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Old 05-03-2017, 11:38 PM   #1
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Question Laser sights - do yours drift?

I lined up the laser sights on my new Micro CDP LG, and then ran about 200 rounds through it. During cleaning, I noticed the laser had shifted by a click or two, so I reset it.

I then decided to check my SCU+, also fitted with a Crimson Trace laser. It was off by a click or two. Lastly, my Sig 1911 - same thing.

None of them were off by very far, but I'm thinking I'll have to check them more often. I'm curious to hear how stable the lasers have been for everyone else. Do yours drift at all?
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:35 AM   #2
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Wow I'll have to check mine, I shoot outside so it's hard to see with these aging eyes. It would be nice if they offered green lasers on the micro pistols.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by 427malibu View Post
...it's hard to see with these aging eyes.
I agree, Malibu - the lasers help a lot in that condition.
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I had a set of Crimson Trace Laser Grips on my Stainless Custom II. They were set up by the owner of the gun shop where I bought them. I never had to touch them again. They stayed locked in on that setting and my shooting all went to point of aim using the laser

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However, being the doubting soul that I am, I still did not trust the laser for self defense use. Having to to turn on sighting equipment kind of rubs me the wrong way. I have since changed all of my pistols over to tritium night sights. I find the glow on my night stand after dark to be a very comforting sight. They are there no matter what. No switches or pressure pads. Just there and ready to use!!!

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Originally Posted by P8RIOT View Post
I lined up the laser sights on my new Micro CDP LG, and then ran about 200 rounds through it. During cleaning, I noticed the laser had shifted by a click or two, so I reset it.

I then decided to check my SCU+, also fitted with a Crimson Trace laser. It was off by a click or two. Lastly, my Sig 1911 - same thing.

None of them were off by very far, but I'm thinking I'll have to check them more often. I'm curious to hear how stable the lasers have been for everyone else. Do yours drift at all?
Of course you know that if you check the laser dot at one distance cowittnessed with your iron sites it will be off at a further distance. I go out in my garage which is about 30 feet long or more and put the dot on the wall and then set it to my sites so that at 30 feet I'm zeroed. If I'm closer than 30 feet the dot will appear low and right. Further than 30 feet it will appear left and high. Not enough for me to worry about though in a self-defense situation.
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Originally Posted by Lineman View Post
I had a set of Crimson Trace Laser Grips on my Stainless Custom II. They were set up by the owner of the gun shop where I bought them. I never had to touch them again. They stayed locked in on that setting and my shooting all went to point of aim using the laser

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However, being the doubting soul that I am, I still did not trust the laser for self defense use. Having to to turn on sighting equipment kind of rubs me the wrong way. I have since changed all of my pistols over to tritium night sights. I find the glow on my night stand after dark to be a very comforting sight. They are there no matter what. No switches or pressure pads. Just there and ready to use!!!

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I read a testimony a few years back from the police sergeant who showed up at the scene where two of his deputies were trying to hold the bad guy at gunpoint with their long guns but he was not complying with their demands to get on the ground. He pulled out his pistol which was equipped with a Crimson trace laser and when that laser dot appeared on his chest he hit the ground like a sack of potatoes. Now I am not saying that that is what I would expect or count on happening, however if it happens it's all good. That dot said something to the BG; probably that the shot was not going to miss it's mark.
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...I still did not trust the laser for self defense use. Having to to turn on sighting equipment kind of rubs me the wrong way.
Good points, Lineman - couldn't agree more - if the laser doesn't work, the tritium will - but my aging eyes need all the help they can get.
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Of course you know that if you check the laser dot at one distance cowittnessed with your iron sites it will be off at a further distance. I go out in my garage which is about 30 feet long or more and put the dot on the wall and then set it to my sites so that at 30 feet I'm zeroed. If I'm closer than 30 feet the dot will appear low and right. Further than 30 feet it will appear left and high. Not enough for me to worry about though in a self-defense situation.
I probably didn't take that into account well enough - I'll watch for it - better than thinking they drift due to the fast cycling. Like you say, mine were not far enough off to be an issue - just enough to raise the question.
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I check/adjust mine from dining room to kitchen.

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I usually use a couple of mags worth to check mine every time I go shooting. I've got mine zero'd at 7.5 yds. With my old eyes if I had to use my gun a
t night for self defense the laser would be much quicker to get on target for me.

But to answer your question I have not had to ajust mine for quite a while, Crimson Trace very reliable.
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