Utah Concealed Weapons Permit (Utah CCW)

Why Lasers for Utah Concealed Carry?



Compelling Reasons for Lasers & CCW:

  1. When all your vigilance & training disappear in the fog of panic, confusion, & terror of an attack, your laser still shines through. This is an immediate, decisive, overwhelming advantage & gets your gun on target much quicker.
  2. You can be so much more effective in protecting yourself by not having to focus your eyes on tiny iron sights rather than the threat you are confronting. In a gunfight, you can aim effectively from almost any position.
  3. You will enjoy increased confidence and pistol shooting accuracy.
  4. The Crimson Trace brand offers a unique advantage of instinctive activation of the laser without even needing to make some separate movement to switch it on.
  5. Most lasers are fully adjustable for windage and elevation and help to overcome the struggles of using the marginal sights on many concealable guns.
  6. Most lasers can be added to a pistol later.
  7. Lasers are a huge deterrent during a violent attack, and convince most criminals to cease their attack. I believe most criminals are "stupid", but even they recognize when they are painted with a laser on their chest that they might not be having a good day. Hopefully they will make a better-informed decision, and give up rather than forcing you to drop the hammer on them.
  8. If you are serious about surviving a violent attack, you need to go to your local shoot range, and try a pistol with a laser, and experience the difference for yourself!
  9. The relatively small incremental cost is certainly justified by the above benefits.

A Few Downsides To Be Aware Of:

  1. You need to buy a different holster that accommodates your gun + laser setup.
  2. Batteries don't last forever and need to be replaced periodically.
  3. Your finger may interfere with some laser grips when it is "straight & off the trigger".
  4. Need to have a tactical flashlight available to help positively identify your target.
  5. Some lasers are not readily visible during bright daylight conditions.

Some Good Pistol+Laser Options to Consider for Utah CCW:

  • Kahr PM9 - Author's personal favorite 9mm CCW, with Crimson Trace Laserguard sight in a DeSantis SuperFly pocket holster. I couldn't be happier with this setup.
  • S&W Bodyguard 380 - .380 with integrated laser.
  • S&W Bodyguard 38 - .38 Special with integrated laser.
  • Sig Sauer P290 - Sub-compact 9mm with opt'l integrated laser.
  • Sig Sauer P238 - 380 Tactical Laser.
  • Kimber Solo - 9mm with LaserGrips.
  • Ruger LCR - Affordable & popular .38 Special with LaserGrips.
  • Ruger LCP - Very popular .380 with LaserMax CenterFire laser.

By Mike Munnerlyn, a Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor


I am currently retired from teaching. My son-in-law Rob Wilkinson, who used to teach with me, is now teaching on his own. Please call him at 801-671-6773.

** Not accepting registrations **
First & last name:

Email address:

Phone number:
Requested date:
Where did you hear about us?
What city do you reside in?
Note to Instructor:

Follow Us On Facebook

⬇Articles⬇ Are great source for building up your concealed carry permit knowledge base........... Please Scan These Titles!

*** Disclaimer - Please Read

1. CFP Ends Stabbing Spree

2. Being a Present-day Patriot

3. Full Cost of UT CFP

4. Why Lasers & CCW?

5. Why I Conceal Carry

6. Key Utah CCW Concepts

7. Mike's Concealed Carry Tools

8. Mikes Custom AR15

9. Is Concealed Carry Legal at Utah Public Schools?

10. Top-10 Keys to Success

11. ** Review of Kahr PM9 with CTI LaserGuard

12. Mike's Recommended Reading

13. Permit - Denial Criteria

14. A Big Mistake to Avoid!

15. New CCW Pistols for 2012

16. ** Book Review - After You Shoot by Alan Korwin

17. ** Book Review - More Guns Less Crime

18. New Utah “Legal Brandishing” Law

19. When is Deadly Force Justified?

20. Guide to Salt Lake Vicinity Fingerprinting Services

21. Where's the Gun Ranges?

22. What is the Optimal Concealed Carry Gun?

23. 2011 Non-Utah Resident Permit Changes

24. Why No Range Shooting Required?

25. Bluffdale Neighborhood Watch Shooting

26. Trolley Square Rampage

27. Elizabeth Smart Abduction

28. ** Review of Springfield XD .45 ACP

29. ** Review of NAA .22-Mini Revolver

30. ** Review of Heckler & Koch 45 Compact

31. ** Review of Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 ACP

32. Utah CCW - Levels of Home Security

33. Selecting a Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Class

34. Reciprocity

35. 2nd Amendment Refresher

36. No CCW Class Req'd for Utah Police

37. We Need More Utah Permit Holders

38. Common Misconceptions

39. How to Buy a Gift Certificate

40. How to Arrange For a Private Class

41. Why Join The NRA?

42. 2012 Utah Gun Law Changes

43. Go to UCCP Blog