Lasers. This isn’t an easy topic to capture on a web page, or from the convention floor. But watch the video above, and you’ll get a good idea what Crimson Trace has been up to. The skinny is this: they’re making grips and guide rod lasers for the most popular guns, and they’re making everything smaller, brighter, and increasing run times.
Take the new Rail Master. It is a green laser, visible out to 40 feet in daylight. It is half the size of the previous unit, and it runs for two full hours! This is the single biggest problem with lasers. You put them on your guns, train with them, and then forget they’re there. After a while, you draw your gun and the laser craps out because the battery is dead. With a two hour run time, that’s far less likely to happen.
Crimson Trace is also a very responsive company. While it has taken them a year to get out lasers for the GLOCK 42, that is only because they refuse to deliver anything they wouldn’t trust their own lives to. Lasers are notoriously delicate. And we strap them to, or install them in, guns. It would seem a bit counter-intuitive, but they make it work. Their GLOCK 42 lasers will be out shortly, and the Ruger LCRx grip is close behind. And they’re always working on new options. Check out their page to see what’s available.