March 2014

Pistol Lasers: Guide-Rod, Rail Models Tested Head to Head

Why add a laser to your carry handgun? Well, sometimes the self-defense shooter is not able to extend his arms and put the sights between the shooter’s eye and the target.

Stance, grip, trigger control, and sight alignment are widely recognized as fundamentals necessary for accurate shooting. But what about when firing from a cramped position, where the shooter is not able to extend his arms and put the sights between the shooter’s eye and the target? One answer is to rely on a laser unit to project the desired point of impact. Other advantages to laser aiming would be maintaining full vision of the field of threat and not having to rely on one’s near vision to define an adequate sight picture.

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