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Aimshot laser boresighter for Glock

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by sylvanmd, Apr 30, 2008.

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  1. sylvanmd

    sylvanmd Member

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    I recently purchased an Aimshot laser boresighter for my Glock 23. I purchased the necessary 30 carbine laser and a 40 S&W arbor. When I try to close the action with the laser in place, it won't fully close. The barrel tips up about 5 or 10 degrees as a result of this "jam".
    Aimshot said they "recently" became aware of this problem. Does anyone else have this problem, and if so, any suggestions?
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I can't for the life of me figure out why you would need a laser bore-sighter for a handgun in the first place!

    In all probability, it won't shoot where the laser says it will anyway, due to differences in your hold, your eyes, etc.

    The only way to sight in a handgun is to go shoot the durn thing and adjust the sights.

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  3. Thernlund

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    I wonder though... what if you install sights for folks on the side for a little extra cash. You do it out of your home. You can't shoot, but you want your customer to leave with reasonable accurate sights. I could see using it on a handgun then.


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  4. sylvanmd

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    Actually, I'm using the boresighter to sight-in some lasergrips......but thanks for your help.
     
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    Ahh, I was curious too, but I did not want to look like a knucklehead for not knowing or seem like I was being a jerk...

    Sometime things people do look strange at 1st Glance, but then when you find out their mindset its actually a good idea!!!
     
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    Well, I still maintain that a handgun doesn't shoot where it's bore is pointed.

    A handgun starts to recoil off target before the bullet gets out of the barrel. That is why the front sight is always higher then the rear sight on a handgun. The heavier the caliber, the more pronounced it is.

    Your best chance of sighting in a laser is to adjust it to coincide with the iron sights. Then shoot it to fine tune the final adjustments.

    You can bet it won't be hitting where the bore is pointed with a bore-sighter.

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    Put the gun in a vice. Stand behind it and line the sights up on an object on the wall. Adjust the laser sight to point at the same object. That should get you plenty close enough to be on the paper at 10 yards, than you can go from there. Just an idea if the boresighter doesn't work out.
     
  8. Robert Hairless

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    Crimson Trace Lasergrips are zeroed for 50' at the factory.

    Say the gun has the laser mounted about 1/2" to the right of and 1/4" down from the bore. (I made up those numbers. You can measure your CTC grips if you want. The principle is the same.)

    That's almost--not quite but almost--exactly where the bullet should impact a target immediately in front of the muzzle and it's obvious why that should happen.

    The rest of what follows is simplified but should be reasonably useful.

    Between the muzzle of that gun and a target 50' away, the bullet will impact along a diagonal path angled leftwards and upwards. It will become less than 1/2" to the right and 1/4" below, until at 50' it is exactly on target.

    From that 50' target to one that is 100' feet away from the muzzle, the bullet should continue along the same diagonal, climbing up and moving left until at the 100' target it should be about 1/2" to the left and 1/4" up.

    What's involved, therefore, is that for a range of 33 yards the bullet should impact within a 1" radius.

    I'm darned good, says I modestly, but any day I can get that degree of accuracy shooting offhand from a distance of 33 yards is a pretty good day for me. I leave my CTC grips alone.
     
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