New ShockStop System From Crimson Trace

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Recoil. It’s an expected part of shooting firearms, so much so that many shooters begin anticipating it early on. And while it’s true that felt recoil depends on many factors from caliber to model of gun to the rounds being fired, it’s also true that handling said recoil depends entirely on the individual shooter. No two shooters are alike, and no two shooters have identical experiences even while using identical firearms. What may be simple for you to shoot proficiently may be a struggle for someone else – even someone with a certain level of basic experience – and vice versa. Crimson Trace is looking to improve the odds a shooter can handle felt recoil with their new product, the ShockStop System.

The ShockStop System is a specific material that will first be offered on particular Crimson Trace Lasergrips: the LG-350 and LG-350G. It’s made of a soft material the company describes as being “anti-vibration” but “non-tacky” and includes a carefully designed heel pocket for additional felt recoil reduction. The ShockStop has soft panels on both the front and rear of the grip while the middle is rigid for increased stability.

The LG-350 and LG-350G are made for Smith & Wesson’s J-frame revolvers. The former contains a red laser while the latter contains a green laser. Installation requires only a screwdriver and can easily be managed at home with no need for a gunsmith. MSRP for the LG-350 is $319 and the LG-350G is $399.

There are many benefits to improving a shooter’s control over felt recoil. Accuracy is certainly an issue as is the ability to deliver follow-up shots in a tight group.

Take a look online at www.crimsontrace.com.

From Crimson Trace:

“Each LG-350 Lasergrips features: the innovative ShockStop System technology, a Crimson Trace patented Instinctive Activation® front pad, a master on/off switch along with user adjustable wind and elevation settings. The adjustment tools and operating batteries are included with each product. Both Lasergrips are covered under Crimson Trace’s “Free Batteries for Life™” program. The LG-350 and LG-350G are widely available in retail outlets (gun shops and stores) across America.”



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Notoriginal

    I got a sneak peek of these a few months ago from the local CT rep. I didn’t think it made tremendous difference when shot next to a stock J-Frame. But, some may find it useful. I just don’t like small J-Frames.

  • Spencerhut

    I love revolvers, but those J-Frames are a handful. Try the Liberty Ammo or Hornady 90gr reduced recoil loads. Most people can shoot those loads much better if the recoil of standard or +p loads is too painful.

  • Sulaco

    Might be just the thing if it works as advertised with a hard kicking Ruger SP 101 with full house magnums.

  • TechnoTriticale

    It looks as if the J-frame grip allows 3 fingers on. That alone is a recoil advantage over the current CT LaserGrip for J-frames.

    Doesn’t do much for a long-standing issue with any S&W revolver, which is the cylinder release shredding your thumb if your fire discipline is the least bit relaxed.

  • Treyh007

    Very cool product but at $319/$399…… I paid a lil under $400 for my 642 Airweight, might need to get the price down some to realistically sell these. Most people buy the J-Frames due to them being a budget revolver.