It is a simple muse and I don't believe that this range session answers the question for me. I guess time will tell; for now, I shoot pretty much the same either way. The featured snubbie is a S&W 638 Bodyguard wearing Crimson Trace LG 405 laser grips; previous blog entries about "Betty" are HERE and HERE. Psychologically, I like having the laser and "Betty" has become my favorite airweight revolver for carrying.
EDIT: Before you read any further, you might want to sneak on over to HERE to view another gunner's laser focus ...
The ammunition used for today's session is pictured above; Federal 130-grain full metal jacket "ball" ammo. The round nose bullet pushes a hole through the paper rather than cutting it as do (the more expensive) hollow-points. The holes from the round nose bullets often close up (or nearly so) and are hard to see at any distance (and in photos).
All rounds fired today were double-action as fast as I could acquire / reacquire the target (and not piss off the range safety-officer).
30-rounds total USING THE LASER
(the following EDITs are in the "as far as I know / remember" category; I'll try and find links)
EDIT: YES, laser sights are allowed during the Illinois Concealed Carry range qualification.
EDIT: YES, 21 of your 30 rounds fired must be inside (or touching the outside line of) the 7 ring.
EDIT: YES, Chicago PROHIBITS LASER SIGHTS ON GUNS (other cities may as well)
EDIT: LASERING A PERSON as a joke or to "scare them away" is against Illinois law.
30-rounds total USING THE REVOLVER SIGHTS