View Poll Results: Which laser style do you prefer?

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  • Lasermax guiderod

    11 35.48%
  • Crimson Trace Laser Grips

    8 25.81%
  • Rail mounted laser setup (under barrel)

    12 38.71%
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    What laser do U prefer?

    Which do U prefer?

    Lasermax guide rod, laser grips or under barrel/rail mounted laser?

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    All ya got to do is look at my pistols...............
    Last edited by scooter; 07-29-2006 at 12:46 PM.

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    railsssssssss

    ~ i like the rail mounts b-cuz, I can move rail mounted tools from one weapon to the next and it doesn't matter what make or model the other is b-cuz the rail widths are standard......but thats jus' me.....
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    I strongly prefer the Crimson Trace Lasergrips. They're reflexive to operate, which is ideal in a defensive tool. My pistols don't have rails, but even if they did, I think I'd prefer the Crimson Trace "grab to activate" concept to a lever or button mounted somewhere on the pistol. I might have a different opinion if I were on a SWAT team or doing raids in Baghdad, but that situation is a far cry from a civilian defense pistol used in a defensive situation where there's little or no time to prepare.

    The Lasergrips allow use of standard holsters, rather than one of the hulking monstrosities designed for a railed pistol with an accessory attached.

    I think the idea of the Lasermax blinking dot is an interesting one, since the human eye is drawn to movement. I've only tried one Lasermax unit, on a 1911. It seemed to work well, but I am apprehensive about replacing internal parts with aftermarket stuff. Lasermax also requires a lever to activate, which as I mentioned is not as good for defensive use as CT's instant activation, in my opinion.

    I just got a CT vertical foregrip for my M4. I'll give it a whirl and eventually post about how well it works out.
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    One other bad? thing about the lasermax is it has to be sent(the pistol) to the lasermax factory to be zeroed if it isnt close enough from the factory.The CTC grips can be zeroed by the firearm owner in a few minutes at the range

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    I use CT on a SP101 and they are great. I worked them enough to be able to control the lazer light on target. I think that they would be a great advantage when used right. They have made me a better point shooter. It's like anything else you have to practice.

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    What is your fav laser on a Glock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    What is your fav laser on a Glock?
    You know my answer!
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    I'm not sure I like the CTC for the Glock - Many people on Glocktalk said to get the TLE 2 - but, I think I like the Glocklight laser. I have the Glocklight already - and I like the way it slides on and off so smoothly. Also, it matches the gun well. I previously had an M3 light, and it was so tight that it was a bear to take on and off.

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    I have a lasermax in my PT92. I really prefer this style because I can still use my standard holsters without any problems at all. Accuracy is pretty good too, at 21ft it shoots a few inches higher than then laser, but that's kinda to be expected. 21ft with a bullet as fast as a 9mm doesn't really give a lot of time to compensate for the fact that the laser is located beneath the barrel.

    FWIW, although the lasermax does require a button to operate, it is ambidextrous and it is located exactly where I would rest my trigger finger until I'm ready to fire anyway. For the PT92 at least, it is a very good system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Plemons
    I have a lasermax in my PT92. I really prefer this style because I can still use my standard holsters without any problems at all. Accuracy is pretty good too, at 21ft it shoots a few inches higher than then laser, but that's kinda to be expected. 21ft with a bullet as fast as a 9mm doesn't really give a lot of time to compensate for the fact that the laser is located beneath the barrel.

    FWIW, although the lasermax does require a button to operate, it is ambidextrous and it is located exactly where I would rest my trigger finger until I'm ready to fire anyway. For the PT92 at least, it is a very good system.
    Actually, bullet speed plays no factor - A laser will only be exactly accurate at a set distance. Ya gotta decide where ya want that point to be. After that - theaim will be off, above or below, depending on how far away U are from that set distance (up close or far away).

    The further away the laser is from the barrel, the greater that distance becomes away from the laser set distance.

    The lasermax is very close to the barrel compared to other lasers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Plemons
    I have a lasermax in my PT92. I really prefer this style because I can still use my standard holsters without any problems at all. Accuracy is pretty good too, at 21ft it shoots a few inches higher than then laser, but that's kinda to be expected. 21ft with a bullet as fast as a 9mm doesn't really give a lot of time to compensate for the fact that the laser is located beneath the barrel.

    FWIW, although the lasermax does require a button to operate, it is ambidextrous and it is located exactly where I would rest my trigger finger until I'm ready to fire anyway. For the PT92 at least, it is a very good system.
    Just a response to the highlighted.......I have yet to have any interference problems with the lasergrips in any holster either,there may be some somewhere but I haven't run into one yet.

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    See, my G34 is my night stand gun. So, I'm not worried about finding a holster. I never carry the gun anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter
    Just a response to the highlighted.......I have yet to have any interference problems with the lasergrips in any holster either,there may be some somewhere but I haven't run into one yet.
    Agreed. Laser grips are fairly new to me. My experience has mainly been with the internal style or the big clunky accessory rail pieces.

    How are they as far as grips go? I really like the Pachmayr grips on my PT92.

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    They are primarily(I guess) designed for concealed carry,duty use so most aren't soft rubber like the pach's to keep them from snagging clothing but the 2 pair I have/use on my 1911's are very good feeling to me and no problem to hang on to.I wish the would make them in a checkered wood grain look but they don't (yet, I heard scuttlebutt they might )

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    I wish the would make them in a checkered wood grain look but they don't (yet, I heard scuttlebutt they might )
    Crimson Trace was actually showing wood-grain Lasergrips at SHOT Show '06. They had 'em on a 3" 1911, if I recall correctly. I'm not sure when or if they will put them into production, though.
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    you left off none I vote for that one

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    I have the lasermax on my XD and I really prefer it over the crimson trace because you cant even tell it is on the gun. Of course the dont make any other laser for the XD but my father has the crimson on his Kimbers and I always block the laser with my finger.

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    ArmaLaser

    I use an ArmaLaser for my Kahr PM40. ($160) and fully adjustable.

    Second advantage... It solve imprinting problems for pocket carry!

    Love it.

    Jeff

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    Streamlight M6 tactical illuminator/laser rail mounted.

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