With todays technology, many laser options have currently become available for weapons. Many manufactures are expressing why they have the best laser for the buck. Im here to go through each laser and explain the pros and cons of handgun lasers.
Crimson Trace Lasers:
Crimson Trace Lasers are built in the U.S.A and currently offer a variety of different options. Depending on the model of your weapon you can have a laser on your grip, trigger guard, or front rail. Below I have broken down each of their models.
Crimson Trace Lasergrips:
These lasers are attached to a set up grips you would set up on your weapon. The way to activate the laser is to squeeze the grip, which is natural when firing your weapon.
Crimson Trace Laserguard:
The Crimson Trace Laserguard models are molded for the trigger guard of your weapon and extend underneath the front of the barrel. These types of laser are also activated from squeezing the grip of the gun. When wanting to be discrete with your laser this can be very helpful in a dark situation.
Crimson Trace Rail Master:
The Crimson Trace Rail Master is a universal laser that goes underneath the barrel and attaches to the rail of your weapon. This laser you will need to reach up with your pointer finger and engage the laser.
LaserMax Inc. Has been in the industry for over 20 years and specializes in laser technology. LaserMax Inc. is located Rochester NY and has been a major success. LaserMax offers a variety of differently sized lasers but I will go over their two most popular models.
LaserMax Centerfire Series:
The Lasermax Centerfire laser is a trigger mounted laser that is molded specifically for the weapon and wraps underneath the barrel. This type of laser is activated by reaching up with your pointer finger and activating the laser. These laser can come in red and green depending on which model weapon you have.
LaserMax Micro Laser
The LaserMax micro laser is a universal laser and can attach to most weapon that have an accessory rail underneath the barrel. To activate this laser oyu will need to reach up with your pointer finger and push to turn the laser on.
Testing: These two companies have great products and provide excellent customer service. We tested all of the above models for durability, accuracy, and brightness. We found that accuracy was not as different as we thought it would be. All of these models were very close in grouping and I’m sure with the precise amount of tweaking could be perfected. As far as durability goes these models are almost unbreakable. They hold up very well. We held them at eye level and dropped them multiple times. Not one time did this affect the accuracy or the overall performance of the weapon. We also noticed that the plastic shell did not break and only had minor abrasions. When we did the light test we did notice the green laser out performed red by far. We didn’t have a tool or any technology to see which one was actually brighter but if we were to guess we would go with the Crimson Trace.
Price: Price could play a major role in your decision to purchase a laser. We have attached the pricing of each of the lasers and can say that Crimson Trace does have the higher price tag. LaserMax seems to be on the lower end of the pricing but I did notice something. On the package of the Lasermax it says “Assembled in the USA”. Im not sure if these are made overseas but that of course could play a role in why their seems to be a large difference in price.
Conclusion: Both companies have excellent customer service and offer a product that is durable, functional, and accurate. These two laser companies have the leading edge in laser technology in the weapons field. Either two of these companies will be an excellent choice when choosing a laser for your weapon.