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Old 07-11-2018, 1:42 PM
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I have a XD tactical and Glock 17 and I use fast fire 3 red dots on both. When shooting live rounds, the red dots are zeroed and groupings are pretty tight. When I use my Laser Lyte cartridge for training, the point of impact is no longer at the point of aim. Both red dots are mounted using Outer Impact dovetail mounts. The laser light cartridge has new O-rings on it. At 7 yards with the laser, the Glock shoots about 3 inches high and 2 inches right of the point of aim. The XD is a little better as it shoots about an inch and a half high above the point of aim.

Iím hesitant to re-zero red dots when I go from live ammo to the laser. Iím thinking I shouldnít have to do that. By the same token I donít know what Is causing the difference. Do any of you have any thoughts on what the problem might be? Thank you for your help.

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Old 07-11-2018, 1:53 PM
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Default Red Dot And Laser Lyte Donít Agree

Laser carriages usually aren't precisely accurate. I can't speak for laser lyte as I have never owned or used the product but I have laser bore sights and they are only meant to zero in sights close to target and the rest is just personal fine tuning. Hope that helps?
Just reread your post, probably due to lower recoil vs live rounds.

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Old 07-14-2018, 9:39 AM
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I have a XD tactical and Glock 17 and I use fast fire 3 red dots on both. When shooting live rounds, the red dots are zeroed and groupings are pretty tight. When I use my Laser Lyte cartridge for training, the point of impact is no longer at the point of aim. Both red dots are mounted using Outer Impact dovetail mounts. The laser light cartridge has new O-rings on it. At 7 yards with the laser, the Glock shoots about 3 inches high and 2 inches right of the point of aim. The XD is a little better as it shoots about an inch and a half high above the point of aim.

I’m hesitant to re-zero red dots when I go from live ammo to the laser. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have to do that. By the same token I don’t know what Is causing the difference. Do any of you have any thoughts on what the problem might be? Thank you for your help.

Vince
That sentence is a bit misleading & is the source of the contradiction. The guns are not "shooting" to a different point, rather the laser is pointing to a different point. As others have said, the alignment on lasers is not very precise. As a demonstration of that, take the laser pointer (O ring included) & put it on a table pointed to the wall. Then roll it. Ideally it should draw a perfectly straight line across the wall, but in reality it will draw a slightly wavy line.
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