Crimson Trace: $60 Tac Light for Long Guns, New Laserguards & More – SHOT Show 2018

Crimson Trace is, as they say, the leader in laser sights for firearms.  At SHOT Show 2018, we got a chance to swing by their booth to see what new offerings they have coming down the pike.

Laserguard Line

New Laserguards and Laserguard Pro units are now available. Prices vary per model.

First up are additions to CT’s popular Laserguard line, which includes both the standard Laserguard and Laserguard Pro.

For newbies, the former is just a laser sight while the Pro model includes both a laser sight and white light in a single compact package. Purchasers can choose between red and green laser sights on either offering.

Since Laserguards are model-specific, not one-size-fits-all pistols, Crimson Trace has to continuously release new Laserguards as new handguns come to market. New this year are Laserguards for SIG, Glock, Smith & Wesson and Ruger. Prices vary per model.

CMR-208 Rail Master Universal Tactical Light

Not content with just dominating the laser market, Crimson Trace has also rolled out a new pistol light called the CMR-208 Rail Master Universal Tactical Light.  This unit will affix to any rail-equipped handgun.

A universal tactical light for rail-equipped pistols.  MSRP $99.

Specs

  • Instant Activation™: Tap-On / Tap-Off
  • 420 (high) or 110 (low) Lumen LED white light
  • High output Cree® XPL LED
  • Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Waterproof up to 1 meter
  • Impact resistance up to 1 meter
  • Modes: high, low, strobe, momentary
  • Battery life: 1 hr 5 min 420 Lumens / 1 hr 50 min 110 Lumens
  • Weight: 4.1 oz with battery installed

Many people prefer this option for duty guns, and Crimson Trace has it covered. The new light features a strobe, high and low beam and momentary modes. At a starting price of around $99, this is going to be a winner.

CWL-100 Crimson Tactical Light For Rail-Equipped Long Guns

Last, on the list was the CWL-100 Crimson Tactical Light, a weapons light for your rifle that doubles as an EDC light.

A tactical light for long guns that also doubles as an everyday carry flashlight.  MSRP: $59.99.

Specs

  • Instant Activation™: Tap-On / Tap-Off
  • Remote on / off pad with cord, hook & loop mounting straps and doublestick tape
  • 500 (high) or 50 (low) Lumen LED white light
  • High output Cree® XPL LED
  • Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Waterproof up to 1 meter
  • Impact resistance up to 1 meter
  • Modes: high, low, strobe, momentary
  • Battery life: 1 hr 10 min 500 Lumens / 3 hr 55 min 50 Lumens
  • Length: 4″
  • Weight: 3.9 oz with battery installed

The light has a removable bracket for Picatinny attachment (KeyMod/M-Lok also available), making this a dual use item. The light has one tail cap with a tape switch, the other with a push button. This unit has the same modes as the pistol light, strobe, high and low beam and momentary.

But the best part?  The price.  $59.99 MSRP.

For more information, visit CrimsonTrace.com.

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

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