I understand the allure of a laser sight on a handgun, but for SD I personally don't think that they are a very good idea. People tend to grow dependent on them and forget about an instinct style of shooting more suited to a SD situation, which is what I believe should be focused on. Were you to ever find yourself in a SD scenario I doubt you'd have time to switch the laser on if it needed to be or to mentally make sure that you're on the pressure point to enable it, then to find the dot projected on your assailant and adjust accordingly before pulling the trigger. Time is of the essence in that kind of situation, and though the laser is cool I really don't see them of being much use for SD in the end.
An LCP 380 is a definitive close range SD pistol in my opinion... but we know what opinions are!
agreed... i must admit its the most challenging pistol i have ever shot. i was hoping that the sight would help with target recovery. in order to get the restrictions removed from my permit i have to hit a 9" target 5 times in 10 sec at 7yds... doesn't sound hard until you try it with that little thing. i could do it easily with my target 22 but i cant conceal that
Laser sights have their limitations, especially outdoors in bright sunlight Several people in my handgun classes have the Ruger LCP .380 with the Red Dot laser sight. In bright sunlight, it is nearly impossible for most shooters to employ their lasers on a B-27 silhouette beyond 7 yards.
Low light situations are where the laser shines, no pun intended.
When I said, "Red Dot", I was referring to the red dot on the target and NOT a specific brand. The laser sights were factory installed and bought in the ready mode that when you squeezed the grip, the red light went to the target.
I apologize for any confusion in my prior post. However, outdoors in bright sunlight, the red spot on the target is elusive at best. I suggest you test fire any laser sight system in all conditions to be aware of any limitations.
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