As Glock continues to grow out their line of Gen5 pistols so does Lasermax with their Guide Rod Lasers that fit inside. For those who might be unfamiliar with the concept, Lasermax produces a laser that is tucked neatly inside the guide rod/recoil assembly of various semi-automatic pistols. By doing this, owners do not need to buy new holsters or alter any of their gear in order to get the benefits of using a laser for training or defense. Some of the other specifications you can expect are as follows as presented by Lasermax:
- User programmable for pulse or steady red beam
- Internal design does not restrict grip or holster selection
- Distinct ambidextrous ON/OFF switch reinforces safe firearm handling
- Automatic time-out after 10 minutes prevents inadvertent battery drain
- Proximity to the bore provides maximum POA/POI accuracy
- Guaranteed alignment right out of the box
Right now Lasermax is making just 2 different sizes in 9mm compatible frames, but that actually covers a lot of the firearms that Glock is presently producing through their Gen5 line. By making a G19 slide length guide rod laser Lasermax covers 4 different pistols produced by Glock. Lasermax’s 2nd size of a G17 slide covers an additional 3 more Glock models. All of those lasers in red and green with their associated price-points can be read below:
- LMS-G5-17: Gen 5 17, 17 MOS and 34 MOS Guide Rod Laser – MSRP $279
- LMS-G5-19: Gen 5 19, 19 MOS, 19X, and 45 Guide Rod Laser – MSRP $279
- LMS-G5-17G: Gen 5 17, 17 MOS and 34 MOS Guide Rod Laser – MSRP $329
- LMS-G5-19G: Gen 5 19, 19 MOS, 19X, and 45 Guide Rod Laser – MSRP $329
All of these lasers are currently shipping to retailers at the time of this writing. For anyone who may be interested, these lasers are a simple drop-in replacement to your current recoil assembly and carry a 5-Year Warranty from Lasermax. Kurt Worden, Director of LaserMax Product Sales, also had these words to share:
As Glock continues to grow their pistol portfolio with new generation models, LaserMax supports the ecosystem with Guide Rod Lasers that are in high demand. Based on our relentless testing, it’s our opinion that no other laser sighting system is as durable and accurate over as many rounds as ours have proven to be year after year.
For all of our readers who happen to own a Glock Gen5 9mm already in one of the frame sizes described above, would you be willing to drop-in one of these lasers for carry or training? Or do you prefer more traditional lasers that hang off of a Picatinny rail below the barrel? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.
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