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Laser sights are not designed or intended to be a replacement for your iron sights. Laser sights provide quick, clear sighting during threat-focused shooting, in unconventional positions, and in low-light conditions where iron sights are not visible or applicable. A laser sight is essentially a downrange projection of where your pistol sights are already aligned.
The primary requisite to hitting the target is being able to identify the target, acquire the target with the sights, and hit the target after getting a good sight picture and properly pressing the trigger. It is simple, but it isn’t easy. Crimson Trace Lasergrips go a long way toward closing the accuracy gap.
If there is a downside to buying a new gun for self-defense, it would be the break-in period and the cost of proofing/sighting in the self-defense ammunition. Hornady and Crimson Trace already make an unbeatable combination, but now they have teamed up to offer a free box of Hornady’s Critical Defense ammunition with the purchase of a new Crimson Trace Laser Sight or Tactical Light during the month of October. Read the full release from Crimson Trace.
The biggest weapon lighting trend at this year’s SHOT show was integrated weapon light and laser combos. Streamlight and Crimson Trace both had some of the most well integrated models I saw at the show—each with their own unique features.
Optics for the MSR platform continue to cover the range from red-dots for close-up work to magnified optics for precision long-range shooting. If you sell MSRs, then having a range of optics choices is a must-have. If you are looking for a new piece of glass to top your rifle, read on for the best new optics of 2017.
The Crimson Trace LiNQ combines a green laser sight and 300 Lumen LED white light with Instinctive Activation for AR-type Modern Sporting Rifles (AR-15, AR-10, M4, M16, HK416). Utilizing a secure, individual wireless connection, LiNQ offers complete wireless control of the laser and light module. The LiNQ was recently released and is just starting to hit retailer shelves. Read the full review here.