LaserMax Guide Rod Laser for GLOCK Goes Green

    Photo courtesy of LaserMax.

    LaserMax have developed a nifty laser for the Glock that sits inside a guide rod. A replacement slide lock lever acts as the lasers on/off switch. Very clever! From the press release …

    August 16, 2013 (Rochester, NY) – LaserMax® today announced the official debut of the world’s first green Guide Rod Laser™ for GLOCK® Safe Action™ pistols.

    “The Guide Rod Laser is the smallest and most robust laser to enter the market,” commented Kurt Worden, LaserMax VP of Commercial Sales. “Now, with the enhanced visibility of green over red paired with native green’s stability over a broad range of temperatures and maximized battery life, there is no better laser sight available today.”

    At one with the gun,™ the LaserMax Guide Rod Laser sight system replaces the factory spring guide and recoil spring with a ruggedized laser assembly that incorporates the diode, electronics and battery source.  Because it is housed completely within the firearm, installation of the sight does not restrict holster choice or effect grip ergonomics in any way.

    Unlike lasers that turn on automatically, a modified slide lock lever serves as LaserMax’s signature Controlled Activation™ switch, allowing the shooter to operate from concealment without risking a potentially dangerous reveal of his or her position. Placement of the laser and switch also reinforce the NRA’s rules for safe handling of firearms and prevent any potential blocking of the beam, which projects from immediately under the bore for the highest accuracy.

    The first green Guide Rod models offered will be compatible with GLOCK models 17, 17L, 17 Gen4, 18, 19, 19 Gen4, 20, 20SF, 21, 21SF, 22, 22 Gen4, 23, 24, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37 and 38.  Like all LaserMax products, the green Guide Rod Laser will be covered by an industry-leading 5 year warranty. First shipments are expected to hit retail shelves mid to late September at a suggested retail price of $449.

    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.