New Gear from LaserLyte Coming

NAA .22 Magnum

While attending the Make Big Noise industry event in Shackleford, VA, I got a chance to see a number of new LaserLyte products that are being introduced soon.  Here are a few you can expect to see in the coming weeks.

NAA 22 Magnum laser – The new laser is similar in design to Crimson Trace Lasergrips in that the activation switch is in the grip itself.  The laser is contained in a snorkel attached to the right side of the tiny revolver’s grips.  MSRP will be $109.99.


22 Caliber Trainer – Designed to drop into any .22 caliber firearm, rimfire or centerfire, this unit allows for practice without the need of ammunition.  This was officially announced during the Make Big Noise event and is now listed on the company’s website.  MSRP is $109.95.

New trainer target – LaserLyte makes a number of laser training tools including a target that keeps track of where your shots are going.  A new target has been developed that incorporates a timer and scorekeeper.  It will allow a shooter to push him- or herself a little harder and to compete against a friend.  No MSRP available.  I used the prototype at the event and it seemed to work flawlessly.

HiPoint lasers – Yep.  The company will be selling newly designed lasers for the HiPoint 380, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP pistols.  These will be shipping very soon.

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  • Steve Truffer

    Forget the grips, I like the finishes on that top NAA

    • Hikerguy

      Agreed. Does add a classy look to it.

    • Alberto Paulsen

      You do understand human bones are used for a super fit finish like that? Don’t worry, that shit is usually from India. Didn’t you see Slumdog Millionaire? They have like a Bagillionty thousand Million people, don’t worry. That impossible to shoot .22 MAG now has a primo finish and some sort of laser to sight in, and just throw it in the old Ransom rest and you will be getting 4yd zeros in no time.

      • Steve Truffer

        Dude, calm the fuck down. ANY dense, organic material can be used in color case hardening. Colt used to use whale bone, some use antler, others horn. Heck, Zastava has a similar splash on it where some oil caught fire. No, I don’t rely on Hollywood for facts. The ergonomics of the NAA are irrelevant, and I have no interest in one. I just commented on the mix of Bluing, Color-Casehardening, and phosephate gray.

        • Alberto Pogue-eater

          Ok have fun

  • allannon

    Wouldn’t the laser cost more than the Hipoint?

    • Sam Schifo

      Probably, but then again the majority of high end optics generally cost more than the rifles that they are mounted on.

  • dan citizen

    very neat stuff

  • hkryan

    Nice laser on the NAA, much better than the current laser offering. Those grips need something, maybe some panels of wood or other materials?

  • Cymond

    For some reason, I thought all of the NAA mini revolvers used the same grips. Why wouldn’t the laser work on a 22lr?

    • james

      I would like to know this as well. Anyone have both?

    • james

      I wonder if the grips are the same but the frame is different… might be why it’s 22 mag only? Hell, I don’t know.

    • Risky

      The frame sizes on the .22LR/S only models are slightly smaller than the .22 Mag or convertible models.

  • derfelcadarn

    Whatever floats your boat, but if you cannot aim and fire this last level of defense pistol, at the ranges it is limited to, by point shooting then you should avail yourself of a different firearm.

    • Risky

      Do you’re saying that if this laser helps, you shouldn’t be using this gun in the first place? That makes a whole mess of sense…

      • ThomasD

        He made no such statement, you are twisting his words to suit your meaning.

        He said that, if you cannot hit your target at the range this pistol is designed for, then the lack of a laser is not the source of the problem.

        IMO if you cannot hit a human head sized target with this pistol at seven feet then the solution to the problem is more practice, probably starting at closer range and moving back as you progress..

        • iksnilol

          The laser is useful so as to extend the range and for dissuading an opponent.

          That is at least my opinion.

          • Sulaco

            Under attack stress “range” can drop to inches! So this laser may be just the ticket…

        • Risky

          I’m sure he’s a adult, he can answer my question himself if he wanted to. Thanks for playing, though. Your input is invalid but noted.

          • ThomasD

            Invalid??? It would help if you offered some argument to back up your assertion.

            You were the one who said “…if this laser helps..” when he made no such statement about the positive effects of a laser. You, at best, assumed that inference.

            Certainly he is welcome to defend his own words since he wrote them, but their meaning is also clear to anyone who reads them. You asserted a meaning not present in his words to suit your argument.

            It’s called a straw man.

        • derfelcadarn

          Thank you

      • derfelcadarn

        What I am saying is if that you have come to the position that this level of firearm is required and cannot utilize it effectively in the ranges intended without the laser sight then maybe you should not have the weapon.

    • Rick

      lasers do make great intimidators. Sometimes it’s better to have the weapon you never have to fire. as opposed to the Tony Stark method 🙂

  • Risky

    If they made these in a more useable style grip I would be all about it, but the standard NAA stock profile SUCKS for aiming/holding/drawing, just about anything. Chong Vang’s Revision CV grips are the only way to go with these mini revolvers.

  • gunsandrockets

    The muzzle inserted .22 laser device for training is very clever, but I see at least one important drawback for .22 rimfire firearms. In normal use of the device it essentially requires dry-firing a rimfire firearm which in most cases would cause damage the firearm. Only a few rimfire firearms can dry-fire without damage, such as those which use a manual safety which only blocks the hammer from striking but not from falling. But what if your firearm is not like that? Does a snap-cap even exist for a .22 rimfire cartridge?

    Now with a revolver, a person could insert fired empty casings into the chambers with the rims aligned so the firing pin only lands on a fresh part of the rim to avoid damage, I suppose. But using that method with a semi-auto pistol would be very annoying.

    • Cymond

      Apparently #4 drywall anchors work.
      Even so, a fair number of modern rimfires are safe to dryfire and I’ve read that all of Ruger’s are safe. I can certainly attest to dry firing a 10/22 more times than I can count over the years.

      • Sulaco

        Cy that is just fracking genius. Thanks

    • gunslinger

      just use some spent .22 brass. buddy’s dad keeps them in his 22 to drop the hammer

      • iksnilol

        True, that is what I do. Always try to find an use for .22 brass.

  • Sulaco

    I think outside the .38 snub this laser on a mini .22 revolver might be one of the few where laser mounts make sense.

    • iksnilol

      Why? A laser is always nice to have. Mainly because it is a non-lethal alternative. Most people I have seen backed off when someone “painted” them with the laser but when someone pointed a laser-less pistol at them a good deal of people weren’t intimidated.

      • Sulaco

        Nice to have is correct. In the little .22 it would be actually helpful as the short barrel and hard trigger pull make it hard to target in the best of times not to mention recoil in that small a gun and getting it back on target under stress, same as a .38 snub mostly.. As to laser’s in general I think the myth of “they give up when lighted up” is right up there with they all run at the sound of a shotgun slide being pumped. I have seen two instances of a (meth) suspects seeing the red dots and being enraged and charging the officers. (Thank god for Tazers.) Also in tight situations lasers are a lighted path back to your position for enemy shooters, like in an active shooter mall situation.

  • Douglas Ledet

    A .22 is not an effective weapon for personal defense for most of the population. In most cases, you will simply make the person attempting the assault madder than a wet hen.