Shooting Tip of the Day: Is That A Laser In Your Pocket?

Shooting Tip of the Day

Are you a neon pants packer? Have you ever seen one in public?

If you do happen to see someone cruising around with a steady or intermittent glow emanating from their pants pocket area, it means one of two things:

  1. They have a really, really, really serious urinary tract infection.
  2. The laser on their concealed pistol is going on by accident.

Sound farfetched?

Nope, this has happened to us. The right pistol, laser, activation button placement and holster combination can in fact do this. In our incident, it was a combination of side-activated laser grip buttons and a common inside-the-waistband holster. Overall pressure from love handles and the gun resulted in a glowing crotch. While not continuous, certain body movements would cause the laser to activate on and off throughout the day.

In addition to looking really strange, it’s hard on the laser batteries.

Do you have a laser on your carry gun? If so, be sure to check it out to make sure it’s not lasering things inside your pants!


On the Seventh Day of Christmas… Seven Lasers Aiming


On the seventh day of Christmas, I hope my true love gives to me…
Seven lasers aiming…


Lasers make a great addition to self defense firearms and even light armor defeating rockets. Try these for your Christmas wish list:


Crimson Trace LG-850
Brand spanking new for the full size Glock Gen IV platform, this one is compatible with the Crimson Trace Lightguard as it features a rear activation button. Unlike the older models, it also features a master on-off switch.We’ve got one of these on the way for review and will post results soon!


Viridian Gen 2 Light & Laser
Been looking for a light / laser combo for the Beretta PX4 Storm. This just might be the ticket. 154 lumen light and green laser that can flash or remain constant.


Crimson Trace SFL-100 for M72 LAW Anti-Tank Weapon
We have it on good authority that Iain Harrisonand the rest of the Crimson Trace PR and Marketing team carry this big caliber combo for personal defense. Maybe you should consider an upgrade as well? It IS your life after all…One note of caution – there is some risk of over-penetration with the LAW, so remember, every anti-tank rocket you fire has a lawyer attached to it.

Uni-Green X200

Lasermax Uni-Max Green
Always liked the versatility of this one. Small and thin, use it alone or clamp a light on the bottom for a self-configured combo-unit.


Crimson Trace MVF-515G Modular Foregrip for AR Rifles
Somehow this seems like some form of ‘dual-wielding’ with lights and lasers – but without the X-Box. Gotta get the green laser option but it also comes in red.


Crimson Trace LG-402M for Beretta 92/96/M9
The newer mil-spec version is far more weatherproofy and features a front activation switch. We always had trouble with side activation switches as some holsters would activate the laser. Some people were put off by the red death beam coming out the bottom of my jeans.


Crimson Trace G10 Master Series for 1911’s
Made of tough G10 material, these grips not only look sharp, but are plenty durable. Love the Rosewood versions as well.




Six scales a weighing…
Five magnum things…
Four written words…
Three tactical pens…
Two shooting gloves
And a Smith and Wesson M and P

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