Take it easy- The Army does a lot of things that really aren't the best way. They even have an expression for it: "There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Army way."[b said:Quote[/b] (PPK/S Guy @ Aug. 28 2005,13:29)]Lasers are what the Army trains with! BTW, I'M GETTING BOTH!
What is you Primary Weapon?[b said:Quote[/b] (Mr. 47 @ Oct. 06 2005,13:10)]Been USMC infantry for 5 yrs.....never even seen a laser....A much better peice of gear is the eotech or aimpoint, they still put dots on target but without projecting the dot downrange. These however don't work good on pistols.
I can speak from experience. The only "laser" we use in the Army is an IR laser for use with NOD's. We have a red laser on a weapons laser system(PEQ-15), but none of my Joe's use it except for grab ass and messing with dogs and cats. Save the cash and get a good set of night sights.Take it easy- *The Army does a lot of things that really aren't the best way. *They even have an expression for it: "There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Army way." *
I'm not saying that a laser has no application in terms of training. *I've seen a police firearms instructor use one very effectively to convey how a shooter needs to trust his or her natural shake. * That said, if you're talking about using a laser in a way that we've all seen in action flicks, then using a laser tends to be a liability in a tactical environment. *Like I said previously, it takes longer to find that little red dot than it does to line up the sights. *Additionally, laser sights can give away your position in a low light setting. *-If you're talking about using a laser to guide in smart bombs or Red Dot / Reflex scopes, those are completely different.
Laser sights are snake oil for the gun show crowd. *They're sold to the people who want to hear that if they can point, they can shoot and they do not need to practice. *If you want to get both night sights and a laser, get both. *When you put your target about 15 yards down range, you'll start to see why a laser doesn't cut it. *Experience is a great teacher.
However, if you really want to do it the Army way, get a Beretta M9 and use substandard non-OEM magazines or have your unit armorer use duct tape to fix a broken stock on a SAW. *The military has many reasons for doing what it does, but being "the best" is generally not on the list. *-If you had to do it the Army way, you'd likely be unhappy about it.