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I'm curious about the CT laser sights. I'm considering a set on my duty pistol, but mainly for using it when I hunt with it.

I may be a little pickey, but I'm not confident that they offer a big improvement from open sights.

I'm concerned that if the dot is .5" @ 50'; how big is it at 50 yards?


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I'd guess 3-4" @50yds. VAST improvement until it's bright daylight, then hard to see @50yds....

I shoot pigs @50ft with mine, then use the sights when the light is too bright. BTW - it took practice to shoot fast from the hip, just depending on the laser to sight with. FWIW....
 

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It is probably not a good idea to get me into a discussion about laser sights, especially CT. I have been around and around with many of their employees in past years on the jest of some of their advertising claims. Having said that....if you are already a trained and accurate shot....Laser sights probably will not improve your marksmanship awhole bunch. What I am stressing here is you still have to hold the sights steady and press the trigger in the correct manner to get good hits.. ...Which is what you have to do and may already be doing with your iron sights....!!! It doesn't make awhole lot of sense to spend nearly $300 and not improve ones accuracy rates...!!

To be fair about laser sights. A LEO working the midnight shift would probably benefit greatly having lasers on his duty gun. they can be very useful in saving the officer's life during a 3AM gun fight..! Several of my friends in law enforcement have them and I encouraged them to make that investment.
On the civilian side....if you want to improve your marksmanship skills and you dry practice alot...the red dot on the target will be of a benefit in assisting you along in identifying the impact point on the target the second you press the trigger and "call your shot". They can be an excellent training aid for the shooter in training..
Other than those aforementioned advantages...the laser is a wasteful extragance and and an expensive gadget that can easily be done away with in most cases....!!
 

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I have had a set on my Berretta 92 for several years. If you train a little with it they offer a real benefit in my opinion. You won't be using them at 50 yards anyway.

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My experience with CT laser. I have two sets one on an LCP, the other on an sp 101. They're great indoors, but outdoors they're kind of useless unless it's fairly cloudy or dusk/dawn. At 50 yards the dot isn't that big, it's just too dim to see. I've used them out to 50 yards, but it was a challenge to see it.
 

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Appreciate the input. I'm still just kicking around the idea. As I said, the laser will be more for hunting/longer range. My night sights & mounted light do just fine for working distance. I'd just like to extend my hunting range a bit, and allow for misjudged distance. But I'm a real stickler for hunting accuracy.
 

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I have seen two pistols that friends of mine had lazer sights installed, they had problems with them coming on when needed. A 3rd person I know, purchased a Glock with the sights already installed and his pistol didn't work all the time either as planned. I fired the pistol and once out of 4 times the laser didn't come appear on the target at 21 feet. I just stay with my night sights and leave the lazer's for someone else to worry about working 100% of the time. ;)
 

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I have 2 sets, both on guns I use for defensive purposes, including at night. I have no intention of using either in daylight, although they may be beneficial depending on the amount of light available. My intended use is in the dark to light up a subject when I don't have enough light for open sight use. Also, I believe the intimidation factor could be very beneficial. I don't believe they are really intended to be used as a hunting sight during the day.
 

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I have never had any use for lasers and lights on any weapon; however, I am giving it some thought, now, as I am older and my eyes are not as good as they used to be. I intend to limit whatever I get to my carbine as I am a very good "point" shooter and have never relied on sights for defensive shooting. Again, that said, I've mounted Trijicon's on virtually every CCW handgun I own, recently.
 

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I have 5 Crimson Trace sights on various handguns. I love 'em. They all work perfectly. They're not intended for hunting in daytime. If you shoot somebody at 50 yards or even 50 feet you're going to have some explaining to do to a grand jury about why you thought you were in life threatening danger when he was that far away. Just
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I have 5 Crimson Trace sights on various handguns. I love 'em. They all work perfectly. They're not intended for hunting in daytime. If you shoot somebody at 50 yards or even 50 feet you're going to have some explaining to do to a grand jury about why you thought you were in life threatening danger when he was that far away. Just
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Why would one think that distance is the determining factor? If someone 100 yards aways were aiming a weapon at me I would certainly be justified in using deadly force to protect myself. Circumstances not distance is the determining factor
 

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I will only tell you that the lazer sights leave a lot to be desired! I personally would spend my money on a good pair of nights sights for use in the dark. Those will work everytime without battery failure of something else going haywire on them......after all it's your life that swings in the balance.;)
 

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I concur with 2Bits. Not only are night sights better (I like Trijicon) but they don't give you away in the dark. Of course, if you would learn and practice point-shooting, you might not need either sights within at-home distances.
 

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I like the Crimson Trace in low light better than any other type of low light sight.

Practice always pays off
 

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JWP...would it be OK to tell us what type and caliber of a weapon that the BG is pointing at us...?? At 100 yds and if it is a handgun....I doubt I would be too concerned. A rifle or other long gun...it could be a different story. Have you ever heard the axiom...."distance is your friend"...?????
 
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