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Ok, last week (before the latest "Great Blizzard"), I ordered a whole box of new stuff from Pistol-Gear, and right on time (despite the weather), there it arrived on my doorstep. I got an 18# spring (for the complete set of recoil springs), a set of Decalgrips, and a QD Lasersight by Lazerlyte.

1) The 18# spring, while the same as the factory one, feels cleaner than the stock spring system, doesn't have any slop to it, and gives a nice shooting feeling. This definitely works better on light loads than the 22 and the 24.

2) The Decalgrips. Having shot with these now, I don't believe I will ever go back to the Pach's or the Hogues. With sweaty hands or dry, it feels like the gun is all but glued to my hand, and I definitely felt I had better control than with any of the wrap arounds, and it was a definite improvement over the standard out of the box plain grips. I've heard these peel off rather easily, but don't intend to find that out until I need another set to replace this one :)

3) The QD Lasersight (rail mounted) was superb! After some minor windage/elevation adjustments, it placed every shot (even with my sometimes unsteady aim) into the 10 ring, with 3 out of 10 shots in the X. I used the laser exclusively for sighting it, and did not look at the iron sights at all, just to make sure the laser was aimed on the target, not on the sights. The sights are excellent at any range (the range I shoot at only has up to 25yrds anyway), but I sighted the laser in at 15ft, since its just supposed to augment iron sights (from what I've read here).

All around it looks like an excellent purchase and investment. Though the sights from Surefire are very nice, with the lights and all, I really like this little laser, and feel confident in its accuracy (even when I'm not accurate :))

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I just recieved my QD Lasersight also. What a cool addition to my XD. Haven't got to the range yet to zero it in yet,but I do love the fit and finish. I bought both a Slip on grip and grip decals when I got my XD and have only used the slip-on grip. You have me wondering about making the change to the decals. Since I have them I guess I'll see if they win me over too.
 

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What I found in zeroing the Lasersight is that you basically should fire it once as it came from the factory (near centered if I recall) and then I adjusted by about a half turn to tighten it up. Once I got it centered, all was excellent. As to the grips, I used all of the decals that came with the set except the trigger guard one, as I don't see the value in it (perhaps someone else can point out the reason?) and thought it might look odd. I first tried just the two main grip panels, but found the extra pieces gave it a more rounded feel when firing. Main reason I pulled out my 24# spring today and went down to the 18 is I had a stovepipe on a round of WWB, on my first round of it. So figured since it is a lighter load than what I'm used to (blazer I think), I figured I'd swap the spring out. When I did I went through the rest of the box (99 more rounds) without a failure of any kind. Hope you experience the same quality from these products that I did!

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I found the laser is very good at showing someone how shaky there hands really are, or how much the muzzle moves around during the trigger squeeze. I feel it's also a great tool on teaching someone how to steady-up their shot, even if just dry firing.

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Yea, in firing with the laser I found it "tattle's" very loudly. On one of my first shots it VERY clearly showed me I was bracing for the recoil, and on another that I was improperly using my trigger finger (jointing the trigger instead of tipping it). All in all I think it will prove to be a good tool to help me polish a lot of things up. I can hit the 10 ring at 25ft reasonably well, but with as many flyers as I have, it tells me I'm not consistant. I've been spending a lot of time dry firing with the laser as well, and boy does it speak volumes.

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Another good drill to try at home, with an empty gun, is point-shooting. Start with the gun at your side and pick a spot on the wall. Now stare at that spot and "draw", bringing the gun up to your naturally point of aim. How close were you? When I did this the first 20 times, I was way off. Each time getting a little closer. Like all shooting, trigger time and muscle memory plays a large roll in accuracy.
 

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i went all thru pistol gear and couldnt find the laser you guys are talking about. could one of you post a link please..
 

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i went all thru pistol gear and couldnt find the laser you guys are talking about. could one of you post a link please..
We no longer stock and sell the unit as the reception was just luke-warm. If the volumns on the units were higher and/or consistent, I would be happy to put them in stock. Sorry.

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I keep hearing about the Laserlyte QDs. So I started doing a little research and found they have 2 models: A regular and a Super Bright. Has anyone done a side by side comparison of the 2? I'd be interested to know how much brighter the Super Bright is and if its worth the little bit extra.

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Can you tell us whether the QD LaserLyte is as easy on and off as it looks and what kind of repeatability do you get?
 

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I've tried taking photos with the digital to post, and thus far I've had poor luck. I'll try again and see what I can do. :) As far as the easy-on/off of the QD Laserlyte system, its not a 'quick attachment' device by any means. It was built for the Glock, and has a highly snug fit on the XD. If I had a choice between a laser that was built for the XD (like the Tru Glo Pistol-gear.com's getting in soon) or the QD built for the glock that fits the XD, I'd probably go with the one made for my gun. Even if its not locked into the retention groove, it won't come off if you fire the handgun, while I've heard on a glock it will come off after a few shots if not properly latched on. Its a very firm hold, and while reasonably easy to get off, its no speed detachment system. :)

Matthew

EDIT: As far as follow up repeated shot accuracy, its as accurate and fast as I can reaquire the dot and pull the trigger. ;)
 

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Chamber Checked Before Taking Photos ;)

Left view w/ QD installed

Right view w/ QD installed

Top Left View

Top Right View (can see a bit of the polished breech block)

Decal Grip, Right side

Decal Grip, Left side

Not great pics, and my first real posting of photos, but it'll have to do. :)

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Polished it on that same piece of wood you see in the background :) I know its been discussed somewhere else in the forum, but I got a heatsink lapping kit (for computers) from www.easypckits.com, put the piece of glass down on the table, put the lowest grit paper down, polished until I was satisfied, then moved through the grit levels, highest grit in the kit is 2000, and polishes it up to a nice mirror. Add armadillo and voila! :)

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i must be missing something but i cant find the laser on the pistol gear website can someone link it or pm the link to me..tia
 
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