Laser sights have been causing quite the stir since hitting the market years ago. And they’ve been sparking curiosity from shooters, wondering if these are really better than other, normal sights.
The truth is, laser sights can really provide a pretty big advantage. And this is especially true in a self-defense situation. However, it’s important to remember that they also require the proper training in order to utilize them effectively. In addition, it’s important that the shooter understands the laser sight’s limitations.
Only through all of these things can the shooter truly get the most out of these ingenious sights.
Now it’s important to note that there are many shooters who don’t believe that using laser sights is a good idea. Many of them feel these are nothing but a gimmick. In addition, some even feel that trusting their lives to any electronic sighting device is just a bad move in general.
However, it’s also important to remember that these opinions often stem from the fact that these people don’t use laser sights, nor understand how to work them properly.
That’s why getting proper training with these is so important. In order to use it well, proper training must be taken to understand the laser sights’ application, as well as its limitations. And, if someone has these negative thoughts about laser sights, it’s typically because they have little (or zero) training with them.
So, for the first step, take the time to learn how to use these properly before forming an opinion on them. Only then can you really know what all these sights can (and can’t) do for you – both in everyday and self-defense situations.
One of the valid considerations that naysayers bring up is that, in a lethal confrontation, the laser may not operate properly. This may be because the shooter does not establish a grip that’s capable of activating it. In addition, others will say the laser can not function because the batteries are dead.
Thirdly, others say they don’t like laser sights because the daylight is so bright, and therefore the laser dot can not be seen. These are all valid concerns. However, this is a classic example of why the shooter must have proper training to draw to the sights. In other words, when you move the handgun toward the threat, the shooter must look for the sights, just as their training as taught them.
If the laser has had proper adjustments, and working correctly, it will show up on the target, just above the gun’s front sight. With practice, the shooter will train themselves to see the bright dot lingering on the target. This is even before the handgun is fully presented. It’s also before the shooter has even found the sights.
And, if for whatever reason the shooter still can’t locate the laser, he/she still engages like normal using the pistol’s front and rear sights.
Keep in mind that a laser will not instantly transform you into a professional shooter. However, it is a tool. A tool that can improve your speed and precision – and can help you stay alive in a defense situation.