“Patent Pending GripSense Technology utilizes similar capacitive sensing technology to smartphones,” LaserMax’s press release proclaims. “The product contains a detection zone in the area that users middle finger indexes the trigger guard of the firearm and senses the user’s grip on the firearm and activates the light or laser instantly. The user has the option to turn off the light or laser with the push of a button or disable the GripSense Activation and rely solely on the button activation.”
Knowing your target — identifying it before letting loose the ballistic dogs of war — is a big deal. That’s why I have a Surefire light on my nightstand GLOCK 19 (sorry, Max). As for lasers, I think they’re awesome for training. Mounting one on my carry gun, not so much. After trying one in force-on-force, I found I go all tunnel vision on the laser dot under stress — at a time when I need to stay aware of my overall surroundings.
Do you have a light and/or laser on your handgun? Does LaserMax’s news system appeal?