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Crimson Trace Debuts Defender Series™ Lasers at NRA Annual Meeting


April 29, 2013

Wilsonville, OR

In an effort to grow the laser sight market among price-sensitive consumers, Crimson Trace (CTC) will launch the consumer debut of the DEFENDER SERIES™ line of red laser sights at the National Rifle Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Visitors at the Crimson Trace booth (#2547) can test and inspect the sights as they are mounted on several display handgun models. 

The innovative DEFENDER SERIES™ sights are designed to fit Smith & Wesson and Taurus revolvers along with Glock, Ruger and Springfield  XD semi-autos.   All DEFENDER SERIES™ products are engineered and assembled with quality components at CTC’s Wilsonville, Oregon facilility. This follows the trend set with the more than 100 items already in the Crimson Trace product line—Made in the USA.

DEFENDER SERIES™ products feature cutting-edge designs combined with superior technology and affordability to provide the performance consumsers have come to expect from Crimson Trace. Initially, DEFENDER SERIES™ laser sights will be offered with Accu-Grips™ platforms for the Smith & Wesson J-Frame and Taurus M85 revolvers starting at $149. The Accu-Guard™ platforms featured on Ruger LCP, Glock and Springfield XD and XD (m) pistols are offered at an MSRP of $129.

DEFENDER SERIES™ laser sights incorporate Beam Lock Technology ™ that permits precise windage and elevation adjustments so that the user can zero the sight to their chosen ammunition. These sights also utilize the most powerful laser diode permitted by law.  Accu-Guard™ sights fit around the trigger guard of semi-autos, and Accu-Grip™ products replace the grips of revolvers – no gunsmithing is required. This ensures consistent, dead-on accuracy regardless the size of the gun or its sight radius. This allows novice shooters to confidently hit their target under difficult low-light conditions. The all-new N-Gage™ activation system ergonomically and intuitively provides the user a best-in-class method of accessing and activating the laser.  Just as importantly, all DEFENDER SERIES™ products are supported by Crimson Trace’s industry-leading customer service that’s available 24/7.

“As the leader of the laser sight category, we recognize the need to continually offer products that will grow the market and provide options for value-oriented consumers,” said Kent Thomas, Crimson Trace director of marketing.  “When it comes to self-defense handguns, a laser should be considered an essential part of every firearm – as important as reliable ammunition,” continued Thomas. “The Defender Series is, without a doubt, ‘Best in Class’ and gives responsible firearm owners an economical way to equip themselves with the advantage needed to protect themselves, their homes and families,” he added.

Many Crimson Trace laser sight models will be on sale at the NRA Annual Meeting from  May 3rd through  the 5th. Additional details are at:  http://www.defenderseries.com.

For more information contact:
Michael D. Faw
Media Relations Manager
Crimson Trace
9780 SW Freeman Drive
Wilsonville, OR 97070
515-480-0153
800-442-2406
http://www.crimsontrace.com