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Opinion about Crimson Trace Laser Grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Miamitiger, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. Miamitiger

    Miamitiger member

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    Please give me your opinion about how good (or how bad) they are, and how fast you can turn them on.
    I am a new member, NOT familiar with them at all.
     
  2. Preacherman

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    I carry them as standard equipment on my pocket snubbies, and have installed them for several disabled or handicapped shooters. They're a great accessory, and IMHO, a "must-have" on any gun with limited sights such as a snubby. However, they're not a replacement for sights - you still need to learn to shoot properly.
     
  3. torpid

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    I like mine quite a bit on my snubby. If you choose to turn them off (for just using iron sights as an example), you can flick the master on/off switch, otherwise they are an standby until you press a button while naturally gripping the gun (you can also move your finger slightly while gripping to have the laser button temporarily off until you want it on).

    Mine have worked great for me!
     
  4. Iggy

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    I agree with Preacherman and Torpid.

    They don't replace good shooting habits, but they are great on Snubbies.
     
  5. Alan Fud

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    +1 to what was already said -- the best place for them where they make the MOST amount of improvement is on snubbies ... I can shoot as good with the laser gribs at 50 feet as I can at 20 feet without them -- that's a significant improvement.
     
  6. SJshooter

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    Ugly but effective. The bullet will go thru the tiny red dot, just as advertised. On a home defense gun, they are a huge bonus as you are most likely to encounter someone at night and the intimidation factor of having that red dot on you usually equals instant defecation. Also a good training tool to improve steadiness of your grip.
     
  7. Alan Fud

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    Depends on your zero. I have mine zero'ed at 50 feet and at that distance the bullet will go through the red dot as you say. If the target is closer than 50 feet, the bullet will be higher and to the left by as much as an inch and if the target is beyond 50 feet, then the bullet will hit below the red dot and to the right -- off by 1 inch at 100 feet.
     
  8. Ichiro

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    I've got lasers on both my snubbies. They're great, and you can turn them on instantly.
     
  9. Confederate

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    I'd love to get some, but they're so darned expensive. Why the huge price tag in something that's mass produced with no hand fitting?
     
  10. Alan Fud

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    Running ads cost money.
     
  11. SJshooter

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    You are correct, they do need to be zeroed in for a preferred distance. That said, 1-inch variance on 100-feet is more than enough for most people. Very few home defense situations are happening at 100 feet, and even still you have a one-inch variance... that's pretty darn good and I don't think most shooters can do that on sights, let alone a point-and-shoot in the dark.

    Why the huge price tag in something that's mass produced with no hand fitting?

    Because they can get it... and because the product is that good. Until another company starts making easy-to-fit grips with this kind of accuracy, they can charge whatever they want.
     
  12. firinginfenton

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    {Running ads cost money.}

    That's true, But I agree that they cost TOO much.

    Anyone "cloning" them yet?
     
  13. Alan Fud

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    When it comes to autoloaders, LaserMax is more accurate and maintains a constant zero. Of course, LaserMax are about TWICE the cost of Crimson Trace.
     
  14. Harve Curry

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    I'd love to get some, but they're so darned expensive. Why the huge price tag in some

    I'll second what Confederate said, and add:

    How come there's none available for a Colt SAA :) or copy?
     
  15. Alan Fud

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    Batteries weren't invented yet :D
     
  16. pstmstr

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    CT grips

    I love them on my 340pd
     
  17. Sisco

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    I join in on "Cost way too much". The price reflects what the market will bear, if people are willing to overpay Lasergrip will gladly overcharge.
     
  18. Primersinmyshoe

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    I'm a big believer in the CT grips. I have them on my SD guns; Kimber Grand Raptor and S&W 642. I just got the burlwood style - kinda resembles wood, if you squint your eyes.

    I read the previous posts that state that the grips were sighted in at one distance. I have a different theory. I sight mine in to be parallel with the bore. That is, the red dot is a little right and low compared to where the bullet hits. That way it is consistent at any distance. What's an inch either way in a quick defensive shooting anyway. The grips were not meant for bullseye competetion. But that's just my opinion.
     
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