Considering the popularity of laser / light combination illuminators in the market, I was always perplexed with the various laser manufacturers opted to to only release lasers for the sub-compact and non-railed handguns in the market. With the cost of LEDs being near nothing, it was boggling, especially with common handgun usage being in low-light situations.
Finally stepping in with their own molded laser/light combination is Crimson Trace. The newly announced Laserguard Pro series is launched with a single model for the Smith & Wesson Shield handgun in 9mm and .40 Smith & Wesson. The Laserguard Pro incorporates either a red (Model LL-801) or green (Model LL-801G) laser and 150 lumen LED white light.
The Laserguard Pro is activated with the companies exclusive “Instinctive Activation” pressure pad, with the mold running from the pad, along the trigger guard, to the emitter. For storage or other activities, the Pro can be turned off with a master power switch.
Blade-Tech is on-board with holsters coming soon for the Pro-equipped Shields. The Press Release does not mention future models, but Crimson Trace has placeholders for the Glock 42/43 and the Springfield XD-S.
Retail pricing is set at $279 for the red laser version and $370 for the green laser, which is consistent across all the handgun models.