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Crimson Trace Launches Bold New Website

(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace today announced the launch of its brand new web presence, with more consumer-driven features than ever before. The new site is packed with state of the art functionality, allowing visitors to create wish lists, submit product reviews, shop for Lasergrips™ and interact with social media.

In addition, the site was redesigned for greatly enhanced navigation, greatly reducing clicks and effort for the consumer to find information, videos, reviews, specifications, etc with just a single click. Adding to the consumer friendly experience, a Dealer Locator has been built in that utilizes easy to use Google Maps that will help find over 2000 Crimson Trace dealers and ranges.

“We are very excited about the launch of the new Crimson Trace website.” Said Gary Killingsworth, CTC’s E-Commerce Manager. “We’ve painstakingly mapped out every detail of the project and we feel that the new site will allow our customers, dealers and partners quickly and easily find what they are looking for within a few clicks, while creating and maintaining a digital environment that is fun, fast and worth visiting regularly.”

A video library addressing frequently asked questions and giving step by step instructions regarding the installation, use and maintenance of Crimson Trace’s extensive lineup of sighting tools is a key part of the experience. “Our customers are very web-savvy and often prefer to do their own research, rather than calling our world-class customer service team,” said Killingsworth. “We wanted to give them every tool they asked for and already the video section of the site has experienced record traffic.” The new Crimson Trace.com experience also lets the visitor share with other users details of their own lasersight knowledge and even allows them to buy gift certificates for friends and family.

CTC Defense, the military division of Crimson Trace also gets its own presence as part of the upgrade and visitors will be able to see some of the high-speed equipment developed as part of the company’s focus on the needs of SF troops. Civilian users are well-served through the means of a generous customer loyalty and membership program, which is expected to be very well received by the legions of rabidly loyal CTC fans.

The new site can be found at www.crimsontrace.com

Contact:
Iain Harrison, Media Relations Manager (503) 754-4117 or (800) 442-2406 ext. 1305

Crimson Trace Announces New Lightguard Tactical Lights for GLOCK, XD(M) and M&P Pistols

(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace today released their revolutionary Lightguard platform for Glock, Smith & Wesson and Springfield handguns, marking their long-awaited entry to the white light category for personal defense. Engineered to fit seamlessly to the weapon, Lightguard gives the user a sleek, concealable white light that adds zero width and less than 1.2oz to the handgun’s all-up weight. With an MSRP of $149, the Lightguard will be available through distributors from 10/24/11.

The product launch will be a accompanied by a an extensive ad campaign on TV, radio, print and direct media, designed to explain the benefits of the new platform to a receptive audience that already appreciates the need to identify the target in a self-defense situation. Crimson Trace engineered the Lightguard to be compatible with their existing line of Lasergrip™ instinctively activated laser sights and for the first time, the user has the ability to control both light and laser without disturbing their firing grip on the handgun, or using their index finger for anything other than trigger manipulation.

“The Lightguard is destined to be the fastest-selling product in the Crimson Trace lineup,” said Director of Sales, Jeff Goddard. “Initial response has been phenomenal and we have an enormous number of units pre-sold already.” Crimson Trace is working with a number of respected holster makers to accommodate Lightguard-equipped pistols including DeSantis, BladeTech, Galco, Fobus and Crossbreed, among others “This is the first time the CCW user has had the ability to carry a powerful weapon light in a concealment holster,” said Goddard. “For the customer who values being equipped for any situation, this is an huge advantage. Heading into the Holiday season, I see this being on a lot of people’s wish lists.”

Powered by a single CR2 battery, the Lightguard features a 100 lumen, wide-throw bezel and Crimson Trace’s patented instinctive activation system. The Lightguard was the winner of the prestigious FMG Publications’ 2011 Academy of Excellence Award for Self Defense Product of the year. Units are available for Glock full size and compact models, the full-size Smith & Wesson M&P and Springfield’s XD and XDm. Further details can be found at www.ctclightguard.com

Contact:
Iain Harrison (800) 442-2406 ext 1304

Crimson Trace Announces Solo Carry Lasergrips

Crimson Trace, market leader for integrated laser sighing systems, proudly announces the upcoming availability for instinctively activated Lasergrips for Kimber’s new, innovative compact 9mm carry pistol – The Solo. Ready to hit the market in late spring, the two sku offering is the result of painstaking and exhaustive engineering and are the thinnest Lasergips yet, bringing the decisive advantage of laser sighting without adding any bulk to this compact package.

“We’ve been working with Kimber for over a year to develop a set of Crimson Trace grips befitting of the quality and innovation that is the new Solo,” said Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “By partnering with one of the world’s best firearm manufacturers since the inception of the project, we are able to offer both of CTC and Kimber consumers the finest laser sighting systems as soon as ground breaking new models such as the Solo are introduced.”

Available directly from Crimson Trace or as an option from Kimber, the Solo Carry Lasergrips are zeroed at the factory and offer a four hour battery life, as well as the most powerful laser permitted by law. The popular rosewood finish seen on Kimber’s Crimson Carry is also incorporated into this model, offering a subtle contrast to the pistol’s stainless or two-tone finish with an MSRP of $359

All Crimson Trace products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the United States.

Contact:
Iain Harrison (503) 754-4117 (800) 442-2406 ex 1305 or iainh@crimsontrace.com

Crimson Trace Announces Master Series Lasergrips for the 1911

Until now, the 1911 owner who wanted both custom grips and a laser for their 1911 was out of luck. Crimson Trace, the industry leader in the laser sight arena has solved this problem by integrating their patented, grip activated laser with a range of high-end stock materials, such as G10 and stabilized laminated wood, bringing both artistry and rugged engineering to John Browning’s classic design.

The Master Series starts with two solid stock blanks which are then CNC machined to tolerances of 0.002″ to form the grip profile and texture. Skilled technicians carefully set the laser sighting module and instinctive activation switch package into the grips by hand and the entire package can then be easily installed by the end user. Simply remove the original grip screws, pull off the old grips and snap on the Master Series replacements.

Through the use of an ultra-compact diode module and inspired design, the Master Series is compatible with any ambidextrous safety on the market and features a new master on/off switch. This combination means that popular bobtail versions of the government and commander size pistols now also have Lasergrip option, allowing this easily-carried defensive handgun to benefit fully from the advantages of laser sights.

The shooting industry got a sneak peek at the Master Series grips at SHOT show in January and feedback from dealers, trainers and professional shooters was incorporated in to the final design. These newest grips will be available in early May, with an expected MSRP of $360.

Contact:
Iain Harrison, Media Relations Manager Cell : (503) 754-4117 or Toll Free: (800) 442-2406 ext 1305

LaserMax Announces Resolution of Crimson Trace Litigation

Rochester, NY — LaserMax announced today a highly favorable conclusion of the patent infringement litigation initiated by Crimson Trace against three of LaserMax’s product lines in Portland Oregon, in January 2009. Last week the Court ordered public disclosure of the following settlement terms:

• There was no finding of liability on the part of LaserMax
• LaserMax pays no money to Crimson Trace
• Crimson Trace must grant LaserMax irrevocable, royalty-free licenses for each of the three remaining patents in the suit.

The Court also ordered Crimson Trace to pay LaserMax $10,000 in sanctions. Other terms of the settlement remain confidential. LaserMax also caused Crimson Trace to withdraw one of its principal patents from the suit and to grant LaserMax an unconditional covenant not to sue under that patent prior to the settlement. Furthermore, LaserMax contested the validity of another Crimson Trace patent in a proceeding before the U.S. Patent Office, rendering that patent unenforceable and dedicated to the public.

LaserMax CEO Susan Houde-Walter said “The resolution is good news for LaserMax and our customers, so we can continue our focus in delivering the best and most innovative laser aiming products to the market, as we have in the past.”

LaserMax continues to bring innovative products to market at a fair price, including the new GENESISTM, the world’s first rechargeable green laser, and the Uni-Max ® MICRO, the world’s smallest rail mount laser. LaserMax is best known for its signature product line of internal Guide Rod Lasers.

About LaserMax: LaserMax is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high quality laser sight systems. For more than 20 years, the company has provided laser products for military, law enforcement agencies and commercial markets worldwide. LaserMax additionally delivers the most advanced laser products and optical systems for semiconductor, aerospace, biomedical applications, and telecommunications. LaserMax is a WBENC-certified and ISO 9001:2008 small business. All products are designed and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in Rochester, New York, USA. For more information visit us www.LaserMax.com or call 800.527.3703.

About Nixon Peabody: Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as a Global 100 law firm-one of the largest in the world – with approximately 700 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in 18 cities across the U.S. and in European and Asian commercial centers. What sets Nixon Peabody apart regardless of size is the firm’s exceptional relationships-among the partners and with their clients. Nixon Peabody attorneys work effectively across offices and practices because they know and like each other. They are widely respected for the depth of their industry knowledge and for being responsive, efficient, and easy to work with. Nixon Peabody’s experience and insight helps clients anticipate and capture opportunities, prepare for and manage risks, as well as forecast and overcome obstacles. Nixon Peabody is widely recognized for a deep commitment to diversity, as a “Best Law Firm,” as “A Best Place to Work”, and for outstanding pro-bono service.

Contact:
Erica Storie (585) 272-5436, Ext. 367, Cell: 585-943-9160 or estorie@lasermax.com

Crimson Trace Announces Lightguard

Wilsonville, OR – Crimson Trace is proud to announce the introduction of the Lightguard platform for defensive pistols. Featuring a rugged 100 lumen white light controlled by a patented instinctive activation system, the user now has an illumination device that fits seamlessly to the gun. Due to its low mass, the Lightguard does not appreciably alter the pistol’s balance or increase the incidence of malfunctions, while its slim profile makes for easy holstering.

Fully compatible with selected Crimson Trace Lasergrips®, the Lightguard platform allows the user to equip their pistol with both essential low light tools, either of which can be operated independently and with one hand. In a defensive situation, this can be a decisive advantage as instead of holding a light, the support hand is free for other tasks. Initially available to fit Glock, Springfield XD and Smith & Wesson M&P handguns, additional models will be introduced for other firearms.

All Crimson Trace products are proudly designed, engineered and made in the USA.

Contact:
Iain Harrison (503) 754-4117

Crimson Trace Announces Laser Sight for Ruger’s LC9

Wilsonville, OR -Crimson Trace is proud to announce the introduction of its LG-412 Laserguard®, which will hit dealers’ shelves to coincide with the ship date of the Ruger LC9.

Incorporating all the lessons learned from the LCP and SR9 models, the laserguard fits seamlessly to the trigger guard of Ruger’s latest polymer framed carry gun and features the classic Crimson Trace instinctive activation system.

Pre-zeroed from the factory, the Laserguard can be fine tuned by the individual user and will run for continuously for four hours on one 1/3N battery. As with all Crimson Trace products, the LG-412 is proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the United States.

All Crimson Trace products are proudly designed, engineered and made in the USA.

LG-412

Fits Ruger LC9

specifications

Beam Intensity – 5mw peak, 633 nm, Class 3R laser

Dot Size – Approximately 0.5″ diameter at 50 feet

Batteries – One 1/3N 3V lithium or two 357 silver oxide batteries; over four hours of illumination

Activation – Front-located integrated momentary pressure switch

Warranty – Three-year full warranty

This product complies with 21 CFR 1040.10
features
Polymer Housing With Rubber Overmolded
Activation Pad
Front Activation Pressure Switch
Ultra-Compact 3.3mm Diode
Precise Windage And Elevation Adjustments
Three-Screw, Tab Lock Attachment
Suggest Retail Price: $209

Contact:
IAIN HARRISON, Media Relations Manager iain@crimsontrace.com

Crimson Trace Launches Laserguard for Diamondback

Wilsonville, OR – Crimson Trace Corporation, manufacturer of Lasergrips® and Laserguard® laser-sighting systems and six time Academy of Excellence award winner for innovation, has launched a new Laserguard for the Diamondback DB380.

Capturing the rise of the pocket .380 pistols, Diamondback has been an excellent addition to these popular pistols available to law abiding citizens. The LG-491 was cooperative effort by both the Crimson Trace and Diamondback development teams, “We at Diamondback are excited to have worked directly with Crimson Trace to build a Laserguard to fit our DB380, it only enhances an already excellent self defense platform.”, says Brad Thomas, Vice President Diamondback Firearms.

Like other Crimson Trace Laserguards, the LG-491 is instinctively activated by a rubber overmolded switch located directly under the trigger guard. This proprietary design assures that when the gun is held in a shooting grip, the laser activates immediately and reliably upon presentation to a target.

The LG-491 is also available at selected firearms Dealers as a package: The Diamondback Firearms DB380CTC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November, 5 2010

specifications

Beam Intensity -
RED – 5mW Peak, 635 nm, Class 3R laser
Dot Size – Approximately 0.5″ Diameter at 50 feet

Batteries – One 1/3N 3V Lithium or Two 357 Silver Oxide Batteries; Over Four Hours of Laser Use

Activation – Front-located Integrated Momentary Pressure Switch

features
Fits Diamondback DB380
Weight: 0.5 oz/15.6g with batteries
Polymer Housing with Rubber Overmolded
Activation Pad
Gold-Plated Battery and Activation contacts
Compact 5.6mm Diode
Precise Windage and Elevation Adjustments
Two-Screw, Tab Lock Attachment
Three-Screw, Tab Lock Attachment

9780 SW Freeman Drive Wilsonville, OR 97070 USA 503.783.5333 800.442.2406 FAX 503.783.5334

Contact:
Iain Harrison
Media Relations Manager
iainh@crimsontrace.com

Crimson Trace Introduces Mil-Spec Laserguard for H&K 45c

Wilsonville, OR – Crimson Trace Corporation, manufacturer of Lasergrips® and Laserguard® laser-sighting systems and six time Academy of Excellence award winner for innovation, has launched their first product for a Heckler and Koch pistol – the Mil Spec LG-645 Laserguard.

Specifically designed to fit securely around the trigger guard of the HK 45c, this rugged, waterproof compact laser sighting device is instinctively activated by a rubber overmolded switch located directly under the trigger guard on the front-strap of the pistol. This proprietary design assures that when the gun is held in a shooting grip, the laser activates immediately and reliably.

Other features include a battery compartment easily accessible on the side of the Laserguard with a lanyard that secures the battery door to the unit at all times. This facilitates changing the battery without having to remove the unit from the gun, if desired. With its waterproof housing and same design characteristics as the IR version carried by the Naval Special Warfare, the LG-645 is a truly unique product.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November, 5 2010

specifications

Beam Intensity:
RED – 5mW Peak, 635 nm, Class 3R laser
Dot Size – Approximately 0.5″ Diameter at 50 feet

Batteries – One 1/3N 3V Lithium or Two 357 Silver Oxide Batteries; Over Four Hours of Laser Use

Activation – Front-located Integrated Momentary Pressure Switch

features
Fits Heckler and Koch (HK) 45C
Weight: 0.5 oz/15.6g with batteries
Polymer Housing with Rubber Overmolded
Activation Pad
Gold-Plated Battery and Activation contacts
Compact 5.6mm Diode
Precise Windage and Elevation Adjustments
Three-Screw, Tab Lock Attachment

9780 SW Freeman Drive Wilsonville, OR 97070 USA 503.783.5333 800.442.2406 FAX 503.783.5334

Contact:
Iain Harrison
Media Relations Manager
iainh@crimsontrace.com

Crimson Trace Shipping SR9c LaserGuard

Crimson Trace Shipping SR9c LaserGuardWilsonville, OR -Crimson Trace announced the release of a New Laserguard product for the Ruger SR9c, the LG-449. The newest addition to the immensely popular Laserguard family attaches to the trigger-guard and is instinctively activated with a pressure button located on the front of the grip. Tested with over 5,000 rounds of 9mm +P, this secure platform holds zero shot after shot provides the repeatability and performance that Crimson Traces’ customers have come to expect. MSRP is $209.00.

As with all Laserguard models, the LG-449 attaches to the trigger guard, leaving the grip of the gun unencumbered for an ergonomic, instant activation that assures accurate and quick shot placement. The Laserguard housing is manufactured out of rugged polymer with a rubber-overmolded activation pad. The rock-solid Laserguard uses the frame of the pistol as its foundation for stability, giving the LG-449 industry-leading shot repeatability.

The design of the LG-449 follows the sweeping lines of the SR9c to produce an appealing accessory that looks natural to the pistol itself. The same texture pattern on the frame of the pistol is carried over to the texture of the LG-449 making the combination of the superb handgun and laser aiming device seamless and unobtrusive.

The ultra-compact 3.3mm diode powered by either one-1/3N 3V lithium battery or two-357 silver oxide batteries gives this Laserguard model an extremely compact yet powerful beam that is completely user-adjustable for both windage and elevation. With over 4 hours of illumination with either choice of batteries, the LG-449 will be ready when you are.

Crimson Trace is the world’s only manufacturer of grip-integrated laser sighting systems. Police, all branches of the U.S. Military, and responsible citizens worldwide use patented Lasergrips. Crimson Trace Lasergrips are recommended as an essential accessory by some of the world’s top firearm trainers. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-442-2406, visit www.crimsontrace.com

Contact:
Travis Noteboom, Director of Public Relations, travis@crimsontrace.com

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