Crosman Acquires Part of LaserMax


    The Crosman Corporation announced that it had acquired the commercial business portion of LaserMax. At the time of this writing, LaserMax has not made a public statement about the acquisition.

    LaserMax is a company that specializes in laser technology. While many shooters know the company for its supplemental aiming tools for handguns and other firearms, LaserMax is diversified beyond the commercial market. The company is also a supplier to governmental units including militaries, security organizations and law enforcement agencies.

    However, the company is also involved in laser manufacturing for the aerospace, telecom, biomedical and semiconductor industries. It is not known if this portion of the LaserMax business has been acquired by Crosman as well. The Crosman statement makes no reference to anything beyond aiming lasers and tactical lighting, so I suspect the acquisition does not include any of the LaserMax business in the scientific fields.

    One thing that sticks out in the Crosman statement is the sentence “LaserMax has developed significant intellectual property in laser technology, resulting in a comprehensive IP portfolio.” IP often refers to patents. So, this acquisition may be more for the patents rather than the actual products and sales pipelines that LaserMax has in place.

    It will be interesting to see what Crosman does with LaserMax. Will it continue to evolve the LaserMax product line as it is, or will Crosman take the IP and develop bold new products?

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is