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Old 12-02-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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lasers and sight options....CQB

What are your favorite/ most effective targeting "aids"(laser type,placement,white lights) and sights for CQB(call it sub 50 meter distances)? Why?
 
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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I like good-quality, low-power optics like Leupold's 'shotgun' scopes for rifle-caliber carbines like .223 & such; and red-dots (usually bushnell) for pistol-caliber carbines.

No experience with the high-end 'dot sights' like eotechs & acogs - they may be worth the money, may not be...??

I tried a laser guide rod (forget the brand) in one of my glocks, but while it performed flawlessly, I came across enough reports of failures which locked up the guns that I uninstalled it. An external laser could be a good thing on a pistol, but I'm leery of the guide-rod ones now simply due to the potential for locking up my gun if it fails.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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On my main AR, I have an Aimpoint mounted.

It co-witnesses with the iron sights nicely - though the rear BUIS is normally folded down.

I can acquire and engage a target accurately probably twice as fast with a red dot than with irons alone. Battery life is something like 3 years if it is left on.
 
 
Old 12-02-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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AimPoint and a weapon light.

Reason -- fast acquisition, no parallax witht he red dot, the white light blinds the target, and even if I'm down to irons, provides a good sight picture and ID of the target.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 12:13 PM   #5
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I also have a surefire mounted on the same AR as the aimpoint.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 12:23 PM   #6
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I use an Eotech XPS2, c/w with BUIS , Green laser 2" directly under bore, Safari light.

Cannot beat red dots and holo's for speed on target! If you are leary about the dough-play with a BSA,(WOULDN'T BET MY LIFE ON IT...)first.

Laser can be set at differing zeros and act as an impromtu range device , and
obviously a great crutch in an "oh **** from the hip" situation. Currently have a
CR 123 gobbling "offbrand"- about 12-16 hrs cont on life.Yes it has a grip switch-and its bright as hell for 90% of battery life....but I looking for a "bet your life" on it alternative that doesn't cost 385.00-any advice out there on that?
 
Old 12-02-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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My 2 cents:

Handguns... Crimson trace grips without a doubt. They have no equal. pressure switch on the handle works perfect(on/off switch is a must at the range). They are decent on battery life and hold zero. No need to think in a crisis situation, just point and shoot.

Rifles... I love my Eotech xps2! Quick aquisition and accurate. They also hold zero well and battery life is great!! I also have a green laser, but as said above, it gobbles batteries and hates the cold weather. Just like CT grips, Eotech works when your life depends on it.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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Laser Sights

Crimson Trace is without a doubt the most reliable brand out there. I hardly ever see any problems or warranty issues with that brand. Other brands that come close to it would be Lasermax and Viridian based on warranty issues. I have seen a few more ArmaLaser warranty issues, but if you're looking for a laser sight for target practicing, they have a 5 year warranty. Best in the industry by 2 years.

If anyone has any questions on laser sights - would love to help out. Thanks, Troy @ Lasersightpro
 
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