Why Laser Sights: Protection

The ability to place a bright aiming mark directly onto the target in all conditions translates into increased hit potential. Warfighters know that laser sights are highly effective for CQC (Close Quarters Combat) such as room clearing, communicative targeting for squad members, rapid engagement of multiple targets, precision targeting from behind cover, and targeting from unconventional positions.

Crimson Trace offers sighting solutions in the following configurations: visible and infrared lasers for crew-serve weapons, shoulder fire rocket systems, long guns, and side arms. Laser sights are the most cost effective means of equipping troops with an instantly effective sighting device. Both sight and target are placed in the same focal plane, minimizing training time for recruits and providing experienced shooters with superior tools for low light engagements.


Tactical Use of Laser Sights


Infrared lasers are invisible to the naked eye; a huge advantage in asymmetric warfare operations. However, Crimson Trace IR lasers are highly visible when viewed through image intensifiers and provide a bright aiming mark out to the useful range of the weapon.

The Nammo Talley M72 LAW rocket is battle tested, lightweight and effective, but has always lacked a useful low-light sighting system. Until now. The Crimson Trace laser sighting module (SFL-100) dramatically increases the probability of a first round hit out to 200 meters.  The operator simply determines distance, sets the range dial and fires when the laser marks the target.


Tactical Laser Sight Applications


Use by Law Enforcement agencies is at the genesis of Crimson Trace products.  As the operational needs of the modern LE officer have changed, Crimson Trace products, with their military pedigree, implement nicely into the mission critical needs of law enforcement agencies and the challenges they face. Police agencies know that training alone may not adequately prepare officers for deadly force incidents and that intense stress reduces the body’s ability to maintain control.  In current law enforcement environments, low light conditions and the need to identify targets immediately and with precision are paramount.

Modern research indicates that officers utilizing CTC Defense (including Crimson Trace) products improved their hit ratios by over 300% in armed encounters.  Missed shots can have unintended and tragic consequences both for officers and the public.  Fewer shots fired, meaning fewer errant bullets that would place people and property at risk. Crimson Trace products can also end potentially lethal encounters without a single shot fired, as laser sights are an effective means of de-escalating potentially severe incidents.  Whether used for tactical Law Enforcement operations such as SWAT, or by officers on patrol, Crimson Trace products are an effective means of deploying, or eliminating the need to deploy, precision firearms targeting.