Practically of lasers on DC applications, discussion


Want to bring up lasers… many people really like them. I love them with night vision, but that’s about it. I have a few top of the line units… but, I do not run around with them. I do carry weapon lights.
Well a client messaged me last night. He had a run in with a large man who was being aggressive to a smaller woman. Infact the man had knocked the woman to the ground. My client confronts the man… in the dark, on the street of Butte Montana.
The man is very aggressive and starts to approach my client who uses his 1911 with a laser to stop the conversation.
In the dark, the aggressor may not be able to see if my client had a firearm. But boy… having that laser on his chest made no doubt.
Makes me want to reconsider just how much of a deterrent a laser can be if used properly. Thinks to think upon.

While I just snapped this photo in the shop, it has made me think about things all day.
No one wants to have to take another human’s life. But bad things happen.
My client is not able to have a physical confrontation due to health issues. But he was able to stop the assault on the woman, and prevent an attack on himself. Not a shot fired… the laser did the talking.
I do not know if the aggressor could have seen my client even holding a pistol… maybe not. Then I thought, with just a weapon light, would that have stopped it as well?
I am not sure.
Talking with others over the years they have had experiences much the same. Once that laser comes out and is on target… things get real.
For me, I find way to many people become fixated on the laser and stop using proper sighting techniques.


I can see a laser being useful in low light situations and when you can’t use sights in a tight area as in seated in a car or restaurant booth .


Lasers are all but useless during the day or in bright light situations. The junk on the movies is just that. Hahhahah my first laser was a great cat toy.


My wife’s kimber has a laser in the grips. It is easy to use, but I found it distracting and turned it off. I can see people relying on the laser and not taking time to aim properly.


because of hollywood and the infamous red laser people will equate that little (or big) dot as I am about to be shot, probably more so than sticking a gun in their face. A mounted weapon light as a determent might not work simply because the target has to realise there is a gun attached to the flashlight and under certain lighting condition or intensity of said light, the firearm might not be seen.