It seems that most instructors of concealed carry classes don't promote lasers on concealed carry handguns very much. Why is this? It makes a lot of sense that in a sudden attack there may not be much time to aim or bring your equalizer up to your eye to take aim via conventional sights or even a red dot sight. A laser allows for accuracy without moving the gun much at all, and thus much faster reaction. Is this practical common sense or not?
Lasers just make sense it seems. Effectiveness and speed of response should take precedence over seeing a laser as a cheat for practical purposes and conventional training. Gun mounted lasers can improve accuracy and speed under stress even for novices, can't they? It seems that there might be an intimidation factor with a laser too.
A disadvantage is maintaining the proper aim with a laser. I have 2 grip activated lasers for 2 9mm equalizers and a NAA Black Widow .22 magnum with a button operated laser and find that the 9mm lasers need to be calibrated regularly. The .22 manum laser is not adjustable. Is bore sighting a good way to calibrate lasers? I just ordered a variable caliber, barrel inserted, bore sighting laser to calibrate the lasers on my guns. This seems to be an essential device to check & maintain proper aim for a handgun laser. Thoughts? I have been aligning my lasers with my iron sights but feel that a bore sight alignment of the handgun laser would be better. One of my 9mm guns is a Glock 17 which is used for IDPA and the laser is regularly removed and remounted.
I look forward to hearing your response!