Just remember this...the longer the shot...the harder it will be to hold the target......out to about 35/40 yards it's not too much trouble to hit a target if you hold to center mass.....but if you want surgical accuracy; you'll need a tripod or at least bipod as well!:wink:
I got to thinking about this one, and the only drawbacks to using laser sights are that they cost a lot (probably will come down, though), they give away your position in a defensive situation, and they rely on batteries. All minor points, except for the price thing. Oh, and some models like crimson trace have the laser offset from the bore of the barrel quite a bit, which could cause some "parallax" issues where the dot and the POI are in two different places depending on range. But I still want one!
At that range I can hit with my eyes shut. If you wait till you see the red dot on your intended target.....you may be dead.:wink: Practice the "quick-kill" method it may just save your life!If your talking about a self defence gun the parallax shouldn't be an issue. We're talking 3-10 yards here in the vast majority of situations. At that range your only talking an inch or two.
It's funny how a feller only remembers certain things from a 20 minute conversation almost three years ago... I coulda swore he mentioned Baer in a family conotation but... I stand corrected!Jerry's father in law was the late Jim Clark, Sr. Jim Jr. still runs the business. I have shot with some of the family. Jerry is married to Kay Clark.
I'm not sniping at you and I've got a lot of respect for many of your posts, so hopefully this won't upset you....A white light can help ID a threat from your wife coming down the hall, or your teenage son/daughter sneaking in a window after
I certainly agree with all that. Amazes me how many folks I see pick up guns in gunstores and otherwise and the finger goes immediately to the trigger.No offense taken bro.... And I agree wholeheartedly... thus the reason I mentioned the "two is one, one is none" analogy.
But for me, between the two (laser and white light)... a white light is the most useful!
If it is USED correctly... neither are worth much if you have an idget behind the widget!!!
And one more thing to contemplate, is this..... keep the finger off the trigger until you are ready to SHOOT!!! And this takes a lot of practice!!! It is not natural for most folks to "index" the trigger finger. It is a learned response and takes a good deal of repetition to ingrain it as habit!!!