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    Default Legality of Laser sight?

    I'm looking at buying a new Para-USA GI Expert .45(http://para-usa.com/new/product_expert.php), and just to make things easier for my wife I want to get a lasersight for it so she can use it for home defense and not have to worry about aiming. So my question is, "Is it legal to use laser's in Alaska"?

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    are you referring to regular lasers on grips or for rail attachment? yeah, they're legal. are they not legal in some states? i'm pretty sure they're legal everywhere.

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    Default Rules for self defense?

    How timely is your question. Check out this thread from just a little while ago, and on this very forum (in another category). Thread title: Rules for a gunfight!

    The short version is "Rules!? There ain't any rules!" A fight for your life is not a sporting event. Whatever tools you can bring, use them.

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=45318


    11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose

    If you are asking for legal advice, it would be best to consult a lawyer and pay for certified legal advice. But I follow this rule, "If I am not justified in following rule 11, I do not have just cause to use deadly force on another human being."

    Give this a read: NO SECOND PLACE WINNER. by Bill Jordan (Bill Jordan's classic work on police gunfighting)

    Think about using a laser, though. If there are no lights on, the laser just gives you a little red dot (or green in some units) It tells you where the bullet will be landing, but nothing about what the bullet will be landing ON. A combination flashlight/laser will light up the target area as well as the precise aiming point. I have a Surefire unit with their 3-way switch. Laser only, Light only, laser and light with choice of the switch will stay on or will shut off when my finger releases it. Spendy, but quality. Unfortunately, I don't have a rail mount for my 1911.

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    Laser sights are not legal for hunting, that may be where the question came from.

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    Are red dot sights legal to hunt with? Such as the bushnell trophy or an eotech? I have two of the bushnells on my Ruger chargers and I want to get some birds or rabits with them.

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    original question was for home/personal defense, yes lasers are legal.
    to hunt with? seems like the red dots would be legal, but i plead ignorance, not sure. will wait for someone else to chime in on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozz View Post
    Are red dot sights legal to hunt with? Such as the bushnell trophy or an eotech? I have two of the bushnells on my Ruger chargers and I want to get some birds or rabits with them.
    Artificial light is illegal for hunting. If the red dot is powered by a battery, no[go IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akjeff View Post
    Artificial light is illegal for hunting. If the red dot is powered by a battery, no[go IMO.

    I understand that to be projected artificial light that lights up the target, not a lighted reticle.

    For home defense use whatever works for ya.
    Now what ?

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