Crimson Trace LG-350 Lasergrips: LG-350 Lasergrips are an enhanced laser sighting option for Smith & Wesson J-frame revolvers. Featuring an ergonomic Recoil-Reduction Grip design, the LG-350 offers excellent comfort for modern wheelgun shooters. This model features a front laser-activation button, and boasts over four hours of battery life from two 2032 lithium batteries. Easy to install in moments by replacing the revolver’s factory grips, the unit is completely user-adjustable for windage and elevation. The LG-350 unit’s laser beam is visible at distances up to 50 feet.
Crimson Trace LG-443G Green Laserguard: The LG-443G fits Glock’s compact G42 pistol by securing firmly around the triggerguard. The Laserguard features instinctive activation, which allows the user to activate the green laser by simply gripping the pistol in a normal firing grip. User-installed in moments, the LG-443G is also fully user-adjustable for windage and elevation. Made from rugged polymer, this Laserguard operates on either one 1/3N lithium battery or two 357 silver oxide batteries for over four hours of usage.
Fenix PD40: The compact Fenix PD40 flashlight is equipped with a powerful CREE MT-G2 neutral white LED and is powered by one 26650 rechargeable Li-ion battery. The flashlight puts out a 1600-lumen beam with a distance of 200 meters. Compact at only 5.7 inches in length, this powerful flashlight is a natural for tactical duty or for backpackers on the trail.
First-Light Liberator: The 500-lumen Liberator from First-Light USA is an ingenious handheld light designed to be used in conjunction with a handgun without any grip modification. The placement of the Liberator on the back of the hand allows for regular hand function in a tactical or home-defense situation, making it one of the best law enforcement light products to ever hit the market! The Liberator features a rugged hardcoat anodized finish, a constant-on button and a strobe feature.
LaserMax Green Laser Guide Rod For Beretta 92/96: A new addition to the LaserMax lineup is the LMS-1441G, a green laser guide rod for the Beretta 92/96. This unit arrives as the popularity of green lasers continues to grow in the concealed-carry market. A completely internal unit, the LMs-1441G allows for the use of a laser with no external interference. Solid, proven and reliable, the LMS-1441G is a great addition to the line and a solid choice for duty or self-defense user.
LaserMax Green Laser Guide Rod For Glock 20 Gen4: As the popularity of Glock pistols continues to grow, so does the desire to equip them with laser aiming devices. LaserMax has introduced a new addition to its Glock accessories lineup by making a green laser guide rod unit for the Glock 20 Gen4 pistol. With all of the same reliability and accuracy characteristics seen in previous LaserMax products for the Glock series of pistols, the LMS-G4-1151G is a welcomed sight. The laser unit is contained entirely within the pistol and will not restrict a user’s holster choice.
LEDWave Angle-Light: The Angle-Light was designed as the world’s smallest signal and survival light that can be carried everyday by hunters and outdoorsmen. The unit doesn’t take up much space and can be attached to the user with a removable heavy-duty pocket clip or the supplied head band which turns it into a headlight. It’s dual-output LED delivers two light levels: high output and low output for reading. There is a strong magnet inside the tailcap that will allow the unit to stick on any metal surface. The hardcoat anodized light operates on one CAA battery or a rechargeable battery of that size.
Lens-Light K.O. WM Light: The K.O. is well made with unique features such as a patented focusing aspherical lens system. This combined with solid craftsmanship and a durable aircraft-grade aluminum construction make this one of the best new weapon lights on the market. Compact at only 5.2 inches in length, the flashlight still manages a maximum output of 440 lumens. The unit will run for 2.2 hours on two CR-123 batteries. The K.O. is avaialbe in a variety of finishes, including matte black, tan and a camo-like Striderized pattern.
Maglite ML300LX: From the best known tactical flashlight makers comes the ML300LX. Whether you’re a professional using a flashlight for work or security, an outdoor enthusiast or an occasional user wanting it for emergencies at home or on the road, the New Maglite ML300LX LED flashlight is the light for all your needs. Offering up to 625 lumens and a 117-hour runtime, the ML300LX offers user a faster-handling, intuitive flashlight with three brightness settings—Full, Low and Eco.
Streamlight Sidewinder Rescue: The Sidewinder Rescue has a feature that makes this versatile, hands-free light an even more critical lifesaving tool—a beacon that projects 360 degrees of light. The 185-degree articulating head has a “slide-in-place” diffuser that can be used with any of its multi-color LEDs to signal for help. The Sidewinder Rescue also has a flash feature that flashes at 50 beats per minute. This slower flash makes it easier to see and identify from a distance, particularly from the air. This is a must-have piece of kit for any person working in remote areas or in a law enforcement / military capacity.
SureFire P2X Fury IntelliBeam: The P2X Fury uses a high-efficiency, virtually failure-proof LED to deliver your choice of either 15 or 500 lumens of perfectly focused light. The 15-lumen level is excellent for general work at close to medium distances, and it also lets you greatly extend the runtime for a set of batteries, a valuable option when you’re miles from civilization. The light’s new IntelliBeam technology automatically adjusts the beam’s intensity and scope by reacting to environmental conditions and spacing.
Tuff Writer Bolt Flashlight: From the minds at Tuff Writer comes the world’s first bolt-actuated flashlight. This is a lightweight, 480-lumen masterpiece that allows the user to press a bolt down for temporary light, or enable an easy-to-use lock to keep it on. Complete with a CREE XM-L2 bulb, the aluminum light provides high/low strobe modes as well as four additional brightness settings. At only 5.83 inches in length and 2.7 ounces in weight, this is a great small light with a million practical uses in the real world.
Viridian Reactor 5: The Viridian Reactor 5 is the ultimate targeting system for your carry gun thanks to its all-conditions-visible Viridian Green laser sighting. Custom-fit to your weapon system, the unit includes a sleek instant-on ECR holster that activates the world’s brightest laser when drawn. No fumbling with buttons in critical situations—when you draw your self-defense firearm, the unit’s on and ready. The Viridian Reactor 5 is available for a variety of weapons, including designs from Glock, Ruger, Springfield Armory, Kahr Arms, Smith & Wesson and Sig Sauer.
Tactical lights and lasers help shooters identify the threat in a hurry. The tactical flashlights featured here offer a mix of compact weapon lights and duty-ready flashlights that are rugged enough to survive the real world in any situation.
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Similarly, the handgun lasers profiled offer a must-have accessory for quick targeting in a self-defense situation.
Check out the gallery of tactical flashlights and lasers above for more information — they may just save your life!
This article is from THE COMPLETE BOOK OF GUNS 2016. To order your copy, please visit PersonalDefenseWorld.com.
For even more information on the products mentioned in the gallery above, please visit the following websites:
- Crimson Trace LG-443G Green Laserguard: crimsontrace.com; 800-442-2406
- Crimson Trace LG-350 Lasergrips: crimsontrace.com; 800-442-2406
- Fenix PD40: fenixlight.com
- First-Light Liberator: firstlight-usa.com; 877-454-4450
- LaserMax Green Laser Guide Rod For Beretta 92/96: lasermax.com; 800-527-3703
- LaserMax Green Laser Guide Rod For Glock 20 Gen4: lasermax.com; 800-527-3703
- LEDWave Angle-Light: ledwave.eu
- Lens-Light K.O. WM Light: lens-light.com; 888-996-9929
- Maglite ML300LX: maglite.com; 909-947-1006
- Streamlight Sidewinder Rescue: streamlight.com; 800-523-7488
- SureFire P2X Fury IntelliBeam: surefire.com; 800-828-8809
- Viridian Reactor 5: viridiangreenlaser.com; 800-990-9390
Fighting armed opponents in Northern Red's Advanced Close-Quarters Battle Course.
by Len Waldron / Jun 26, 2015