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Do you have a laser on your home defense gun? Which one and why?
USA Carry Asked by USA Carry
2/7/2015

Do you have a laser on your home defense gun? Which one and why?

48%
Yes

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52%
No WINNER

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48%
Yes

Do you have a laser on your home defense gun? Which one and why?
39 Comments
Norbert E Lichte
10
Norbert E Lichte

I have a Viridian laser/light combo on my XD40 easy to see and hits where I aim.

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Carl Fairbank
2
Carl Fairbank

I use a Lasermax on my glock 19 w/night sights.

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John Parinello
2
John Parinello

second shot gets on target faster

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Walter Wellman
2
Walter Wellman

no need for a site picture inside the home. accuracy will not be an issue with a laser

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Tyrone Turner
2
Tyrone Turner

My wife has one on her's. Laserlyte on a Taurus tcp

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Blue Panda
2
Blue Panda

I consider it a necessity to potentially ward off a boogie man! No denying, the combination light/laser is the best.

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Michael Minjack
2
Michael Minjack

Yes----easier to aim !!!

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Paul Willard
2
Paul Willard

Easier to aim under low light/no light, have relatively low-priced unit for now w/light/laser combo

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Jeff Long
2
Jeff Long

In case I must shoot from an odd position where I cannot use my sights.

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Visitor
2
Visitor

I have one on my Kel Tec Sub 2000 because the sights need help.

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Budd Johnson
0
Budd Johnson

easier target acquisition from odd or short range self defense shots

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Frank Park
0
Frank Park

in addition to iron site the laser is an additional mean of getting the shot on target. laser can also serve as additional intimidation factor.

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Moon Shadow
0
Moon Shadow

I purchased a set of Crimson Trace laser grips for my 1911 for those once in a million chances that I will need to shoot in an awkward position and can't get my iron sights into my sight picture.

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Jim Hall
0
Jim Hall

Very quick target acquisition in low light situations. Confidence as I shoot....the round goes exactly where the dot appears every time. Co witnessed to the iron sights so I have both bases covered.

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Gerald Hopkins
0
Gerald Hopkins

I also have a tactical light below the laser.

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Joe Folsom
0
Joe Folsom

Faster & more accurate aim (especially if in the dark or with defused lighting).

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Paul L Hardy
0
Paul L Hardy

I wear trifocals and sometimes having target and sights in focus at the same time is difficult, especially at longer range as a threat approaches. When in range it is't a problem

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Dennis McKenry
0
Dennis McKenry

I use Crimson Trace, easy to use, and I can get on target quickly.

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Norm Wana
0
Norm Wana

Allows me to fire accurately when the sights are not usable!

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Scott Morgan
0
Scott Morgan

Lasers are great for the "old eyes" problem. At home defense distance, "point shooting" is quite effective but the laser, if it works, improves the shot placement.

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Charlie Given Jr
0
Charlie Given Jr

I have a Crimson Trace laser grip on my G23.

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Scott Schoemann
0
Scott Schoemann

I have a guide rod laser in my Springfield XD40 subcompact. Not that it is required but it IS a tool. It serve more tan just as a targeting device, but as an intimidation tool. and it works

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Mike Walker
0
Mike Walker

The laser is on my wife's pistol. I work nights and have taught her point and fire for cqc. The laser is a good aid.

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Håkon Haraldsson
0
Håkon Haraldsson

LaserLite on my KelTekPF9

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Tom
0
Tom

Because I have one and it shows up better than iron sights inside a dimly lit house.

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Kevin Yost
0
Kevin Yost

one of these days I intend to invest the money on green, don't know what brand. why, my eyesight sucks without my glasses and cross eye dominent

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John Galtwell
0
John Galtwell

I just bought a Veridian laser myself; my farsightedness has gotten bad, and a laser is cheaper than a good reflex sight on a pistol

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Owen P. Bermann
0
Owen P. Bermann

The laser can help when shooting from an awkward position where lining up the sights may be difficult, otherwise, iron sights are my first choice.

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Robert Tuck
0
Robert Tuck

Adrenalin could cause you to aim improperly. Any aiming aid would be a welcome bonus in a bad situation.

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USMCRECON
0
USMCRECON

I felt the Laser would give me an edge in an emergency. Also, the laser gives family members more feelings of security

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Mark Rochester
0
Mark Rochester

Because it's necessary to have the tools made for your weapon to allow you to perform to the best of your ability with your weapon.

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Brandon Williams
0
Brandon Williams

Aids in aiming, especially in low light. Actual psychological effect to the criminal to see a laser on them.

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Frank Szabo
0
Frank Szabo

Reading a lot if pros and cons of a laser and I decided to go with C5L viridian Adrenaline effects are different for various people,I train with a laser just like all the other motor skill drills.

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sky cod
0
sky cod

Because a good laser is easier to see in low light that tritium night sights.

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Jack Hagen
0
Jack Hagen

I have lasers on all of my defensive handguns.

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Larry Wolfe
0
Larry Wolfe

Quicker sight acquisition. Helps if your eye sight isn't so good if you don't have time to grab your glasses or have enough light.

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Auroarah Summers
0
Auroarah Summers

My S&W .38 Bodyguard came with the lazer attached. It was one of the reasons why I purchased. It may help avoid an incident, but it will also help in hitting the target if need be. Confidence.

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David Schirtzinger
0
David Schirtzinger

I have a laser light combo on my P226 as a just in case situation. I have Siglite sights on as well which is my go to aiming mechanism. But should the worst ever happen I have the tools I need.

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52%
No

Do you have a laser on your home defense gun? Which one and why?
33 Comments
Joe Couture
10
Joe Couture

Because I spent the extra money on a quality firearm. A laser can come later as my eyesight weakens with age.

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John Kirkpatrick
3
John Kirkpatrick

Home defense gun is a Shotgun

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ptdecker
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ptdecker

The question should be moot unless one wants to put a bullet into a neighboror child one should have a shotgun instead of a handgun for home defense and a laser would be irrelevant.

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Steve Harmon
2
Steve Harmon

saiga 12 doesn't need one with 00 buck.

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Rudy Baraga
2
Rudy Baraga

but I want one bad!

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Dave Hagstrom
2
Dave Hagstrom

Too expensive and not really necessary.

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Stan Tyler
2
Stan Tyler

I own a gun with a laser, but my night stand home defense gun has a very bright blinding light attached to it.

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Timothy Reid
2
Timothy Reid

haven't bought the mount I want yet

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Walter Triplett
1
Walter Triplett

A mounted light is a better option for me.

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Demetrious Fuller
1
Demetrious Fuller

Training in all situations is best.

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Dale Single
0
Dale Single

Haven't put the money out. Also I prefer to use the sights provided on the firearm, but would like to try one for fun.

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anthonyaumiller
0
anthonyaumiller

No but I think It would be a lot better if I did

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Organic Democracy
0
Organic Democracy

I'm considering it, but my skills/techniques worked well past 30 years.

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David McKishen
0
David McKishen

I do not want to relely on something that may not work in an emergency. I practice point of aim at least 3-4 times per week with each weapon that I carry. The only thing I rely on is myself.

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Andrew Litz
0
Andrew Litz

I don't have a laser on any of my guns, it's easier to pinpoint your position from the other end of it. K.I.S.S.-either using sights or point shooting with or without uses less to go wrong.

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Orange Bird
0
Orange Bird

Because the answer is No.

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Rick Freeman
0
Rick Freeman

I do not own one, cannot afford high price.

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Samuel A. Grim
0
Samuel A. Grim

Haven't bought one yet, but I plan to when I have the cash.

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Ralph Kelly
0
Ralph Kelly

Im a site and shoot kind of guy!

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Larry Cherry
0
Larry Cherry

I couldn't afford a laser.

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Ed Messinger
0
Ed Messinger

I find a light more useful.

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Michael Phillips
0
Michael Phillips

Because most people won't even have time to turn a laser on when their adrenaline is pumping, much lest pay attention to the red dot...they will be concentrating on the individual breaking in.

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Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips

and I cannot spell either...LOL Less not lest...

Robert Birkholz
0
Robert Birkholz

I have not purchased one

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Harold Edney
0
Harold Edney

Because I have a light. Mostly likely I'm going to have trouble with a breakin at night. Need to see where I'm shooting.

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Sue Smith
0
Sue Smith

Don't feel it is needed and it may give away my position in an environment where I already have the advantage of knowing it better than the invader.

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Don Brack
0
Don Brack

Difficult to find lazer that fits my gun. Still looking. Cal .45 Para Ord P 10 made in Canada.

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W Gotz
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W Gotz

Haven't bought one yet. Had one on gun I sold and used it to deter a break in. Will not depend on laser solely for aiming as may not work when needed. Lasers best to deter entry, not aim inside.

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Terry Sanner
0
Terry Sanner

I just haven't gotten one yet.

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Do you carry a gun with a manual safety?
USA Carry Asked by USA Carry
4/5/2016

Do you carry a gun with a manual safety?

49%
Yes WINNER

0

51%
No

1

49%
Yes

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

51%
No

1 Comment
Kent Unterseher
1
Kent Unterseher

In the heat of the moment, when the adrenaline dump hits, a manual safety is just one more thing that you will likely not remember.

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Do you carry more than one gun?
USA Carry Asked by USA Carry
3/29/2017

Do you carry more than one gun?

34%
Yes

3

66%
No WINNER

1

34%
Yes

3 Comments
Del Jones
1
Del Jones

Yes and no. If I'm on the road or out past dark I do carry a backup. IF it's to do a few errors during the day then I normally carry my everyday pistol. But always carry an extra mag on me.

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Michael Chavez
0
Michael Chavez

When traveling I like to have a backup weapon to be able to arm my wife or daughter while I drawn off any trouble that may approach us. At home I carry one weapon.

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Scott Dismukes
0
Scott Dismukes

Depends where I'm going - and when. Downtown at night, yes. For sure.

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66%
No

1 Comment
Bill Harrigan
3
Bill Harrigan

It's just that I usually only carry one but I have another that I could carry too if I feel like it.

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