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Old 07-08-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Laser sights on Kimbers?

I wonder if I should buy a laser sight for at least one of my Kimbers. I had one on my Glock 20, but sold it along with the gun. I am thinking that I should have one on my bedside defense gun. That will be the Combat 2.
Any recommendations. Those things are pricey.
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20th Anniversary Master Series Lasergrips | 1911 | Official Crimson Trace I got this email couple days ago, it's a great deal if they will fit your gun.



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20th Anniversary Master Series Lasergrips | 1911 | Official Crimson Trace I got this email couple days ago, it's a great deal if they will fit your gun.
I assume when he says Combat 2 he means Gold Combat II which would be full size so yes, the 20th Anniversary Master Series laser grip would indeed fit and I think look great on it. Great price, only thing is I would want a "Green" laser. jmo.
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Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
I wonder if I should buy a laser sight for at least one of my Kimbers. I had one on my Glock 20, but sold it along with the gun. I am thinking that I should have one on my bedside defense gun. That will be the Combat 2.
Any recommendations. Those things are pricey.
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Bill, on going debate (can of worms) here about use/not use laser grips and which color, red or green. I have some Kimber's with and some without laser grips. I am on the "like" and use laser grips.
I believe we should utilize any advantage possible in our self defense weapons.
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Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
I wonder if I should buy a laser sight for at least one of my Kimbers. I had one on my Glock 20, but sold it along with the gun. I am thinking that I should have one on my bedside defense gun. That will be the Combat 2.
Any recommendations. Those things are pricey.
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Love the laser grips. I think green is best option now that I have been introduced.
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Wink Your Choice!!

I had a Crimson Trace Laser Grip on my Custom Stainless II. It was adjusted dead on at 20 yards. The bullet hit exactly where the pretty red dot was. I found it fun to play with at the range. However, I never developed a great attachment to it for self defense purposes. Instead, I rely on Trijicon Night Sights and a good Creed 200 lumen hand held light.
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I have experience with red and green lasers. My CTC was red and I have also had a military grade green laser on my AR. If that 105 lb doe had known what came after that green dot three years ago, she never would have stuck around!!!! Ahhh yes, can you say Bambi burgers and venison jerky???
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I agree with Lineman, I have two red Crimson Trace and one green and I wish they were all GREEN.
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I don't own a laser, was never taught to use a laser, and have only shot a laser equipped firearm once. I wasn't impressed. Perhaps I missed something.

My usual laser-less draw is going to involve spotting the front sight as I bring the gun up, aligning the sights as the gun approaches the target, and when the sights are on target, boom. While my eyes are actually focused on the front sight, the target is directly in front of my point of focus, so I can maintain awareness of what's going on. I'm no Quick Draw McGraw, but this method works reasonably well for me.

When I was playing with the laser, it was MUCH more complicated. As the gun is coming up, my eyes are scanning all over to find the dot. This searching diverts my eyes from the intended target. Once the dot is found, it's location is a bit of a surprise, so there's a slight delay in moving it onto the target. If the dot starts off low, there's a good chance it will be obscured by the gun, necessitating moving the gun around to find the dot. This doesn't seem like an expedient method of targeting and dispatching a threat, and I can't imagine using the laser to quickly engage multiple targets, especially if the shooter is moving.

It's not like I would go out and buy a laser, but I'm curious what I'm doing wrong, and how an experienced shooter uses the laser to give him an advantage over iron sights.
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Mr. Iron you explained that very well. I had laser grips on 3 of my Kimbers and removed all of them. First problem being I am left handed and I had to adjust my grip to use the laser, Second reason I just didn't like them. They never stop moving LOL was very distracting to me. You make a very good point as to how you align your sights and check your surroundings and everything else. I wonder with a laser would someone be more app to fire their weapon before they where totally set, grip right trigger finger set, and so on? I did put a laser and flashlight on my Desert Warrior but only because it had a rail and I could. LOL I will never carry it or use it protect myself, I don't think. If I would say anything positive about a laser it would be I could see in a emergency where it could give someone the confidence to know their shot is going where the dot is, Not really sure, I just don't think they are for me. But theres also lots of crap I don't like.



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