I called Kimber for a non-Ammoland jpeg of the new Kimber Solo Carry mit lasergrippen. Celia Crane told me that the Ammoland image is a mock-up; Crimson Trace is still about ten weeks away from producing the real deal. Meanwhile, some 500 Solos have shipped to dealers. The testing and evaluation guns, not so much. Anyway, Crimson Trace has the image. All the left-coast Crimson Tracers are in a meeting—trying to figure out how they can make a grip-based laser for people who “high index” their trigger finger. Well, that’s what they should be doing. The rabbi taught me to put my finger as far up the slide as possible; when push comes to shove it WILL move downwards. If it starts low, it’ll end up on the trigger. Which is fine for the Gabe Suarezes of this world, but not rabbinically trained self-defense shooters. Fortunately, there is an answer . . .
Crimson Trace makes snout-mounted lasers, like the lasergaaard unit just announced for the Ruger LCP. Sorry, that’s the yet-to-be-released J.R.R. Tolkein tribute version. It’s Laserguard. And it looks like this:
Over at Crimson, when it rains—and it rains a LOT in Oregon–it rains lasers. The company also announced laser rhinoplasty for S&W Sigma and Kahr Arms P380 & PM45. As they say here in RI, wikkid pissa.
Unfortunately, with the Crimson Trace in situ, your holster options pretty much narrow to them what Crimson Trace offers. Luckily (for me), there’s a Cross-breed SnapSlide Belt Holster for all sizes of nose-lasered Springfield XDs. Full test ASAP.