In this red dot vs laser sight comparison guide. Let's discuss the pros and cons of each with some short video demos.
- Show new shooters how sensitive point of aim can shift due to grip tremor & recoil anticipation
- Training for steady aim & better trigger control
- Use for signaling
- Great shooting experience for new shooters & for plinking on a flat range
- Great shooting experience for new shooters plinking on a flat range
- Can use to assist optic zeroing process (Different than using a laser bore sight)
- Laser pointer can add fear factor in personal defense situation
Features Olight Baldr Mini and Olight Baldr S
- The laser pointer may not be visible if aiming through tree lines, crowds, lot of movements, or long distance
- Point of aim and bullet trajectory intersects
- Compromises the shooter's position
- It's harder to reacquire the laser pointer during fast follow up shots during the day and night
- It can lose zero over time
Red Dot Sight
- Fast target acquisition
- Better accuracy than a laser sight
- Aim with both eyes open
- Works with red dot magnifier for more range
- Not many in the context of comparing with a laser sight
How Useful Is An IR Laser Pointer ?
The infrared aiming laser is only visible when using night vision goggles. It is much more conspicuous and easier to spot in complete darkness compared to a visible laser when viewed with the naked eye.
In practical use, IR lasers are extremely useful for communication at night without risking detection.
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