I’ve been running a Crimson Trace laser since 2011. During a Green on Blue attack one night in Afghanistan the laser on my Glock allowed me to engage when otherwise I would not have been able to due to the lack of light. Identifying the threat was easy, look for the muzzle flashes from his AK.
Engaging from 25 yards away, and obtaining a sight picture from the shooters muzzle flashes, or my own would not have been nearly as effective as simply placing the laser on the shooter, which is what I did. In fact, I’d go so far as to say the laser on my pistol evened out the tactical advantages of the AK over my pistol. And that, gave me confidence, which allowed to shoot, move and communicate, vs just being pinned down and calling for help over the radio.
Regarding the latest Crimson Trace laser, without having run it I’ll assume it’s on par with the products I’m accustomed to, and good to go.
Here is their Press Release (Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace is offering many laser sight options for the newly released GLOCK® G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 semi-auto pistols. Among those options include: the Laserguard® laser sight LG-637 with red laser diode and the Laserguard LG-637G with green laser diode; the Laserguard LG-639 (red) and LG-639G (green) laser sights; and the Laserguard LG-436 laser sight. The Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-452 green laser sight will also fit those GLOCK pistols. In addition, the soon-to-be released Crimson Trace Laserguard Pro with LED white light and laser diode—the LL-807 with red laser diode and LL-807G with green laser diode—will fit the new GLOCK G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices for Crimson Trace laser sights begin at $249 for the LG-637 laser sight.
The Crimson Trace Laserguard family is one of many laser sight and tactical light products the company offers that securely fit firearms by GLOCK and many other manufacturers. Full details are available at www.crimsontrace.com and Crimson Trace products can also be purchased across America at more than 2,500 retailers.
Crimson Trace now offers more than 30 laser sights, firearms lights, and combination units for installation on nearly all GLOCK pistols. This quantity is greater than the number of laser sight products offered for GLOCK pistols by all other laser sight manufacturers combined.
For owners of the new GLOCK G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols, Crimson Trace’s innovative Laserguard Pro laser sights combine a 150-lumen LED white light within a compact housing along with either a red (LL-807) or green (LL-807G) laser. Features of the Laserguard Pro include Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser sight engagement system located under the trigger guard, a master on/off switch on most models, and easy-to-use elevation and windage adjustments. An adjustment wrench and battery are included in each package. All of these innovative products are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program.
In addition to its laser sight products, Crimson Trace now also offers special packages complete with form-fitted concealed carry holsters crafted by Blade-Tech® for several GLOCK firearms. Crimson Trace offers a variety of Glock holster solutions to give consumers a wide choice of performance and price options. More details are at www.holsterresourceguide.com.
Crimson Trace products for GLOCK pistols can also be easily installed without modification of the firearm —or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products, dealers, dealer locations, and to obtain a free copy of the 2017 catalog, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406. Crimson Trace is widely recognized as the leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment of firearms.