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19th October 2010, 20:17
I recently purchased a 1911A2 and was curious if anyone with the same or similar model had any experience with a guide rod laser?
What other options for mounting a laser on my widebody are there?
BTW, I'm really enjoying its performance. Its the first and only handgun I own (for now, lol) and mastering the techniques of handgun shooting is fun and challenging.
19th October 2010, 23:19
Ive been lookin at them too but kinda hard to shell out almost $400 for the laser for me, thats the price of another gun, Ive heard nothing but good things of them though
21st October 2010, 10:47
Good things are what I've heard as well. The price is kinda steep, but the peace of mind it brings is worth something too. Are two guns without lasers as good as one with a laser in all situations like low light, or ones requiring quick target aquisition? There are cheaper optuons, but man is that slick; a laser inside the gun. Thank you for the reply.
21st October 2010, 15:28
Kman333 said "I recently purchased a 1911A2 and was curious if anyone with the same or similar model had any experience with a guide rod laser? "
Since you didn't get any replies to your question yet I'll add my 2cents.
I have had a "similar model" lasermax, but in an XD, not a 1911.
It worked well and was backed with a very good 3yr warranty which I used a couple times. The only problem I had with it was with plastic cap on the battery pack. After a several hundred rounds it would loose connection after a couple shots and the laser would go out unless I flipped the take down lever/switch a little bit. I called them up, they sent me a new cap (free) and then it worked fine. The caps are considered wear items that need to be replaced from time to time.
I don't want to steer you away from it, I searched and couldn't find any one who had any problems with them.
It was slick because it didn't interfere with the holster at all like a clip on type would, & at night, for home protection lasers are awesome. ;)
2nd March 2011, 14:53
Would this type of laser be practical enough in aplication for IPSC/USPSA open / limited 10 divions? What about IDPA?
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