Taurus 741 Lasers

Lasers types

 

Handguns such as Taurus 741 with no Picatinny or other rail can’t really accommodate tactical lasers. When you look at the functionality and the “purpose” of the laser you can sum it up into two categories - sight enhancement and intimidation of the target. Both of these can be alternated by other tools. This article will bring you some insight on how to improve your sight without the use of handgun mounted lasers (and believe us, there are alternatives) and how to intimidate the target without the necessity for a green or red laser.

 Let’s take a very brief look on what lasers are. A laser (not only handgun lasers, but lasers in general) is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The term "laser" originated as an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation". To put it shortly - making the beam of light small and amplified. The amplification is used by many to enhance target aim and to compensate target movement. Do you know what else can enhance aim and compensate for the movement? Practice. Take yourTaurus 741 to the range next time and spend some quality time with it. And by quality we mean practice, practice and even more practice.

IMPROVING YOUR AIM WITHOUT A LASER SIGHT

 

If you can’t find any form of laser for your Taurus {GUNMODEL don’t get upset. One of the main reasons and functions of lasers is to provide a better tracking of your target by giving you a clearer picture where the target is and where it is moving. This means that if you necessarily need something to help you track the target, you can use laser ammo. You can purchase a specific cartridge, that acts as a laser, pointing out of your muzzle and improving your dry fire practice.

LASER CARTRIDGES

Laser Training Cartridge allows a shooter of any level of experience to practice completely safe marksmanship and gun-handling drills with their own weapon in any location, from the basement to the barracks. By squeezing the trigger, the direct impact of the firing pin activates the SureStrike™ to emit an eye-safe laser pulse, a "shot" of red light, which simulates the point of impact where a bullet fired from the weapon would have struck.

HOW TO TRACK YOUR TARGET WITHOUT A RAIL LASER

 

Another practical use of a laser is a sort of intimidation. Even if your Colt Agent does not come with any options for a laser you can always use a tactical flashlight. Tactical flashlights now come in relatively small sizes and have a great luminosity. And we are all familiar with action movie heroes that have a flashlight under their handgun. While choosing your flashlight be sure to check the amount of light it can produce and the battery requirements. Have it with you all the time as a part of your EDC set up and do regular maintenance so you won’t get caught with low or dead batteries. Here are 3 Best tactical flashlights

Fenix PD35 Tac Tactical Flashlight

Fenix PD35 Tac ranks among best tactical flashlights currently available on the market. It’s a significant upgrade on its predecessor, Fenix PD35. Although the physical parameters are more or less the same - 5.4’’ (length) at 3.1 oz. (excluding the battery) – it features higher performance and offers more utility in tactical situations. The stainless steel light mode button on top of the flashlight is another important upgrade over the previous version featuring a rubberized button, so you can expect higher durability and long-lasting functionality.

The light mode button can be used to switch between the outdoor and tactical mode. The outdoor mode offers 6 different light modes, including the strobe mode, which can come in handy in sticky situations. When the button is held down for a couple of seconds, the flashlight switches to the tactical mode that offers 3 different light modes, including strobe (although implementing an extra button for switching in between outdoor and tactical mode would be better). The tactical modes can be switched through the tail switch, which makes it easy to operate when hand-held.

The flashlight is recommended to be fed by Fenix Lithium-ion rechargeable 18560 battery or two CR123A batteries. When fully charged, the turbo mode lasts up to 70 minutes at output of 1000 lumens. On the other hand, the Low mode emitting 60 lumens lasts as long as 29 hours. Although the turbo mode can’t run for long, it’s able to cover great distances (approx. 215 yards). On top of durability of the materials used, the flashlight is also waterproof. More information (Amazon)

Pros

High durability

Stainless steel mode button

Many different light modes

Waterproofness

Cons

Could use an extra in between outdoor/tactical switch button

Lower turbo mode battery life

 

Extra tip - Streamlight 88066 ProTac HL-X

A popular option among EDC flashlights and tactical hand-held lights is the Streamlight ProTac HL-X tactical light. The physical parameters are as follows – 5.43’’ (length) and weighs 6.2 oz. This flashlight is much more compact than the previous versions and will fit your pocket just fine. It features a tail switch that lets you select between 3 different light options. Unlike its predecessor, the flashlight isn’t equipped with an USB port, however, the battery it comes with is. 

The high mode output is 1000 lumens and runs roughly 90 minutes, which could be quite low compared to other lights out there. When the light is switched to medium settings, lumens decrease to 400 but last up to 3 hours. The low mode lasts the longest (approx. 23 hours) at 65 lumens intensity. The tail switch offers a ten-tap feature, which means that if you press the button down quickly 10 times, it switches to a particular mode and remains there even when you turn it off and back on. The flashlight also offers the strobe mode, which is a popular tactical feature.

Streamlight ProTac HL-X utilizes a 18650 Lithium-ion or CR123A battery. The battery of this rechargeable tactical flashlight can be charged through a USB port, although the charging time is a bit high. At high mode, the light covers distance nearly as far as 360 yards, which is one of its biggest benefits. The flashlight also comes with a nylon holster with a hook on loop on the back, so it can be carried on your even if you can’t fit it in your pockets. More information (Amazon)

Pros

High mode beam distance

USB charging

Simple design and easy manipulation

Cons

High mode run time

Takes quite long to recharge

 

SureFire G2X Series LED Flashlights with Tough Nitrolon Body

One of the most compact flashlights out there is definitely Surefire E2D LED Defender Ultra. It’s an upgrade over the older Defender flashlight not just in the lumen output but also features a more comfortable and less slippery grip. It’s 5.2’’ long and weighs 4.5 oz. without batteries in. The flashlight doesn’t offer many modes to select from, but as it’s meant to be used mainly in self-defense situation in which time is scarce, you’ll do just fine if you get one for this purpose in particular.

The first mode it offers is the high mode. This mode boasts 600 lumens (although there are upgraded versions out there offering up to 1000 lumens). The low mode offers 15 lumens beam intensity and in this mode, the batteries will last up for many hours on end. However, 15 lumens are definitely not enough in most tactical situations, unless you need to be as discreet as possible. Because of this, most of the time you are only left with the high mode, which can seem quite unnecessary in some situations and results in the battery running out too quickly.

This flashlight comes in three different versions – pro (described above), tactical, and combat light – and you can also select from 4 different colors – Black, Desert tan, Forest green and Yellow (Amazon).

Pros

Compact size

Great for immediate self-defense

Cons

Only 15 lumens on the low mode

Not the best tactical option

Olight M2R Tactical Flashlight Cree Led 1500

OLIGHT M2R Tactical Flashlight CREE LED 1500 is definitely one of the most compact flashlights out there. It’s 5.12’’ long and weighs 5.47 oz. without batteries. To start with, the design of this flashlight is really neat. It also features a magnetic tail-cap charging. However, what makes it different from most flashlights is the lumen output, which is quite extraordinary.

The light offers 6 different modes, with 1500 lumens output on high mode, lasting nearly as long as 2 hours. This lumen output makes it one of the brightest tactical flashlights on the market. The low mode utilizes 15 lumens and can run up to 70 hours. Then there is also the battery saving mode, which isn’t practical when it comes to tactical situations, as it features only 1 lumen, but it lasts up to 25 days, so it can work as a very handy everyday carry flashlight.

OLIGHT M2R has a very comfortable grip. It’s fueled by a 18650 Lithium-ion battery or 2 CR123A batteries. Compared to other lights out there, the approximate 227 yards beam distance isn’t much, but as stated before, it compensates for this with the light intensity and battery longevity. The USB recharge feature is another bonus. More information (Amazon)

Pros

1500 lumens on high mode

Magnetic tail-cap recharging

Multiple light modes

Cons

Beam distance

 

 

BUDGET OPTION - GearLight S1000 (2 Pack)

GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight S1000 is a great budget option for everyone who needs to use a light with their handgun. Apart from being a great budget option, it’s definitely more compat than most flashlights, as it’s mere 3.9‘‘ long and weighs only 0.16 oz., so you won’t even notice you are carrying it.

This light offers 5 different light settings, starting with the high mode, which emits 1000 lumens and lets you see as far as 1000 feet (333 yards) away. Then you can opt between the medium, low, strobe, and SOS mode. As you might have figured, the SOS mode light works as a morse code and it‘s something you would hardly look for with other brands. Apart from featuring multiple modes, the bezel can be extended for zoom, which enhances the beam distance.

So if your budget is limited, the GearLight S1000 (2 Pack) is your go to option and currently one of the best tactical flashlights offer on Amazon. The packaging includes 2 GearLight S1000 flashlights, 2 AAA battery holders (batteries not included), 2 battery tubes, 2 lanyards (hand straps), 2 holsters, 1 operational guide, and a warranty card. More information (Amazon)

Pros

2 flashlights at extremely affordable price

Great beam distance

SOS mode

Cons

Doesn’t come with batteries

 

 

7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR Taurus 741 ACCURACY

 

Have you ever wondered how to improve your aim and accuracy with your Colt Agent? You can find it out below, but beware, there is some physics involved. Each firearm has a specific weight. This is the weight in your hand. Now add the weight that is needed to fire your Agent and you have an equation where these are compared. Let’s say that your firearm weighs 2 pounds and the trigger finger force is 12 pounds for the first shot and 5 pounds for subsequent shots. This means the force is more than the weight and we are getting to the conclusion - the gun will move. if the gun moves during the firing sequence, the shot will impact somewhere other than where it was originally aimed. This is a pretty simple concept. But how do you solve the problem? The answer is easy. Press the trigger and don’t pull it. This will end up in not moving your gun and this improving the aim. The best practice to learn it is dry fire practice.

7 [Easy] Taurus 741 Dry Fire Practice Steps

  • Step 1: Remove all ammunition from your gun.

  • Step 2: Move the ammunition away from your practice area.

  • Step 3: Choose a safe target and backstop.

  • Step 4: Focus on your front sight!

  • Step 5: SLOWLY PRESS the trigger.

  • Step 6: Follow through!

  • Step 7: Reset if necessary depending on your gun type.

Tactical light training books

 

One of the key things to remember is regular and repeated practice. Taurus 741 laser training is best practiced while being supervised by a professional, be it on the range or anywhere else. If you can’t afford a specialist you can always find good resources in books. Tactical training books and how to’s are one step in your way of training. Yes, you can find loads of articles online, but a book is tough to beat.

Own the Night: Selection and Use of Tactical Lights and Laser Sights

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This book covers the basics of handgun light training. It is an almanac for every responsible gun owner that wants to improve their aim with a light. The book covers the instructions very well, but you have to pay attention that it was published in 2009 so some of the technical and model-specific information may be outdated.

Accessories

Mod your Taurus 741 with these accessories

Choose from various modifications for your Taurus 741, including holsters, parts, sights, magazines, grips, lasers, lights and cleaning utilities.

Taurus 741 lasers

Lasers for Taurus 741

When you are engaging your target with your Taurus 741 in hand it’s good to be completely sure of the aim you have. Lasers can help you achieve this better sense of aim. If you are a rookie shooter or you just want to prolong the aim, lasers are a good addition for your gun. Used mostly by the military to mark targets, or used by special forces, lasers are a steady gun accessory. Check article below about laser options for your Taurus 741.