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Anybody Out There Get A Crimson Trace On Their GlocK??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MGGLOCK9, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. MGGLOCK9

    MGGLOCK9

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    I have thought about it for a while (like, 3 years-I don't rush into anything.) But two things hold me back: 1. Money ( you send the frame to the CT factory) and 2. The last time I checked Glock was saying it would void their factory warranty. So..

    My questions are-if you got it, did it impair the firearm in any way, and were you satisfied with the reliability and quality of the CT factory unit and installation?

    I really would like to carry my G-19 or G-17 with a CT laser. I thought about this Tuesday night a lot as I escorted my wife the visiting nurse on multiple night calls. And though I like my titanium S&W .38 with a laser-which I was carrying, a Glock is, well, a GLOCK. My back has deteriorated to the point that a back-up gun is too much weight when you add a flashlight and OC spray and cellphone-and a G-17 is a lot more gun than a revolver (IMHO).

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    MG
     
  2. GlockAndRoll

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    Hey MG,

    It appears you are in no rush, so you might want to wait a bit longer. I contacted Crimson Trace a few months ago and got some inside information that they are working on a user installed laser for Glocks. The only thing they wouldn't give me is any idea of when this would come out. I want the laser too, but don't want to sacrifice a weapon mounted light for the laser (anything mounted to the rail will block the internal laser). I too am patient and will wait for the new product.

    On another note, My brand new G22 is ready to pick-up today!
     

  3. meadmakerman

    meadmakerman NRA Member

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    GLOCK offers a tactical light, with a built in laser that might be a good option. I am thinking of getting one myself. They actually offer three versions of the light- light only, light and laser, and light, laser, and IR (that one may be for LE/Military only- not sure).

    Of course, the biggest difference between that and the CT is that you have to have the light mounted on your GLOCK, which requires a special holster (none of mine will work).

    Just an idea...:cool:
     
  4. GlockAndRoll

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    I definitely want a light and laser on my Glock (in that order of importance IMO). I looked at the Insight models M6 and M6x that have the light and laser and that would be my choice if CT does not come through on the new Glock laser. Only thing I didn't like with M6 light/laser was that a tape switch will only operate one or the other, not both. I personally don't like the rocker switch they have on the light/laser. I am hoping for a tape switch tach light and then (ideally) a squeeze switch from the new CT laser product. Will have to see if that happens.
     
  5. Guest

    MGGLOCK9,

    IMHO

    Crimson Trace makes the best laser products available. That being said I understand your concearns about putting one on the G-17, or the G-19. Right now this will prevent the addition of a weapon mounted light. (pros and cons to that as well)

    If you were looking to save weight (Back), and wanted a Crimson Trace laser and a Glock why not the G-26. it would be the perfect combo. Use a hand held flashlight options with a Surefire light, and add that to the G-26/CT combo!

    G-26/CT combo would limit the weight carried, carry a G-17 mag, and a Surefire, with your cell phone and a good pocket folder, and you have a practical tool kit to work from.

    I have first hand knowledge on how they work and the quality that goes into the product is second to none!

    I would put one on a G-26 or any other that had no accessory rail, if you had a gen I, or II G-17, or 19 (ect...) it would be perfect.

    GlockAndRoll had an interesting post, but until there is something MARKETABLE I would not wait too much longer. Crimson trace will Betta test everything to death (litterly) before it goes into production. They are Quality First type of folks. They will not RUSH somthing to production W/O making sure it meets the Crimson Trace standards FIRST.

    I would contact Glock warranty dept. as to the warranty issue, but one of the advantages of the Crimson Trace lasers on the Glock pistol is that it in NO way interfeers with the working components of the Glock pistol. It is small, and there are TONS of holsters out there that fit the Glock with a Crimson Trace laser.

    Sounds like to me that you all ready know how insanely accurate the Crimson Trace is with the .38, so I think it is time to act.

    YMMV.

    Good luck to you, and Safe Shooting.

    Respectfully,
     
  6. Foxquads

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    I have one of the Crimson Trace "conversions" on my Glock-27. It is SUPER! ...As someone above posted it does not fit in any 'conventional' Glock holster I currently have... I carry it in a Bagmaster 'pouch' type holster...Really haven't had time to look around for anything else...
    ...Sorry I can't post pictures at this time....Maybe soon!
     
  7. MGGLOCK9

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    Thanks for the thoughtful suggestions. I will wait and see what the CT factory comes up with

    MG
     
  8. hikerpaddler

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    Why wait when Lasermax already has a great unit that will fit in any holster. I'm not saying use a laser, but if you want one, they are pretty good. I demo'd one for my department. Pointed accurately, and I couldn't get it to malfunction.