I have long been looking to buy a laser sight system for my Glock 26 and was leaning toward Lasermax for a few reasons. A few days ago I saw a new release by Crimson Trace that makes me reconsider.
The biggest reasons I was going for Lasermax is that I dont want to add to the external profile and I dont want to have to sight it in since the barrel and laser are not aligned. The new Laserguard sights by CrimsonTrace kind of address a lot of that. LG-436 for GLOCK Sub-Compact :: Crimson Trace Lasergrips
So far, here is my list of pros and cons
-no allignment needed
-doesnt change external profile
-on/off switch to disable the laser
-replacement internal part can increase failure
-gun still operable if the laser breaks
-master on/off switch to disable the laser *new feature of laserguard
-automaticly activates when griping *if master switch is on*
-adding to the profile can mess up holsters
I *DONT* want to start the CT vs LM war here. Ive read enough about that already. I only have 2 questions. One about the pulsating beam, the other about holsters.
Nothing I've seen so far has said if CT beam is steady or blinking, so I'm assuming it is steady. How much of a difference does that make in targeting? Seems to me the pulse would help significantly, but I've never used one so that is my assumption. Any rebuttal on that is welcome.
The second question is about holstering. I use a SmartCarry at the moment as my only holster. I'd like to add another sometime, but not at the moment. It's a slim chance that anyone has tried the particular combination, but if someone can confirm or deny that the CT Laserguards do/don't fit in a SmartCarry then that would eliminate another unknown.
Overall, I'm leaning towards getting the Laserguards unless anything else comes up.