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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Laser or Night Sights

I'm a brand new Ruger LCR owner. Love the gun, but for low light conditions the solid black front sight will not due.

I'm torn between an XS/Hi-Vis front sight or the CT laser grips. This being my first snub nose, I wanted to get the opinions of the group.

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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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First thought that comes to mind is if you can not see the sights, are you sure you are shooting at a BG? The light is obviously marginal, at best, have you actually identified the subject you are about to shoot?

If you are comfortable that your target IS a BG, then I would opt for the CT grips. DO remember, these grips do not suddenly turn your gun into something you would see in a TV program. The CT grips are a - tool - in your tool-box, not a saves all.

I tried the CT grips (on one at the store) and after that, decided to keep the original grips on my LCR. I would suggest you do some reading on point shooting, start with a .22lr for inexpensive ammunition, and then spend a portion of the cost difference on ammunition for the LCR.

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I went with the belt-and-suspenders approach. I have the LCR with the XS front sight and added the crimson trace grips the same day. If I had to pick one, it would be the grips. I've become a big fan.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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If you use your sights its too late. That said i opted for the nights sights but i mainly wanted the boot grip. Makes the gun a lot smaller.

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I have had both. The laser on my Glock makes a huge difference at night, taking care of various varmints that were encroaching on the homestead. So I put one on my snub-nose 38, that is my main carry gun. I just bought a SP101 in 357, have the Wolff springs and an IBOK on order, I will be getting the Crimson trace laser grips while they still on sale.

I vote for the laser.
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Nothing wrong w/ having both. To me, an ideal CCW would have both. I've got both, although no 2 on the same gun. It's a tough call. On my more difficult to aim, short sight radius pocket guns I prefer the laser. On my larger, easier pointing, better aiming guns I prefer the NS.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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Have XS on my LCR-357. I doubt I would trust the CT to work when I need it, but since laser sights are illegal in Chicago (!!?) and LCR is usually there, guess I'll never know... Apparently they don't want the bangers (who of course never practice) to be able to hit what they "point at"-just everybody else.

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neither. no real need on a gun like this.
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