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Tools of Renewal

7 Februar, 2010 (19:50) | Religion, Society | By: pooq

The author equipped his Glock pistol with the Truglo device which works like a kind of laser pointer to visibly mark targets even in the dark (9 February, 2009: actually it does not work exactly like a laser pointer (see comments below)). The only problem is how to wear that gun in the public as not all people fancy guns and obviously armed people in the public. So the options are either a belt pack or simply putting the gun into the pocket and in the end the author chooses the pocket as the belt is „annoying thing to wear every day“ and is risking „the small chance that the extra second it takes to pull a gun out of a pocket will matter“.

Wearing a gun in a church is always a sensitive theme but the authors church „permits concealed carry for certain people“. This will scare off criminals to rob the money collected during service and „beats waiting until the God-hating lunatic with the AK-47 shows up and then praying for God to make him miss“. So the author recommends all good people to get a carry permit and learn to shoot a gun properly as soon as possible to be able to defend themselves and others.

Comments

Comment from Firehand
Time Februar 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Have to point out that the TruGlo sights like these
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=510902
are not like a laser sight. A laser actually projects a beam to paint a red(or green) dot on the target; night sights like TruGlo don’t. They have a capsule of tritium embedded in the sights(usually one in the front and two in the rear); the tritium glows, giving you a way to align the sights even in very bad light.

A laser can be seen not only from the red dot, but because dust particles in the air can cause the beam to be visible; with night sights, the dots in the sights are only visible from behind the sights.

Comment from pooq
Time Februar 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for the information. I didn’t know that.

But I haven’t got it completely still. I know how a laser works. But will I have to look through the TruGlo to see the dots? And is the TruGlo visible (beside of normal visibility of course) for the person I point it at ?

What I found by a short search was. „Tritium is an isotope of hydrogen that glows in the dark. The tritium will illuminate the fiber optic if there is not enough surrounding light, even in total darkness. This will provide hunters the ultimate aiming point regardless of light conditions.“ (http://www.truglo.com/faq.aspx) So I understand the TruGlo will even work in complete darkness.