Crimson Trace Green Lasers & New Inexpensive Defender, Kimber Master Series

Crimson Trace Corp.

Crimson Trace has a hard-earned reputation for building some of the finest self-defense, laser-sighting systems on the planet. The company’s patented, pressure-activated switch located in grips of a handgun seem perfect with their automatic activation during a time of stress, when the simplest tasks become nearly impossible. But, this isn’t the kind of company content to rest on its laurels. Red lasers are fine, but the eyes of man are better attuned to light from the green end of the spectrum. So Crimson Trace’s addition of green Lasergrips to its lineup was natural (pun intended). At 50 feet, the 5 mW laser produces a half-inch diameter circle on target. It may not be larger than that produced by the red laser, but it’s certainly more visible in the daytime. They are fully windage and elevation adjustable, power is supplied by a pair of 2032 batteries and the Lasergrips come with a three-year warranty. The Defender Series is also new from the company, and it is tailored toward shooters who are a bit more budget conscious. Activated by an easy-to-find switch, they produce a bright .5-inch red dot at 50 feet, are fully windage and elevation adjustable and come with a one-year warranty. Power is supplied by either a single 1/3N lithium battery, or two 357 silver oxide batteries. The Master Series somehow melds the original Lasergrip versatility into striking-looking G10 or walnut panels. Of course they’re fully adjustable. The power source is a 2025 battery and these come with a three-year warranty.

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  • tracey keller February 2, 2013, 9:18 am

    Julie Mac can show me any gun anytime !

    • Clem February 3, 2013, 9:36 pm

      She can holster my gun anytime she wants.

  • JLA February 1, 2013, 11:59 pm

    I’m still waiting for Rosewood Master Series Lasergrips IN GREEN! I was promised they would be coming back at the 2012 NRA show, and I was really hoping for them by now. I guess the Pro-Series grips will have to stay on my Kimber for a while longer…dammit.

  • John Tengelitsch January 22, 2013, 3:28 pm

    I like the lg453, fits snug on my XDM. The only problem I have is you can’t find a holster in which to carry it

  • Mobius January 22, 2013, 10:08 am

    Being able to see even a green laser at 50 feet in daylight is a fantasy. In bright sunlight a laser is worthless. And windage adjustment? I’m sure we are all going to be playing with that in a life or death situation.

    • Administrator January 22, 2013, 10:19 am

      It means as opposed to something like a guide rod laser that has no way to adjust the laser to point of impact. You probably havne’t been exposed to high quality lasers you can see them at 50 feet in daylight.

    • JLA February 2, 2013, 12:06 am

      Do you ‘play’ with the windage adjustment on your AimPoint ‘in a life or death situation’? No. Are you glad it’s there while you’re zeroing your rifle? YES! It’s the same thing for a laser. The windage & elevation adjustments are there for zeroing, and most Lasermax lasers don’t have them. All CTC lasers do.

      BTW, I have a Lasermax Unigreen laser on my AR15, and with even a moderately reflective target (like brown cardboard) it can be seen at 50ft even in broad daylight. QUALITY green lasers, such as those from CTC & Lasermax, are highly visible!

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