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9 Misconceptions About Handgun Lasers

by Brad Fitzpatrick   |  May 27th, 2014 9


In the long history of handgun development, laser optics are a relatively new creation.

Laser optics represent a departure from the standard sighting systems found on handguns for over a century, and while lasers have grown immensely in popularity over the past two decades there are still a number of misconceptions about their functionality and use.

When used properly, lasers are a very effective tool for close-range shooting and are a valuable addition to a personal protection handgun. The key to using lasers successfully involves understanding how lasers work and learning how to use them effectively. Shooting a firearm with a laser doesn’t require shooters to change the way that they shoot, and rather than being considered a gimmick or a crutch, laser optics should be viewed as a valuable tool that can improve accuracy, speed and confidence. That requires an understanding of basic laser function and how they can benefit shooters.

We’ve compiled some of the most common misconceptions about lasers to help explain the truth about these beneficial optics.

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