Crimson Trace today announced the availability of three exciting new LIGHTGUARD™ tactical lights for Glock, Springfield XDM and Smith & Wesson M&P pistols. The LIGHTGUARD 100-lumen LED tactical lights mark the first entry into the handgun tactical light market for the manufacturer of industry-leading LASERGRIPS® and LASERGUARD® laser sighting systems. All three products utilize Crimson Trace’s hallmark instinctive activation™ pressure pad, which turns on the light when the gun is held in a normal firing grip. MSRP is $149.
“Customers told us that they wanted a bright tactical light that was lighter, slimmer and easier to turn on and off,” said Fred Karl, director of product development at Crimson Trace. “They also wanted a light that fit in a CCW holster and looked like it was designed for their gun,” he added. Crimson Trace responded with a small package size that’s no wider than the slide, no longer than the muzzle of a sub-compact, and weighs only XX oz. Unlike most rail-mounted tactical lights, the LIGHTGUARD is small enough to fit in most popular concealed carry holsters. The Glock and M&P models are compatible with CTC’s rear-activated laser systems, creating the ultimate personal defense package.
Small size doesn’t mean weak performance, however. The LIGHTGUARD is powered by a CR2 battery which drives the 100-lumen, Cree LED diode for over two hours of illumination. There is a master on / off switch to completely shut down the unit for daytime use. The lens and reflector system in the light head were specifically designed to cast a wide beam with a high-intensity center spot for quick and positive target identification. Like all Crimson Trace products, the LIGHTGUARD is water-resistant, and was designed and tested to withstand recoil from the hottest personal defense loads. Ctclightguard.com.