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My goodness I so want an M&P and now this add on makes it even more desireable & sexy, albeit IMHO a tad bit expensive...



Beaverton, OR —January 11, 2007: Crimson Trace will be debuting a revolutionary new Lasergrips model for several Smith & Wesson M&P pistols at this year’s SHOT Show in Orlando. The innovative LG-660 should be on dealer shelves in mid-2007. The LG-660 fits the M&P .40, 9mm, and .357 Sig calibers of pistols. Suggested retail price is $329.00.

The LG-660 is truly remarkable in its unique design. It replaces the stock M&P back strap grip insert and snaps into place in just a few seconds using existing factory parts. It is instinctively activated by a pressure switch built into the backstrap of the polymer Lasergrip. Simply grasping the firearm in a normal shooting grip activates the laser. All electrical components fit into the Lasergrip, which is the same size and shape of the original M&P back strap. This fully integrated laser sighting system is another Crimson Trace first in the marketplace.

There are two #2032 batteries located in the palm swell on the sides of the Lasergrips, providing over 4 hours of a constant-on beam time. The master switch is also located on the backstrap and uses a new touch sensor switch versus a mechanical switch as found on other Lasergrips. This allows the user to turn the unit on or off even while using gloves. Users simply press on hold the recessed pressure switch to turn the power on or off. The texture of the unit is almost identical to the stock S&W palm swell. Rubber overmolding on the backstrap covers the master on/off switch and the activation button, providing improved grip while shooting.

Another new feature of the LG-660 is that it uses a smaller 3.3mm diameter laser diode versus the standard 5.6 diameter diode that is found in all other brands of laser sighting devices. This results in a lower profile diode housing that emits the same brightness as one almost twice its size. As with all other Lasergrips, the LG-660 has both windage and elevation adjustments for shooters to make adjustments on their own. All Lasergrips come with an accessory pack that contains batteries, hex wrenches for laser adjustments, a cleaning cloth and several cleaning swabs. A three-year warranty is standard.

The press release can be found with others at; http://forums.crimsontrace.com/index.php?topic=33297.0

- Janq really really really likes the S&W 'M&P' series
 

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do u really want a laser site system though?
 

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red lasers suck balls in anything but darkness. and 3 bills? puhleeeze.


where is that thread with my chap-o laser sight setup...
/searches for packing tape
 

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do u really want a laser site system though?
At first blush with CT, no.
I didn't like how bulky it was in hand at the grip and I found the beam to be large and distracting.
It seems they have cured both of those IMHO issues, even as tons fo folks love CT grips, and all thats left is the crazy high cost of entry.
For $300 bucks add another hundred and I'd be close to buying a second M&P from Buds.

I think I'll keep my sights on the alternate sighting systems I'd talked about in my last sight thread.
Still though the package that CT has put together does take an already cool looking blaster and tart it up with a redline racing stripe. :)

I wonder if they'll support Blu-Ray... :p

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I held compact 9 today... such a sweet gun. If I wasn't saving for the .50..........

Actually I was talking with a guy there about a bunch of stuff, and he asked me if I like my CT grips for the j-frame... and I couldn't really give a wholehearted yes or no. They're good, sure, but not really a necessity, but on the other hand, I won't be taking them off anytime soon, either, but then again, they only cost me $120, used......etc.....etc..
 

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I got some Crimson Trace grips on a S&W .357 J frame, there great for quick defence shooting... and they look great at the range...
 

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Yes...or atleast on the unit I used.
It's a laser so it's intense light as opposed to say a red lamp and it's beam is obvious along and into the target.
This was though indoors under range lighting and not outside in sunlight so results may vary.

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What do you mean by "see?" If you mean see the dot on the target you are aiming at, then yes. If you mean the actual beam as it is in space, then now. You cannot see any laser's path until the endpoint unless some particle is in its path.

I've seen commercials during firearms shows on the outdoor channel pretty recently and they seem to be pretty cool. IIRC they actually reviewed this gun on I believe Guns & Ammo Classics. The commercials had older(60+) guys stating that it aided in acquisition because of their poor vision. YMMV
 

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yeah im aware you cant ever see a red lasers beam without having something crossing it. i have had a lot of experience with red lasers in my time, none of which have had any redeeming value outside in daylight. indoors, yes you can see the dot where the beam interacts with a surface.

9iron, to say you cant see any lasers path untill the endpoint unless something is in its path is very incorect. the little red laser pointers we are all so used to are usualy around 5mW. but you can purchase pen sized red lasers that push over 100mW. then you step up to green lasers which have a 500ish nm wavelength and up to 200-300mW of power. these are still lasers that fit in a pen shaped tube and are battery powerd and hand operated. but the entire beam can be seen at any time during the day.

they also have blue lasers now which are even more powerfull.

http://www.wickedlasers.com/images/products/secondary/25.jpg
 
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