Why Laser Sights are Overrated

June 10, 2010

When I tell people about my new AR-15 that I bought (a Smith & Wesson M&P15OR with EOTECH night-vision-ready holographic red dot sight, quad-rail w/ covers, vertical fore-grip, and SureFire M951 with momentary switch and infrared filter), the first question I’m asked is invariably the same: did you get a laser sight? The second question is just as consistent: why not? After mentally compiling the list of reasons why I prefer a red dot sight instead, I’ve decided to write them up here.

1. A laser only works in the dark.
True, you can use it in daylight, but it becomes nearly impossible to see. Red dot sights work no matter what the lighting situation.

2. A laser gives away your position.
At the least, a laser lets your enemy know you are on to them. At the worst, it tells them exactly where you are. A red dot sight is only visible to the person holding the weapon.

3. A laser is inaccurate.
Because of the offset between the laser and the barrel of the gun, a laser sight can only be accurate at one distance. And since a bullet falls as it flies, it becomes more inaccurate the farther your target is. A red dot sight has the same problem, but if you zero it at 25 meters, it’s also zeroed at 300 meters (on an AR-15). Since lasers mount below the barrel or to the side, their beam only crosses the path of the bullet once.

4. A laser won’t be visible if the target is too far away.
A laser beam never expands (kinda the point), so what is 1/16 of an inch across up close is still only 1/16 of an inch a mile away. A red dot sight is always the same size, regardless of the target distance.

5. Lasers don’t actually have a visible beam.
Those of us who know guns already know this, but most people still have a misconception (taken mostly from Hollywood) that laser sights have a visible beam that originates on the weapon and terminates on the target. This is actually why most people think they are so useful. The truth is the only thing a laser sight does is paint a red spot on your target (unless you have some serious dust or smoke going on).

Avengers: A Star-Studded Cast

May 26, 2010

Alright, no fancy “writing” for this post, just the nitty-gritty.

Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) is Captain America.
Nathan Fillion (Firefly) might be Ant-Man, a villain.
Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) is Thor.
Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) is the Red Skull, a villain.
Natalie Portman (Star Wars) is Jane Foster, a character in the Thor movie.

And of course, we already know:

Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man.
Scarlett Johansson is Black Widow.
Edward Norton is the Hulk.
Samuel Jackson is Nick Fury.
Don Cheadle should be Rhodey.

Pretty awesome if you ask me. Of course we can still expect all the tertiary characters, agent Coulson, Pepper Potts, etc. And there are other characters as well, but nobody super well known, so I didn’t include them here.

Shrek is Stupid

May 23, 2010

Why is there another Shrek movie? Seriously, wasn’t the last one a big enough failure? Oh, this one will be different! It’s in 3D! Please. 3D movies are cool and all, but this feature can hardly save a dying franchise, let alone a dead one. Please, stop making Shrek movies, for your own sakes. It isn’t even funny anymore. It’s just sad.

Megan Fox is Retarded… And a Bitch

September 28, 2009

There goes my “family friendly” rating.

Megan Fox IRL.

Megan Fox IRL.

When I found this out, it didn’t surprise me too much. I knew Megan Fox was a bitch. Don’t get me wrong, I would f*** that s*** for a week straight… before holding her underwater until she stopped moving.

What was awesome to me was that some people who have worked very intimately with her have actually called her out on it.

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Wait, Is That Me?

February 25, 2009

A new web-based service lets you create a 3D mapping of your face and even buy custom-molded merchandise featuring… well, you. Not only that, it only requires two pictures (front and side) of your face to generate the 3D model.

Remind you of anything?

By the way, that gun is sick, but that's not the way you hold it.

By the way, that gun is sick, but that's not the way you hold it.


We’ve Been Watching You, Mr. Anderson.

February 21, 2009

Always wanted to look like Neo? Or Agent Smith? Or Morpheus? Or any of a dozen characters from the Matrix trilogy? Now’s your chance.

Look like Neo for 15 bucks? Sign me up!

Look like Neo for 15 bucks? Sign me up!

Imposter Wear is selling matrix-style sunglasses for really good prices, anywhere from $15-25.

Stargate Movies are Coming to SciFi

February 21, 2009

The two Stargate SG-1 movies are coming to the SciFi cable network next month in rapid succession. First, Stargate: Ark of Truth is playing on Friday, March 27th at 9PM. The week after, Stargate: Continuum is airing on Friday, April 3rd at 9PM. Both of these movies are already available on DVD and Blu-Ray, but now their audiences are going to expand bigtime. w00t!

"Pretty cool, huh?"

"Pretty cool, huh?"

Oh and by the way, the original Stargate is playing from right now until 9:05 PM PST on Encore Action.

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