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Laser Sight Question

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jdtaylor45, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. jdtaylor45

    jdtaylor45 Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Hey,
    I'm thinking about buying a laser sight for my pistol. I am deciding between
    the CrimsonTrace and the LaserMax.

    The Crimson laser replaces the grip on the pistol. The internal LaserMax
    replaces the guide rod of the pistol. Does anyone have one of these and does
    anyone have an opinion as to which is best?

    I'd like to adjust the laser so that the bullet impact and the laser dot are the
    same. The Crimson Trace has a screw adjustment for accuracy. Is there any way
    to adjust the accuracy of the LaserMax?
     
  2. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    I have the crimson trace and love it and they are made right here in wilsonville.
     
  3. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I didn't know they were made in Wilsonville, that's cool.
     
  4. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Lasermax is not adjustable. Had one for years now on a Glock and it has been perfect. It is very accurate. A buddy has the CT on a J-frame...I don't care for the grip feel of CT. Also, his wouldn't keep zero very weel, but dunno if that was installation issues or bad shootin'. He also ended up sending it back after over-adjusting it.
     
  5. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    The Crimson Trace has a very positive switch that comes on just by grasping the gun instinctively. The Lazermax requires a separate step to activate it, by touching the slide stop lever---and this mechanical part can fail. Also, with the Lazermax barrel heat might be an issue; certainly the batteries would age faster with heat. The Crimson Trace batteries seem to be immortal, and there is a spare set waiting right within the grips........................elsullo :thumbup:
     
  6. danblackstone

    danblackstone Hillsboro, OR Member

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    I also hae the CT and love it.
     
  7. madderg

    madderg Salem oregon Member

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    I have several handguns with Crimson Trace grips, and I shoot a lot. They have been super! They are a great training aids for instinct and point shooting. Great practice at home with no need for live fire...a plus. Good shooting, Gary
     
  8. Blackfeather7

    Blackfeather7 Oregon Member

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    I was told that putting an internal Laser Max on a Glock voids the Glock warranty. Don't know if that is true or not. Crimson Trace work fine.
     
  9. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I have a guide rod laser on a Sig P220. Spot on, wouldn't trade!
     
  10. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    can't adjust the lasermax and yeah some have fired thousands of rounds...that's nice...but I am not gonna change a MAJOR part of a firearm with a lasermax.....that part fails.......your gun is toast...

    Lasergrips are adjustable.....and also for many of my applications....I use them with a can and it runs fine and clears the suppressor tube easily...

    Also they are made in Wilsonville Oregon....

    Batteries are free for life....
     
  11. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I found that for range shooting, the CT lasergrips really affected groupsize. I was all over the place. You tend to forget about the sight picture when there's a bright red dot to look at.
    I took mine off and sold them - my natural muscle memory makes for faster target acquisition and follow up shots and is more accurate for me, personally.

    I say if you don't get to the range a whole lot and are not practicing often a lasersight is a good tool, provided you at least check zero often.
     
  12. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    none of you have said anything about cost

    the lasermax costs almost double what the CT grips do
     
  13. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I have several Lasermax products and found them to be high quality. If they had the guide rod option for my M&P I would buy it in a heat beat. The CT grip is a good product but adds a bit to the grip and has has varried result. Some of that might be to installation issues. Takes some effort to tune it in where a laser in your guide rod as at that point from the start.
     
  14. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    My grip(large) seems to be able to block the CT lazer at times, specially w/ gloves.
    Also: The guide rod lazer function doesn't have anything to do with the guide rod. Failure would have no effect on operation of the pistol; you'd just have to use your sights!