Gideon Fountain writes:
Folks ask me all the time* (‘specially you ladies), “Gid”, they say, “I’m thinking of buying the little man a laser for his pistol; which one’s the best?” I always say that you certainly can’t go wrong with Crimson Trace , but I’m intrigued by this new one, called the “Viridian Green Laser”.
There are several advantages to having a laser sighting device on your gun, the most important being accuracy, particularly at night, in a stressful situation. But there is also the potential deterrent effect. Everyone knows how criminals, who’ve made the mistake of invading your home, will make a quick exit when they hear the classic “CLICK-KA-SHINK!” of a pump-action shotgun chambering a fresh round. But I have read similar, credible reports of bad guys leaving just as fast when they look down to see a laser light shining on their chest.
All things considered, it’s probably best if you can scare the guy out of the house. That way, the cops can dispose of him in the front yard.
So, are ya feeling lucky, punk? Well, are ya? What’ll it be…red or green?