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Choosing A Laser

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.

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.

Beretta Pico 380

Beretta USA has just released its new .380 pistol called the Beretta Pico. This small sub compact 380 pistol is very similar in size and shape to the Beretta Nano 9. The Beretta Pico is hammer-fired and offers a sleek sub-compact design.

Beretta Pico:
Super thin, ultra concealable, and easy to configure, the Beretta Pico sets a new standard for the micro compact carry pistol. The thinnest .380 auto made…by a full millimeter…the snag-free Pico’s slide and frame is a true 18 mm at thier widest point. The grip frame, sights, and caliber (go from a .380 to a .32 by changing the barrel) are all simple to modify. Extremely soft shooting with a double action trigger, the Pico is easy to control with its smooth, tip-to-parallel, straight line action. The removable, serialized sub-chassis and modular frame feature simple disassembly for easy cleaning and customizing. The modular chassis can accommodate a Lasermax Laser frame and be customized with a selection of colored frames. Even the dovetail quick-change sights can be adjusted or replaced by the user. Light, durable, and easy to draw from concealment, the Pico brings all the reliability and quality of a Beretta to bear on its standing as the leader of a new generation of concealed carry firearms.

Specifications:

Overall Length:       5.1 in/ 130 mm
Barrel Length :        2.7 in/ 70 mm
Overall Width :       .725 in / 18 mm
Grip Width :            .725 in/ 18 mm
Overall Height :       4.0 in/ 100 mm
Sight Radius :         3.3 in/ 84 mm
Weight unloaded :  11.5 oz/ 325 grams with empty magazine,approximate

 

 

 

 

 

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES IT WILL LEAVE COLORADO IF GUN BILL PASSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES IT WILL LEAVE COLORADO IF GUN BILL PASSES

MOVE WOULD COST STATE 600 JOBS, $85 MILLION

Denver, Colorado – February 15th, 2013 – Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it will be forced to leave the state if House Bill 1224, which would ban standard capacity magazines, becomes law. The announcement was made to Governor Hickenlooper, state legislators, members of the media, and in a full-page advertisement to appear in the Denver Post on Sunday.

Richard Fitzpatrick, Founder, President, and CEO of Magpul Industries, said that regardless of any amendments that may be worked into the bill, he will no longer be able to continue to do business in Colorado if his core product is made illegal.

“Our company could not, in good conscience, continue to manufacture our products in a state where law-abiding citizens are prohibited from purchasing and owning them. ” Fitzpatrick said. “The passage of this bill will do nothing to enhance public safety, but will force us to immediately begin taking our business to another state.”

A proponent of the bill argued that with the amendment language, the choice to stay or leave was up to Magpul. Fitzpatrick responded, “Our relationship with our customers across the country would be severely damaged if this bill passes and we stay. We’ve already heard word of potential boycotts if that happens. They (legislators) really need to understand that our customer base is as passionate about freedoms as we are, and staying here if this bill passes would cripple the company. Make no doubt about it…we have no choice, and would be forced to leave in order to save the business.”

Magpul cited the example of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show, which was canceled earlier this year after the organizers announced that it would not permit a popular category of firearm, like the ones Magpul makes accessories for, in the show. Public outcry from the customer base forced exhibitors to withdraw from participation, causing the cancellation of the show, and an estimated loss of $70 million of show revenue for hotels, restaurants, merchants, and other businesses in Pennsylvania, where the show was to be held.

Magpul Industries directly employs 200 people, supports another 400 supply-chain jobs, and contributes over $85 million annually to Colorado’s economy. Doug Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Magpul, says that it is a difficult position to be in. “We could choose to stay in a state that wants our jobs and revenue, but not our products, and lose half the jobs we are fighting to save, or potentially the entire business, when our customers stop buying. Or, we can take the company and those 600 jobs out of Colorado to continue our growth and the growth of American manufacturing in a state that shares our values. This is not really a choice. It’s an unfortunate and inevitable result of the actions of the Legislature if this bill passes.”

Magpul was started over a decade ago by Fitzpatrick, a former U.S. Marine. It has become one of Colorado’s fastest growing businesses, successfully marketing its products to American and allied military forces, police departments, sporting goods stores, and thousands of responsible private citizens. Fitzpatrick says that the rich western culture and strong values of individual freedom and responsibility, traditionally found in Colorado, were one of the reasons the company chose to remain in the state.

“It is heartbreaking to me, my employees, and their families, to think that we will be forced to leave,” Fitzpatrick said. “But if HB13-1224 passes, we will simply have no choice.”

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What you can do to help!

 

Please contact the following to help our friends at Magpul out. No company deserves to go through this and should never have to. The politics involved in the Sandy Hook tragedy has gone too far. When are these politicians going to get there minds in the right place and do what is best for the country? I hope that everyone that reads this will do something. That’s the only way to prevent this from happening. Your voice does matter.

Contact Via Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JohnHickenlooper

E-Mail:
http://www.colorado.gov/govhdir/requests/opinion-leg.html

Mail
John W Hickenlooper, Governor 136 State Capitol Denver, CO 80203-1792

Phone
(303) 866-2471

Fax
(303) 866-2003

 

Holsters for Ruger LCR With Lasermax

Ruger has came out with a distributor exclusive that has been a really good selling combo! The Ruger LCR with a Lasermax Centerfire.

 

 

Ruger LCR with Lasermax holsters can be found by clicking here  – The Holster Store