^ Yup - it's also visible with an MRDS, kinda like what happens when you look through a magnified scope, standing unsupported, the first time. <----You kinda wonder how many cups of the good stuff you had, earlier that AM, LOL.One other thing. Be prepared for a LOT of jitter. The laser moves around a ton. It’s surprising the first time.
What you'll want to come to grips with, @BassCliff , is to realize that the amount of jitter/wobble was always there to begin with. It's only that with irons, you've already taught your brain to filter out that same "infinity wobble" which exists as the visual manifestation.
With the dot and the laser, it's actually no different.
As @XDJyo so graciously conceded - and as I do, too - our lack of sufficient practice with the laser translates to that increased hesitation (i.e we "shoot slower") when we use it as our actual aiming device. That video of Claude Werner, above, shooting one of the Rogers Reactive tests - in low-light, no less - shows what's possible with proficiency.
And this last is what I alluded in a recent thread:
This has been discussed before but it is still confusing to me when a handgun is moved from use indoor (dark) to outdoor (light) and trying to choose between iron sights, red/green dots and glass.
With each addition to the gun, it becomes more than just a little more work to achieve proficiency: it literally increases your workload by "1-fold." As more than one SME has suggested, the shooter ends up having to work at least twice as hard.
Using the laser as a training device or using it for less demanding scenarios (let's say that all that you're looking at is to be able to effect simple upper-thoracic shots from a distance of 7 to 10 yards, from compromised positions - rather than the need to effect low-percentage, highly accurate and precise shots from greater distances), you won't need to climb as high up on that power curve. But if you do wind up liking the laser a lot, then I would recommend finding good instruction to help you push towards that asymptote in a more expedient (and more "correct") manner.