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I am planning to purchase the CT Laser for my LCP, and my thinking is that if I use a Bore Sight and line my CT Laser up to it at a given yardage, I will be on the mark. Is this that easy or am I missing something?
 

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Re: Bore Sighting You Pistol:

That's the way I have done it on my other weapons that have a laser, unfortunately, my bore sighter is way to long to fit the short barrel of the LCP. I'm going to make an adapter on my lathe to try and get it to fit, we'll see what happens. One thing though, in my experience, a bore sighter only allows you to get on paper, you still have to fine tune the aim of the laser by putting rounds on paper... :D
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Re: Bore Sighting You Pistol:

Your CT laser should require little windage or elevation adjustment out of the box (emphasis on should). Nevertheless, I used a battery operated bore sighter to further fine-tune the POI at 10 yards before I went live fire. Still, when I got to the range, it was not quite right and I had to do some more adjustments (I think the short barrel and my not so excellent trigger pull had an influence). It's really up to you but I would slap the unit on and not bother boresighting. It should be good enough to get you on paper and you can take it from there. Recommend you adjust the POI based on your carry ammo of choice. Real world range for the LCP is 7-10 yards, no more - that's typcially where the "stuff" hits the fan.
 

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Re: Bore Sighting You Pistol:

What kind of boresight do you have Rich?
 

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Re: Bore Sighting You Pistol:

Don't you have to take in consideration the cartridge your using, I would think bench rest and manual zeroing in would be more accurate.
 

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gcwimmer said:
Don't you have to take in consideration the cartridge your using, I would think bench rest and manual zeroing in would be more accurate.
No doubt, that would be more accurate and it is the last step to zero your laser. A boresighter is a time and ammo saver, getting you close before you even pull the trigger. I think the year I have had my boresighter it has paid for itself in ammo cost savings...and that is a good thing :)
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What kind of boresight do you have Rich?
Mike, I used a Laselyte Universal that works on .22 to .50 caliber.

Some users have said the CT factory adjustments (for them) were spot on. That's why in the case of the LCP, I'd just head straight to the range and see how she does.
 

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I had the same thought. Unfortunately, my bore sighter was too long to fit in the barrel. I just adjusted it to the sights, before I went to the range. At the range, I was trying to get tricky by resting on a sandbag, going for good groups. I think it is actually easier to shoot offhand. The whole time I was just looking at the dot and not the sights. After 100 rounds, I had it close enough. Could put all the rounds in the black part of the circle, about 6", at 50'. I have long hands and it is tough for me to pull the trigger all the way back, without changing the point of aim a bit.
 

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Anyone know if the gunshops rent the bore sighting tool or do you have to purchase it. Seems like a big purchase for now more use than you would get out of a tool if you had to pay $50-$60 for it!
 

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picketeer said:
Anyone know if the gunshops rent the bore sighting tool or do you have to purchase it. Seems like a big purchase for now more use than you would get out of a tool if you had to pay $50-$60 for it!
Hey Pick, a couple of gun shops in my area will bore sight if you buy the optics from them, probably would do it anyway for a small fee. I can't remember for sure, but it seems like I paid around $35 or $40 for my sighter from Wally World. I know it has saved me at least that much in ammo, plus all the enjoyment it has given me by tormenting my cat with it... :D
 

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I will keep your suggestion in mind! Thank you!
 

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F1Rocket said:
HowardCohodas said:
Where did you find this boresighter?
i saw that bore sighter at Wally World the other day i think it sights from .22 to .50 -- i could be wrong.
not sure on the price though, but i think it was around 40-ish dollars. not really sure. i think it is called a laser lyte.
 

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How did anyone get the boresight laser to work on the LCP
They are made for a minimum 3" barrel and the LCP has a 2.75" barrel
I got one and it is too long to work.
Please help.
Randall
 
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