(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace announced today the release of the highly anticipated green Laserguard® and Rail Master™ products. This initial release of the green laser sight line includes Laserguard models for Kimber and Smith & Wesson 1911 frames (http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/manufacturer/new-coming-soon-products/01-3430), Glock Full Size and Compact (http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/manufacturer/new-coming-soon-products/01-3440) and Springfield XD/XDm (http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/manufacturer/new-coming-soon-products/01-3450) firearms. The Rail Master(http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/manufacturer/new-coming-soon-products/01-3460) model is designed to fit on firearms equipped with a Picatinny rail – making it the ultimate in universal green laser sighting systems. All four of these models are available now through normal distribution and from www.crimsontrace.com starting at $269.
“By now, most consumers are savvy enough to know that green lasers have always been power-hungry compared to their red counterparts,” explained Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “By mounting them in front of the trigger guard, we’re able to utilize battery power in both a functional and design friendly way significantly more than ever – which means our customers never have to compromise on run tim e.” Just as important as the green laser product introduction, holsters from BladeTech, Mitch Rosen, De Santis, Crossbreed and Galco will be available to fit these new green laser sights.
The Laserguard platform is the ideal and ultimate additional to conceal carry firearms. The unit is quickly and easily installed by the user simply by securing around the trigger guard with provided screws. The profile for the pistol does change which is why Crimson Trace works with top holster manufacturers to create holster solutions for all Laserguard equipped firearms. Check out the Holster Resource Guidehttp://www.crimsontrace.com/uploads/Crimson_Trace_Holst
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Owners of Beretta’s popular micro 9mm will soon have the ideal low light sighting system for their pistols, Crimson Trace‘s Beretta Nano Laserguard®. Available September 1, the new laser will be obtainable from the company’s regular distribution network and from crimsontrace.com, with an MSRP of $219. The short sight radius of these excellent CCW pieces present aiming challenges, particularly under difficult lighting conditions found in most self defense encounters. The Laserguard addresses these issues and places a bright red dot on the target as soon as the user takes a firing grip on the pistol, due to its Instinctive Activation system.
The Laserguard platform is the ideal and ultimate additional to conceal carry firearms. The entire unit ads virtually no weight to the firearm and is quickly and easily installed by the user simply securing around the trigger guard with provided screws. The profile for the pistol does change which is why Crimson Trace works with top holster manufacturers to create holster solutions for all Laserguard equipped firearms. Check out the Holster Resource Guide for details on all models. Each Laserguard is pre sighted from the factory at 50′ and is fully adjustable by the user to fine tune it to their chosen self defense ammunition. Featuring the most powerful laser allowable by law, the unit offers an industry leading 2 hour run time on one, easily replaced 1/3N battery, which also qualifies for the Crimson Trace ‘Batteries for Life’ program.
All CTC products are proudly designed, engineered and made in their state of the art facility in Oregon. “The new Laserguard for the Beretta Nano represents the latest enhancement to the Crimson Trace product line and our commitment to providing our customers with the very best tools for their concealed carry firearms,” said Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “We’re looking forward to launching several more models this year to further enhance other compact handguns; this is proving to be another great year for Crimson Trace users.”
(Wilsonville, OR) With the success of the Rail Master (http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/rail-master) laser and most recently the Rail Master LED Light, Crimson Trace moved to create these two popular items in a Coyote Tan finish. What is most impressive about this new offering is the finish – a highly durable and chemical resistant Cerakote™ coating. These two items will be available in early August 1st through their regular dealer network or direct from Crimson Trace website at an MSRP of $149 for the Rail Master laser and $159 for its light counterpart.
“This finish not only adds a custom look to the firearm, it also protects the product from chemicals and the environment,” said Kent Thomas, Direct of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “It is exactly what our customers expect from us, and it is exactly what we deliver.” Both products are still feature rich with their instant activation, Secure-Lock Technology™ and come standard with four inserts to ensure the widest range of firearm fits.
The Rail Master platform is the perfect addition to any firearm with a Picatinny rail. The universal fit with the included four inserts allows for a quick transfer from one gun to the next. With the Cerakote Coyote Tan finish, chemicals used for cleaning a firearm or environmental debris, the Rail Master is unharmed and continues to provide the longest lasting laser and brightest light on the market.
(Wilsonville, OR) Building on the phenomenal success of its Rail Master™ laser, Crimson Trace announces the immediate release to sale of their new, 100 lumen rail-mounted Rail Master light (http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/rail-master/01-3260). Engineered to fit any firearm with a Picatinny rail, the Rail Master offers a 2 hour run time on one CR2 lithium battery and instant, ambidextrous activation in a compact, snag-free package. The Rail Master light will be available through the regular dealer network or direct from the Crimson Trace website at an MSRP of $139.
Each Rail Master light is equipped with 4 interchangeable inserts to allow the user to custom fit it to their gun. “The idea was to allow this multi-platform illumination tool to fit as many firearms as possible,” said Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “The Rail Master’s inserts and Secure-Lock Technology™ allow it to fit both rifles and shotguns, while on handguns, the user can fine tune the position of the light on the gun to optimize activation with either hand. We believe it’s the most flexible and user friendly tactical light available.”
Due to its adaptability and rugged nature, the Rail Master light is expected to be the dominant weapon light at the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Match (http://www.crimsontrace.com/news/article/crimson-trace-to-host-the-worlds-only-nighttime-3-gun-match) in July – the World’s first and only night time 3 gun match. Some of the nation’s top 3 gunners will be equipping their pistols, rifles and shotguns with the Rail Master as they blast a wide array of targets in the pitch black high desert night. Expect to see extensive coverage of the match and the Rail Master product line and Midnight 3Gun Invitational on NBC Sports, Versus and the Outdoor Channel this Fall.
(Wilsonville, OR) The hottest new pistol at the NRA Annual Meetings will soon have the ultimate in integrated laser sighting solutions for conceal carry and personal protection, befitting the M&P Brand. Crimson Trace today announced the newest prototype from their in-house design and engineering team – a Laserguard® for the single stack M&P Shield in 9mm and 40S&W. At a targeted MSRP of $219, the new sight features their patented instinctive activation that allows the use to activate the laser by simply taking a natural firing grip, with no additional switches to press. Available via their regular dealer network and other channels of distribution, the Shield Laserguard will be officially launched in Q3.
Matching the lines and contours of the Shield, while adding almost no bulk to the weapon, the Laserguard wraps around the pistol’s trigger guard and index on the frame for a seamless, no-gunsmithing fit. Each comes zeroed from the factory at 50 feet and is equipped with windage and elevation screws so that the user can fine tune the system to their own firearm and ammunition and the each unit offers a 4 hour run time on one user-replaceable battery. “We’ve been working with Smith and Wesson on the Shield since the early days of its development,” said Michael Caulk, Director of Engineering for Crimson Trace. “We’re excited to be able to offer Shield owners the industry’s best and most trusted laser sighting design for this excellent compact pistol.”
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The little (and I do mean little, it weighs practically nothing) laser can be easily mounted on pretty much any rail, making it perfect for those who can’t get Laser Grips for their pistol or those who don’t want the bulk of the grips or the weight of a Laser Guard. For me? I think it would be awesome on a rifle rail.
The one down side of opting for something like the Rail Master over regular Crimson Trace Laser Grips is that the Rail Master is activated by a switch rather than the instinctive activation most of Crimson Trace’s products utilize. The switch is easy enough to use and fully ambidextrous; there’s a paddle on either side of the Rail Master that is pressed to turn the laser on, but it’s one more thing to think about in a high-stress situation. On the other hand, something Caleb pointed out, there are no light “NDs”, although in my mind if I’m drawing my gun I’m going to be shouting and trying to do anything I can to illuminate the area and a little bit of laser really isn’t going to hurt me any. I guess it depends on how tactical you are.
The Rail Master has over four hours of battery life, comes sighted from the factory at 50′ and weighs next to nothing. It fits a pistol, rifle or shotgun with a M1913 Picatinny or Weaver accessory rail. That means 1911s with rails, most 3rd Gen Glocks, 4th Gen Glock 17s and 19s, HK P30s, M&Ps, Sig P220, P226, P229, the Ruger SR series, Springfield XDs and XDMs and pretty much any other rail-equipped pistol.
Light, easy to use and can be mounted on just about anything. I need a minimum of 4.
Wilsonville, OR –In a move that caught much of the industry by surprise, Crimson Trace, the maker of the World’s only grip activated laser sights, unveiled its new line of green handgun lasers to a record crowd of over 70,000 consumers at the NRA Annual Convention in St. Louis last weekend. Boldly debuting six models in all significant platforms – Lasergrips®, Laserguard® and Universal Rail Master™ – scheduled to begin delivery to market in the Fall of 2012.
The first green lasers to hit the market will be in the Laserguard platform for Glock, Smith & Wesson M&P, Springfield XDm and 1911 frames and visually follow company’s award-winning Lightguard™ design. “By now, most consumers are savvy enough to know that green lasers have always been power-hungry compared to their red counterparts,” explained Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “By mounting them in front of the trigger guard, we’re able to utilize battery power in both a functional and design friendly way significantly more than ever – which means our customers never have to compromise on run time.” Also available in Fall 2012 will be the wildly popular Rail Master product, which is the company’s first Universal fit product for handguns with Picitinny Rails. Just as important as the green laser product introduction, holsters from BladeTech, De Santis, Crossbreed and Galco are available to fit these new green laser sights.
Creating the most buzz and excitement, however, were the sneak-peek prototypes of green Lasergrips®, scheduled to be available in early 2013. Green lasers have traditionally been much bulkier than red versions due to their more complex construction. Until now, this has prevented their use in the patented grip integrated lasers that made Crimson Trace the industry leader in laser sighting systems. Using an entirely new kind of laser, the company has managed to reduce the footprint of the diode package while simultaneously reducing the power it needs to function. “This new technology is a game changer,” said Thomas. “Next year, customers will be able to get the instinctive activation, innovative engineering and quality Crimson Trace is famous for, but with the option of green in a few of the most popular gun frames in the market. Once again, we’ve listened to the market, our loyal consumers and found a way to deliver what they want in only the way Crimson Trace can.”
How do you enhance a rail-equipped firearm? Lock a Crimson Trace laser sight right up front. The Rail Master™ is here, and once you lock it on, it will not move, thanks to advanced Secure-Lock Technology™. If your handgun frame has a rail, we’ve got it’s Rail Master. Laser activation is instant. You just tap on, and tap off. We expect big things from the Rail Master. So should you.
The Rail Master fits most M1913/Picatinny and Weaver style accessory rails on pistols, rifles and shotguns from brands including: Bersa, Beretta, FN, GLOCK, Heckler & Koch (HK), Ruger, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Taurus and Walther. The rail-master also will fit a myriad of rail-equipped rifles and shotguns from many manufacturers.
AR-15 & M-16 Rifles
Charter Arms Revolvers
HK (Heckler and Koch) Pistols
Ruger Pistols & Revolvers
S&W Pistols and Revolvers
Sig Sauer Pistols
Springfield Armory Pistols
Taurus Pistols & Revolvers
The highly anticipated CMR-201 Rail Master Laser is an instantly activated universal laser sight for Picatinny or Weaver rail equipped pistols and rifles. The CMR-201 marks Crimson Trace‘s first universal fit laser sight and built with the industry leading quality, ergonomics, and fit.
|Attachment||Accessory Rail Attachment|
|Activation Location||Switch Activation|
|Sighting||Factory Sighted at 50′|
|Battery Type||One 1/3N Lithium or Two 357 Silver Oxide Batteries|
|Laser Battery Life||Over Four Hours|
|Laser Output||5mW Red Laser|
|Activation Mode||Instant Activation|
|Laser Visibility||Aproximately .5 Inch Diameter at 50 Feet|
|Warranty||Three Year Full Warranty|
|Dot Size||Approx. 0.50″ at 50′
Includes 4 Fit Inserts