I don't think it's all that crazy... think about it. You're dealing with a small caliber, probably the smallest anyone here would ever recommend for self-defense. So, with that said, shot placement REALLY COUNTS. In that, I think the LASER is brilliant; you need to make sure each and every shot hits a vital spot and, if you can get it, do CNS damage.Don't like it. Not wild about laser sights on defensive handguns, period. I suppose they have some limited applications if you're on a swat team/special ops assignment, but on a hide-out .32 or .380? The idea seems ludicrous.
True. I stopped at a friends house one evening. He said come over that he had a laser on his new 1911. I didnt see him standing on his front porch in the dark as I climbed off my motorcycle until the laser came on and I instantly thought to myself that he made himself a perfect target. Then his wife's laser on her smith came on on the other side of the porch and I knew I now could tell exactly where they both were while I was standing in total dark. I thought I had the advantage. I didn't want to tell them that because they had just spent $500 on two Crimson Trace laser grips. If they had not had lasers I would not have known either one was standing on the porch in the dark.Lasers make such any easily visible target to aim at!
+1The one bad thing about lasers is that when you come to rely on them, they will fail you. They are nice in low light situations, but not too swift in bright daylight. Personally, I believe there is no substitute good training with iron sights. We train with three dot night sights, and taget acquisition is fast, and they really force you to concentrate on your target.