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Laser sight for Blow Guns - Sunday, July 03, 2011 8:05 PM ( #1 )
I just got my laser sight installed on my big bore blow gun and it is really great.  It used the same exact $20.00 laser sight that I got from sportsman's guide and have on 3 of my CO2 pellet pistols.  The only difference is that if you buy the remote switch it comes with a replacement battery cap/switch which has a rubber tube leading to a small bladder which you squeeze to turn the laser on instead of the original sideways push button.  The laser has four allen head set screws for adjusting and a clamp on base to fit most any round barrel. 
Man it really shows how much you wobble when you puff the dart out.  I put a tack into the target and using a rest I aimed the laser at the tack and adjusted until I was hitting right where the laser hit.  The I moved back to a longer distance and only had to adjust the elevation
for distance.  I'll have to decide what range will be best to zero it as the trajectory is not too flat.    Sure does give me a lot of confidence
in my shooting.  I wonder if it would work on a bow? 
Sure do like the Cold Steel blow guns.  So far I have the 5 footer and the take down models.  Next will be the Pro 5 footer.  I also just got the Multi Dart set and am having a ball with it.  I have stopped using my old .40 cal blowgun except for shooting paint balls at stray dogs
on my property.  I love primitive weapons.  I have a couple of very nice slingshots, two bows, Japanese swords, a Naginata, and lots of other toys to keep me amused.  Now I want a couple of the hunting boomerangs, a bola, a pair of Escrima sticks, a fighting staff and anything old and interesting.  I wonder why CS discontinued those Indian Lathi's?  They looked like fun. 
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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Monday, July 04, 2011 3:59 AM ( #2 )
Gary
 
I love primitive weapons. 

Sounds like fun, but putting a laser sight on a blowgun pretty much eliminates the "primitive" factor!
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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Monday, July 04, 2011 4:46 AM ( #3 )
Where's the pictures.
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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Monday, July 04, 2011 8:13 AM ( #4 )
I am not much of an archer, but I think it is done with bows.

First I have heard of it on a BlowGun ! Congrats on the idea !

Another high tech way to improve low tech skills---video.  Videorecord yourself and see what you are really doing vs what you think you are doing.  Useful for practicing your draw of gun or knife, detecting wobbles and unsteadiness and flinches and wasted motions, and just generally improving techniques.  Play things back in slow motion. 
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."  Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. 1796 Psalms 144:1 Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, And my fingers to fight:
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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Wednesday, July 06, 2011 6:42 PM ( #5 )
Well aluminum blow guns are not very primitive to start with.  I promise I will never put a laser on a primitive wooden or bamboo blow gun.
OK?  



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I love primitive weapons. 

Sounds like fun, but putting a laser sight on a blowgun pretty much eliminates the "primitive" factor!



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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Wednesday, July 06, 2011 6:43 PM ( #6 )
muddog15


Where's the pictures.


I will try to post some soon.   73  Gary
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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:33 PM ( #7 )
I worked for a guy that used a red dot on his bow. For practice and fun shooting he put on a laser. Said it was cheating but fun.
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Re:Laser sight for Blow Guns - Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:09 AM ( #8 )
I find lasers are great tool for learners to judge distances. once they work out where they need to position the muzzle in relation to getting an accurate shot, they can then remove it. like me, i got one eye weaker than the other so parallax is bit of an issue. laser also helps training shooting up wards towards a target in the tree.

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