I guess green is the way to go. Crimson Trace highlighted many new products for its 2015 catalog at SHOT Show this year with the most intriguing ones, soon to be available, being green. Green lasers are easier to see in daylight than red, and are just as bright in low-light situations.
The ones I anticipate being most popular are the CMR-206—universal Rail Master laser that mounts to either a Picatinny or Weaver rail, the LG-443G Laserguard for GLOCK 42 pistols and the LG-415G Lasergrips for the new 3-inch Ruger LCRx revolver. All of Crimson Trace’s lasers are made in the USA and all green lasers are the brightest the law allows—5mW, 532nm, Class 3R.
CMR-206 Universal Rail Master
The CMR-206 is a universal Rail Master green laser that fits on both Picatinny and Weaver rails. It mounts easily to shotguns, handguns, AR-15s and other long rifles. It has three modes—momentary, strobe and constant on. The Universal Rail Master green laser has what Crimson Trace calls instant activation—a side-mounted, ambidextrous push button to activate the laser. The polymer-housed CMR-206 is adjustable for windage and elevation, and factory sighted-in at 50 feet. It has a five-minute automatic shut off and a two-hour run-time battery life. This product qualifies for Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries For Life program. Look for the CMR-206 in February at Cheaper Than Dirt!
LG-443G GLOCK 42 Laserguard
Like the CMR-206, the GLOCK 42 Laserguard green laser has a two-hour continuous run time on the one 3N lithium battery and is adjustable for windage and elevation. The Laserguard has instinctive activation. The polymer housing has a rubber overmold pressure-activation pad, meaning that if you are gripping the gun to shoot it, the laser is on. You do not have to push a button like on the instant activation models. It is also factory sighted-in at 50 feet and you get free batteries once a year for life. Crimson Trace tells us the green laser for GLOCK 42 will be available in March.
LG-415G Ruger LCRx Lasergrips
The LG-413G Lasergrips replace the grips on the Ruger LCRx 3-inch revolver and has an instinctive activation. When you grip the handgun to fire it, the laser automatically switches on. There is a master on and off switch to save battery life. Four #2016-lithium batteries power this unit over a two-hour lifespan.
Crimson Trace had many other new products at its SHOT Show 2015 booth; these three are just the ones that caught my eye.
We also saw these now available and coming soon lasers:
- LG-360G Smith & Wesson M&P Full Sized Green Lasergrips
- LG-489G Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Green Laserguard
- LG-454G Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 Green Laserguard
- LG-454 Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 Red Laserguard
- LG-350 Smith & Wesson J-Frame Round Butt Revolvers Red Lasergrips
- LG-350G Smith & Wesson J-Frame Round Butt Revolver Green Lasergrips
- LG-415 Ruger LCR/X Red Lasergrips
- LG-646 Bersa 380 CC Red Lasergrips
Additionally, in Crimson Trace’s 2015 catalog, you will find these new products:
- LG-994 1911 Full Sized Master Series 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Lasergrips
- LG-443 GLOCK 42 Red Laserguard
- LG-637 GLOCK 17 Gen 3 Red Lasergrips
- LG-637G GLOCK 17 Gen 3 Green Lasergrips
- LG-639 GLOCK 19 Gen 3 Red Lasergrips
- LG-639G GLOCK 19 Gen 3 Green Lasergrips
Do you have a laser on your gun? Do you prefer green or red? Tell us why in the comment section.