Warning: g-sight laser bore trainer not for hi-point

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by amannamedjed, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. amannamedjed

    amannamedjed Supporting Member

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    I recently bought a g-sight laser bore trainer for use with my S&W M&P 9mm. Works great. Helped my groups a lot.

    However, do not use these with Hi-Point firearms. The HPs use the firing pin as the ejector, which means the firing pin sticks into the primer when fired, then flicks the casing out after firing. When I tried it with my 995ts, the pin tore a hole in the rubber "primer" "on" switch on the g-sight laser. I was able to repair it by forcing some liquid glue into the hole, but I now have to renew it every few sessions as the glue eventually comes out.

    Not a knock of the g-sight nor the hi-points. They are just not a good fit together.
     
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  2. Cynical

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    I have the shield too. Did you buy the 9mm or the 380 g-sight? I heard the 380 fits the 9 great but the 9mm won’t fit.
     

  3. Dane

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    Does your trainer have the rim or not? The newer cartridges I believe are rimless now so it won't be ejected everytime. Also, I believe the laserlyte for the hipoint has a training mode now.
     
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    I was using the 9mm. I have a 380 on order, but is not here yet. It was a pretty tight fit in my M&P 2.0 9mm. I went with the full sized model and it is my EDC pistol now.
     
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    I got the 2.0 laser from g-sight, which is rimless. Not sure what the laserlyte is. May be a competing product. If so, I know nothing about it.
     
  6. amannamedjed

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    The software for mine is called g-sight. It has a training mode that records all shots, a 10 shot training mode, and a fairly cool shot timer mode. My M&P must be cocked each time (without live ammo) so multiple shots are not recordable, but it does a great job of recording my draw/aim/first shot times.
     
  7. Dane

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    Check out the app I target pro. This can be cast to a TV too.

    [​IMG]

     
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  8. amannamedjed

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    Pretty nice. Looks similar to the g-sight I am using, except the g-sight uses your smart phone.
     
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    Uses smart phone , tablet, etc too. They sell the fancy mount for phone and target. You can set up the target on a wall and put your phone infront looking at it.
    Last I checked the g-sight app wasn't free like the itarget pro one is.
     
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  12. Miki Jimenez

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    Is this using a Gen 2 or Gen 3
    I just bought a Gen 2 for my Hi Point,
    this is the only gun I could afford right now.
    Is there another firing cartridge the is compatible?
     
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  13. lklawson

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    I don't think any of the cartridge style ones will work. As far as I've ever found, they all work by having a spring loaded "momentary" switch where the primer is. In a typical handgun, the firing pin hits the primer/switch and rebounds or is retracted with a spring. Hi Point firearms do not work this way. The firing pin stays forward until the slide is cycled again.

    For laser training with a Hi Point, as was referenced above, the Laserlyte product claims to have a training mode. However, at $100, it costs about 2-3x as much as a laser training cartridge. On the other hand, it also acts as a standard laser sight, and at half the cost of some others; saving as much as $150 if you were to try to buy both components for another gun.

    You can buy one here:
    https://www.amazon.com/LaserLyte-La...e=UTF8&qid=1524687508&sr=1-1&keywords=uta-hab

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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  14. Miki Jimenez

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    Thank You so much for the input,
    now I'm going to save up for another gun and keep this as a stand by then. Much Appreciated Thanks again.