“There are many true stories from Crimson Trace owners and users who report that activating the laser—and having the potential attacker see that defining red dot on their chest or body—ultimately turned the attack and saved their life.” Crimson Trace’s presser presses the point that a laser dot on a bad guy’s body can stop an attack in its tracks. It’s the same sort of claim that shotgun fans assert regarding the deterrent effect of racking a pump. Crimson Trace’s true tales of “laser sights in the real world” certainly make for compelling reading but laser sights have their downsides: eye fixation, revealing your location, failure to activate, stopping you from responding in a timely fashion. What do you reckon? Do any/many/most bad guys find religion when they’re lit-up? Is that important enough to add a laser to your carry or home defense gun?