Hogue Releases “LE” (Laser Enhanced) Grip for 1911’s

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As their press release implies: Hogue has finally gotten around to releasing a laser grip for 1911’s. Don’t get me wrong, Crimson Trace makes some great stuff, but Hogue just feels natural in the hand to me (played paintball with them on an Autococker still to this day). As such, I welcome the news.

Grips include user-selectable intensities and three operating modes (steady, strobe, or “stealth target.” The new LE grips are backed by a 3-year warranty and are available in black ($189) and colors (FDE, OD, & Pink, $199).

Full Press Release Below:

Hogue Incorporated Announces New “le” (laser Enhanced) Grip For 1911 Government Autoloaders

Henderson, NV – Hogue, Inc., America’s premier manufacturer of grips, stocks, AR components, knives, holsters, gear and accessories is proud to announce the new Hogue Laser Enhanced (LE) Grip for 1911 Government model autoloaders. “For years our customers have been asking for a Hogue grip with a laser, ” said LE Grip designer and managing partner Jim Bruhns. “We’ve made Hogue LE Grips a reality for 1911 owners in direct response to customer demand. ”

Hogue’s new LE Grips are not just a first for Hogue: they’re the first handgun laser sighting system on the market based on a fully programmable, digitally-controlled microprocessor circuit – virtually all other competitive offerings are based on simple analog designs. Hogue’s designers capitalized on the advantage by programming three operating modes (steady, strobe or stealth target) and three user-selectable intensity levels (low, medium and high) into the LE Grip’s circuit. They also tapped into sophisticated power management routines to ensure long life from two common CR-2032 batteries hidden under the grip on the non-laser side – an important design feature enabling battery changes that don’t take the laser out of zero. Each LE Grip is bore-sighted at the factory while the windage and elevation adjustments are available via small set screws. All of the Hogue LE Grip’s programming features are accessible via pressure-sensitive programming buttons on the grip.

“We’re delivering a powerful, feature-loaded product at a price point that practically breaks the price performance curve in this product category, ” said Bruhns, “and we’re not stopping with the 1911 platform – Smith & Wesson J, K and L-Frame model LE Grips are coming next. ”

Hogue LE Grips are supported by a 3 year warranty and are now shipping for government model 1911 pistols with an MSRP of $189.99 for Black, and $199.95 for colors.

Hogue products are manufactured in family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit www.hogueinc.com to nd a Hogue dealer near you.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    What the hell is “stealth target” mode?

    • Paper Street Soap Company

      Tacticool speak for “off.”

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Tell me you are kidding.

        • I’m afraid not. All it means is “off”. Kinda silly huh—-

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I have a new laser grip coming out featuring “Dynamic Target Acquisition Mode”.
            That means “ON”.

          • Crux_Lomar

            Someone should start writing a dictionary for Tacticoolish.)

          • Or Tacticalfoolish!

    • Phil Hsueh

      No idea, SSD posted the exact same article yesterday and they had the same questions over there. One idea was that it’s a momentary on function of some sort.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        See Phils reply below.
        Its just “off”, dude.
        Hilarious.

        • See our reply to NotoriousIUD above. We should have elaborated more in our release.

    • We should have elaborated more about Stealth Target mode in our release. In Stealth Target mode, when the laser is activated it will flash three times then go dark. This would hopefully allow for fast target acquisition followed by darkness, making it difficult for the target to determine the shooter’s location.

  • Nashvone

    You shouldn’t point out that two articles about the same product have been published in the same week. They get pissy about that.

  • FightFireJay

    Autococker, the “other” 45 grip with a straight pull (not hinged) trigger.

    But seriously, did the Crimson Trace patent on grip mounted activation run out? Or is this a licensed product?

  • Mystick

    Since we are repeating.. $200 = NO.

  • To those wondering about the LE Grip’s “Stealth Target Mode”: We should have elaborated more about Stealth Target mode in our release. In Stealth Target mode, when the laser is activated it will flash three times then go dark. This would hopefully allow for fast target acquisition followed by darkness, making it difficult for the target to determine the shooter’s location.