Why use a gun laser?
Standing up, balanced, with both hands on the pistol, the vast majority of shooters who frequently practise with their defensive firearm do so from a normal shooting stance. Unfortunately, you do not have the luxury of shooting this way in a real-life shooting scenario. You may be wounded or shot on your back, lying on your side, or from behind cover, and you may only be able to use one arm in the worst circumstances. The laser gives you the ability to aim and shoot accurately, regardless of body position relative to the weapon. You don’t need to match your eye with the sights to aim accurately at moderate ranges with a laser in place, a big bonus if you are on the ground or in some other disadvantaged position. Lasers help you to remain in the fight in those circumstances.
So why aren’t rails for lasers on all guns?
In some cases, it’s another extra expense that not all prospective clients would want. Selling the gun in a “base” form is simpler and allows the client to adapt to their own interests.
The OEM laser sights are not supplied by manufacturers since certain other manufacturers sell the highest quality equipment. The product used for guns should not be used for optics. This is why selling weapons without laser sights is more appropriate for them. In addition, clients have the opportunity to choose the most suitable variants according to their requirements in this scenario. For example, if you use laser sights from Hawke Optics, you can equip them with different gun models from different producers. That is why, either for consistency or for saving, such a version is more suitable.
Additionally, a laser adds considerable cost to the base price, and a laser is not a realistic primary sighting device, as many gun enthusiasts have pointed out. They are most commonly used in subcompact handguns designed for personal protection because, unless it is very dark, they are not very functional at more than 20 or 30 feet. Lasers have a range of disadvantages, including eye injury risks, battery dependence, added bulk and weight, and position flagging. If not properly used, they may also encourage bad shooting techniques. On the other hand, to assist with trigger control, recoil management, and to provide better guidance to a coach, they can be great training aids.They can also allow a shooter to shoot from uncomfortable and unorthodox positions accurately.
For gun manufacturers, it is often more realistic to leave final sight selection up to the end user. The different choices for the sighting device all serve unique niches, and none is ideal for all circumstances or shooting styles.
It’s up to you
In short, gun manufacturers leave the decision up to the customer to add a rail with a laser to their gun. Some may use their guns for hunting, some may use it for self-defense purposes, and not all gun users will want a laser on their gun.