I am a believer in laser
sights for defensive handguns. That was not always the case.
When first introduced years ago, the laser sights marketed for
firearms use were cheaply made and unreliable. Then came Crimson
Trace, with their Lasergrip handgun grips with built-in laser
sights. The CT units have been proven reliable and durable for
many years now, by others and by me also. I
have used the Crimson Trace Lasergrips for several years,
and more recently the Laserguard
that permanently resides on my Ruger LCP pocket pistol. In
low light, or no light, I cannot see the sights on my handguns.
While I like tritium night sights, and have them on my pistols
also, there is a great advantage to seeing that laser dot upon
the target. Even if unable to raise the weapon into a solid
two-hand firing position, the laser can be directed upon the
target, and the bullet will follow.
In a high-stress situation, we are trained by
the experts to concentrate upon the front sight only, letting
the target blur. That is a great concept, and works extremely
well on steel plates and paper targets. However, for all but the
most disciplined among us, that will usually not happen in a
gunfight. Most likely, your full attention will be upon that
thug running towards you with the knife or that nice gentleman
pointing a pistol towards you. That is human nature. You focus
intently upon the threat. The Crimson Trace laser places the dot
upon that threat.
There are many laser sights on the market,
but I have found none with which I want to replace my Crimson
Trace Lasergrips and Laserguards. I trust them to work, and to
work every time. CT now has lasers for most popular handguns,
and also for many less popular models. CT is fast to get to
market their lasers for the newest handguns that folks want for
defensive use. Crimson Trace now has Laserguards for the newest
and most popular Kahr pistols. These units fit around the
trigger guard and are fast and easy to install.
What I like best about the CT lasers is that
they are “ON” instantly, just by grasping the weapon
naturally. No switches to push or flip. The pistol is ready to
use and the laser is on as soon as it clears the pocket or the
holster. Using the CT laser is as simple as point-and-shoot can
get. They are highly reliable, affordable, and worth every
penny. I highly recommend them, and unless I have to, I will not
carry a defensive handgun that is not equipped with a Crimson
Check them out online at www.crimsontrace.com.