In January, we wrote of the Senior Citizen Defender, a laser-equipped, horizontal forward grip for pistols. The device is an assist tool for people with manual dexterity or mobility problems. Mounted with a laser to a soft-shooting Ruger Mark IV pistol, it’s an effective firearm for those with hand and strength issues.
The Defender is now on sale, through telephone orders using the number given on the web site. It was still in the latter stages of development in January, so having a product ready to ship now is fast work.
At this time, they are selling the complete system: Defender, Ruger Mark IV 22/45 pistol (model 40107), laser, and batteries (they even include ten targets). The list price is $499, which sounds fairly reasonable given the stand-alone price of the firearm; shipping is free. Since the system includes the pistol, you will need a local FFL to receive it.
The company notes that, “Because of the run on gun purchases we do not have a large number of units available,” so you may want to get your order in now.
At this time, they are not selling stand-alone SCD/lasers. Mike, with the company, says that the SCD only works with the model 40107 Ruger and not older Mk IVs. They may sell kits to FFLs later so they can mount them on their own 40107s and resell them.