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Crimson Trace Lasergrips for Ruger LCR pocket revolver
Review: Ruger LCR Crimson Trace Laser (Page 2)
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By Dan S Defense

The Ruger LCR Crimson Trace laser itself, again as most other lasers, has a peak of 5mw (power), wavelength of 633nm (i.e. visible to the naked eye), class IIIa laser with the maximum output allowed by law. In other words, it's as strong as it can be and it is well built to perform its task. From a user's perspective, you can expect a bright dot at night, which will be approximately 0.5" diameter at 50 feet. Since the Ruger LCR is ideal for short term engagement, the dot will be small but very bright and very clear to the user's eyes (as well as to the assailant).

The Ruger LCR Lasergrips are great for training. The Ruger LCR is a double action only revolver and despite the improvements is trigger design; it is still a long and somewhat heavy trigger pull. Since trigger control is critical for accuracy, even at short ranges, the ability to practice and get feedback is very helpful. By using the Ruger LCR Lasergrips in an unloaded gun, pointed in a safe direction, you can practice trigger pull and see how far the laser dot jumps. You will need to continue training until your trigger pull is consistent and laser dot movement is minimal. This is a great training aid and it is especially important for a double action only revolver.
 
The Ruger LCR and the Crimson Trace Lasergrips are also ideal for sudden emergency situations. I'm not thinking of home invasion or home defense scenario but rather emergencies generated by Mother Nature. The laser and small size make the Ruger LCR relevant in emergency situations, such as earthquakes, hurricanes or severe flooding, since it can be grabbed and easily stashed within your emergency kit. While a 1911 in 45 ACP will be my preferred side arm, the Ruger LCR will be tucked in with some extra ammo, in the emergency backpack, but that is for a different article.

Shooting the Ruger LCR with the Crimson Trace Lasergrips isn't as punishing as you'd think. The padding Crimson Trace added helps with the recoil but it isn't as good as the original grip. Still, the minor inconvenience is well worth while since shooting the Ruger LCR with the Crimson Trace Lasergrips is much easier and being able to focus on the threat instead of a nearly invisible front sight is a huge tactical advantage. It's isn't fun but it won't hurt you.
 
In summary, the Ruger LCR Crimson Trace Lasergrips is a "must have" self defense accessory. It allows you the luxury of focusing on the threat instead of a nearly invisible front sight. The Laser is a great training aid that is sure to increase your ability to control the trigger and therefore shoot more accurately. For these reasons we highly recommend this well-built laser from Crimson Trace. Take a good, hard look at the Ruger LCR Laser and see if it is right for you too.
 
Until next time, stay safe by being alert!

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