Free Training for US Military from LaserMax


LaserMax announced the company recently conducted a training course for members of the United States Army. The live fire training was conducted for soldiers deploying to Afghanistan.

Excerpts from the training are shown in the video below:

The instructor shown in the video is Joseph D’Ambrosia, the Training Coordinator for LaserMax. D’Ambrosia is a retired staff sergeant from the US Army who did several tours in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry.) He received the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.

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  • TheSmellofNapalm

    So the laser is intended to be used independently from the optic? I believe people who say the application of visible lasers is valid, but it wouldn’t be a part of my training regiment as I rely heavily on aiming down my sight and refrain from shooting otherwise. Are lasers, particularly green ones, helpful to anyone here?

    • MR

      I’ve used a laser on my 22lr to eliminate some of the vermin ( raccoon, possum, the occasional skunk) from my barn. High speed, low drag, tactical? Not exactly, but useful.

    • Nicks87

      No, I stay away from them. I think lasers are gimmicks that are prone to fail when you need them. I try to avoid battery powered sighting systems, however some of the more modern red dot sights seem to be pretty reliable and I’m slowly building a collection of them. My favorite so far is the Trijicon RMR which I have mounted on a Glock 17.

    • whskee

      I’ll never again use a red laser if it’s my choice after having had green lasers. I can pick up the green dot a heck of a lot faster. There’s a lot of good knowledge to be had about using lasers to their full potential, unfortunately, most people I’ve seen are using them far less than optimally. Find a high-quality unit that can retain zero reliably and as compact a unit that fits your needs. My experience has been primarily military, but I’ve got a few lasers mixed around my personal weapons now. Used right, they’re a excellent aid. Used wrong, you’re going to build on bad habits or handicap your training.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Dedicated to “increasing the survivability of our warfighters”?
    Sounds like a bunch of lawyerisms.
    I guess that figures since soldiers practically need the go ahead from an attorney before they can shoot an enemy and then they need one after.

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      Harder to kill indiscriminately when they don’t wear uniforms and blend in with the population. This ain’t Peleliu anymore

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Yep, its tricky business.
        When our guys accidentally shoot a civilian because the terrorists hide behind women and children it aids their recruiting efforts which is bizarre because its the terrorists fault for getting them killed in the first place.

  • John

    If it doesn’t melt steel, I’m not interested.