The Steiner TOR Mini green laser is a great option if you have a home-defense gun or other staged pistol or rifle that you want a tertiary aiming device for.
Reviewing what Rob Pincus has said about aiming devices: The primary method for aiming a defensive gun is kinesthetic alignment — getting the gun in the right place in front of your eyes. The secondary aiming device is the gun’s iron sights or a red-dot sight. Rob considers the handgun laser a tertiary aiming device. It gives you the option of aiming the gun in a very reliable way when you can’t get the gun into your line of sight.
CONTEXT OF USE
Under what circumstances would you not be able to get the gun into your line of sight and need to use a handgun laser as part of your defensive gear? There are several different situations, including an injury to either hand or either arm, an obstructed view, or fighting at close quarters and having to fire from a compressed or retention position.
Rob demonstrates firing a handgun using the TOR Mini green laser at 15 to 20 yards and getting good hits. This video was filmed on a cloudy day, but Rob has used the TOR Mini on bright sunny days and been able to see the handgun laser. Obviously indoors or at night, it will be even easier to see, making this a good choice for a home-defense gun.
STEINER TOR MINI
Here are the specs for the Steiner TOR Mini from Steiner’s site: The TOR Mini features a Type III hard-anodized machined-aluminum housing and rail mount. It is dustproof and splash-proof to IP54 standards and is available in red (635 nm) or green (520 nm) laser. Both the green and red lasers are direct diode type, allowing them to operate in extreme cold weather.
Other features include left and right fire buttons for ambidextrous use, constant power drive that ensures the laser output remains constant throughout the life of the battery, low battery indication, as well as windage and elevation bore sight adjustment screws.The universal rail mount on the TOR Mini fits all pistols that have a Picatinny or Weaver style rail forward of the trigger guard. This design allows optimum positioning of the laser so the fire buttons are easily accessible for a wide range of users.