Crimson Trace has announced their latest line of “Clean Green” laser grips for 1911s and select modern handguns. The new grips feature power from 4 button batteries, bringing the system up to a full 12V for added brightness and longer battery life.
The 515nm laser is a prominently base green emitter, allowing Crimson Trace to avoid native “blueish” hues produced by other lasers that require filters to adjust back to green. These filters can reduce the intensity of the laser, reducing performance.
At $399 for the 1911 grips, the green panels are a $60 premium over the standard crimson lasers. On my personal carbines, I use green lasers as I find them easier to see. At the rated 5mW of power, the laser itself can light up a hallway at night. Word of advice, don’t point it at an eye (much less attached to your firearm at the same time).
The Clean Green technology is also being introduced in Crimson Trace’s Rail Master Pro, which combines the laser with a 100-lumen white light. The Rail Master Pro has 4 unique activation modes. The Rail Master Pro is listed at $379, a $100 upgrade over its red counterpart.