New for 2016 is a remarkable product for your AR 15 style rifle. It’s called the LiNQ, you replace the standard pistol grip on your rifle then install the laser light module on your accessory rail. In the grip is the remote control for the light laser. The best part is no wires. The grip and light use wireless communication. This is done via the secure Crimson Trace developed LiNQ interface system. Think of it as secure blue tooth for your rifle. Just pair the remote with the light laser module one time and you are good to go.
The unit has 4 settings:
- Light and laser together
- Laser only (green lasers only)
- Light only (the LED light has a 300-Lumen output)
- Laser and strobe light
The LiNQ 2-piece package will retail for $549 it will be available mid-year 2016.
Crimson Trace’s new Laserguard Pro LL-801 for the M&P Shield (Glock 43, Springfield XDS coming later this year) is a new product category for the company. It combines a red laser diode with a powerful 150-Lumen LED white light. It uses a system that is called Instinctive Activation. This system uses a switch on the pistol’s trigger guard for ease of transferring between modes of operation. A master on/off switch permits quickly turning the Laserguard Pro operation off when desired. The unit is sighted in for 50 feet accuracy in Crimson Trace’s Wilsonville, Oregon factory, it also comes with all the tools needed to make adjustments for your gun’s point of impact if needed.
There are 4 modes to choose from:
- Laser only
- Light only
- Laser and light
- Laser and light strobe
The Laserguard Pro will retail for $279 it will be available mid-year 2016.
Crimson Trace has also added to their Master Series which are designed to fit full size and compact 1911’s (plus bobtails and round heel versions) along with Springfield Armory’s EMP pistols. The 1911 Master Series also accommodates ambidextrous controls without modification.
The Master Series of laser grips for the 1911 got several new models for 2016 including:
- Clean aluminum
- Black aluminum
The Master Series of laser grips retail from $399-$499 it will be January 2016.