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Posted: 12/17/2016 1:43:40 AM EDT
Not for night vision, just a regular laser. I'm assuming the only difference is color, red or green.

Guy at the gun shop was giving me grief over not being able to find sight picture quickly with my Vortex StrikeEagle... I'm curious if laser would help.

I know they make red dots, but I like the magnifying effect of the scope, my eyes aren't so good.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:45:00 AM EDT
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Practice practice practice.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:45:45 AM EDT
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This thread may get lulzy.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:45:53 AM EDT
[#3]
No.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:48:09 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:50:26 AM EDT
[#5]
Leupold fire dot scopes
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:50:59 AM EDT
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Kinda. on my RRA LAR8 I run a original Surefire Laser from laser products LLC. It's OLD. It's well made and I like it. Just wish it was brighter.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:51:47 AM EDT
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Lasers won't help your sight picture. Practice will. Lasers are good for inside or outside with smoke or CS.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:53:07 AM EDT
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I've got the option, I bought a TLR-4 for my pistol which is now on my rifle after I got a TLR HL1.

But lasers aren't really that awesome.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:53:46 AM EDT
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You may never need a laser...but then again you may never have been shot in a spot that disables your support hand...which robs you of the ability to acquire a shot picture...In which case a laser may be an advantage...
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:53:46 AM EDT
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they're only useful on handguns
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:00:25 AM EDT
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I do. I practice working around my vehicle and firing from cover using the laser to aim with my truck gun the MCX. By extending my arms I can keep my body behind cover but still fire while aiming off the laser, having the MCX's stock that folds helps. Much easier to fire out of the vehicle especially towards the rear without exiting the vehicle this way.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:00:48 AM EDT
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No because I lack NV optic/NODS and pretty much is useless without that gear. I had a Laserlyte K15 and never used it much because I have a MRD on a scope. pistols is a different matter
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:04:19 AM EDT
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Not unless its slaved to an IR laser.

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:04:32 AM EDT
[#14]
My AR15 shoots lasers.  Like Star Wars and stuff.

pew pew
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:05:02 AM EDT
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Vortex strike eagle isnt exactly a quick reaction optic.

If thats what you want to do with your rifle, some sort of red dot would probably suit you better
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:05:41 AM EDT
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i dont even have a light on my shit yet
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:06:14 AM EDT
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Only IR
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:07:32 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:09:02 AM EDT
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Just ordered a DBA-A3 for my SBR, Got it for $1,000.00 OTD and I do plan on NV but kinda waiting till a deal and if shot offers anything.

Yes, I think a laser is a good idea if you plan on using your rifle for any type of defense.

Kind of hard to get a sight picture when waking from a dead sleep and something goes bump in the night while laying on your back in bed.

But I'm sure some GD know it all will come along and explain how a home invader will patiently wait for you to get ready before they attack you.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:10:05 AM EDT
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What no blacklight? I think the corn in mine would glow.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:10:19 AM EDT
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No. Never had.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:12:25 AM EDT
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Buddy of mine has a lazor beam on his AK pistol. And I can understand his reasoning.

No lasers on any of my weapons. No electronic or magnified optics on my weapons either
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:14:38 AM EDT
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I gotta have my T1, I'm simply human without it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:20:11 AM EDT
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IR only.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:24:38 AM EDT
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Sure it is, it's a 1-6x illuminated scope. I shoot with a Strike Eagle and Trijicon MRO. Standing squared up to a target, the Strike Eagle is just as fast as the red dot. The difference is from awkward positions and wearing bulky body armor.

Look at what you want to hit. When you bring the gun up from low ready, the scope should snap directly in line with your eye and teeth crosshair pretty much on target. If it doesn't, practice bringing the gun up until it does.

You may also be fighting a stock fitment/scope height issue.  You also NEED and cantilevered mount on an AR15 or you will be fighting improper eye relief. What scope mount do you have?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:28:10 AM EDT
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I've got a green K-15 on my AR-15. Works fine. Holds zero and is very bright. But I don't run or operate. It's a toy on a toy.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:29:22 AM EDT
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I actually have a couple of the colt branded laser vertical fore grips. I really like them and they work ok. I have not taken them through a class or really beat on them. But they have a couple hundred rounds through them.Attachment Attached File


I put one on a 1022 for my son, another on a M4 knockoff and another on a MP15-22. They are discontinued now. I got all of mine on sale a few years back from CDNN. I think that these have some utility. But, they are no substitute for learning to use your primary sights quickly and efficiently.

Old ARF thread on them.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:33:34 AM EDT
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lol
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:37:57 AM EDT
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they're only useful on handguns for laughs while making a cat chase the laser around the room
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FIFY
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:42:23 AM EDT
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I have a cheap green laser in a cheap QD mount, just for shits and grins. I don't see getting any real use out of it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:55:38 AM EDT
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I run a visible laser on my AR, but to practice using the IR one when I can't get out to use NV.

Honestly, I shot slower with the laser for a good while until I learned what to do. 
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:56:36 AM EDT
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Been watching Nutnfancy again?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:56:57 AM EDT
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Have a 1911 with a laser. My Aim point and flashlight on an AR seems sufficient.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:09:51 AM EDT
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they're only useful on handguns for laughs while making a cat chase the laser around the room

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Mostly what mine gets used for
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