Laser sights require minimal attention and are designed to resist most common firearm chemicals and lubricants, however, excessive exposure to these chemicals can be detrimental. To ensure safe and effective operation of your laser sight:
- Remove laser sight before cleaning gun.
- Do not use pressurized or compressed air.
- Do not immerse in cleaning fluid or lubricate firearm excessively. A firearm that has too much oil will foul the lens of the laser and result in an unfocused beam. This can be easily cleaned and causes no permanent damage.
- Do not allow cleaning solution to enter lens source.
- Do not allow solvents to contact your grips that contain: VOCs or TCE such as: carb/brake cleaner, acetone, MEK, gasoline. Damage will result.
- Crimson Trace laser diodes are designed and positioned to minimize exposure. Occasional cleaning of the lens is recommended.
After extensive shooting, you may notice a degradation of beam quality or "beam spread". This is the result of fouling on the lens surface. This is normal and can be easily cleaned with the cleaning swabs included in your laser's packaging - or a small cotton swab - dipped in isopropyl alcohol or window cleaner. Dry the lens with a clean, dry swab. When cleaning, do NOT touch the lens with any sharp objects.
For more information, see our laser sight maintenance videos below.
Cleaning Your Laser Sight
This video discusses and demonstrates proper cleaning techniques to receive maximum performance from your Crimson Trace laser sight.
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