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I took the LCP with CT laser out to the range today...it was loaded with Cops again...kinda agrevates me as I pay club dues to shoot and the cops fill the place up during the day. They pay dues but still both ranges completely taken over....they usually will let me shoot when they take a lunch break but then I got them all watching me ::)

Anyway..I digress...Since I couldn't put up proper paper targets I had to use the metal paddle target that is always at the range. I couldn't see the red dot at all..it was an over cast sky and I was wearing sunglasses. I was a bit disappointed, I started out at 10 yards them moved to 5-7 yards and still could not see it. I used the sites and hit the target several times so I should have seen the dot. I'll give it another try when I don't have half the PD looking over my shoulder.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
 

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HowardCohodas said:
Is the laser nice and bright indoors? I used them outside on a sunny (Ohio style) day and could see them. I don't think I was wearing sun glasses at the time.
Yes inside it worked great now that I think about it, it worked great in the parking lot at work when I was showing a co-worker under the same light conditions....

Starting to think I did something wrong or the polarized sunglasses had something to do with it...

those darn cops just must have made me nervous :D
 

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One thing we do when testing at the range is use reflective tape from 3M. A 3" square piece makes it much easier to see the laser when the sun is out. Also a white target is better than a dark one. Black targets will absorb the light rather than reflecting it.

Unless the steel targets have been painted white, they can be tough to see. A quick dusting of cheap white spray paint works great.

Our range also gets quite filled up with the local police training during the day (when we are testing). luckily the outdoor range is pretty big and we usually can find an empty bay.
 

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The metal targets are galvanized gray. I tried a white target this afternoon and it worked better that is until the laser started acting up.....Got very dim. Then bright again. Thought the battery was going but its less than a week old if thats all the battery life you get that sucks...

I am losing faith in this unit quickly...if I can't pull it out and be reasonably sure it will work I don't think its worth the money
 

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The metal targets are galvanized gray. I tried a white target this afternoon and it worked better that is until the laser started acting up.....Got very dim. Then bright again. Thought the battery was going but its less than a week old if thats all the battery life you get that sucks...

I am losing faith in this unit quickly...if I can't pull it out and be reasonably sure it will work I don't think its worth the money
If electronics is going to fail, it is usually early in it's use. You may have a blown diode. That happens occasionally according to the company folk on the Crimson Trace forum. My advice.. call customer service and give them a chance to show you what outstanding service they provide.
 

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HowardCohodas said:
If electronics is going to fail, it is usually early in it's use. You may have a blown diode. That happens occasionally according to the company folk on the Crimson Trace forum. My advice.. call customer service and give them a chance to show you what outstanding service they provide.
And it will be outstanding, these are good people to deal with....
Mike
 

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WOW you guys were right these people are awsome...they are sending me a new unit no questions asked!! Just described my problem and she said I'll send you a new one!!

I can't complain about that...now I feel better about the new gun I just ordered...

Ruger Mark III Hunter with the Crimson Trace laser grip already attached. ;D
 

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WOW you guys were right these people are awsome...they are sending me a new unit no questions asked!! Just described my problem and she said I'll send you a new one!!

I can't complain about that...no I feel better about the new gun I just ordered...

Ruger Mark III Hunter with the Crimson Trace laser grip already attached. ;D
That has been my experience as well, they go above and beyond the call of duty, they really do want their customers happy....
Mike
 

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I would seriously doubt if CT makes the actual electronics for the laser sites, so it is vendor issue and with electronic, it just happens. they also don't fix that stuff either, they just throw them away for it is not worth their time to try to fix them. My garmin gps went haywire after about 6 months, and they just ask for my serial number and then sent me a new unit with instructions to trash the old one. they don't have alot in those units, hell there made in taiwan, . CT is a good company to deal with, :)
 

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I would seriously doubt if CT makes the actual electronics for the laser sites, so it is vendor issue and with electronic, it just happens. they also don't fix that stuff either, they just throw them away for it is not worth their time to try to fix them. CT is a good company to deal with, :)
1. They do not make electronic components such as IC's or lasers, but they do design and manufacture the assemblies themselves. All the factory tours broadcast on the Outdoor channel emphasize that.

2. I can't confirm the "throw it away" vs. "repair it," so I'll not opine.

3. I can confirm that CT is a good company to deal with.
 

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WOW you guys were right these people are awsome...they are sending me a new unit no questions asked!! Just described my problem and she said I'll send you a new one!!
So what ended up happening with this?
Did the new one perform better? I have a real hard time seeing the red dot from laser pointers, BUT my uncle has a undermount laser (not from CT) and I can see that dot from over 40' away.

Was watching American Shooter or SHooting USA last night and they reviewed the CT laser for the LCP and I didnt see the dot on the target there either. They did have a close up of the board as they were shooting it and i didnt see ti at all.... so here I am checking to see if anyone else has had a problem seeing the dot.

any feedback would be great.
thanks.
 

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Good to know that CT gives such good service.
No problems with my laser but I will say that it is MUCH brighter than the LaserMax unit that I have in my Glock.
White target work in bright sunlight, at 25', is fine. The black part of the target won't reflect the laser though. I put a white dot in the center of the target as an aim point.
I'm guessing that you'll be very pleased with the CT once you've gotten used to it. Let us know.
In a dim light SD situation it could well save the day, and you.

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deadhead1971 said:
Was watching American Shooter or SHooting USA last night and they reviewed the CT laser for the LCP
Well, what did they say about it? Good review?
yes, they said it was a good unit...
but when does a show sponsored by manufacturer poorly review one of it's products?
Granted, it's the first time I have seen Shooting USA, but I have watched 'Two Guys Garage' , 'Muscle Car', and a few other car/truck related shows on Spike and frm what I remember, all of the products were great, fantasic, affordable, etc...

So i figured I would see from paid users, what they thought.
Seeing the dot is my main concern. for $200, I want to make sure i WILL see it.
 
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