Crimson Trace Has A New AR Laser/Light–SHOT Show 2016

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 grip on the Linq System.

The grip on the Linq System.

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.

Master Series 1911 Grips.

Master Series 1911 Grips.

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
  • Ivory-like

The Master Series of laser grips retail from $399-$499 it will be January 2016.

The front half of the Linq System.

The front half of the Linq System.

New blah

New LL-801.

Master Series.

Master Series.

Linq is up.

Linq is up.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Vic November 26, 2017, 7:15 pm

    Really?… these gadgets are really just that… Gadgets.. Fishing Lures to catch the fisherman..
    Even pressure pad switches with real world use are an unwanted source of failure..
    Complexity in weapons handling/use is not our friend.

  • Carl from Gun Laser Guide January 21, 2016, 11:21 pm

    The LINQ system for Crimson Trace lasers is pretty amazing. I’d love to see something in the grip to control a tactical light as well, Kind of like a momentary switch but located right on the grip or close by.

  • Steve Condra January 20, 2016, 11:19 am

    Crimson Trace builds nice, quality products but their prices are way too high. Laser technology has progressed to the point where basic production is very inexpensive. You can now buy entry-level AR rifles for about the price of their LINQ setup. Sell pistol lasers for $150.00 and the LINQ package for $299.00 and you will sell 10X more product. Until then it will remain Laserlyte and Lasermax’s market. Guide rod lasers on 1911s are the way to go!

    • buh January 20, 2016, 8:07 pm

      exactly what I was going to say !
      too expensive to begin with… so they make one that cost’s even more.
      this is why I still don’t have one on my 1911, and why I won’t buy this one for my AR.
      a bluetooth = $30
      a laser $150
      put them together and 30+ 150= $549.99 …….Just doesn’t add up

    • Pepper January 21, 2016, 9:49 am

      I agree way over priced! Re the LINQ Ar-15 grip: the activation button looks poorly designed- it needs a larger footprint and looks like a cheap plastic cylinder. I had a SIG P226 front activation grip laser that sat too low on the grip for my left (weak hand) to work.
      The big green light on the side of the grip looks like it just eats up battery power. Check more reviews before buying. Eg. How easy is it to change battery in the grip? Do you need to carry an extended star tip screw driver with you in the field? CT site says 2 hour battery life for front unit. But that has to be in laser only mode. I can see the Engineers sitting around thinking how cheap they can make things instead of making their lasers ergonomic and serviceable. I must have 10 various CT laser grips and Laser Guards. I am a Quality Engineer.

      • Joel williams March 26, 2016, 8:11 pm

        It is all about the bell curve guys. After they recoup R/D money the price will go down and demand will go up. Crimson rules.

  • Harris mintz January 20, 2016, 9:32 am

    Great ideas moving forward.

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