Editor, The Armory Life
Fair and balanced article on handgun-mounted lasers. Personally, I never liked them. Of course, I was fairly new to serious handgun shooting and likely had not mastered the basics of iron sights as yet. Still, I felt like a cat chasing a laser pointer and found I could shoot more accurately without the aid of the laser. Maybe I was just doing it wrong!Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled Do You Need a Laser? and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/do-you-need-a-laser/.
I have tried a laser on a pistol few years back on a friends pistol, I liked it, outside the red is hard to see, but in the shade, it worked great, they say green is better for outside, never tried one of them.I'm not a big fan of lasers on handguns, except for indoor range practice. I see, like Peglegjoe and others, some very real value in them for training purposes. I would not ever put one on a carry handgun.
On the other hand, they are a vital enhancement to the Shockwave and the RemArms TAC 13 and 14. Crimson Trace makes a great setup for the pumps, but not the semi auto. Those of us who own the 13 would love more choices because the laser makes the gun all it can and should be.