The LaserMax is effective for teaching and practicing basic skills like AIM-HOLD-SQUEEZE. The pulsating red dot gives immediate correlation of the iron sight picture with the point of AIM. The shooter is able to AIM safely because the LaserMax activation switch is on the side of the firearm, in the position that law enforcement calls Universal Cover Mode.
AIMing while in Universal Cover Mode keeps AIM separated from SQUEEZE, which is taught to avoid accidental discharges. The LaserMax is also helpful in determining proper HOLD, including how steady and secure the HOLD is. Jerking is readily visible during trigger SQUEEZE—and off-line movement is easily diagnosed using the LaserMax. The shooter gets immediate feedback on his/her technique, and can learn much more rapidly as a result.