Beretta 81 is a firearm without a rail, that means there are no laser options for it. But worry not, you will find out what can be done in order to enhance your performance.
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 the movement? Practice. Take your Beretta 81 to the range next time and spend some quality time with it. And by quality we mean practice, practice and even more practice.
If you can’t find any form of laser for your Beretta 81 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 is it 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. This means an efficient way for gun enthusiasts with 81 to train and improve their aim. 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.
The LaserLyte Cartridge for Beretta 81 is one of the best options that you can find on the market. It’s a durable and a fan favorite pick when it comes to alser cartridges, with replaceable O-rings and an easy zeroing in, you’ll soon find yourself to be a LaserLyte cartridge fan.
Some say that the Laser Ammo Premium Plus Kit for a Beretta 81 is one of the best products on the market. It has adapters for 3 calibers, 9mm, 40 SW, and 45. With the other laser ammo you have to buy a new cartridge for each caliber. It also has an important safety feature. The advantage of laser ammo is that you can carry around the house and practice quick draw, plink at various objects, and do target practice in a favorite spot.
Check out the selection of different laser ammo options for Beretta 81 including laser ammo kits for the most used calibers or check out laser trainer cartridges for your 81.
Another practical use of a laser is a sort of intimidation. Even if your Beretta 81 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 you 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 5 Best tactical flashlights
The Fenix PD35 Tac Tactical Edition Flashlight is one of the best flashlights you can get. Its five and a half inches long and fits in your pocket, the little tool can get up to 1,000 lumens and has different light modes that you can utilize indoors or outdoors.
The Streamlight ProTac HL USB is a fan favorite EDC flashlight that won't let you down even in tough situations, it’s one of the best and brightest flashlights on the market. The best part about the Streamlight ProTac HL is that it can be recharged on the go via any USB charging device and the included USB charging cord. 3 different output settings deliver between 85 and 850 lumens of light and between an hour and a half and 12 hours of run time.
The Smith Wesson MP12 Tactical Flashlight offers great battery-saving vs luminosity ratio. Iow-output mode will give you 43 lumens and just shy of 3 hours of run time, while a click on and off tail cap switch ensures quick and efficient operation with one hand.
Have you ever wondered how to improve your aim and accuracy with your Beretta 81? You can find it out below, but beware, there are 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 81 and you have a 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.
One of the key things to remember is regular and repeated practice. Beretta 81 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.
This book covers the basics of handgun laser training. It is an almanac for every responsible gun owner that wants to improve their aim with a laser. The books 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.
This is a classic of the genre. The book was written by Duncan Long, a well-respected professional in the gun world. The information about handgun lasers in this book is vast and can give you a great start and education of the topic. The book was published in 1993 so beware of some outdated info.
Choose from various modifications for your Beretta 81, including holsters, parts, sights, magazines, grips, lasers, lights and cleaning utilities.
When you are engaging your target with your Beretta 81 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 Beretta 81.