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NIGHT SIGHTS
AND LASERS

Nights Sights

Laser Sights



  • I once had a right-handed, left-eye-dominant student with a history of multiple back surgeries who was having a great deal of physical difficulty using the sights on her revolver.
  • At the conclusion of the day's shooting exercises I thought, "This may be one of the exceptional cases where a laser sight on a carry gun might make sense."
  • I decided to let her try shooting my laser-sighted demonstration gun. The laser dot would not come on for her. Puzzled, I tried it. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it wouldn't.
  • My initial suspicion was that it was time to replace the batteries. In retrospect, I now believe it was the result of extremely low humidity in Arizona's high desert, resulting static electricity and dust, which, in combination can sometimes affect low-voltage circuits.
  • Lesson learned (and taught): Don't rely on electronics without some sort of simple mechanical backup like iron sights!


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