a number of times but have yet to turn on the laser grip.
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I'm not a fan. As was mentioned, they don't do much for you in daylight, and when it's dark I'd rather have night sights. If you're doing a lot of target shooting, find a good eye Doc and have some shooting glasses made. That would help you a lot.
I have a prescription for what the Opthalmologist calls "computer/reader glasses"....which are bifocal readers. Weak for computer (18 inches or so) and stronger readers which magnify. I just haven't gone to get them filled yet. Since having cataract surgery, my vision is 20/15. I can see a mosquito at 100 yards. But within an arms length, I can't focus. The lenses in my eyes are now artificial.

After spending 57 years as near-sighted, I'm now far-sighted. It's hard to get used to.

I've kind of felt like I should learn to shoot using sights. I am tempted to put easier-to-see sights on my gun like tritium, or the red and green sights. Plus, I've only shot indoor so far and the indoor ranges are all dark except at certain distances. I don't really understand the purpose of shooting in a basically dark room with the target and not much else lit up.
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I've kind of felt like I should learn to shoot using sights. I am tempted to put easier-to-see sights on my gun like tritium, or the red and green sights. Plus, I've only shot indoor so far and the indoor ranges are all dark except at certain distances. I don't really understand the purpose of shooting in a basically dark room with the target and not much else lit up.
Most home break in's and attacks occur at night, the purpose of learning to shoot in a diminished light situation is to help save your life.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:34 PM   #9
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I have both Night sites and crimson Trace laser. The night sites are good and the laser gets you there quicker!
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I am in the not much use for laser camp. During a home invasion a laser or flashlight gives away your position, never wise. Some laser light is absorbed by dark clothing, black or dark brown etc. I think they are useful for training new shooters but not to be used to save your life. It would be just my luck the batteries would be dead just when I needed them. Get some good night sights and concentrate on the front sight and learn to shoot with both eyes open. My two cents. YMMV
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