CRIMSON TRACE LASER GRIPS FOR 1911's

Discussion in 'Tactics and Training' started by watchmaker, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. watchmaker

    watchmaker Guest

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    CRIMSON TRACE LG 301
    FOR 1911 PISTOLS

    Hi guys,
    I have been using the Laser Grips LG 301 with over molded rubber and dual activation on both grip panels, for several years now.
    I installed them in my Colt Gov’t .45 in stainless steel, and I have been happy with their performance through several hundreds rounds.
    I particularly like the position of the master switch in the left panel, the master switch is used to block the electricity to the laser, in case you want to shoot during the day.
    The over molded panels and front strap are very comfortable to use, making a pistol that already adapted to my hand like a glove, even better.

    This is my home defense pistol, and it is never more than a few feet away from me most of the time, it is at night in my night stand next to a Borealis 1050 lumens flashlight, the combination of the powerful .45 caliber Federal 230 Hydra-Shock, and laser grips combined with the powerful 1050 lumens of the Borealis, make this combo an ideal night fighting tool.

    THE STAINLESS STEEL GOVERMMENT .45 WITH THE CRINSOM TRACE LASER GRIPS, THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS WITH CRENELATED BEZEL AND QUICK DETACH SWIVEL, TWO CHIP MC CORMICK SHOOTING STAR MAGAZINES AND A BOX OF 230 GRAIN FEDERAL HYDRA-SHOCK AMMO.

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    I have been shooting .45’s for forty years; I had regular Gov’t, Commanders, Colt systema 1927’s and HAFDASA’s. I am very good at shooting them; however the Crimson Trace Laser Grips and plenty of training using a dummy round and dry firing have me shooting better than ever.
    As an example I can shoot from the hip and hit what I am shooting at up to 15 yards a 100 % of the time, thanks to the Laser, I am sure with more practice I can extend the range to 20 yards or more.
    The best thing when shooting from the hip is unrestricted vision, you are aware of all your surrounding and avoid the tunnel vision that happens when you are using sights and have the pistol and hand in front of you blocking most anything else.

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    I also have the LG 305 in my model 36 Smith & Wesson, those grips really help the short 2” barrel, the little Chief Special was always a hard gun to shoot well at increased distances, not any more with the Laser Grips, as I am getting good groups at fifteen yards.

    I wish Crimson Trace will consider to make grips for two of my favorite revolvers, one is a Colt Anaconda in .44 Magnum with a 4” barrel that fit perfectly in the front pocket of my fly fishing waders (good insurance against brown bears when fishing in Alaska) and the other is a Ruger Redhawk with a 7 ½ inch barrel.

    All the best
    Watchmaker
    a.k.a.
    Black Bear
     
  2. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    Nice setup.
    I have thought about the Laser Grips for my Colt 1991-A1, but I only carry it on rare occassions.
     

  3. NicoX

    NicoX New Member

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    Nice setup
    I want a laser grip but I can´t find for my guns..

    It´s easy to install ? How it run ?
     
  4. mrboma

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    I have a set on my 1911 Gov. and I love them. They are a snap to install and mine were very easy to sight in. If I remember correctly, I made 2 or 3 hor. adjustments and was set. I have the same ones as Watchmaker (side buttons, both sides) and I wish I waited and picked up the front activator set. I dont like the way I have to modify my grip to activate the laser, it just doesnt feel right.

    My laser lens seems to have gotten some schmegma on it (no longer a clear defined red dot, more like a small dot and a red sneeze around it). I will be trying to clean it this weekend and may have to ship it back to CT. BTW - the guys at CT are great people to deal with.

    One last thing, you cannot use a beveled mag well with these grips, the battery housing section makes it impossible to attach the mag well extention. That being said, I LOVE my CT grips and would have then on EVERY one of my pistols if I could. There is nothing like playing little red dot makes big bad holes at the range.

    Regards,
    MIke