Use by SWAT and the military, a laser often means, if the dot is on you, you are dead. How ever in civilian hands it more often means somebody is to lazy to learn how to properly use there pistol and thinks the laser is a short cut to hitting the target. It never works this way, often the shooters groups get worse. With proper training and a lot of practice a laser is a very good tool in low light conditions, as a crutch to not being able to use your sight properly it is near worthless. For those willing to learn how to properly use one the grip activated system is to my thinking better. If in a 'I'm really in trouble here' situation you do not need to take time to push a button or flip a switch to turn it on.