3) The Laser will often give away any concealment advantage that you may have.
What do you mean?
What concealment advantage
are you talking about?
If the gun is out....and if the gun is pointed at a target........what concealment advantage
is needed? Or desired?
I think ol' Hanky just revealed more about himself than he might really want.
Night time, Hanky. Low light. Clearing one's house, lets say. Or, at the office or warehouse. In the dark or near dark the light beam leads back to the gun.If there is any dust in the air, that is.
Or, say you are outdoors at night with a light fog or mist in the air.
Eventhe gunner'sown smokeless powder gunsmoke will show the beam.
Its one thing to be unconcerned about a face-to-face encounter with only one bad guy. Its something else to have two bad guys, separated some distance, and your beam from sighting on the first leading the eyes of the secondback to you. Or moving about with a switched on laser, revealing your location to the unlocated bad-guy who you know or suspect is there somewhere.
Even in clear air, the laser source is visible from the front and to some degree angling away--visible as a little red light.
For myself, I am not terribly concerned about giving up a concealment advantage. I think it a somewhat low probability to be in a situation where it is crucial. I figure also that if I am in such a situation, I can always just turn off the laser. Or, more precisely, not turn it on.