Thanks to the friendly folks at GunUp, we’ve had easy access to booth staff (which is a lot better than it sounds). Usually, the company’s media relations person or outside PR flack reps the company’s latest and greatest products. Down at the Crimson Trace encampment, Top Shot season one champ and good-natured former Brit Iain Harrison made the introduction . . .
First up: a new LightGuard prototype Crimson Trace is developing for 1911s (top of post). Up to now, you had to carry a plastic fantastic firearm to deploy a LightGuard. JMB fanboyz will soon be able to slap a LightGuard onto the not-so-obscure object of their desire. MSRP will be right about $200.
Crimson Trace (CT) makes Lasergrips and Laserguards for more firearms than you can shake a lightstick at. Inevitably, odd ducks fall through the quacks. I mean cracks. CT’s announcing a new rail-mounted pistol laser that will pop onto handguns with less rail space than downtown Tokyo. It’s a tap-on, tap-off affair. The paddle switch sits just forward of the trigger guard.
Finally, Iain demoed laser sight prototypes for smaller-framed Springfield plastic pistols. Above: a new new small-frame Lightguard with the traditional under-the-trigger-guard actuator.
Both units should hit the shelves in the second quarter of this year.