Buttons, switches and pressure pads – technologies that are constantly being improved upon within the weapon light and laser market. And so far no manufacturer has truly perfected the ergonomic, functional and reliable light switch. LaserMax is hoping to change that with the introduction of capacitative activation they are calling GripSense.
The system works similarly to cell phone screen technologies: an area on the grip derects a shooters hand and activates the light or laser. The result is an ‘instant on’ yet controllable switch.
TFB will be on hand at SHOT 2017 to give this new tech a shot. We will be sure to let you know our thoughts.
Offering consumers the ability to choose between modes of button activation or GripSense activation is really incredible” said Chris Tinkle, Chief Sales Officer for LaserMax. “Our GripSense Technology is a safe and tactically sound instant on capability that consumers have desired for years, while still providing the ability to have controlled activation.”
The Patent Pending GripSense Technology utilizes similar capacitive sensing technology to smartphones, in that the product contains a detection zone in the area that users middle finger indexes the trigger guard of the firearm and senses the user’s grip on the firearm and activates the light or laser instantly. The user has the option to turn off the light or laser with the push of a button or disable the GripSense Activation and rely solely on the button activation.
“I am very proud of our team and excited to see the market’s reaction to our new GripSense Technology,” said Chris Tinkle. “Our team has been very careful to work on an “instant on” solution for laser aiming devices. We challenged our Engineering team to develop a solution that met customer demand while ensuring that the product doesn’t comprise proper doctrinal use of laser aiming devices in law enforcement or self-defense use cases. Our team delivered an incredible solution in GripSense Technology.”